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Samizdat Collection of Czechoslovak Documentation Centre

This unique collection of samizdat literature (1972-1989) contains samizdat books by Czech and Slovak authors whose works could not officially be published in socialist Czechoslovakia, as well as a collection of samizdat periodicals and individual texts.


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

Name of collection

  • Samizdat literature

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 1000-

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • national


Date of founding

  • 1976

Place of founding

Access type

  • parts are closed to the public


  • Hanáková, Jitka. Edice českého samizdatu 1972-1991. Praha: Národní knihovna České republiky, 1997.

Author(s) of this page

  • Hanáková, Jitka


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

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