- Existence: 1893-1981
Rudolf Kopecky was born in Prague (Czech Republic), on 27 December 1893. He studied at the Technological University in Prague but was drafted into the Austrian Army before he could complete a degree. During WWI, Kopecky served on the Russian Front. After the war, Kopecky worked at the newspapers Tribuna and Cas. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, Kopecky published Prehled in Poland. During WWII, Kopecky moved through Poland, Romania, France, and London as he served in the Czechoslovak Legionnaires. In London, Kopecky assisted in the publication of Nase Noviny. After the war, he worked for the BBC. Rudolf Kopecky died in London on 25 November 1981.
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The collection consists of Kopecky's personal papers and includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, subject files, and some newspaper clippings. The materials mainly relate to Kopecky's work as a political journalist after World War II. Almost all of the materials in the collection are in Czech. English translations are provided in quotations wherever possible.