Note by Lech Walesa Regarding Further Procedure of Talks
Note by Lech Walesa regarding further procedure of talks including questions of size of groups and representation for the Roundtable talks as well as a proposal for an agenda for the working groups
January 09, 1989
Untitled report from Mieczysław Dedo, Polish Ambassador to the DPRK, concerning the results of Kim Jong Nam’s visit to Iran
The Polish Ambassador in North Korea summarizes the results of Kim Jong Nam's visit to Iran, including possible oil deliveries, arms sales, and cooperation in uranium enrichment.
January 20, 1989
Letter from A. Stelmachowski to Lech Walesa
Letter from A. Stelmachowski to Lech Walesa suggesting more open Union structures and advocating a small body of representatives to take part in the Roundtable discussions
Memorandum to Alexander Yakovlev from the Bogomolov Commission (Marina Sylvanskaya)
Memorandum to Alexander Yakovlev from the Bogomolov Commission (Marina Sylvanskaya) describing the changes in individual Eastern European countries and their impact on the Soviet Union
February 12, 1989
Letter from Andrzej Slowik to Roundtable Chair Wladyslaw Findeisen
Letter from Andrzej Slowik to “Roundtable” Chair Wladyslaw Findeisen asking for diversification and expansion of the Roundtable group even if it leads to difficulties in negotiations, since it would permit wider societal acceptance of decisions
February 25, 1989
Papers of the Working Group of the National Commission of NSZZ 'Solidarity'
Papers of the Working Group of the National Commission of NSZZ “Solidarity,” regarding the format for the continuation of the Solidarity movement – whether it be relegalized or legalized, as well as discussion on the position of workers’ self-government
April 06, 1989
Special Analysis: Poland: Roundtable Accords Signed
An analysis of Solidarity's legalization and its effects on Polish politics.
April 22, 1989
A. Sukharev et al to the CPSU Central Committee, 'On the Question of Katyn'
A group of Soviet officials propose that the KGB, among other institutions, investigate the circumstances and locations of the deaths of Polish officers interned in the Soviet Union during World War II.
May 09, 1989
Report on a Working Visit of Wojciech Jaruzelski to Moscow
Report on First Secretary of the Polish People's Republic Wojciech Jaruzelski's 1989 visit to Moscow to meet with Gorbachev and discuss the transformations occurring in the Soviet Union.
May 18, 1989
Poland: Catholic Church Legalized
An analysis of the Catholic Church's legalization as an effort to boost the Party's popular support.
May 18, 1989
National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 18 May 1989
The CIA's National Intelligence Daily for 18 May 1989 describes the latest developments in China, the Soviet Union, Ethiopia, Panama, El salvador, Venezuela, West Germany, Bolivia, Poland, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Philippines.
June 03, 1989
Poland: Solidarity Outcampaigns Party
An analysis of what political actions Solidarity must take to assert its role in the new government.
June 03, 1989
Special Analysis: Poland: Election Implications
An analysis of the Polish political climate leading into elections.
June 05, 1989
Transcript of the Central Committee Secretariat Meeting of the Polish United Workers Party (PZPR)
On the day after Solidarity had swept Poland’s first open elections, ultimately winning 99 of 100 Senate seats, the Polish Communists vent their shock and dismay ("a bitter lesson," "the party are not connected with the masses," "We trusted the Church and they turned out to be Jesuits" were typical comments). Comrade Kwasniewski (who was later elected President of Poland) remarks that "It’s well known that also party members were crossing out our candidates" (only two out of 35 Party candidates survived the epidemic of X’s). But they see no choice but to negotiate a coalition government, and specifically "[w]arn against attempts at destabilization, pointing at the situation in China" -- since the Tiananmen massacre occurred the same day as the Polish elections, the road not taken.
June 09, 1989
Records of the Talks between GDR Comrade Erich Honecker, and Member of the Politburo and Minister for Foreign Affairs the USSR, Eduard A. Shevardnadze
GDR Chairman Honecker and Shevardnadze discuss the state of the German Democratic Republic and the CPSU's outlook on and relationship with East Germany, as well as both of their perspectives on the sociopolitical landscape in Poland, its recent election and the battle to maintain socialism in Poland.
June 12, 1989
Information on a Meeting of the Chairmen of the Regional Citizens’ Committees held in the Citizens’ Committee in Warsaw, at 6 Fredra St.,12 June 1989
Chairmen of the fourty-six regional committees discuss the upcoming round of elections in Poland.
June 14, 1989
Conversation between M. S. Gorbachev and FRG Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Gorbachev and Kohl discuss relations with the United States, Kohl's upcoming visit to Poland, and the status of reforms in various socialist countries.
June 27, 1989
Untitled report from Mieczysław Dedo, Polish Ambassador to the DPRK, concerning the visit of Yasser Arafat in North Korea (25-26 June 1989)
Poland's ambassador to North Korea reports on cooperation between the Palestinian state and the DPRK following Arafat's visit.
July 05, 1989
Excerpts from the Conversation of M.S. Gorbachev and Francois Mitterrand
Excerpts from a dinner conversation between Gorbachev and Mitterrand where they discuss the political situations in Romania, Bulgaria, and Poland, and also comment on the US political system.
July 15, 1989
Minutes from a Meeting of the Presidium of the Citizens’ Parliamentary Club, 15 July 1989
The Citizens’ Parliamentary Club formed by Solidarity deputies in June 1989 meets to discuss preparations for the future of Poland’s political system and election of a president.