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The Papers of Jan Svoboda

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SVBD

Scope and Contents

The papers consist mainly of writing on politics and articles from the magazine Perspektivy Socialismu, founded by Blazej Vilim, and also relate to the activities of exiled members of the Czech Social Democratic Party.


  • Creation: 1898 - 1970


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the dissertation must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Jan Svoboda was the personal secretary of Blazej Vilim, a leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party in exile. He was born in Czechoslovakia [later the Czech Republic and Slovakia] in 1902 and died in London in 1979.


2 archive box(es)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Svoboda's papers were given to Churchill College, Cambridge, in October 1979 by Mrs. Simsova, friend of Mirka Vilim.

Related Materials

See also the Vilim Papers (BVLM) and the Maywald Papers (MWLD) at Churchill Archives Centre.

Related Materials

See also the Vilim Papers at the British Library.


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue were prepared by Katharine Thomson of Churchill Archives Centre in April 2004 from an existing catalogue.


Svoboda, Jan

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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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