Endangered Archives

EAP285: Preservation of Gypsy/Roma historical and cultural heritage in Bulgaria - major project

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EAP285/1/1: Statute of Ekhipe ('Unity') [1945] EAP285/2/1: Old postcard entitled ‘gypsy hut near Kyustendil’ [Early 20th century]
EAP285/2/2: Photographs of the inhabitants of the gypsy quarter doing voluntary work to improve its sanitation [1970s] EAP285/2/3: "Photographs of a parade in honour of 9th September 1944, marking the participation of gypsies from Kyustendil in the victory of the Socialist revolution in Bulgaria [1970s]"
EAP285/2/4: "Photograph of children drawing at a parade in honour of 9th September 1944, marking the participation of gypsies from Kyustendil in the victory of the Socialist revolution in Bulgaria [1970s]" EAP285/2/5: "Photographs of the 'brigada', agricultural work for which gypsies from the Kyustendil quarter were mobilised [1970s]"
EAP285/2/6: Photograph of an amateur art activities presentation at which the gypsy youth from Kyustendil are in Bulgarian traditional costumes and participating in traditional Bulgarian dance [1977] EAP285/2/7: Photograph of dancing at a 6th May festival [1970s]
EAP285/2/8: "Photograph of Stoyanka Sokolova, a female Bulgarian-Roma journalist from the gypsy newspaper 'Nov pat' from Sofia, visiting Kyustendil town's Party Committee [1970s]" EAP285/2/9: Photograph of Atanaska's wedding [1975]
EAP285/2/10: Photographs of Velichka's wedding [1981] EAP285/2/11: Photographs of Grandmother Naza at a wedding [1970s]
EAP285/2/12: Photograph of wedding of great-grandson of Grandmother Naza [1970s] EAP285/2/13: "Photograph of 15th anniversary celebration of Tsonka's wedding, daughter of Grandmother Naza, including wedding dress [1970s]"
EAP285/2/14: Photograph of Grandmother Naza with her daughters [1970s] EAP285/2/15: Photograph of relatives of grandmother Naza at a family celebration [1970s]
EAP285/2/16: "Photograph of wedding of Stoyan from the Zhelyov family and Ruma, daughter of Tako o Laxo, son of Grandmother Naza [1970s]" EAP285/2/17: "Photograph of the ""Shaloporin"" – a ritual element of weddings with men in women's clothes [1970s]"
EAP285/2/18: Photograph of the wedding of the Fartichari family showing the carriage for the bride and groom [1970s] EAP285/2/19: "Drawing on the back of a photograph, ‘a gift for all guests’ [1970s]"
EAP285/2/20: Photograph of the bride and groom from the Fartichari family in the carriage [1970s] EAP285/2/21: Photograph of the Zhelyov family performing the ‘horo’ wedding dance [1970s]
EAP285/2/22: Photograph of Zhelyo Kovachev with a decorated bride at a wedding [1970s] EAP285/2/23: Photograph of a celebration for Koce from the Zhelyov family going to join the army [1970s]
EAP285/2/24: Photographs of the burial of Bure [1970s] EAP285/2/25: Photograph of the Zhelyov family visiting Rila monastery [1970s]
EAP285/2/26: Photograph of dancing with a flag at a 6th May celebration - the day of the Gypsy Guild of the Porters [1960s] EAP285/2/27: Photograph of the Gypsy Guild of the Porters with the heads of ritually-killed lambs [1960s]
EAP285/2/28: "Photographs of Kyustendil gypsies during the Second World War, apparently taken by a German soldier, presented by him to the family [1940s]" EAP285/2/29: Photograph of electoral agitation in the gypsy quarter in Kyustendil [1990]
EAP285/2/30: Photograph of electoral agitation for the support of the Bulgarian Socialist Party [1990] EAP285/2/31: Photograph of Zhelyo Kovachev during electoral agitation for the support of the Bulgarian Socialist Party [1990]
EAP285/2/32: Photograph of Communist activists' grandchildren during electoral agitation for the support of the Bulgarian Socialist Party [1990] EAP285/2/33: "Photograph of electoral agitation in the gypsy quarter in Kyustendil for support of the Union of Democratic Forces, organised by the extended family of Golyovci from the Vlax gypsy group [1990]"
EAP285/3/1: "Glasul Romilor, issue number 13 [1939]" EAP285/3/2: "Glasul Romilor, issue number 14 [1940]"
EAP285/4/1: "Draft of decree 1,216 for solving the issues of the gypsy population in Bulgaria [8 Oct 1957]" EAP285/4/2: Draft of decree against nomadism and begging [1958]
EAP285/4/3: Draft amendments to the decree for People Militia (police) [1958] EAP285/4/4: Draft amendments to the decree for People Militia (police) [1958]
EAP285/5/1: Videotape of a Roma wedding in Provadia [7 Oct 1990] EAP285/6/1: "Photograph of two sisters wearing wedding dresses from Makedontsi family at a New Year celebration in the village of Lilyach, Bulgaria [1970s]"
