Collection RA028 - Collection about Rudolf Vrba

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Collection about Rudolf Vrba

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  • Textual record
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  • 1987-2014 (Collection)
    Conway, John S., 1929-2017

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9 cm of textual records
2 optical discs : CD-R, DVD
1 videocassette : VHS
1 audio cassette

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Custodial history

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).

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Physical condition

Some documents were printed on reused paper with unrelated information printed on the verso.

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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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  • English
  • German

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Some documents have personal information on the verso that is restricted.

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No further accruals are expected.

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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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  • English

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