History of Poland: Primary Documents

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Government collection of historical documents.
(Polish; Facsimiles of books, journals, manuscripts, photographs, and more)

A graphically presented collection of documents that demonstrate the multicultural origins of Polish culture.
Interface available in English or Polish.
(Facsimiles and commentary)

Document describes relations between Poland, Czech & Slovakian areas, Hungary, some German lands, and Kyivska Rus.
(11th - 12th centuries; transcription in the Polish language)

Site has collection of historical documents from and about Poland.
Also available in Polish.
(writings and photographs)

Site contains original church and personal documents.
(12th century; images, facsimiles in Polish)

(1201 - 1241; image, text in Polish)

Site contains original documents and orders of Konrad I about lands and rights of people.
(1218 - 1228; images, facsimiles in Polish)

(1238 - 1241; image)

(1241 - 1243; image)

(1295; image in Polish)

Chronological commentary with links to primary documents from the Belorus past.
Includes relations and wars with France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.
(13th century to present; Belarusian transcriptions, English translations, images, maps and commentary)

Site contains original orders and laws made by the Polish kings.
(13th century; images, facsimiles in Polish)

Document contains conditions of the union between Poland and Lithuania.
(July 14, 1385; transcription in Belarusian)

Document contains rights for nobles who accept catholic religion.
(February 20, 1387; transcription in the Byelorussian language)

(December 16, 1388; transcription in Old Slavic)

Site contains original Catholic church orders to Polish kings, orders of the Polish kings about personal matters to their vassals.
(14th century; images, facsimiles in Polish)

(July 15, 1410; text in Polish and English)

Document includes privileges and obligations of Catholic knights and feudal lords on the territory of Polish Kingdom and Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Document imposed Polish laws on nobility of both territories: Polish and Lithuanian.
(Gorodlo, October 2, 1413; Russian translation)

Document contains information about rights and duties of the noble people in Poland.
(1454; image of the facsimile, text in Polish)

Document contains information about conditions of peace between Poland and Teutonic Knights.
(October 19, 1466; image of the facsimile, text in Polish)

Site contains original documents which reflects relations between Polish kings and their vassals.
(15th century; images, facsimiles in Polish)

(1505; images in the Latin image)

Book written by Nicholas Copernicus’.
(1520 -1541; images in the Latin image)

Document contains information about conditions of peace between Poland and Teutonic Knights.
(April 8, 1525; text in Polish)

Document was written by Polish King Sigismund II Augustus.
(June 14, 1562; transcription in Belarusian)

Document about decision of Lublen Seym to unite Poland and Lithuania in one country Rech’ Pospolita.
Document determines laws about king, Seym, money, and trade taxes.
(1569; Ukrainian translation)

Document contains information about Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth affairs and rights of freedom of religion.
(January 28, 1573; transcription in Russian)

Site contains document that guaranteed Religious toleration in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. of: guaranteed.
(January 28, 1573; images of the facsimile document)

(1591 - 1593; map, text in Polish)

Document contains articles about conditions of coexistence of Catholic and Orthodox churches.
(1596; transcription in Belarusian)

Document information about religious conditions in Rech Pospolita.
(1599; transcription in Russian)

Site contains original documents of the government about laws, taxes, and international relations.
(16th century; images, facsimiles in Polish and Latin)

Document contains epos about Lithuanian, Polish, Belarus, and Ukrainian nobilities.
(16th century; transcription in Belarusian)

(16th - 17th century; maps, facsimiles and text in Polish)

Provided by the Latvian National Library.
(16th to 18th centuries; map facsimiles and descriptions)

Document contains witness how Tsarevitch Dmitriy was rescued.
(beginning of 17th century; Russian translation)

Site contains documents of the relations between Polish and Moscow in the Time of Troubles.
(Beginning 17th century; commentaries, modern Russian translation)

Site contains information about the situation in Moscow.
(June 8, 1607; transcription in Russian)

Site contains information about war, plans, maps, numbers of soldiers.
(1600 - 1609; images, text in English)

(May 29, 1606 – February 13, 1607; transcription in Russian)

Site contains image of the arrest of Shuiskiy and the documents of the wedding and the execution of False Dmitriy.
(1606-1611; commentaries, image, modern Russian)

Document contains information about Moscow Kingdom and situation in Belarus lands.
(August 8, 1607; transcription in Russian)

Site contains images of the war leaders and maps.
(1609-1617; commentaries, images, modern Russian translation)

Site contains information about troubled times in Moscow kingdom and Polish affair in it.
(February, 1610; transcription in Russian)

(August, 1610; transcription in Russian)

(August 17, 1610; commentaries, images, modern Russian translation)

(1610; transcription in Russian)

Document contains information about about organization of the troops against the Polish invaders and the ways Russian lands were united.
(1612; commentaries, image, modern Russian translation)

Site contains description of the war.
(1632 - 1634; commentaries , image, transcription in Russian)

(1648 - 1678; transcription in Russian)

(November 22, 1649; facsimile in Polish)

(1654 - 1667; transcription in Russian)

(1694 - 1731; images, facsimiles in Polish)

Site contains original governmental documents: laws, orders, and international treaties.
(17th century ; images, facsimiles in Polish and Latin)

Document contains laws of the country Rech Pospolita.
(1768; transcription in Belarusian)

Document contains conditions and agreements between three countries.
(January 4, 1772; transcription in Russian)

Document contains conditions and agreements between three countries.
(July 25, 1772; transcription in Russian)

(1772, 1793, 1795; commentaries, text in Russian)
Site contains numerous documents about relations between Poland and Russia.
(1772, 1793, 1795; commentaries, transcription in Russian)
(1772, 1793, 1795; images, commentaries text in Russian)

