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Pavel Kohout Collection at the Moravian Museum

Pavel Kohout

The collection of Pavel Kohout is an extraordinary set of materials documenting a transformation of the author's personality from a prominent literary into a representative of the cultural opposition engaging in the Charter 77 and then being in exile.



  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): unknown quantity
  • legal and/or financial documentation: 1000-
  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-
  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): 1000-
  • photos: 1000-
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 100-499
  • video recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99


Geographical scope of recent operation

  • international


Date of founding

  • 1940

Place of founding

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • parts are closed to the public

Author(s) of this page

  • Nečasová, Denisa


 Slovník české literatury po roce 1945. 2018. „Pavel Kohout“. Last modified  May 30 2009.

Česká televize. 2018. „Jelena Mašínová“. Accessed August 22.

Kosatík, Pavel. 2013. Fenomén Kohout. Praha: Mladá Fronta.

Schovánek, Radek (ed.). 2006. Svazek Dialog. StB versus Pavel Kohout. Praha: Paseka.

Kohout, Pavel. 2018. To byl můj život?? Praha: Odeon.

Jeřábková, Eleonora, interview by Nečasová, Denisa, July 17, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-18 22:04:12