Guide to the Research Collections

- SECTION -- III -- THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
- PART TWO
- 50 -- HISTORY OF RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE
- HISTORY OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA

HISTORY OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Some 1,400 books and pamphlets document the history of Czechoslovakia. Periodical resources are extensive and are represented by publications such as the Tschechoslovakische Quellen und Dokumente (1931-) and Slovakia (1951-) published by the Slovak League of America.

Among standard histories are titles such as Josef Pekar's Z duchovních d[ecaron]jin [ccaron]eských (1941), Kamil Krofta's Malé D[ecaron]jiny[ccaron]eskoslovenské (1947), and Zden[ecaron]k Václav Tobolka's Politické d[ecaron]jiny [ccaron][ecaron]skoslovenské (1932-37). Dealing specifically with Slovakia are Franti[scaron]ek Bokes's D[ecaron]jiny Slovákov a Slovenska (1946), Slovenské d[ecaron]jiny (1947), Joseph Mirkus's Slovakia: A Political History 1918-1950 (1963), etc. Resources for the study of Bohemia, represented by more than 400 entries in the Public Catalog, include such titles as the Acta Bohemicorum (1621-22), Archiv [ccaron]eský (1872-1921), and the Fontes Rerum Bohemicarum (1873-), in addition to such collections as the Codex Diplomaticus et Epistolaris Regni Bohemiae (1904-65) and Monumenta Cartographica Bohemiae (1930-36). Also present is a first edition (1552) of Bishop Jan Dubravius's history of Bohemia, and a collection of 188 original statutes published in Prague from 1567 to 1823.

Public documents include the T[ecaron]snopisecké zprávy o sch&udot;zích of both the Senate (1920-35) and the Chamber of Deputies (1925-38). The proceedings of the Národní Shromá[zcaron]d[ecaron]ní are available as the Exposé from 1918/20 to 1932/33, and as the T[ecaron]snopisecké zprávy (1948/52-). The library receives the Czechoslovakian official gazette Sbírka Zákon&udot;, which from 1962 has merged with the official statutes.