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Alexander Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 ALE
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Alexander Collection
Date(s): 1962-1989
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 3 files
Name of creator(s): Alexander | Stella | b 1912 | author
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Stella Alexander (b. 1912) has written several books on religion in Yugoslavia


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and papers of Stella Alexander on religion in Yugoslavia, 1962-1989, comprising:
Commentaries and off prints re Yugoslav legislation on religion;
Correspondence with and relating to Milovan and Stefica Djilas; notes and recollections of Milovan Djilas. He was a close ally of Marshall Tito during the pre and Second World War period but was later estranged and expelled from the Communist Party;
papers on Father Krunoslav Draganovic, who had been a senior official of the Ustasha committee that handled the forced conversion of the Serbs. In 1943, the Ustasha arranged with the Church for Draganovic to be sent to Rome. There he served at a seminary of Croatian monks that was in fact a centre of clandestine Ustasha activity.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English & Serbo-Croat

System of arrangement:

3 files, as described above

Conditions governing access:

The papers are open, apart from Djilas material (file 2) which requires authorisation of Stella Alexander. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Stella Alexander received the papers on Krunoslav Draganovic from Magnus Linklater.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Not available

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised, Feb 2002

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