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Ivan Medek Collection of the Czechoslovak Documentation Centre

Ivan Medek (1925-2010) was a prominent Czech music publicist, a signatory of Charter 77 and a founding member of VONS. In 1978 he went into exile, where he founded the Press Service and worked with Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. This collection contains unique documents from his exile activity.


  • Na Zátorách 6, 170 00 Praha 7 - Holešovice, Czech Republic
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  • Czech
  • German

Name of collection

  • Ivan Medek

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-
  • other: 10-99

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • national


Date of founding

  • 1978

Place of founding

Access type

  • all closed to the public

Author(s) of this page

  • Hanáková, Jitka


Medek, Ivan. Děkuji, mám se výborně. Praha: Torst, 2005.

"Zem?el Ivan Medek, Kritik Hudby I Re?imu a Havl?v Kancl?" Accessed December 7, 2017.

Televize, ?eská. "?Ivan Medek, Hlas Ameriky, Víde?? ? V?ta, Která Pomáhala P?e?ít." ?T24. Accessed December 7, 2017.

"Noviná? a Publicista Ivan Medek by Se Do?il 90 Let." Accessed December 7, 2017.

Prečan, Vilém , interview by Hanáková, Jitka, September 28, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-06 19:07:27