Vladimir Dedijer papers: 1881-1987 (bulk 1940-1980)
Summary Information
Title: Vladimir Dedijer papers
Creator: Dedijer, Vladimir, 1914-1990
Inclusive dates: 1881-1987
Bulk dates: 1940-1980
Extent: 9.5 linear feet
Extent: 1 oversize volume
Abstract:
Yugoslavian author and scholar, member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY), participant in the partisan army during the Yugoslav Revolution of the 1940s, acquaintance of such Yugoslav leaders as Tito and Milovan Djilas. Series in the collection include biographical/personal, Dedijer family, correspondence, topical files, Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunals, project files, writings, lectures and speeches, audio and visual materials, and printed material; include correspondence with various intellectuals and political figures; subjects in the collection concern Yugoslav history, particularly Dedijer's relationship with Tito and Milovan Djilas; also materials relating to the International War Crimes Tribunal investigating United States involvement in Vietnam.
Call number: 92119 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English and Serbo-Croatian
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Lisa Pratt, 1992

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Vladimir Dedijer (Donor No. 7163) in five accessions beginning in 1985.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Copyright:

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Vladimir Dedijer papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Vladimir Dedijer, a Yugoslav author and scholar, was a Visiting Professor of History at the University of Michigan three times during the 1970s. He is known best for his writings on Yugoslav history, most notably his biography of Marshall Josip Broz (Tito) and his war diaries of his experiences as a member of the partisan army during the Yugoslav Revolution.

Dedijer was born in Belgrade in 1914 to Jevto and Milica Dedijer. His father was a professor of geography at Belgrade University. His mother, a social worker, was actively involved in the women's liberation movement in Yugoslavia.

Dedijer became active in international affairs at an early age, attending the Conference for Reconciliation in Poland in 1929 as a delegate of Yugoslav high school youth. In 1931, he attended the XX World Congress of the Young Men's Christian Association in Cleveland, Ohio. Following high school, Dedijer worked for the daily newspaper Politika while studying law. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from Belgrade University in 1956. As a journalist he served as a foreign correspondent in Poland, Denmark, Norway (1935), England (1935-1936), and Spain (1936). He was fired from Politika in 1937 by order of the Yugoslav government for supporting the Republican government in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. From 1937 to 1941 Dedijer worked in various positions at a number of underground publications.

During the early 1930s Dedijer had begun forming ties with the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY). In 1937 he made the acquaintance of such influential Yugoslav Communist leaders as Tito, Edvard Kardelj, Milovan Djilas, and Aleksandar Rankovic. The CPY had existed in Yugoslavia for many years despite being outlawed in 1920 and was under the control of the Soviet Union. Tito had been a member of the CPY since 1920 and was imprisoned as a result of his communist activity from 1928 to 1934. Following his release from prison, Tito became a member of the Central Committee of the CPY, then of the Politburo, and finally, in 1937, assumed leadership of the party.

In April 1941 Germany invaded Yugoslavia. The country of Yugoslavia was created at the end of World War I, but tensions among its diverse ethnic population remained strong; therefore, the reaction of Yugoslavia and its people to the Axis invasion varied greatly. Tito and his partisan forces determined to fight the Germans and those Yugoslav units that supported Hitler. The division in the country was in fact a civil war -- the Yugoslav Revolution -- that was not resolved until the victory of Tito and his forces in 1945.

Dedijer joined Tito and the partisans in 1941 in their struggle against the Axis forces and served as Lieutenant Colonel in Tito's headquarters. It was during this period that Dedijer began keeping his diaries of the war, published by the University of Michigan Press in 1990 and described as "the most detailed and important source about Yugoslavia and the partisans in World War II" (John Fine, Introduction to War Diaries, p. xv).

During the next ten years Dedijer rose among the political ranks of the CPY, holding a variety of appointments and positions. In April 1945 he was a member of the Yugoslav delegation to the United Nations and also attended the General Assemblies of the United Nations in 1946, 1948, 1951, and 1952. He attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1946 as a member of the Yugoslav delegation. Dedijer was appointed to the Yugoslav Parliament in 1953 and served as chairman of the foreign relations committee.

