Guide to the Laszlo Valko Papers 1936-1974
Cage 470

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Laszlo Valko Papers
ID
Cage 470
Date [inclusive]
1936-1974
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of: newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, refugee passports and other papers, including a volume of commemorative letters (1970), of a proponent of agricultural cooperatives.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Laszlo Valko, Papers, 1936-1974

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Laszlo Valko (1907-1982) served as a Professor of Agricultural Economics at Washington State University from 1950 to 1972. Valko was born on June 18, 1907 in Budapest, Hungary. He earned doctoral degrees in law, political science, and economics at Budapest University. After completing his education in 1938, he entered government service, and directed the official social work in Hungarian agriculture until 1944. Valko left civil service and joined the Hungarian Resistance when Nazi Germany invaded and occupied Hungary in 1944. Following World War II, Valko was appointed to lead the Office of Social Administration in Hungary's Ministry of Social Welfare, but stepped down as Soviet influence spread throughout the country in late 1945. In 1946, he served as the director for the Central Institute of Farmers' Co-operatives, and also taught at the University of Szeged. In 1848, after the Hungarian Communist Party took control of Hungary's co-operatives, Valko and his wife, Helena, escaped to Switzerland. They immigrated to the United States a year later.

After a brief tenure at Iowa State University, Valko joined the Washington State University faculty in 1950, and remained a member of the Agricultural Economics Department at WSU until his retirement in 1972. Widely published, translated, and traveled, Valko represented the United States at many co-operative farming conferences worldwide throughout the 1950s and 1960s. After his retirement from WSU, he frequently delivered guest lectures at the invitation of numerous foreign governments.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of: newspaper clippings, photographs, publications, refugee passports and other papers, including a volume of commemorative letters (1970), of a proponent of agricultural cooperatives.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture, Cooperative -- Study and teaching
  • Communism -- Hungary -- History -- Sources
  • Refugees -- Records and correspondence

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Biographical sketch 1982 

1 1

Cooperative studies 1961 

1 2

Hungarian Broadcasting System 1936-1940 

1 3

Latin American news reports and articles 1960-1963 

1 4

Magyarság (Hungarian People) 1936 

1 5

Newspaper clippings, announcements, lectures 1937-1972 

1 6

Photographs (prints and negatives) 1938-1974 

1 7

Published articles 1949-1968 

1 8

Refugee passports 1949 

1 9

Twenty Years in Service of Cooperatives 1970 

1 10