Title and statement of responsibility area
Collection about Rudolf Vrba
General material designation
- Textual record
- Moving images
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- Source of title proper: Title based on subject of records
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CA VHEC RA028
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- Conway, John S., 1929-2017
Physical description area
9 cm of textual records
2 optical discs : CD-R, DVD
1 videocassette : VHS
1 audio cassette
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Archival description area
Records were in the custody of John Conway prior to their donation to the VHEC in 2014. VHS tape and audiocassette 93 AT transferred to collection from the VHEC's institutional audiovisual records in 2019.
Scope and content
Collection consists of articles, lectures, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other textual material produced and collected by John Conway relating to the life, activity and legacy of Dr. Rudolf Vrba, a Slovak Jewish Holocaust survivor escaped from Auschwitz and associate professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.
Collection has been arranged into the following series: Vierteljahrshefre für Zeitgelchichte documents series (1997–2010); Vrba memorial lecture series (2006–2014); Biographical material series (1987–2010); Correspondence and research records series (2004–2007); and Articles and lectures series (1992–2013).
Some documents were printed on reused paper with unrelated information printed on the verso.
Immediate source of acquisition
Collection has been arranged into five series which follow the original order made by John Conway, who donated records in five labelled bundles.
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Some documents have personal information on the verso that is restricted.
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Finding aid is available.
No further accruals are expected.
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Name access points
- Vrba, Rudolf (Subject)
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Prepared by Lorenzo Camerini in July 2018. Updated by Shyla Seller in August 2018 and April 2019.
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