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Library of Congress: Polish Collections
loc.gov/rr/european/coll/poli.html
6,200 words Description its history, its collections of manuscript, rare books, papers, motion pictures, recordings, etc
National Ossolinski Institute
oss.wroc.pl/english/english.html
750 words Description of the collection and publishing house, funded in 1817 by J. M. Ossolinski, who donated to nation his valuable collections of books, manuscripts and museum pieces, and at the same time he defined the character of the Institute's activity, which was to save the cultural heritage of the nation devoid of its statehood. In 1945, the institute was moved from Lwow to Wroclaw, in the process losing 60% of the collection which remained behind in Lwow. None the less, the Institute's collections f the nineteenth and twentieth century books and periodicals, old books, manuscripts, prints, maps and numismatic objects comprise at present ca 1,500,000 items. It is a constantly growing stock.
Polish Library in Washington
http://www.polishlibrary.org/index.htm
121 webpages A circulating library with a collection of over 7,000 books on Polish subjects in Polish and English, and over 250 films on video. It serves the Polish community in Metropolitan Washington as well as Polish-Americans and others interested in Polish literature, culture, history, and present day Poland.
The Polish Library - Montréal
http://www.biblioteka.info/english.htm
SIZE words Located at McGill University. Part of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada promoting Polish culture in Canada, reinforcing Polish- Canadian friendship and serving the cultural needs of the Polish- Canadian communities
The Polish Room: University at Buffalo
ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/.../polish-room/index.html
6 webpages Located in the Lockwood Memorial Library, the collection's strengths are in literature and history, but the genealogical literature and the language sections are very strong for a collection of this size. Because of the broad scope of Polish studies, the range in Library of Congress class numbers is literally A to Z. Among the various unique materials belonging to the Polish Room are 21 letters and other manuscripts bearing the signatures of Poland's kings, from Sigmund August (1548-1572) to Stanislaus August Poniatowski (1764-1795)
Electronic Guide to Polish University and Research Libraries
uidaho.edu/~majanko/ankieta/
56 institutions A bilingual guide electronic guide of significant libraries at Polish university, as well as special research and other libraries. Site features pages each of 64 libraries in Poland , providing for each the date it was established, a description of the collection, the address, phone and fax number. the email address and for 26 of the libraries the home page's url. Also information about the collection in terms of number of volumes, periodicals, maps, etc.
Polish Archival Collections in the USA and Canada
piasa.org/polisharchivesinamerica.html
60 institutions Information gathered by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America regarding existing Polish archival collections in North America.
Polish Archives on the Net
piasa.org/polisharchives.html
44 institutions Information regarding Polish archives presented by voivodship (province) by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America
Poland - Library and Archival Losses
wings.buffalo.edu/info-poland/mourn.html
500 words A summary of losses due to acts of war and to floods
The University of Cracow Library under Nazi Occupation: 1939-1945
gslis.utexas.edu/.../LandC_34_1.pdf
6,680 words An article by Marek Sroka, the first in Winter 1999 issue of Libraries and Culture: a Journal of Library History 34: No 1
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