László A. Arany Papers
Many documents in this collection are related to László A. Arany´s illegal activities, including those against the Czechoslovak-Hungarian democratic people´s alliance, for which he was sentenced to eight years of hard labour. The collection contains Arany's ethnographical photos from the Zobor, Gemer, and Košice areas, linguistic texts and notes, which are mainly related to folk literature, and personal correspondence.
931 01 Šamorín Parková 4 , Slovakia
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Name of collection
- László A. Arany Papers
Provenance and cultural activities
László Adalbert Arany was a Hungarian linguist, teacher and ethnographer from Slovakia. After World War II he became the leading figure of an illegal movement. The movement mainly focused on the problems of the Hungarian minority in Czechoslovakia. Arany was sentenced in the Mindszenty trial to 8 years of labor.
The László A. Arany collection belongs to the Forum Minority Research Institute since 2007. The material was collected by Ferenc Ambrus (a historian from Rožňava), who acquired it from Arany's family. Hundreds of books from the collection have been digitalized, and manuscripts from the collection began to be digitized in 2008. In addition to the digitization of the collection, the Institute is working to identify the locations of Arany's photographs, and to establish the identity of the people in the photos.
Description of content
The László A. Arany personal collection contains a large amount of ethnographical manuscripts, mainly related to folk literature. It includes folk song and ballads from the area of Nitra. The collection also includes hundreds of photographs from the Zobor, Gemer, and Košice areas. Additionally, the collection houses Arany's ethnographical and linguistic texts, personal correspondence, and many documents raleted to his illegal activities.
- legal and/or financial documentation: 100-499
- manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 100-499
- manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-
- photos: 1000-
- publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 500-999
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Important events in the history of the collection
- completely open to the public
Author(s) of this page
- Bothová, Barbara
Végh, László, interview by Bothová, Barbara, November 29, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection
Last edited on: 2020-02-26 13:38:50