In early 1954, Dedijer's friend and comrade Milovan Djilas was dismissed from his positions as Vice President of Yugoslavia and president of the Parliament for making statements in the press critical of the communist government. Dedijer defended Djilas' freedom of expression before the Central Committee of the CPY in January 1954, and thus was expelled from the CPY, removed from his political offices, and dismissed from his teaching position in the History Department at the University of Belgrade. Both men were found guilty of criminal charges at a secret trial in January 1955. Djilas received a three year jail sentence. Dedijer received a six-month suspended sentence, however the verdict continued to have severe consequences on both his personal and professional life for the next five years.

By 1960 Dedijer was permitted to commence lecturing abroad and in the following years held various academic posts in Sweden, England, and the United States. He also became acquainted with and corresponded with such intellectuals and activists as Bertrand Russell, Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, G.D.H. Cole, Noam Chomsky, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others. As a result of these contacts Dedijer became actively involved with the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and its War Crimes Tribunals.

The Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal was co-founded by Bertrand Russell and Jean Paul Sartre in 1966. Its original purpose was to examine the activities of the United States in Vietnam. The members of the Tribunal included Jean Paul Sartre as Executive President, Dedijer as Chairman and President of Tribunal sessions, and other notable figures as Simone de Beauvoir, Lazaro Cardenas, Stokely Carmichael, and Dave Dellinger. The purpose of the Tribunal was later expanded to investigate acts of aggression and human rights violations committed by any country.

Dedijer's writings are numerous; his articles and reviews have been published in many scholarly publications, and he has written a number of books on the history of Yugoslavia and its people. Tito Speaks, the authorized biography of Marshall Josip Broz, was published in 1952, significant for Tito's narrative recollections of the break with Stalin in 1948. The Beloved Land (1961) is an autobiographical account of Yugoslav history beginning with Dedijer's ancestors. The Road to Sarajevo (1966) reexamines the origins of World War I, throwing new light on the people and events surrounding the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Published in 1971, The Battle Stalin Lost describes Stalin's unsuccessful attempts to depose Tito after the CPY was kicked out of the Comintern and the reactions of Yugoslav communists to Stalinist policies.

With respect to his family, Dedijer was married twice and had five children. His first wife, Olga Popovic, was a field surgeon for the partisans and was killed in 1943 during the Yugoslav Revolution at the battle of Sutjeska Canyon. Dedijer was remarried in 1944 to Vera Krizman, an actress who had been imprisoned for writing anti-fascist graffiti on houses. He and Vera had five children: two daughters, Bojana and Milica, and three sons, Borivoje ("Boro"), Branimir ("Branko"), and Marko. Vladimir Dedijer died on November 30, 1990, in New York.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers of Vladimir Dedijer measure 9 linear feet plus one outsize volume and date from 1881 to 1987. The bulk of the materials cover the years 1940 to 1987. The papers include both materials created by Vladimir Dedijer during his life as a lecturer, author, and political figure, and also materials collected by Dedijer in his research relating to the history of Yugoslavia and communism. Many languages are represented in these papers, yet the majority of the materials are in English, Serbian, or Croatian.

The papers of Vladimir Dedijer are divided into ten series: Biographical/Personal Materials, Dedijer Family, Correspondence, Topical Files, Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunals, Project Files, Miscellaneous Writings, Lectures and Speeches, Audio and Visual Materials, and Printed Materials.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Authors, Yugoslav.
  • Revolutionary literature, Yugoslav.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Yugoslavia.
  • Yugoslavia.
  • Yugoslavia -- History -- 1918-1945.
  • Yugoslavia -- History -- 1945-1980.
  • Yugoslavia.
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973.
  • Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
  • Chomsky, Noam.
  • Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959.
  • Dedijer, Vladimir.
  • Djilas, Milovan, 1911-1995.
  • Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984.
  • International War Crimes Tribunal.
  • Paris Peace Conference (1946)
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
  • Sartre, Jean Paul, 1905-1980.
  • Sulzberger, C. L. (Cyrus Leo), 1912-1993.
  • Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980.
  • Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
  • International War Crimes Tribunal.
  • Paris Peace Conference (1946)
  • Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.
  • Sartre, Jean Paul, 1905-1980.
  • Tito, Josip Broz, 1892-1980.
  • Anders, Günther, 1892-1992.
  • Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973.
  • Barnes, Joseph.
  • Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
  • Chomsky, Noam.
  • Cole, G. D. H. (George Douglas Howard), 1889-1959.
  • Deakin, F. W. (Frederick William), 1913-2005.
  • Dellinger, David T., 1915-2004.
  • Fast, Howard, 1914-2003.
  • Haley, William, Sir, 1901-
  • Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984.
  • Lash, Joseph P., 1909-1987.
  • Lee, Jennie, 1904-
  • Maclean, Fitzroy, 1911-1996.
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Sartre, Jean Paul, 1905-1980.
  • Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993.
  • Sulzberger, C. L. (Cyrus Leo), 1912-1993.
  • Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical/Personal Materials [series]

