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Trasa W-Z Archive

Robert Jarosz, by Tadeusz Rolke, courtesy of Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
Trasa W-Z Archive includes over 900 hours of Polish rock recording from the 1980s, with predominance of punk bands performing on the famous Jarocin festival. It also contains photographs, fanzines, leaflets, and posters. Thanks to the activities of its owner (Robert Jarosz), the collection reaches wider public through exhibitions, books and record releases. 



  • Polish

Name of collection

  • Trasa W-Z Archive

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • artifacts: 1000-
  • cartoons & caricatures: 10-99
  • clothing: 0-9
  • equipment (typewriters, duplicating devices, audio-video equipments, etc.): 0-9
  • film: 10-99
  • graphics: 10-99
  • grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): 1000-
  • legal and/or financial documentation: 0-9
  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-
  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): 100-499
  • music recordings: 1000-
  • other artworks (that cannot be classified by other filter categories such as paintings, sculptures, graphics, etc.): 10-99
  • photos: 1000-
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 1000-
  • video recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99
  • voice recordings (including oral history recordings): 1000-




Date of founding

  • n.a.

Place of founding

Access type

  • visits by appointments


  • Wasążnik Michał, Jarosz Robert, Generacja [Generation], Korporacja Ha!art, Kraków 2010.
    [in Polish and English]

Author(s) of this page

  • Szenajch, Piotr


Wasążnik Michał, Jarosz Robert, Generacja, Korporacja Ha!art, Krakow 2010.

Jarosz Robert, Archiwum TRASA W-Z, unpublished „ideological text”. 

Jarosz Robert, Długokęcki Mariusz, Odkurzanie nieznanych nagrań z Jarocina in interview with Kowalewicz Krzysztof, Gazeta Wyborcza 1212.2007,,75410,4758059.html 

Sankowski Robert, Trzy dekady Jarocina, Duży Format, addition to Gazeta Wyborcza, 17.07.2010,,127290,8130234,Trzy_dekady_Jarocina.html

Polish Rock Granary Museum in Jarocin, „About us” section,

Jarosz, Robert , interview by Szenajch, Piotr, June 07, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-26 14:11:13