Havel Archives

The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation aims to map and document Vaclav Havel’s activities in North America. Our work complements the mission of the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague by organizing access to unique materials documenting Havel’s accomplishments and network in North America that supported his work at home. Havel Archives will be an online database pointing to the records held by North American universities, U.S. presidential libraries, journals and other media sources, and private archives. The mapping project was initiated at the planning workshop, “The Legacy and Sources of Vaclav Havel and his Era” that took place at the New York Public Library in October 2013, which was attended by a number of distinguished librarians and archival experts. The Archive will serve as the primary aid for students of anti-totalitarianism, dissidence, democracy, and East/Central European drama, as well social activists, political leaders, and the general public who are interested in Vaclav Havel. The Foundation can facilitate access to the bulk of Havel’s archives and documents in the Vaclav Havel Library in Prague.

Martin Butora Havel ArchivesMartin Butora: Charter 77 July 20, 2015 Source: The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / Martin Bútora is a Slovak sociologist, writer, civil society activist and former diplomat. He was born in Bratislava in 1944. He studied sociology and philosophy at Bratislava’s Comenius University and at Charles University in Prague. In the late 1960s, he was a writer and …
Pablo Pacheco Ávila Havel ArchivesPablo Pacheco Avila: Heroes and Inspiration July 17, 2015 Source: The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / Pablo Pacheco was born in the city of Puerto Padre in Cuba’s Las Tunas province. He first became involved with the opposition in 1998 when he joined the Cuban Human Rights Foundation, an organization that monitors and denounces human rights violations and supports Cuban …
Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antúnez Havel ArchivesJorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez: Heroes July 17, 2015 Source: The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / Jorge Luis García Pérez (better known as “Antúnez”) was born in Placetas, Cuba in 1964. He is the leader of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Resistance Front. The Front is a Cuban civil society organization named for a political prisoner who died while on …
Regis Iglesias Ramirez Havel ArchivesRegis Iglesias Ramirez: Why I Became A Dissident July 16, 2015 Source:  The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / Regis Iglesias Ramirez is a Cuban political and civil society activist and a former prisoner of conscience. He was born in Havana in 1969. He became a member of a dissident group, the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), in 1989. The MCL was founded by …
Regis Iglesias Ramirez Havel ArchivesRegis Iglesias Ramirez: Heroes July 16, 2015 Source:  The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / Regis Iglesias Ramirez is a Cuban political and civil society activist and a former prisoner of conscience. He was born in Havana in 1969. He became a member of a dissident group, the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), in 1989. The MCL was founded by …
Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antúnez Havel ArchivesJorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez: Inspiration July 16, 2015 Source: The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / Jorge Luis García Pérez (better known as “Antúnez”) was born in Placetas, Cuba in 1964. He is the leader of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Resistance Front. The Front is a Cuban civil society organization named for a political prisoner who died while on …
Fidel Suarez Cruz Havel ArchivesFidel Suarez Cruz: Heroes and Inspiration July 16, 2015 Source: The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / Fidel Suarez Cruz was born in 1970 in the small village of Manuel Lazo in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio Province. As a young man, he began to question the policies of Cuba’s communist government. In 1994, Fidel became active in the nonviolent opposition, including …
Vytautas Landsbergis Havel ArchivesVytautas Landsbergis: Why Intellectuals Mattered July 9, 2015 Source: The Freedom Collection www.freedomcollection.org / Vytautas Landsbergis was born in Lithuania in 1932 to a family of noted intellectuals. During the Second World War, Lithuania was occupied by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Nazi Germany, and once again by the USSR, which abolished Lithuania’s independence and forcibly …
George H.W. Bus Havel ArchivesGeorge H.W. Bush July 5, 2015 Source: CCNMTL INTERVIEW: George H.W. Bush, Forty-first President of the United States
Lee Bollinger Havel ArchivesLee Bollinger July 5, 2015 Source: CCNMTL INTERVIEW: Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Edward Albee Havel ArchivesEdward Albee July 5, 2015 Source: CCNMTL INTERVIEW: Edward Albee, Playwright
Amy Trompetter Havel ArchivesAmy Trompetter July 3, 2015 Source: CCNMTL INTERVIEW: Amy Trompetter, Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre, Barnard College with cast of play: Yavni Bar-Yam, Samantha Rose Schwab and Mark Junic
George Soros Havel ArchivesGeorge Soros July 3, 2015 Source: CCNMTL INTERVIEW: George Soros, Founder and Chairman Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundations Network
David Remnick Havel ArchivesDavid Remnick July 3, 2015 Source: CCNMTL INTERVIEW: David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker
Lou Reed Havel ArchivesLou Reed July 3, 2015 Source: CCNMTL INTERVIEW: Lou Reed, Musician, Artist