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Ida and Adolf Kucera papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC1285


Adolf Kucera was a post-World War II displaced person and a pre-World War II officer in the Czechoslovak Army. Papers comprise correspondence between Kucera and other Czech DPs (some letters include notes written by Ida Kucera), and a short autobiography of Kucera from the "Archer" magazine.


  • 1949-1976


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Adolf Kucera was born on April 6, 1895 in Rabstejnska Lhota, No. 5, near Chrudim in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (today in Cesko [Czech Republic]). Adolf Kučera born 6. Apr. 1895, died 4. May 1974. Residence localities ZIP Code 55104, Localities Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota.) Ida Kučerová born 6. Jun 1902, died 9. Aug 1986/ Residence Localities ZIP Code: 55117, 1. Localities Little Canada, Ramsey, Minnesota, 2. Maplewood, Ramsey, Minnesota, 3. Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota.)


1 linear inch


The collection is organized in four parts:

1) Autobiographical sketch published in the newsletter of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, January-February, 1954 (3 pages).2) Letters to Adolf Kucera from General Vaclav Vlcek of Montreal, Canada, 1950-1970 (included is one letter from 1949 when V. Vlcek's residence was still the Ludwigsburg Displaced Persons (DP) Camp in Germany.) - (ca. 60 pages).3) Letters to Adolf (Ada) and Ida Kucera from General Alois Liska of London, United Kingdom, 1949-1976 - (13 pages).4) Letters to Adolf and Ida Kucera from Miroslav Cigler of Melbourne, Australia, 1949-1971 - (ca. 65 pages).

Obsah sbirky Adolfa Kucery se deli na 4 casti:

1) Vlastni zivotopisna crta publikovana v casopise firmy Archer Daniels Midland z ledna - unora 1954. - (3 strany).2) Dopisy Adolfu Kucerovi od Generala Vaclava Vlcka z Montrealu v Kanade z let 1950-1970 (zahrnut je i jeden dopis z roku 1949, kdy se V. Vlcek stale jeste nachazel v uprchlickem tabore Ludwigsburg v Nemecku) - (ca. 60 stran).3) Dopisy Adolfu a Ide Kucerovym od Generala Aloisa Lisky z Londyna z let 1949-1976 - (13 stran).4) Dopisy Adolfu a Ide Kucerovym od Miroslava Ciglera z let 1949 - 1971 z Melbourne v Australii (ca. 65 stran).


Collection acquired in 1981 from Ida Kucera of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Inventory of the Ida and Adolf Kucera papers.
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Finding Aid in English, some portions also in Czech.

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