BlogMiasta2Collegium Novum - Jagiellonian University 

 Old black and white photographs are one of the most favourite elements of the Institute's collection. We have been working restlessly to preserve the photograps and to publish them online. This time the Institute presents an unique collection of Pre-war architectural photography collection.

The collection, is an accumulation of black and white photographs from the interwar period, including Warsaw, Kraków, Łódź, Poznań, Toruń, Lublin, Lviv and Vilnius.

In the photos, we can admire the cavalry marching along the streets of old Krakow, the street scenes from Lviv, and the spring awakening in Vilnius. The black and white photos perfectly reflect the Polish landscape's beauty.  The complete collection can be viewed on the Institute's website: - Collections archival online - Photo Collection 151.



ModlinThese documents reflect the struggles of the new Polish state received often by hostility, not only by Germany and Bolshevik Russia, but also by the Czech Republic and Lithuania... little known, forgotten and unpublished documents showing the preparation of the Paris Conference for the Treaty of Versailles...documents showing the Polish-German struggle for Upper Silesia, Gdansk Pomerania and Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), the attacks of Czechs against the  Silesia Cieszyn, Lithuanians against the Suwalki Region, Ukrainians against Eastern Galicia...rare reports speaking of the Army of General Józef Haller in France and its subsequent battles in Poland ...documents about Roman Dmowski, Józef Piłsudski, Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Józef and Stanisław Haller, Tadeusz Rozwadowski, Ignacy Matuszewski, Kazimierz Sosnkowski, Maurycy Zamoyski, Eustachy Sapieha and others.