The Biographical/Personal Materials series (1.3 linear feet) consists of such materials as Dedijer's curriculum vitae, newsclippings, interview transcripts, and diaries and calendars. The extensive newsclippings, provide a good overview of Dedijer's activities throughout his life.

Box   1  
General 1953-1979, undated
 
Attacks against Dedijer
Box   1  
From Moscow 1948-1953
Box   1  
Other 1943, 1951-1953, 1983 undated
 
Diaries and Calendars
 
Diaries of Vladimir Dedijer
 
Paris Peace Conference 1946
Box   1  
General
Box   1  
Notes on sessions
Box   1  
Work in commissions
Box   1  
India February-April 1948
Box   1  
March 1953-September 1954 (2 folders)
Box   1  
August 1954-September 1956 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1956-1957 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Miscellaneous additions to diary 1956-1959
Box   1  
May-June 1969, September 1969
Box   1  
Tehran 1980
 
Daily Calendars
Box   1  
1953
Box   1  
1958, 1959
Box   1  
1971
 
Interviews with Dedijer
 
General
Box   1  
In English 1943, 1951, 1954, 1961, 1964, 1971, 1987 undated
Box   1  
In other languages 1954, 1960-1971, 1981 undated
Box   1  
Faked interview with Dedijer (appeared in Bild-Telegraf newspaper, October 15, 1957) 1957-1971
 
Newspaper clippings about Dedijer
Box   2  
In English 1951-1974, 1982-1984, undated
Box   2  
In other languages 1951-1985, undated (2 folders)
Box   2  
Passports, address books, etc. (19 items (in 1 expandable folder))
 
Dedijer Family [series]

The Dedijer Family series (0.3 linear feet) is also biographical in nature and includes Dedijer's correspondence with his family members.

Box   2  
General 1923-1960, undated

(includes photos)

 
Correspondence
 
General
Box   2  
Undated
Box   2  
1944-1955
Box   2  
1956-1959
Box   2  
1971-1974

(mostly from Vera Dedijer)

Box   2  
Milica Dedijer (daughter) 1959-1980, undated
Box   2  
Steve Dedijer (brother) 1952-1959, undated (includes photos) 1952-1959, undated
Box   2  
Deaths of Boro and Branko Dedijer, Investigation of 1959-1981 (2 folders)
Box   2  
Family finance book 1954-1959
Box   2  
Monument to Olga Dedijer 1953-1956
 
Correspondence 1937-1985 [series]

The Correspondence series (0.4 linear feet) is divided into two subseries, "In English" and "In Other Languages", the latter composed mostly of letters in Serbian and Croatian. Correspondence is arranged chronologically within each subseries and includes both chatty, personal letters as well as intellectual discussions of contemporary political issues. Located in this series are Dedijer's letters to and from such notables as Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Lillian Hellman, and Simone de Beauvoir. Other noteworthy correspondents include Noam Chomsky, Hamilton Fish Armstrong, C.L. Sulzberger, G.D.H. Cole, and George Seldes.

Regarding additional correspondence in other series, the Topical Files series includes correspondence with Milovan Djilas, G.D.H. Cole, and Arlette and Jean-Paul Sartre; the Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunals series includes correspondence with Bertrand Russell, Arlette and Jean Paul Sartre, and other Tribunal members; the Project Files series includes correspondence with Orson Welles and Jean Paul Sartre; and the Scrapbook within the Printed Materials series contains letters from Louis Adamic, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Tito. While many letters are of substantial length, much of the correspondence with famous figures is of autograph value only.

