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Václav Havel Collection of the Czechoslovak Documentation Centre

Václav Havel (1936-2011) was an important Czech playwright and essayist, a critic of the communist regime, one of the initiators of Charter 77, a founding member of VONS (The Committee for the Defence of the Unjustly Prosecuted), a political prisoner and later president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. The collection consists mainly of materials of his dramatic creation and its dissenting effect.


  • Na Zátorách 6, 170 00 Praha 7 - Holešovice, Czech Republic
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  • Czech
  • English
  • German

Name of collection

  • Documentation Collection Václav Havel

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 10-99
  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): 10-99
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 500-999


Date of founding

  • 1976

Place of founding

Access type

  • parts are closed to the public


  • Havel, Václav, Vilém Prečan, and Vojtech Čelko. Václav Havel - Vilém Prečan: korespondence (1983-1989). Praha: Československé dokumentační středisko, o.p.s, 2011.

Author(s) of this page

  • Vrtálková, Anna


Prečan, Vilém , interview by Hanáková, Jitka, September 28, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-17 23:28:15