Krynski, Jan Magnus
Papers, 1966-1984

DESCRITPION    6 boxes (6 linear ft)

Jan (John) Magnus Krynski, 1922-1989  - born in Warsaw, came to US in
1949, BA from Univ. of Cincinnati, MA from Brown Univ., and PhD in
Polish and Russian literature from Columbia Univ.  Educator at Univ. Of
Pittsburgh, Kenyon College, Ohio State Univ. and Duke Univ., where he
was a chairman of the Dept. Of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Author of many articles about Polish 20th century literature, translator of
Polish poetry (co-translator with Robert A. Maguire of three major
collections of Rozewicz, Szymborska and Swirszczynska).  Active member
of American PEN Club, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences. In the eighties
active in national and local politics - Pomost North Carolina and
Washington D.C. representative, founder of AMPOLPAC, member of
Freedom Foundation, Heritage Foundation, and International Society for
Human Rights; chairman of the North Carolina Ethnic Voters for
Reagan-Bush and delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1984;
co-founder of North Carolina Committee for Solidarity with Solidarity. 
Author of statements, position papers, and memoranda on East-West trade
issues, human rights, and economic sanctions for US State Dept., National
Security Council, US Congress.  

CONTENT   Materials related to his work as a scholar, author and
educator include: manuscritps and printed copies of Krynski's articles, drafts
of translations, conference  papers, research notes, notes from trips to
Poland, outgoing and some incoming correspondence with Polish writers, 
scholars, and editors (both in Poland and in the West), memos, letters, notes
related to Duke Univ. Slavic Dept.
Political activities of Krynski are documented with correspondence, memos,
fliers, position papers, newsclippings, interviews, and speeches.  
Also included is a set of transcripts from Jozef Wittlin's Radio Free Europe
literary program broadcasted between 1955 and 1966 from New York.

LANGUAGE       In English and Polish
FINDING AIDS   Inventory (folder lever
control) and correspondence indexes (available upon request)