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Professor Jan Karski (1914-2000)

This guide highlights primary and secondary sources available in or through the Georgetown University Library for research on Jan Karski.

Archival Resources


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  • Jan Karski Collection, GTM-000011

    Extent: 4 boxes, 1.75 linear feet. Date span: 1939-1985. Click into the links in the Collection organization pane to the right of the screen to see descriptions of the content. Note that you can “grab'' the left side of that pane with your cursor and drag it to the left to expand the pane and enable you to read the full titles of the links without first clicking into them.



  • Public Relations Office (No Accession Date), GTA.GAMMS268

    Box 1, folder 26 General Resources, 1980-1993.  Includes an anecdote from Jan Karski about asking Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. for a salary increase for faculty members.


  • Campus Ministry Publications, GTA 000509 

    Extent: 1 box, 0.5 Linear Feet. Date span: 1973-2001 and undated. Includes an invitation and order of service from Interfaith Service to Commemorate the Victims of the Holocaust at which the University Sermon was delivered by Jan Karski, April 14, 1983. 


  • Events (Archives Vertical Files), GTA 000068

    Box 1, folder 21: Holocaust Torah Cabinet Dedication., 1989. Contains a program with description of the cabinet, brief biographies of Richerd and Barney Danzansky and Jan Karski, and an overview of Jewish life and thought at Georgetown.


  • Campaign Material, GTA 000410

    Box 3. Third Century Campaign Progress Newsletter, Winter 2003 includes an article on the  Jan Karski Memorial Fund


Note for researchers who wish to explore resources available outside Georgetown: a number of collections held by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University relate to Jan Karski. 


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