Barbara Krupa, SUL's former Interim Selector for Slavic and East European Collections traveled to Gorlice (Poland) in September to present at the Zygmunt Haupt Festival. Haupt was a Polish émigré writer. Barbara's presentation was based on Haupt’s papers, which are available in SUL's Special Collections.
Zygmunt Haupt was published in Polish émigré periodicals: Kultura (Paris), Wiadomości (London), and Tematy (New York), and in the U.S.
Little Magazines: Accent, Furioso, The Paris Review, The Nassau Literary Review, and Chicago Review. His writings were first published in Poland in 2007.
Barbara processed his papers in 2009 and wrote an article about this collection: Papers of Zygmunt Haupt, Polish émigré writer. Slavic & East European Information Resources, 2009: 10, 4, pp. 322–325.
At the festival she spoke about the collection’s content, the writer’s reading interests, his correspondence with prominent Polish publishers, émigré writers, booksellers, and other figures of Polish cultural and literary émigré life. A large part of her presentation was focused on Zygmunt Haupt’s work at Voice of America and the US Information Agency in 1950s-1960s.