 
By Date
Box   10  
Undated, 1945-1985 (6 folders)
 
By Name
Box   10  
Anders, Günther
Box   10  
Armstrong, Hamilton Fish
Box   10  
Barnes, Joseph and Betty

(also includes Jean Highland)

Box   10  
Chomsky, Noam
Box   10  
Deakin, William
Box   10  
Dellinger, David
Box   10  
Eek, Hilding
Box   10  
Eichler, Willi
Box   10  
Fast, Howard
Box   10  
Friedman, W. (Director, International Legal Research)
Box   10  
Haley, Sir William
Box   10  
Hellman, Lillian
Box   10  
Hinden, Rita
Box   10  
Hughes, Stuart
Box   10  
Lash, Joseph P.
Box   10  
Lee, Jennie
Box   10  
Maclean, Sir Fitzroy
Box   10  
Monsen, Per
Box   10  
Pejou, Marcel
Box   10  
Pollak, Oscar
Box   10  
Rohde, Ina and Petar
Box   10  
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Box   10  
Ross, A.
Box   10  
Salisbury, Harrison E.
Box   10  
Shirer, William
Box   10  
Silvers, Robert E.
Box   10  
Thomas, Norman
Box   10  
Welles, Orson
 
In Other Languages
Box   10  
1937, 1944-1959
Box   10  
1960-1969
Box   10  
1970-1974, 1983, 1985
Box   10  
undated

(Simone de Beauvoir)

Box   10  
Dedijer's letters to Tito 1954, 1959
 
Topical Files 1941-1980 [series]

Most notable within the Topical Files series (1.0 linear feet) are the materials relating to Milovan Djilas and to Jean Paul Sartre. The Djilas materials are divided into two groups, the first being materials relating to the trial. Here are Djilas' correspondence with Dedijer, detailed materials regarding Djilas' criticism of the government, Dedijer's support of Djilas, the trial of Djilas, and the resulting effects on the lives of Dedijer and Djilas and their families. Also of interest in this series are the materials regarding Jean Paul Sartre which include correspondence, newsclippings, and notes relating to various projects he and Dedijer developed and worked on together.

Box   3  
Belgrade University 1950-1954
Box   3  
Communist Party of India 1947-1948, 1968
Box   3  
Course Syllabi (from courses taught) 1971, 1974, 1983
 
Djilas, Milovan
 
Trial
Box   3  
General 1953-1955, 1957
Box   3  
Dedijer's defense of Djilas 1954
Box   3  
Press statement of Dedijer (undelivered) December 1954
Box   3  
My Two Comrades by Dedijer 1957
Box   3  
Newsclippings 1954 January-May (4 folders)
 
Other
Box   3  
Article on British invasion of Greece by Dedijer with corrections by Djilas 1944
Box   3  
Correspondence with Dedijer 1952, 1961-1969, undated
Box   3  
French Communist Party 1947
 
Newsclippings
Box   3  
In English 1954-1964
Box   3  
In other languages 1956-1964
Box   3  
Research materials collected by Dedijer for book about Djilas 1950-1972
Box   3  
Speech 1951
Box   3  
Stalin meeting notes 1944
Box   3  
Guild Socialism and G.D.H. Cole 1951-1960, undated
Box   3  
Kardelj, Edvard 1941-1943, 1951 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Kostic, Milica (poetry) undated
Box   3  
Militarism 1953-1961
Box   3  
Rankovic, Aleksander 1957-1959
 
Sartre, Jean Paul
Box   3  
General 1968-1980
Box   3  
Correspondence 1967-1980, undated
Box   3  
Socialism in Western Europe: Poland, Germany, Denmark 1959-1965
Box   3  
Stalin and Yugoslavia 1948-1951 (4 folders)
Box   3  
Sulzberger, C.L. and The Resistentialists (includes correspondence with Eleanor Roosevelt) 1952-1969
 
Tito (Marshall Josip Broz)
Box   3  
General 1952, 1969
Box   4  
Comintern 1941-1943
Box   4  
Cominform and 1948 break with Stalin 1948-1951
Box   4  
Proposal for Nobel Peace Prize 1973
Box   4  
Yugoslav Parliament 1953
 
Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunals [series]

The majority of the materials in the Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunals series (1.3 linear feet) are from the 1967 investigative hearings of the Tribunal regarding the crimes allegedly committed by the United States against Vietnam. The supporting Documents and Reports reviewed by the Tribunal members during the hearings comprise the bulk of the materials. The Documents and Reports also include transcripts of testimony heard by the Tribunal members during the hearings. The remainder of the materials focus on subsequent investigations by the Tribunal, such as the investigation in 1986-1987 regarding the World War II activities of Kurt Waldheim, former president of Austria. This series also contains materials relating to organizations similar to the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation.

