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Kostelecký, Václav
Kost/Pp329-335/1- · Sub-Fonds · 1946-2007
Part of Private Archives

The collection primarily contains items concerning Mr. Kostelecký's career with the United Nations, namely his activities with the United Nations Appeal for Children (UNAC) and his work with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), including his work on as a consultant on the official history of UNECE: “Three Decades of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe” (E/ECE/962).

There is also correspondence between Kostelecký and Myrdal about the ECE history project, including the preparatory work for Kostelecky's book “The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: The Beginning of a History”. This material includes records of interviews with figures prominent in the UNECE, including Gunnar Myrdal, Walt Rostow, and Evgeny Chossudovsky, among others.

The collection also contains correspondence with the Kostelecký and Myrdal families and the Swedish Labour Movement Library and Archives about donations of Kostelecký and Myrdal's Papers, as well as Kostelecky’s publications and several books from his personal library.

There are numerous photos, four framed portaits, and several film negatives in the collection, including portraits of Kostelecky and other United Nations staff members, as well as more personal photos of the Kostelecky and Myrdal families. Primarily, however, there are photos relating to the work of the UNECE. In total, there are over 300 photographs in the collection.

Kostelecky, Vaclav
Pp/Kostelecky · Sub-sub-sub-series · 1978-1981
Part of Private Archives

The sub-sub-sub-series consists of sixty one audio files of interviews conducted by Vaclav Kostelecky from 1978 to 1981 on the history of the ECE. Includes interviews with Gunnar Myrdal, Walt Rostow, Evgeny Chossudowsky, Albert Kervyn de Lettenhove, and Nicholas Kaldor, among others. These audio files were provided by the Swedish Labour Mouvement Archives and Library (Arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek, https://www.arbark.se) with support from the Kostelecky family. The ZIP file contains all 61 audio files in MP3 format with the file list (in Swedish); these files can be downloaded individually on together in one ZIP file at: https://owncloud.unog.ch/s/9Sv0S2E3RSAb4ZV.

Václav Kostelecký
Pp/Kostelecky · File · 1978.08.01-1978.08.15
Part of Private Archives

The file consists of Václav Kostelecký's interview with Gunnar Mydal. The interview took place in Stockholm, Sweden between 1 August 1978 and 15 August 1978. The interview is, in total, 648 minutes long and is on thwenty three electronic audio files. Audio file10/23 inteview with Gunnar Mydal also includes Alva Mydal, his wife. In addition 7 further interviews were conducted the next year in 1979.

Pp/Kostelecky · File · 1979.06.15-1979.06.22
Part of Private Archives

The file consists of Václav Kostelecký's interview with Gunnar Mydal. The interview took place in Stockholm, Sweden between 15 June 1979 and 22 June 1979. The interview is, in total, 252 minutes long and is on seven electronic audio files. In addition 23 interviews were conducted the previous year in 1978.