EAP285/6/2: Photograph of women from the Makedontsi family [1970s] EAP285/6/3: "Photograph showing the ritual of ""prohozhdane"" (first steps of a small child) in the gypsy quarter in Kyustendil [1970s]"
EAP285/6/4: Photograph of the grandfather from the Makedontsi family with grandchildren [1970s] EAP285/6/5: Photograph of the Makedontsi family with grandchildren on a pilgrimage at Rila Monastery [1970s]
EAP285/6/6: "Photograph of the ""Syunet biav"" (circumcision) celebration of a child from the Turtsi family [1970s]" EAP285/6/7: Photograph of a celebration for sending a boy from the Turtsi family to the army [1970s]
EAP285/7/1: Photograph of a family gathering [1947] EAP285/7/2: Photograph of two young Sofia Roma families from the Fakultet quarter [Late 1940s]
EAP285/7/3: Photograph of a young Sofia Roma family with their two children from the Fakultet quarter [1950s] EAP285/7/4: Photograph of Bay Nano with son and grandsons [1960s]
EAP285/7/5: Photograph of Bridesmaid Kata in a special dress in the style of a wedding dress [1940s] EAP285/7/6: Portrait photograph of Kata [1950s]
EAP285/7/7: "Photograph of a group of musicians, ""Malikovi"", from Fakultet in a restaurant [1950s]" EAP285/7/8: Photograph of a Roma musician with a contrabass [1950s]
EAP285/7/9: "Photograph of Roma musician, Hristo Elezov, on stage [1950s]" EAP285/7/10: Photograph of Roma musician [1980s]
EAP285/7/11: "Photograph of Roma musician, Shaban Bajramovic [1970s]" EAP285/7/12: Photograph of the welcoming of a newborn baby in front of a hospital [1980s]
EAP285/7/13: Photograph of a father with a baby in downtown Sofia [1950s] EAP285/7/14: Photograph of the welcoming of newborn baby being carried home by horse cab from hospital [1960s]
EAP285/7/15: Photograph of a wedding dance in Fakultet quarter [1970s] EAP285/7/16: Photograph of a bridesmaid with her father [1970s]
EAP285/7/17: Photograph of a bridesmaid with her brother [1970s] EAP285/7/18: Photograph of Roma-careteers in Fakultet quarter [1970s]
EAP285/7/19: Photograph of children on a horse in Fakultet quarter [1970s] EAP285/7/20: "Photograph of Roma children in school in the town of Pleven, Bulgaria [1950s]"
EAP285/7/21: Photograph of Roma youths at a folklore ensemble [1956] EAP285/7/22: Photograph of a Roma musician with clarinet [1960s]
EAP285/7/23: Photograph of a Roma musicians' band [1970s] EAP285/7/24: "Photograph of Roma musicians' school of P Budakov in the town of Sliven, Bulgaria [1970s]"
EAP285/7/25: Photograph of a bride and her sister-in-law in wedding dress in the Roma quarter of Konyovitsa in Sofia [1970s] EAP285/8/1: "Photograph of a village celebration in Tran, Bulgaria, with Roma participation [1960s]"
EAP285/8/2: "Photograph of a family of nomadic gypsies just after their settlement in Dobrudzha, Bulgaria [1960s]" EAP285/8/3: "Portrait photograph of Roma activist Dimiter Golemanov, from the town of Sliven, Bulgaria, in the time of Communist rule [1970s]"
EAP285/8/4: Certificate of gratitude to a Roma who died for the Fatherland as a soldier in the army in the war [1912-1913] EAP285/8/5: "Photograph of two Roma cousins from a gypsy group of musicians in the town of Kotel, Bulgaria [1970s]"
EAP285/8/6: "Photograph of grandmother and granddaughter from a gypsy group of musicians in the town of Kotel, Bulgaria [1970s]" EAP285/8/7: "Photograph of extended family from a gypsy group of musicians in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria [1970s]"
EAP285/8/8: "Photograph of extended family from a gypsy group of musicians in the city of Zlataritsa, Bulgaria [1950s]" EAP285/8/9: "Photograph of Roma home in the village of Zdravets, Bulgaria [Late 1970s]"
EAP285/8/10: "Photograph of Roma home in the village of Zdravets, Bulgaria [1970s]" EAP285/8/11: "Photograph of Roma boys from the village of Zdravets, Bulgaria, visiting Sofia for the first time [1970s]"
EAP285/8/12: "Photograph of a Roma family in the fields in the village of Zdravets, Bulgaria [1950s]" EAP285/8/13: "Photograph of Roma family on the street in the village of Zdravets, Bulgaria [1970s]"
EAP285/8/14: "Photograph of Roma with children on the street in the village of Zdravets, Bulgaria [1970s]" EAP285/8/15: "Photograph of a Roma railway worker's family from the village of Zdravets, Bulgaria, in the city of Varna [1970s]"
EAP285/8/16: "Photograph of Roma family from village of Zdravets, Bulgaria. The husband is a soldier. [1950s]" EAP285/9/1: Handwritten collection [1970s]
