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The Bethlen Collection

Finding Aid for the Bethlen Collection

The Bethlen Collection is a major resource for the history of Hungarians in the United States.  It is deposited and available for research in the Hungarian Heritage Center of the American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset St. in New Brunswick, NJ. 

The collection is 1000 linear feet in extent and dates primarily to the years 1896-1996.  It  is divided into 1) Church Papers, chiefly of the Hungarian Reformed Church; 2) Hungarian ethnic Organizations; 3) Personal Papers of clergy and lay people;  4)  Subject collections:  Culture; Hungarian history; human rights; Transylvania; Czechoslovakia, and theology; 5) Miscellaneous collections, including immigrants’ papers, fragments, and diaries.  The Bethlen Collection includes many books and periodicals.

This finding aid was created by András Csillag, Ilona Kovács, Nora Deák, and Margaret Papai.

To conduct research in this collection, contact the Hungarian Heritage Center at 732-846-5777 or by email at .


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