(1787; transcription in Old Russian)

(1789 - 1792; text in English)

(1791; text in Russian)

Document contains obligations and rights of two sides.
(October 20, 1791; transcription in Polish)

Document contains laws imposed by the Russian Empire and supported by Prussia on Rech Pospolita.
(November 23, 1793; transcription in Polish)

Page contains information on the conflict between Polish and Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine and Belarus.
( 1794; transcription in Russian)

Site contains multiple documents: letters, reports, journals about the war.
( 1794 - 1795; commentaries, text in Russian)

Site contains original governmental , religious, and personal documents.
(18th century; images, facsimiles in Polish and Latin)

(the end of 18th century; images, facsimiles in Polish)

(1843; facsimile in Polish)

Document contains ideas about restoration of Polish Kingdom, its administration, and some laws.
( February 14, 1832; translation in Russian)

Document contains laws about peasants and land possessions.
( February 19, 1864; transcription in Russian)

Periodicals, declarations, appeals, photographs, postcards, leaflets and other materials concerning the January Uprising.
Digitized by the National Library.
(1861-1864; facsimiles)

(February 19, 1864; transcription in Russian)

(1892; transcription in Russian)

Site contains original governmental , economic, and personal documents and letters.
(19th century ; images, facsimiles in Polish and Latin)

Site contains original governmental , economic, and personal documents and letters, war documents.
(20th century; images, facsimiles in Polish)

Access to 27 Polish journals and newspapers published in the 19th and (early) 20th century.
Polish-language interface.
(19th - 20th centuries; facsimiles)

Site contains photos and documents of the World war I and other wars with Ukrainian National Republic and soviet troops.
(1904 - 1921; facsimiles in the various languages, comments in Polish)

(November 7, 1918; images, facsimiles in Polish)

(November 7, 1918; images, facsimiles in the Polish language)

(November 8, 1918; images, facsimiles in Polish)

(November 14, 1918; transcription in Polish)

(1918 - 1919; images, facsimiles in Polish and German)

List of the digitized newspaper "Today".
(1919-1939; Yiddish facsimiles)

Adopted by the Polish Constituent Assembly at Warsaw following World War I.
(March 17, 1921; print facsimile)

(May, 1926; facsimile in Polish, comments in English)

(1930; transcription in Polish)

Topographic maps at 1:25,000 scale from Germany of 1930 borders, including parts of what is now Poland
From BYU digital collections.
(1930; searchable or browsable access to facsimile maps)

Site contains information about relations of Poland with Germany before the war.
(1937 - 1939; images, text in Polish)

(1932 - 1939; images, text in Polish)

Site contains testimonies of the Belarus prisoners about life in the camp of Ukrainian, Byelorussian, and Polish people.
(1934 - 1939; commentaries, transcription in Russian)

Document contains information about territorial interests of both governments towards Poland, Baltic countries, and territorial lands of Western Belarus and Ukraine. Transcription of the document.
(August 23, 1939; facsimiles in German)

Site contains documents with addresses of the president of Poland to people about the war.
(1939 - 1940; transcription in Polish)

Site contains photo gallery and documents.
(1939 - 1944; facsimiles, transcription in Polish and English)

Site contains photo gallery of the camp.
(1939 - 1944; transcription in English)

Polish underground antifascist publications digitized by the National Library.
(1939-1945; facsimiles)

Site contains documents and photo documents of the relationship of Poland with Soviet Union and Ukrainian nationalists.
(1939 - 1945; images, facsimiles, text in English)

Images and documents from the Harrison Fordman Collection.
Browse the collection or use the advanced search.
Project sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Libraries - Digital Collections.

Document contains official order of high governmental officials about execution of 25,000 Polish war prisoners.
(March 5, 1940; facsimile in Russian)

Site contains documents which testify about the destiny of Polish war prisoners .
(1940; facsimiles in Russian)

Site contains documents of the conference between USSR, Great Brittan, and the U.S.A.
(February 4-11, 1943; transcription in Russian)

Site contains documents of the conferences between USSR, Great Brittan, and the U.S.A.
(1943, 1945; transcription in Russian)

Site containing a list of digitized newspapers.
(1945-1981; Polish facsimiles)


Site contains photos and documents about elections.
(1947; facsimiles in the Polish language, comments in Polish and English)

Site contains photos document of the constitution with corrections of Joseph Stalin.
(1951; facsimile in Russian)

Documents regarding the Polish revolts against Soviet rule beginning in OCtober 1956.
Part of the Wilson Center's Digital Archive of the Cold War.
(1956-1989; English transcriptions)

Monthly Reports about the Development in Poland between 1955 and 1965.
(1955-1965; facsimiles)

Began with a wave of strikes and the formation of the labor union Solidarity, and ended with the imposition of Martial Law in December 1981.
Collection of documents regarding the Soviet and other eastern European leaders' responses to events in Poland.
Part of the Wilson Center's Digital Archive of the Cold War.
(August 1980 to April 1984; facsimiles)

Document about territory and borders of two countries.
(November 14, 1990; text in Polish)

( April 1, 2006; transcription in Polish)

Document contains conditions for Polish people in Lithuania.
(July 20, 2006; transcription in Polish)

Site contains documents with orders to release secret documents about political repressions and documents of the governmental security services 1944 -1990.
(March 14, 2007; transcription in Polish)

Statutes, criminal and civil codes, and other legal materials.
A portal of the BYU Law School.
Library of Congress guide to constitutional, legal and government documents.

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

Digitized German-language newspapers of Central and Eastern Europe outside German-speaking countries.
(18th-20th centuries; facsimiles newspaper issues)

(Facsimiles)



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