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Miloslav Rechcígl, Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU) Records

Identifier: MS-0399

Scope and Contents

The majority of the records are those collected by Miloslav Rechcígl as a founder and president of the SVU. There are copies of SVU newsletters, and publications. Additional SVU records include bylaws, administration files, board minutes, correspondence, membership and biographical directories, and publications associated with the World Congress events.


  • 1922-2017


Conditions Governing Access

The records are only minimally processed but are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU), based in Washington, D.C., is an international organization that focuses the development and history of Czech and Slovak resources and scholarship associated with the arts, culture, literature, and the sciences. SVU publishes a quarterly newsletter, SVU NEWS/ ZPRÁVY SVU, and KOSMAS, a semi-annual publication on literary and scholarly topics. Please see the Historical Overview of SVU written by Miloslav Rechcígl.

Miloslav Rechcígl, is one of the founders and past-president of SVU. Along with his wife Eva Rechcígl, he edited several SVU membership directories. He is also author of Ten Years of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc. published by Litera Printing Co. 1966. Rechcígl has been an advocate for Czech and Slovak culture throughout his career.

As a biochemist, he held appointments at the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. State Department, focusing on health and nutrition. He is a prolific author of articles, books, and pamphlets on agriculture, food science, and nutrition.


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The Archives & Special Collections holds the Miloslav Rechcígl Jr. Collection, which includes books on Czech and Slovak culture, history, literature, and society. The collection also contains genealogical resources associated with Czech and Slovak Americans. These books can be located through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries online catalog.

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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States