University of Minnesota

Assembly of Captive European Nations (ACEN), Records

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Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: ACEN (Organization)
Dates: 1954-1989
Abstract: Records (1954- ) of the ACEN include internal organization materials of delegations to various nations; information on the General Committee and its members; information on working committees; records of the Plenary assemblies; minutes; lists of national and international member organizations, consultative organizations, and associate-member organizations; an explanation of the archives organizational historical data; the United Nations and Council of Europe; relations and correspondence to various governments and United States officials; international conferences; relations with other international, national, and religious organizatons; universities, libraries and research institutes; press and broadcasting releases; special projects; publications; correspondence with individuals and corporations; and miscellany.
Quantity: 70 linear ft.
Language: In multiple languages.
Collection ID: IHRC246


Founded in 1954 and composed of exiled democratic leaders, diplomats, trade unionists and intellectuals from captive European nations. The Assembly's purpose is political action aimed at the restoration of freedom and independence for the nations of Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania. Committees of the ACEN include Cultural-Information; Economic-Social; and Political-legal. The ACEN News is published bi-monthly.



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The Assembly of Captive European Nations (ACEN) Records, General/Multiethnic Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Political refugees--Societies, etc.
Political refugees--Political activity.

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