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ASC

Ascherson Collection (1975-1985)

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Neal Ascherson (1932-) was born in Edinburgh and educated at Cambridge. He is a journalist and writer who has written extensively on Eastern Europe, particularly Poland. Ascherson first visited Poland in 1957, to report for "The Manchester Guardian" and has returned frequently. In 1980-1981 he covered the rise of the Solidarity movement and the subsequent imposition of martial law for "The Observer". Ascherson also reported on the "Prague Spring" in Czechoslovakia in 1968. His publications on Eastern European topics have included "Polish August" (London, 1981), "The Struggles for Poland" (London, 1987) and "Black Sea" (London, 1995).

Contents

Files of news cuttings, press releases and other papers mainly re Poland taken from West European, American and Polish sources. Some files are arranged chronologically and others by subject and they document the rise of Solidarity in Poland, the imposition of martial law and Poland under martial law. Also contains single files on Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Eastern Europe in general - arranged by subject.

21 folders, 5 outsize ring binders, 3 ring binders, 2 boxes and 1 envelope

(Language) English & French & German & Italian & Polish & Russian & Spanish

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