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Fond Ladislava Mňačka v Památníku národního písemnictví

The collection of Ladislav Mňačko (1919–1994), a Slovak writer and former prominent Czechoslovak journalist, consists of unique correspondence, manuscripts, prints and clippings which help to describe the life of this significant writer, who after August 1968 was a critic of the communist regime and a representative of Czechoslovak exile literature.


  • Pelléova 20/70, 160 00 Praha 6 - Bubeneč, Czech Republic
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  • Strahovské nádvoří 1, 118 38 Praha 1 - Hradčany, Czech Republic
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  • Czech
  • German
  • Slovak

Name of collection

  • Mňačko Ladislav

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content

  • The collection of Ladislav Mňačko in the Museum of Czech Literature consists of documents, correspondence, manuscripts, prints, clippings and pictures. It is made up of 27 archive boxes. The Museum of Czech Literature also administers Ladislav Mňačko’s study; it is exhibited in the Little Villa and contains authentic equipment from Mňačko’s study, including his library.


  • furniture: 10-99
  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-
  • photos: unknown quantity
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 1000-

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • international

Date of founding

  • 1998

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • visits by appointments

Author(s) of this page

  • Kůželová, Michaela


Památník národního písemnictví. 2018. "Pracovna Ladislava Mňačka." Accessed October 12. 

Literárne Informačné Centrum. 2018. "Ladislav Mňačko." Accessed October 11. 2008. "Mňačko se za pravdu pral všemi prostředky."  (Interview with Jozef Leikert by František Cinger). Last modified October 1.

Česká televize. 2009. "Slovenský spisovatel Ladislav Mňačko odešel...". Last modified February 24.

Pečinka, Bohumil. 2009. "Ladislav Mňačko." Last modified February 5. 

Památník národního písemnictví. 2018. Výroční zpráva 2017." Accessed July 11.

The description of this collection was created with the kind help of the director of the Museum of Czech Literature (PNP) Mgr. Zdeněk Freisleben, the head of the Literary Archive of the PNP PhDr. Tomáš Pavlíček, PhD., and the curator of the Literary Archive of the PNP PhDr. Petr Kotyk.

Leikert, Jozef. 2007. Taký bol Ladislav Mňačko: v historickom kontexte do roku 1968. Brno: Onufrius.

Kotyk, Petr, interview by Kůželová, Michaela, May 24, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-01-07 17:22:28