Václav Havel’s correspondence
Václav Havel’s correspondence is an important and valuable part of the Václav Havel Library collection as it reflects not only his thoughts and visions, but also the atmosphere of the times. The library’s collection includes digitized forms of his famous “Letters to Olga” (the original letters are stored in the Literary Archive of the Museum of Czech Literature), as well as an electronic version of Václav Havel’s correspondence with other important figures, including representatives of Czechoslovak exile before 1989. It contains correspondence with the historian Vilém Prečan, the physicist František Janouch (the original letters are stored in the František Janouch Archive) and the writer Josef Škvorecký (the letters are deposited at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, United States). Since 1989, Václav Havel’s correspondence has been published several times.
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- Kůželová, Michaela
Havel, Václav, and František Janouch, ed. 2007. Korespondence 1978-2001. Praha: Akropolis.
Havel, Václav, and Jan Lopatka, ed. 1992. Dopisy Olze: červen 1979 - září 1982. Brno: Atlantis.
Havel, Václav, Vilém Prečan, and Vojtech Čelko, eds. 2011. Václav Havel - Vilém Prečan: korespondence 1983-1989. Praha: Československé dokumentační středisko.
Havel, Václav, and Michael Špirit, ed. 1999. Dopisy Olze. Praha: Torst.
Vidlák, Martin, interview by Kůželová, Michaela, May 09, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection