Adam Bromke fonds [textual record]
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- English, Polish, French
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The Bromke fonds reflects Professor Bromke's long involvement in Polish and East European political studies and also Canadian foreign policy studies. His extensive correspondence with colleagues around the world confirms his position as a senior scholar in his area and as a mentor to many aspiring young academics. His correspondence with political leaders such as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Stanley Haidasz and political leaders in Poland provide insight into international, national and ethnocultural politics. Also included are the papers of his mother, Romualda Bromke, who was a Polish poet and writer. Her papers include some of her manuscripts, poetry and her correspondence. This fonds documents the evolution of Cold War politics in Canada and the parallel development in Canadian Slavic studies at the university level. It also provides some insights into Polish-Canadian relations and the internal politics of the Polish Canadian community.
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Bromke, Adam, 1928-2008 : Adam Bromke was born in Warsaw, Poland on 11 July, 1928. As a teenager, he participated in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and was taken prisoner. After the Second World War, he studied in England and immigrated to Canada in 1950. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal in 1953. He worked for the Free Europe Committee as an Editor of the newsletters that were sent to Poland by balloon. Prof. Bromke continued his academic career and received a doctorate from McGill University in 1964. He taught at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario from 1960 until 1973 and at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario until 1988. He was a member of numerous academic associations including the Canadian Association of Slavists and the International Committee for Soviet and East European Studies. Prof. Bromke decided to return to Poland in the summer of 1988 after living in Canada since 1950. During these years, he became one of the best known Canadian academics in the field of Polish and East European political science. His papers, publications and participation at academic conferences always attracted a special interest among other academics and were a source of controversy within the Polish Canadian community.
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Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid describes volumes 1 to 23 at the file level. (textual records). MSS1781 (90: Open)
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- This material was received in 1988 from Prof. Adam Bromke.
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