Scope and Content: This series contains material pertaining to John Haseks association throughout his life with his native Czechoslovakia. Hasek retained an avid interest in his homeland, and was an active member of a Canadian Czechoslovak Association, as well as visiting Czechoslovakia regularly, and starting Education for Democracy, which would later become the John Hasek Society.
Included in this series is information on prominent Czechoslovakian figures, writings, correspondence, material from Canadian Czechoslovak associations, and items potentially related to the John Hasek Society.
Title: Title is based on the contents of the series.
Language: As there are items in both Czech and English, the language(s) of the material contained within each file is indicated in bold after the title of the file.
Related Material: There is a fonds entitled John Hasek Society (MG H 183), which contains documentation from Education for Democracy, as well as from the John Hasek Society. The John Hasek Society fonds may correspond with file 8 of this series.
1. Information Concerning Dr. Cestmír Cízar -- n.d.
Included in this file are articles concerning Dr. Cestmír Cízar, who was Chairman of the Czech National Council.
2. Information Concerning Václav Havel -- n.d. -- Czech
Included in this file are articles, photocopied photographs, and information concerning Václav Havel, who was president of Czechoslovakia in 1989, and the first president of the Czech Republic in 1993.
3. Collected Writings -- 1977-1993 -- Czech
Included in this file are articles and essays written in Czech.
4. Collected Articles -- 1982-1991 -- English
Included in this file are newspaper articles written in English, which pertain to Czechoslovakia.
5. Correspondence -- 1983-1993 -- Czech
Included in this file is correspondence written in Czech, much of which appears to have been written to Hasek
6. TV/Broadcasting -- 1991 -- English
Included in this file are correspondence, appointment schedules, a government bill, and rough notes.
7. Newspapers and Magazines -- 1989-1990 -- Czech
Included in this file are entire magazines and newspapers written in Czech.
8. Material Potentially Related to the John Hasek Society (or
Education for Democracy) -- 1989-1995 -- English
a) Correspondence and Information: 1991-1995
b) Rough Notes, Names and Addresses, News Articles: 1989-1990
c) Publications: 1990
It should be noted that there is a fonds entitled John Hasek Society (MG H 183), which contains documentation from Education for Democracy, as well as from the John Hasek Society.
9. Czechoslovak Association of Canada and Czechoslovak National
Association of Canada -- 1983-1991 -- Czech and English
Included in this file are newsletters, correspondence, expense information, and a banquet ticket. For a period of time, John Hasek acted as Secretary-General for the Czechoslovak Association of Canada.
10. Rally for a Democratic Czechoslovakia -- 1989 -- Czech and English
This file contains a binder that appears to have been created for the purpose of documenting a civic forum/rally which took place on November 26, 1989, in Toronto, in support of political reforms in Czechoslovakia.. Included is correspondence, advertisements, and articles of constitution of the Civic Forum Fund Group. Much of the correspondence involves the Czechoslovak National Association of Canada.
11. Miscellaneous -- 1985-1991 -- Czech
Included in this file are items such as hotel information, rough notes, posters, advertisements, postcards, and a map.
12. Miscellaneous -- 1986-1991 -- English
Included in this file are English language items, other than articles, pertaining to Czechoslovakia. Included are a statement of defence and counterclaim, a resume of a Czech man, correspondence, pamphlets, booklets, and proclamations.