 
General Materials and Other Investigations
Box   4  
General 1968-1987, undated
Box   4  
Bohinj International Committee for the Investigation of Repression by Police, Army, and Tribunals 1971, undated
Box   4  
Correspondence 1966-1971, undated
Box   4  
Investigations of alleged crimes (by countries other than the United States) 1968-1987, undated (2 folders)
Box   4  
Newsclippings 1966-1983
Box   4  
Stockholm Conference on Czechoslovakia 1969
Box   4  
Waldheim, Kurt, Investigation regarding 1986-1987
 
United States' War Crimes in Viet-Nam, Investigation of (alleged)
 
General
Box   4  
Brussels meeting 1967 September 20
Box   4  
Centre International d'Information pour la Denonciation des Crimes de Guerre 1969, undated
Box   4  
Documents and reports
Box   4  
Genocide 1967, 1970
Box   4  
Handwritten notes from sessions 1967
Box   4  
Japan Committee for the Investigation of US War Crimes in Vietnam (includes reports of Tokyo Tribunal on US Crimes of Aggression and War in Viet-Nam 1967 August 28-30, and one photo), 1967-1968, undated 1967-1968, undated
Box   4  
Publication of book on first session 1967, undated
Box   4  
Stockholm Conference on Viet-Nam 1968 June-1970 June
Box   4  
Tribunal members: biographies and statements
Box   4  
Vietnamese Commission for Investigation of the US Imperialists' War Crimes in Vietnam 1967-1970
 
First Session (Stockholm) 1967 May 2-10
 
Documents and reports
Box   4  
In English (5 folders)
Box   4  
In French (2 folders)
Box   4  
Reaction of Sweden
 
Second Session (Roskilde) 1967 November 20-December 1
 
Chronological Files
 
1967
Box   4  
November 17-30, 1967 (4 folders)
Box   5  
November 17-30, 1967 (8 folders)
Box   5  
December 1967
 
Documents and reports
Box   5  
In English (3 folders)
Box   5  
In French (3 folders)
 
Project Files [series]

The Project Files series (1.5 linear feet) contains research and other materials relating to Dedijer's major projects and is divided into two subseries: Film and Television Projects, and Books. Within each subseries, projects are generally arranged alphabetically by the name of the film or publication. Types of materials found here for films include newsclippings, correspondence, and drafts of scripts; and, for books, outlines, drafts, research materials, book reviews, and correspondence. Within the research materials for Sarajevo 1914 are the unpublished book manuscripts of Dragisa Stojadinovic.

 
Film and Television Projects
Box   5  
General 1952-1953, 1968-1971, undated
Box   5  
Battle of Sutjeska 1968-1970 (2 folders)
 
The Road to Sarajevo
Box   5  
With director Sveta Lukic August 1966-June 1967
Box   5  
With director Orson Welles June 1967-May 1968
Box   5  
Scripts (in Croatian)
Box   5  
Television series based on war diaries 1941-1947, 1960, 1967-1970, undated
Box   5  
Yugoslavia--the Land of Heretics 1968-1969
 
Books
 
The Battle Stalin Lost
Box   5  
Outlines, drafts, and research materials undated
 
Book reviews
Box   5  
In English 1970-1972, undated
Box   5  
In other languages 1969-1971, undated
 
Beliske iz Amerike
 
Outlines, drafts, and research materials
Box   5  
Notes, handwritten and typed undated
Box   5  
Hollywood Writers Mobilization 1944-1951
Box   5  
Printed Materials 1943-1945
 
The Beloved Land
Box   5  
Outlines, drafts, and research materials undated
 
Book reviews
Box   5  
In English 1961
Box   5  
In other languages 1961
Box   5  
Scrapbook (all languages) 1960-1962
Box   5  
Correspondence 1960-1962
 
The Road to Sarajevo
 
Outlines, drafts, and research materials
 
General
Box   6  
1881, 1912, 1924-1927, undated
Box   6  
1960-1964, undated (2 folders)
Box   6  
Printed Materials 1906-1925 (2 folders)
 