EAP285/9/2: Typewritten collection [1980s] EAP285/10/1: Song entitled 'E Elmasa sar merla' [1980s]
EAP285/10/2: Fairy tale entitled 'E kori šukarni' [1980s] EAP285/10/3: Fairy tale entitled 'Sliapata krasavitsa' [1980s]
EAP285/10/4: Fairy tale entitled 'E Thagarni thai e žamba' [1980s] EAP285/10/5: Fairy tale entitled 'E Thagarni thai e žamba' [1980s]
EAP285/10/6: Fairy tale entitled 'E Thagarni prosila' [1980s] EAP285/10/7: Fairy tale entitled 'Tsaritsata prosi' [1980s]
EAP285/10/8: Fairy tale entitled 'O piperkos thai e devanas' [1980s] EAP285/10/9: Fairy tale entitled 'Piperko i lamiata' [1980s]
EAP285/11/1: "Correspondence between Dimitar Golemanov and Donald Kenrick with news from Sliven, Bulgaria in the Romani language and containing 2 songs in the Russian language [1969]" EAP285/11/2: Song entitled 'Moi dorogi' [Oct 1969]
EAP285/11/3: Correspondence with Donald Kenrick [Oct 1969] EAP285/11/4: Correspondence with Donald Kenrick containing song entitled 'Luludi' [Apr 1969]
EAP285/11/5: Song entitled 'Legenda' [Apr 1969] EAP285/11/6: Correspondence with Donald Kenrick in Russian [30 Jun 1969]
EAP285/11/7: Song entitled 'Proshtalno' [Apr 1969] EAP285/11/8: "Translation of Alexander Pushkin's poem, 'The gypsies', into Romany [Apr 1969]"
EAP285/11/9: Fairy tale entitled 'Gold coins' [Apr 1969] EAP285/11/10: Song about Leningrad [1969]
EAP285/11/11: Song entitled 'Dorogi' [1969] EAP285/11/12: Songs of Golemanov [1978]
EAP285/11/13: Two songs of Golemnov [1978] EAP285/11/14: Two songs of Golemanov with translation and analysis [1978]
EAP285/11/15: Fairy tale [1978] EAP285/11/16: Biographical data [1978]
EAP285/12/1: About the origins of the Roma - a legend [Late 20th century] EAP285/12/2: A winter time fairy tale [Late 20th century]
EAP285/12/3: A young married wife's fairy tale [Late 20th century] EAP285/13/1: Project for empirical sociological study on Bulgarian citizens of gypsy origin [1977]
EAP285/13/2: Results of empirical sociological study on 'Affirmation of socialist way of life of Bulgarian citizens of gypsy origin' [1980] EAP285/13/3: List of decrees of the Council of Ministers regarding the question of the gypsy minority [1957-1975]
EAP285/13/4: "Information about decree number 1,360 regarding the question of the gypsy minority [5 Dec 1984]" EAP285/13/5: Information and suggestions from the City Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party about music and a dramatic ensemble at the 'Vasil Drumev' reading house [16 Jul 1980]
EAP285/13/6: Information relating to measures taken by the Ministry of Education targeting gypsies in the field of education [1980s] EAP285/13/7: Information relating to measures taken by the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party to improve the conditions for Bulgarian gypsies [3 Jan 1979]
EAP285/13/8: Information relating to measures taken by the Department Science and Education targeting gypsies in the field of education [after 1978] EAP285/13/9: Information about the criminal situation of gypsies in the Sofia region from 1980-1986 [12 Feb 1986]
EAP285/13/10: Report about the improvement of work among Bulgarian gypsies and their more active inclusion in developed Socialist society [1979] EAP285/13/11: Information about work with the gypsy population in the Sliven district of Bulgaria [no date]
EAP285/13/12: Information about the work of the Fatherland Front organisation with Roma women [no date] EAP285/13/13: Information about boarding schools for gypsy youths [1974]
EAP285/13/14: Notices about the work of the Party among the gypsy population [1959] EAP285/13/15: Notices about the work of the Fatherland Front among the gypsy population [no date]
EAP285/13/16: Gospodin Kolev's comments on Bulgarian literature on gypsies [no date] EAP285/13/17: Gospodin Kolev's comments on G Yankov's work on ethnic processes [1981]
EAP285/13/18: Ideas and thoughts about the improvement of work among Bulgarian gypsies and their more active inclusion in developed Socialist society [no date] EAP285/13/19: Gospodin Kolev's comments on Plamen Georgiev's PhD work on sociological aspects on Bulgarian gypsies [1982]
EAP285/13/20: Gospodin Kolev's comments on Asen Kolev's PhD work on the ideological and political situation of Bulgarian gypsies [1985] EAP285/13/21: "Instructions to local, regional and city committees from the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party for their work with gypsies [no date]"
