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Correspondence of Milada Blekastad-Topičová

    Milada Blekastad was the granddaughter of prominent publisher František Topič. She travelled as a fifteen-year-old to Norway and settled there. She became an exceptional scholar, translator between Czech and Norwegian and renowned expert on Johannes Amos Comenius’ life and work. The Milada Blekastad Papers include 31 large files of two-way correspondence, 30 files of additional documents by Blekastad and others (academic studies, administrative and personal documents) and 10 files of printed articles and research. The Milada Blekastad Papers include sent and received correspondence with approximately 250 partners. Blekastad corresponded with Roman Jakobson, Dmytro Čyževskyj, Jaroslav Seifert, Julie Nováková, Vlasta Miškovská – Kozáková and many other notable figures.

    Original source name : Korespondence Milady Blekastad-Topičové (1917–2003)
    English translation : Correspondence of Milada Blekastad-Topičová
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : correspondence
    Reference number : Files 1-71
    Language(s) : Czech
    Geographical coverage : Europe
    Time range : 20th-21stc.
    Year(s) : 1930–2003
    Theme 1 : family
    Theme 2 : networking
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Publication(s) : Kateřina Šolcová, Comenius im Blick: Der Briefwechsel zwischen Milada Blekastad und Dmitrij Tschižewskij (Verlag Traugott Bautz, 2014); Věra Schifferová, Ivan Chvatík and Tomáš Havelka (eds.), Jan Patočka, Korespondence s komeniology I.– III. (Praha: OIKOYMENH, 2011).
    Archive name : Filosofický ústav Akademie věd České republiky
    Archive name (English) : Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences
    Archive address : Jilská 1, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
    City : Prague
    Country : Czech Republic
    Official website and institutional resources :
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