Stojadinovic, Dragisa
Box   6  
General (2 folders)
Box   6  
Serbia and Germany in the World War 1935 (6 folders)
Box   6  
Uprising in Toplica in 1916-1917 and General Kosta Pecanac 1960
 
Book reviews
Box   6  
In English 1966-1967, 1970 undated
Box   6  
In other languages 1965-1970, undated (3 folders)
 
Correspondence
Box   6  
In English 1960-1968
 
In Other Languages
Box   6  
1953-1954, 1960-1961, undated
Box   6  
1962-1968
Box   6  
Photographs undated
 
Tito Speaks
 
Outlines, drafts, and research materials
Box   6  
1948
Box   6  
1952-1953, 1983
 
Book reviews
Box   6  
In English 1953
Box   6  
In other languages 1970, 1980-1982
Box   6  
Illustrations by Mihelic
 
War Diaries
Box   7  
Outlines, drafts, and research materials 1943-1954, undated
Box   7  
Book reviews 1945
Box   7  
Correspondence 1941, 1966 undated
 
Miscellaneous Writings (both published and unpublished) 1943-1987 [series]

The Miscellaneous Writings series (1.2 linear feet) contains both published and unpublished materials authored by Dedijer between 1943 and 1987. Included here are articles; book outlines, drafts and research materials; contributions to other authors' works; Dedijer's doctoral thesis; examples of encyclopedia contributions; newspaper clippings; and reviews of other authors' works.

 
Articles
Box   7  
In English 1954-1970, undated (2 folders)
Box   7  
In Other Languages 1943, 1951-1971, 1982 undated (3 folders)
 
Book outlines, drafts and research materials
Box   7  
General 1959-1964, 1971 (2 folders)
 
Autobiographical projects
Box   7  
Confessions of a Biographer 1978-1987 (3 folders)
Box   7  
Memoirs, 1954-1960
Box   7  
Additional materials, untitled 1953-1971
Box   7  
Beograde 1941
Box   7  
Kiss of Death 1970-1971
Box   7  
Neutrality and Neutralism; International Morality 1961, undated
 
Revolution is the Only Way
 
Part I
Box   7  
"Introduction"
Box   7  
"Decline of English Football"
Box   7  
"England, 1935-1962"
Box   7  
Part II: "Egalitarianism in England"
Box   7  
Part III: "The Hands of English Housewives"
Box   7  
Part IV: "Outsiders in English Society"
Box   7  
Part V: "Materialism and Spiritualism in England?"
Box   7  
Part VI: "On English Snobbery"
Box   7  
Part VII: "British Educational System; Imperial Hangover"
 
Contributions to other authors' works
Box   7  
"A Comparative History of the European Resistance Movements", in Tito's war memoirs 1967
Box   7  
"On Military Conventions: an essay on the evolution of international law," 1960
Box   7  
"Randolph and the Yugoslav Partisans" in Randolph Churchill: the young pretender 1970
Box   7  
"What is the goal of a revolution?," introduction to the drama Whither, My Pretty Ones? by Bora Drenovac 1957
Box   7  
"Yugoslavia" in Legal Aspects of Foreign Investment 1959
 
Doctoral thesis
Box   7  
Thesis on the capitulation of the Yugoslav armed [forces] 1954 (3 folders)
Box   7  
Defense of thesis 1954-1957
Box   8  
Encyclopedia contributions (examples of) 1959, 1967
 
Newspaper clippings
Box   8  
In English 1956-1987, undated
Box   8  
In Other Languages 1953-1971, 1979 undated
 
Reviews of other authors' works
Box   8  
In English 1957-1971, 1983
Box   8  
In Other Languages 1956-1957
 
Lectures and Speeches 1948-1987 [series]

The series Lectures and Speeches (.2 linear feet) is arranged chronologically and contains drafts and transcripts of many lectures and speeches presented by Dedijer during the years 1948 to 1987.

