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Source Material on 1956 Hungarian Revolution Available to U.S. Research Institutions

Charles Gati, political scientist and former senior adviser to the State Department, has donated a wealth of scholarly research material on the 1956 Revolution to the Hungarian American Coalition.  Dr. Gati, currently a Senior Fellow of the John Hopkins University’s Foreign Policy Institute, is a frequent commenter on Hungarian and East European politics.  He fled his native Hungary during the 1956 revolution.

In 2006, Dr. Gati’s latest book, Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt, was published by the Wilson Center Press as part of the Cold War International History project.

Gati has donated his collection of resources, amassed during the writing of Failed Illusions, to the Coalition. The collection includes more than 100 sources, including monographs in several languages, intelligence reports, speeches, scholarly articles, and documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

The Coalition has scanned all of this material and placed it in digital format onto a CD.  Please contact the Hungarian American Coalition if you are a university, research institution or library willing to accept the entire collection and make it available free of charge to interested scholars.

We wish to thank Professor Gati for preserving this archival material for interested readers. Also, we extend our thanks to the interns of the Coalition’s Congressional Internship Program who worked on digitalizing the material.

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