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L’udovít Kandra fonds

  • CA ON0034 20-003
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1983, predominant 1944-1983

The fonds consists of handwritten notes, drafts, holograph and typed manuscripts, galley proofs, printed texts and newspaper clippings of L’udovít Kandra’s extensive literary production of novels, short stories and articles.

A large portion of the fonds also gathers the correspondence exchanged between Mr. Kandra and his family, his friends, other Slovak emigrants and members of various political and lobbying groups. Another significant portion of the fonds consists of administrative papers, correspondence and publications related to the Svetový Kongres Slovákov (Slovak World Congress) and to Slovenská Národná Rada v Zahraničí (Slovak National Council Abroad) including the Demokratický Blok (Slovak Democratic Block Abroad). A smaller portion of the fonds consists of various pieces of information collected by Mr. Kandra on topics related to Slovak political and social history since World War II. Some personal papers, memorabilia and a few photographs constitute the remainder of the fonds.

The L’udovít Kandra fonds constitutes the most complete collection of primary, secondary and tertiary sources for the study of this prolific Slovak emigrant author’s literary production. It contains most of his works published under the pen name of Peter Klas, a major portion of his articles, conference papers and other works published under his real name, L’udovít Kandra, as well as numerous critical reviews of his work. The correspondence portion of the fonds constitutes a unique source of information on L’udovít Kandra’s personal, professional and social life. It also provides us with a most interesting insight into the lives of his fellow countrymen living abroad, with a particular emphasis on Slovaks living in Canada. The fonds offers researchers a significant collection of papers and documents related to two major international Organizations (SKS and SNRvZ) devoted to the recognition, maintenance and growth of Slovak tradition and culture among the Slovak diaspora.

A certain portion of documents contained in the fonds originate from the 1939-1945 period, but the bulk of the material dates from the time of Kandra’s arrival in Canada in 1949 to the time of his death in 1993. Most documents are in good condition.

Kandra, L’udovít

SNRvZ - Sidor, Karol, 1901-1953 (1 of 2)

  • CA ON0034 20-003-S9-SS2-SS4-F1
  • File
  • 1938, 2 January 1948-8 December 1953, 1 July 1959-18 August 1960
  • Part of L’udovít Kandra fonds

This file consists of documents relating to Karol Sidor's work in the Slovak National Council Abroad (Slovenská národná rada v zahraničí) (SNRvZ). They contain letters, postcards, a telegram, a program, an agenda, a constitution, notes, excerpts from Count Jean Szembek's 1933-1939 journal, Karol Sidor's funeral card and printed announcement, number 3 of the SNRvZ's Bulletin and newspaper clippings.

Courses - Marked exams from the American School, a letter and a pamphlet

This file consists of documents relating to two courses from the American School in Chicago, Illinois attended by L'udovit Kandra and the Université de Montréal's program Summer course in slavonic and East-European Studies. It contains a letter, first page form and examination certificates, L'udovit Kandra's marked exams, an American School's certificate membership and a pamphlet.

Section I - Memorandums, proceedings, pamphlets, an exposé, a letter, statement of aims and an open letter (1 of 2)

  • CA ON0034 20-003-S7-F1
  • File
  • March 1945, 23 May 1951-1953, 6 October 1968, 20 January 1975
  • Part of L’udovít Kandra fonds

This file consists of documents from political and lobbying groups in North America and Europe relating to Slovakia's independence and recognition and its people human rights. They contain memorandums, proceedings, pamphlets, an exposé, a letter, statement of aims and an Open. letter. Enclosed is an list of publications found in file:

Bulletin Slovenskej Národnej Rady v Zahraničí;
Congressional Record;
Current Affairs For The Canadian Forces;
Czechoslovakism” versus Americanism; Dobré slovo priatel’om; Falšovatelia; Independent Slovakia Should Not Have Been Destroyed; Slovak League of America; Doklady a Rozpravy; “K Slovenské Otázce v Československu”; Kanadský Slovák;Memorandum from the Association of Slovaks in Great Britain to the National Committee for a Free Europe; Memorandum of the stredna Rada Martina Rázusa (Martin Rázus Council of Slovak Protestants); Národ; letter from The Slovak National Council to His Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State The Rt. Hon. Anthony Eden, P.C., M.C., M.P; Slovak Memorandum. National Council. Slovenská Národná Rada Slovakia, its People and Right to Sovereign Independence and Freedom; Statement of Aims; Trail [Trial] Against Bourgeois Nationalists in the Communist Party of Slovakia. Some points of the act of indictment; Vyznanie a Stanoviská k Politike Exilu;

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