This guide highlights primary and secondary sources available in or through the Georgetown University Library for research on Jan Karski. Where these sources are available online, this is indicated. Sources highlighted are:
housed in the Booth Family Center for Special Collection, as part of the Georgetown University Archives, the Manuscripts Unit or the Rare Books collection
available through DigitalGeorgergtown which provides online access to rare and unique digitized special collections
housed in the Library’s general collection
or available through HoyaSearch which provides simple, one-stop searching for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more (GU NetID login required).
Use the links to the left to navigate through the content of this guide. Note that a timeline of significant events in Professor Karski’s life is included.
The Booth Family Center for Special Collections is found on the 5th floor of Georgetown’s Lauinger Library. The Booth Family Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Reference inquiries may be made in person, by telephone (202-687-7631) or via our email form. Booth staff are very happy to discuss research projects and to direct researchers to resources both within and outside the Center. And while in-person research visits are limited due to the University’s move to online classes for the fall 2020 semester, we are happy to explore whether records can be digitized to support student research and learning.