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Nikola Čolak Collection

Nikola Čolak at Piazza del Santo before basilica of St Anthony of Padua in September 1966 after his departure to exile Part of the archival boxes from the Nikola Čolak Collection in the Great Reading Hall of the Croatian State Archives.


  • 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

Creator(s) of content


Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • parts are closed to the public

Author(s) 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

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