 
1948
Box   8  
Kongres Komunisticke Partije Jugoslavije July 1948
 
1952
Box   8  
On the Right of Self-Determination, to the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations November 18, 1952
Box   8  
Rad Generalne Skupstine oun Nepostovanje Prava na Samoopredeljenje Ugrozava Mir u Svijetu November 21, 1952
 
1956
Box   8  
Peaceful Active Coexistence and International Law, to the International Law Association August/September 1956
 
1957
Box   8  
Capitulation and Surrender in International Law June 3, 1957
Box   8  
To the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Labor Party in the House of Commons June 4, 1957
 
1960
Box   8  
A Revised Role of the United Nations
 
1961
Box   8  
Transformation of Russian Relations with Other Countries with the Special Reference to Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia April 28, 1961
Box   8  
Welfare States and Their Economic Relations with Africa, Asia, and South America June 1961
Box   8  
Similarities and Differences Between the Russian and Yugoslav Revolutions November 1961
 
1962
Box   8  
Lecture Series (9) on Evolution of Soviet Institutions and Law January-February 1962
Box   8  
Sino-Soviet Relations, to the Foreign Affairs Society, Copenhagen October 22, 1962
Box   8  
The Methodology of the Study of Sino-Soviet Relations October 25, 1962
Box   8  
Sino-Soviet Relations November 8, 1962
Box   8  
Lecture Series (6) on The Idea of Revolution and the Organization of Revolutions November 1962-January 1963
 
1963
Box   8  
Some Reflections on Egalitarianism in a Contemporary Society February 20, 1963
Box   8  
Is American Society Changing? May 10, 1963
Box   8  
Ibsen and the Idea of Permanent Revolution--His Influence on the Young Bosnia Movement October 22, 1963
 
1964
Box   8  
Yugoslavia and the Non-Aligned Countries of Asia and Africa
 
1965
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Lecture Series, The Historian and Twentieth Century World Politics: the Responsibility for the Sarajevo Assassination 1914 January-May, 1965
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Could the Jews Have Resisted More Against the Nazi Extermination? January 14, 1965
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Peasantry in the Contemporary Revolutions January 18, 1965
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Symposium on the Responsibility of the Serbian Government for the Sarajevo Assassination May 5, 1965
 
1966
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Hipoteze za Komparativno Zgodovino Odporniskih Gibanj v Evropi Med Drugo Svetovno Vojno April, 1966
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Economic Modernization and the Single Party System September, 1966
 
1987
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Gorbachev and Historiography November 19, 1987
 
Audio and Visual Materials undated, 1927-1971 [series]

The series Audio and Visual Materials (.8 linear feet) is divided into three subseries: Cartoons, Sketches, and Caricatures; Photographs; and Audiocassette Tapes. The Cartoons, Sketches, and Caricatures are few in number and generally date from the 1950s. The Photographs make up the bulk of this series and are separated into two groups, one group comprised of photographs taken by John Phillips, a photographer for Life magazine, and the other group containing all other photographs. The number assigned to each of the John Phillips photographs corresponds with the descriptions of the photographs located at the beginning of this group. The researcher should also be aware that the photographs taken by John Phillips are copyrighted by John Phillips. The three Audiocassette Tapes of an interview with Dedijer on his life experiences are closed.

 
Cartoons, Sketches, and Caricatures
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Caricatures of Dedijer 1952
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Political cartoons (2) 1953, undated
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Sketches of Dedijer (2) undated
 
Photographs
 
General
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Bertrand Russell Tribunal (includes Bertrand Russell and Jean Paul Sartre; includes four color slides) 1966-1969, undated
 
Family and Friends
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General 1938, 1954-1959, undated
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Dedijer children 1957, undated
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Dedijer, Olga 1937, 1940 undated
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Dedijer, Vera 1947
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Rohde, Ina and Petar, Dedijers with undated
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French Socialist Party 1951
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General of Dedijer (portraits, at work, giving speeches, etc.) 1945, 1948-1954, 1969 undated
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Hungarians, Dedijer with 1947
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Jahonna (mostly skiing) 1953
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Kopaonik (skiing) 1954
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Military uniform, Dedijer in 1942-1945
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Miscellaneous groups of people with Dedijer (many identified) 1947-1952, 1971 undated
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Paris Peace Conference 1946
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Politika (includes Milovan Djilas) 1951
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Studenica undated
 
Tito
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General 1952-1953
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Burmese Delegation circa 1951
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Hunting 1951
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Indian Socialist Party 1952
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Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon undated
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United Nations 1948, 1953
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Zagreb 1948
 