EAP285/13/22: "Decisions of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party, with particular emphasis on work with the Muslim faith and the tendency of Turkisation among some gypsies [1962]" EAP285/13/23: "List made by Gospodin Kolev of the most important decisions, in his opinion, by the Party [no date]"
EAP285/13/24: Notices made by Gospodin Kolev about his work in the Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party on gypsy issues [no date] EAP285/14/1: State gazette with law against Jews and gypsies [1942]
EAP285/14/2: "Complaints of gypsies from the village of Podem, Bulgaria, who were expelled from their homes [29 May 1991]" EAP285/14/3: "Correspondence from Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, to the Roma newspaper 'Romano ilo', describing the local situation and problems [29 May 1991]"
EAP285/14/4: "Telegram from a Roma, Stefan Demirev, from the town of Shumen, Bulgaria, to Grattan Puxon, temporarily in Greece organising the second International Roma Congress [1970s]" EAP285/14/5: "Telegram from Grattan Puxon to two Romas, Stefan Demirev and Ali Chaushev from Shumen, with an invitation to participate in the second International Roma Congress in Geneva [1977]"
EAP285/14/6: "Two poems by Fikre Fazli, a female Romani activist from Sofia, writing about the plight of the Roma [1970s]" EAP285/14/7: Information from the Ministry of Education and Institute for Youth Research on a segregated school for gypsies [1990-1991]
EAP285/14/8: "Speeches, comments and observations on the Second National Congress of the Democratic Union of Roma [22 Jun 1991]" EAP285/14/9: "Speeches, comments and observations on the National Meeting of the Confederation of Roma [Jan 1991]"
EAP285/14/10: "Speeches, comments and observations on the Meeting of the Democratic Union of Roma [8 Apr 1992]" EAP285/14/11: "Speeches, comments and observations on the National Meeting of the Confederation of Roma [30 May 1992]"
EAP285/14/12: "Speeches and comments on the National Roma Meeting in Varna, Bulgaria [Jun 1992]" EAP285/14/13: "Notes on the Roma Conference in Varna, with a proposal to move the centre of the Roma movement from Sofia to the countryside [Aug 1992]"
EAP285/14/14: Third National Preparatory Meeting of Initiative Committee for uniting all Roma organisations [10 Oct 1992] EAP285/14/15: Notes on the National Conference for uniting all Roma organisations [8 May 1993]
EAP285/15/1: "Manuscript by V Karamanov, a local researcher from Kyustendil, Bulgaria, about the town of Kyustendil [1919]" EAP285/15/2: Protocol of local council in Kyustendil with analysis of the employment situation of gypsies and the decision targeting the improvement of their employment situation [22 Jul 1960]
EAP285/15/3: "Information about activities of the Fatherland Front among the gypsy population, describing the work of the Fatherland Front from 1950s [1960s]" EAP285/15/4: Report about activities of the Fatherland Front among the gypsy population in the region of Kyustendil [1983]
EAP285/15/5: Request from the National Council of the Fatherland Front to local branches for information about the gypsy population in the region of Kyustendil [25 Jan 1964] EAP285/15/6: Information and evaluation of the activities of the Fatherland Front among the gypsy population in the region of Kyustendil [1960s]
EAP285/15/7: Information about activities of the Fatherland Front among the gypsy population in region of Kyustendil [no date] EAP285/15/8: Activities required of the Regional Council of the Fatherland Front among the gypsy population in the region of Kyustendil [no date]
EAP285/15/9: Information about the activities of the Fatherland Front among the gypsy population in the region of Kyustendil [1968] EAP285/15/10: Orders by the Ministry redirecting communal utilities and public works to the region of Kyustendil [Feb 1950]
EAP285/15/11: Order for accommodation of local gypsies [1948] EAP285/15/12: Program for solving local needs of gypsies in the town of Kyustendil [1974]
EAP285/15/13: Information on the regional council program for the improvement of work with Bulgarian citizens of gypsy origin in the region of Kyustendil [1982] EAP285/15/14: Plan of regional commission for working with the gypsy population [1967]
EAP285/15/15: Definitions of the role and goals of the Fatherland Front among the gypsy population [no date] EAP285/15/16: Thematic plan for preparation of gypsy activists of the Fatherland Front [no date]
EAP285/15/17: "Information about the situation with mass political work among gypsies in Kyustendil, conducted along the lines of the Fatherland Front [1966-1967]"