Zub-Zdanowicz, Leonard
Papers, 1942-1982

DESCRIPTION    6 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Leonard Zub-Zdanowicz (1912-1982) - born in Popowce (Volhynia),
graduated from KUL (Lublin Catholic University) Law School  in 1935;
officer in Polish Army since 1938; decorated with Virtuti Militari for 1939
campaign, escaped Poland and join Polish Army in France in 1940,
fought in Norway and France and was evacuated to Great Britain where he
was stationed in Scotland.  He volunteered to be sent to occupied Poland
1942 (cichociemny), injured during landing, in hiding for several month. 
Since June 1943 in NSZ (Narodowe Sily Zbrojne), fought with Nazis,
communists and Russian partisans and gangs of robbers.  Chief of staff in
NSZ Brygada Swietokrzyska, left Poland with this brigade and joined
Polish forces in the West in 1945 and was demobilized in 1946. 
Emigrated from Great Britain to US in 1951.  Active in Polish American
veteran's organizations, STUDIUM, PAC, Komitet Skarbu Narodowego.

CONTENT   Personal papers of Leonard Zub-Zdanowicz and scattered
records of various veterans' organizations (SPK, SWAP, Zw.  Polskich
Spadochroniarzy w Ameryce), Polish American Congress, District of
Connecticut, and various emigre societies and institiutions.
Some archival materials concerning NSZ (Narodowe Sily Zbrojne) and
public debate (clippings) about this formation.  Correspondence and early
documents pertaining to Studium, The North American Study Center for
Polish Affairs;  series of mimeographed lectures delivered in 1940s and
1950s in London under the auspices of Instytut Spraw Wschodnich
Miscellaneous material covering Polish cultural events in Connecticut,
Polish emigre publications, many Polish American political initiatives.  

LANGUAGE       Polish and English
FINDING AIDS   Inventory (folder level
ACCESSION NO.  87-04