Taken by Life magazine photographer John Phillips (copyrighted by John Phillips)
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Correspondence and description of photographs 1971
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Allied missions on island of Vis (no. 15609) August 1944
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Belgrade after its liberation (no. 16999) November 1944
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Danube Conference (no. 27194) August 1948
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A Day with Tito in his cave at Vis (no. 15482) July 1944
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Dedijer abroad (no. 51580) June 1957
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Dedijer-Djilas trial (no. 43900) 1954
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Dedijer in Cairo hospital (no. 14108) 1943
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Dedijer in Yugoslavia (no. 43940) June 1954
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Kruschev in Belgrade (no. 45105) June 1955
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May Day in Belgrade (no. 30173) 1951-1952
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Partisan Women in Italy (no. 14867) May 1944
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Partisans towing an LCI in the Adriatic (no. 15607) August 1944
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Slovenia and the Greater Reich (no. 16155) October 1944
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Tito at Okroglica, Slovenia (no. 40416) September 1953
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Tito in Bled (no. 27324) August 1948
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Tito in Greece (no. 42363) June 1954
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Tito in Turkey (no. 41971) April 1954
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Tito over the years (no. 36896) 1950-1955
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Tito returns to the Yugoslav mainland (no. 15708) August 1944
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Tito's generals (no. 30170) April 1951
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Trial of Draja Mikhailovich (no. 21062) June 1946
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Trieste (no. 43210) October 1954
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Yugoslav Partisans in Italy (no. 14715) April 1944
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Yugoslav refugees from Dalmatia in Egypt (no. 14277) February 1944
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Yugoslav state dinner for delegates of Danube Conference (no. 27231) August 1948
 
Yugoslavia
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1949 (2 folders)

(no. 30153)

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1950

(no. 30163)

 
Audiocassette tapes
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Interview with Dedijer regarding his life experiences undated (3 audiocassettes)
 
Printed Materials [series]

The Printed Materials series (1.0 linear feet plus one outsize scrapbook) is divided into three subseries: Books and Journals; Leaflets and Broadsides; and Scrapbook. Books and Journals contains materials authored by Dedijer, materials relating to the Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunals, and two autographed books about Jean Paul Sartre. The subseries Leaflets and Broadsides consists of leftist propaganda from the years 1935 to 1940 collected by Dedijer in his research. The Scrapbook includes correspondence and newsclippings, the majority of it relating to Tito and Dedijer's biography of him, and covers the years 1947 to 1953.

 
Books and Journals
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Contat, Michel and Michel Rybalka. Les Ecrits de Sartre: chronologie bibliographie commentee 1970

(autographed by Sartre)

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Crimes de Guerre au Vietnam, cahier no. 2 (published by Centre International d'Information pour la Denonciation des Crimes de Guerre) 1969
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Dedijer, Vladimir. Dnevnik: 1941-1944 1970 (3 volumes)
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Dedijer, Vladimir. Sarajewo 1914 1984 (2 volumes)
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Dedijer, Vladimir and Rudolf Rizman. Universal Validity of Human Rights: an interdisciplinary analysis, the case of Russell Tribunals 1982
 
KOMYH CT: OP AH EHTPA HO KOM TETA CABE A KOMYH CTA JY OC AB JE
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BPOJ 1-2 January-February 1954
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BPOJ 4 April 1954
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Sendyk-Siegel, Liliane. Sartre: images d'une vie 1978

(autographed by Sartre)

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Sodobnost: Vietnam, Leto XVI, Stevilka 5 1968
 
The Spokesman

(founded by Bertrand Russell and includes articles by Dedijer)

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Number 3 May 1970
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August / September 1971 Numbers 15-16
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Tribunal Russell 2: le jugement final 1968

(Preface by Dedijer)

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Russelltribunalen: fran sessionerna i Stockholm och Roskilde 1968
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Raselov Sud: sudenje u Stokholmu i zavrsno sudenje u Kopenhagenu 1967
 
Leaflets and Broadsides
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Jovanovic, Dragoljub, materials of (leader of the Peasant Left) 1935-1940
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Young Communists and similar organizations 1935-1940
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Yugoslav AntiMarxist Committee bulletin March 1938-January 1940 (2 folders)
Oversize Volume   1  
Scrapbook 1947-1953