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Archive Collection description: SEK


Sekulich Collection (1924-1984, mainly 1941-1984)

An online catalogue for this collection is available.

Dr Milos Sekulich (1900-1986) was born in Valjevo, Serbia and trained as a physician at Belgrade University. He became a specialist in internal diseases and tuberculosis and from 1935 was head of the Belgrade Municipal Hospital. In 1941 he fled the German occupation of Yugoslavia to come to Britain, bringing messages and accounts of atrocities from General Mihailovich and the Serbian Peasant Party to the British Government. In exile in Britain he was medical advisor to the Yugoslav Ministry of Health in exile, a member of the Medical Council of the Yugoslav War Ministry in exile, executive committee member of the Yugoslav Red Cross and Yugoslav Representative to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, 1941-1945. After the Second World War, he remained in Britain, an opponent to the new communist government of Yugoslavia. He continued to practice medicine. From 1945-1948 he did research on the classification of tuberculosis, later he worked as a GP in the National Health Service and in various chest clinics. He published many medical works. Sekulich was much involved in Serbian emigre affairs publishing several pamphlets and books through the emigre press. He was editor of the Serbian emigre publications "Peasant Yugoslavia" and from 1964 "Voice of the Serbian Community".


Dr Milos Sekulich's correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, offprints and articles. The material is arranged by physical types i.e. correspondence, photographs although there is some overlap. The material relates mainly to Yugoslavia and Yugoslav, specifically Serbian emigre politics. Some of the major themes of the material are the conflict within the Serbian Orthodox Church in Britain caused by accusations of communist influence, attempts at commemorating and rehabilitating the memory of General Draza Mihailovic, attempts to publicise the Croatian Ustashi atrocities against Serbs and libel cases brought by Sekulich against other members of the Serbian emigre community. There is a small amount of material on his medical interest and research into tuberculosis.

50 boxes, 41 ring binders, 1 folder, 1 envelope and 1 binder

(Language) (mainly) English & French & German & Italian & Polish & Russian & (mainly) Serbo-Croat & Spanish

Please note that all writings catalogued in this list are by Sekulich unless otherwise stated.

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See also: Dr Sekulich's medical research papers, medical books and slides have been acquired by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. His papers have been given the ref. GC/94.

A record for this collection is also available on the UCL Archives web site. To see it, please type SEK into the search field.

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