Frank Shatz Papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence and papers of Frank Shatz of Lake Placid, New York and Williamsburg, Virginia, 1965-2009. Subject matter of the collection is foreign policy, the Lake Placid Council on Foreign Policy, public funding for libraries and public television and radio, the endowment of the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary and more. Includes Frank Shatz's World Focus columns from the Virginia Gazette.
Cassette tapes in all the accessions have been removed to be handled separately as audio visual material. These cassette tapes are restricted.
- Creation: 1965-2014
Conditions Governing Access:
The paper part of this collection is open to all researchers. The audio cassette tapes are closed/restricted. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use:
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Frank Shatz was born in Czechoslovakia and is a writer, Virginia Gazette columnist and lecturer at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.A holocaust survivor, Shatz escaped from a Nazi slave labor camp in Romania and participated in underground anti-Nazi movements in Hungary. He worked as a journalist in Prague before escaping Communist rule with his wife Jaroslava. Shatz was the founder of the Lake Placid (N.Y.) Council on Foreign Policy. He and his wife created the Frank and Jaroslava Diplomat-in-Residence endowment at the College of William and Mary.
5.31 Linear Feet
Arrangement of Materials:
Collection is arranged in accession number order.
PDF inventories exist for Boxes 1 and 3; however, the file is non-functional as of 5/2019. The content list for Box 2 can be accessed directly through the Box 2 link.
The folders in Acc. 2010.025 (Box 3) have not been arranged and re-housed yet. Please consult a staff member for assistance.
Gifts. Additional donations were made between 1995 and 2010. For more information please consult a staff member.
Additions to this collection are being made on an ongoing basis.
All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection. Audiocassette tapes are restricted.
2000.01 (28 cassettes), 2003.03 (13 cassettes), 2004.03 (15 cassettes), 2005.01.1 (5 cassettes), 2006.32 (3 cassettes), 2006.07.1 (2 cassettes), 2007.35 (6 cassettes), 2007.05 (5 cassettes) and 2008.02 (2 cassettes), 2010.025 (8 cassettes)2013.021 (6 cassettes)
2014.008: Eileen Rockefeller interview by Frank Shatz, 2013 October 25, 30 minutes in length. AV. Mss. Acc. 2014.008.001; Colin Campbell, president of Colonial Williamsburg interview by Frank Shatz, 2013 February 15, 20 minutes in length. AV. Mss. Acc. 2014.008.002; Tim O'Brien, writer, interview by Frank Shatz, 2013 March 17, 20 minutes in length. AV. Mss. Acc. 2014.008.003.
Collection formerly identified as: Mss. Acc. 1994.11, Acc. 1994.77, Acc. 1995.58.
Processed by Ellen Strong in 1994. Acc. 2010.025 was accessioned and minimally processed by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist, in January 2010 and further organized by Amy White, SCRC staff, in April 2010. Acc. 2013.021 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in February 2013. Acc. 2014.008 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2014. Acc. 2015.021 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in January 2015.
Genre / Form
- Agendas (administrative records)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Guide to the Frank Shatz papers
- Special Collections Staff.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- May 24th, 2018: Finding aid updated by Ute Schechter in 2010. Additional materials added to the collection from 2004-2010 by Chandi Singer and Special Collections staff.