Milan Hübl Collection
This collection of the historian, teacher and politician Milan Hübl consists of a unique collection of archive materials, which includes the correspondence and documentation of the Political University of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and a large collection of ego documents, samizdat volumes and materials related to Charter 77, the Committee for the Defence of the Unjustly Prosecuted (VONS).
Archivní 2257/4, 149 00 Praha 4 - Chodovec, Czech Republic
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Name of collection
Hübl Milan, doc. Dr., CSc.
Provenance and cultural activities
The collection of the historian, teacher and politician Milan Hübl was founded by the Institute of Contemporary History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (now the Czech Academy of Sciences) in 1991. This collection was transferred to the institute as the estate of Milan Hübl, who died in 1989, through the library of the institute in July 1991. In the same year, the materials were studied by Dagmar Erbenová and a provisional inventory list was made. The collection was moved from the institute to the National Archive in 2011, where it is still located today (2018). The administrator is the 6th Section of Non-state Provenience and Archive Collections and is accessible for researchers. The materials have not been used by the institution for exhibition or publication purposes.
Due to the fact that the collection is the estate of the originator himself, the collection consists mostly Milan Hübl’s articles, essays and correspondence, but also materials by his friends which he himself collected; these include articles and texts written by important Czechoslovak cultural dissidents such as Václav Havel, Ladislav Hejdánek, Ludvík Vaculík, Eva Kantůrková, Josef Vohryzek, and Jaroslav Šabata. These texts were mostly written and copied on a typewriter and were circulated amongst the opposition as samizdat volumes. Many of them have not yet been published. Milan Hübl’s collection is very unique and valuable and the materials offer numerous opportunities for further research in contemporary history.
Description of content
The personal collection of the historian, teacher and politician Milan Hübl is a unique collection of preserved documents including correspondence, lecture notes, Hübl’s own lectures and essays, documentation from the Political University of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, a large collection of ego documents (articles, manuscripts), literary research from technical fields of study, samizdat and exile literature and documents related to independent civic initiatives such as Charter 77 and the Committee for the Defence of the Unjustly Prosecuted (VONS).
- grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): 10-99
- manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 100-499
- publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 100-499
Geographical scope of recent operation
Date of founding
Place of founding
Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
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Creator(s) of content
Important events in the history of the collection
- visits by appointments
Author(s) of this page
- Müller, Dorota
- Rajlová, Lucie
Benešová, Emilie et al. 2004. Aby na nikoho a na nic nebylo zapomenuto: k jubileu ústředního archivu českého státu 1954–2004. Praha: Státní ústřední archiv v Praze.
Národní archiv. 2018. "Národní archiv v retrospektivě." Accessed August 2018. https://www.nacr.cz/o-nas/narodni-archiv-v-retrospektive/.
Wikipedia.cz. 2018. "Milan Hübl." Accessed August 15. https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_H%C3%BCbl.
Totalita.cz. 2018. "Milan Hübl." Accessed August 15. http://www.totalita.cz/vysvetlivky/o_hublm.php.
National Archives of the Czech Republic, Milan Hübl Collection