Nikola Čolak Collection

Nikola Čolak at Piazza del Santo before basilica of St Anthony of Padua in September 1966 after his departure to exile


  • Zagreb Trg Marka Marulića 21, Croatia 10000
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  • Croatian

Name of collection

  • Nikola Čolak Personal Papers

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


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

Stakeholder(s) of the collection

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • international


Date of founding

  • 1966

Place of founding

Creators of content


Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • parts are closed to the public

Authors of this page

  • Kljaić, Stipe


  1. Čolak, Nikola. Iza bodljikave žice: svjedočanstvo o životu Hrvatske u srbokomunističkoj Jugoslaviji, sestrama i braći, Hrvaticama i Hrvatima žrtvama srbokomunističke invazije Hrvatske (Behind a barbed wire: a testimony about the life of Croatia in Serbo-Communist Yugoslavia, to Croatian brothers and sisters, victims of the Serbo-Communist invasion of Croatia). Padua: Nikola Čolak, 1977.
  2. Čolak, Nicola. La jugoslavia comunista: Fra il dissenso dell'intellighenzia e il diritto di stato della Croazia (Communist Yugoslavia: between the dissent of intellectuals and the state-right of Croatia. Venice: Centro di Studi Storici Croati, 1979.
  3. Čolak, Nikola. Personal Papers (boxes 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 173, 189, 190, 191). HR-HDA-1946, Croatian State Archives. Zagreb.
  4. Čoralić, Lovorka. "In memoriam Nikola Čolak (1914.-1996.)." Radovi Zavoda za hrvatsku povijest 29 (1996), 412-413. (accessed on 20 June 2017)
  5. Vidović, Mirko. Kako je nastao pokret nezavisnih intelektualaca u Zadru: testament disidentske generacije (How was the movement of independent intellectuals launched in Zadar: a testament of a dissident generation). Zagreb: Škorpion d.o.o., 2013.

Bosnar, Marijan , interview by Kljaić, Stipe , November 15, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Podhraški Čižmek, Zrinka , interview by , February 07, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection