Travel reports of lecturers and members of the Jan Hus Educational Foundation are embodied in six volumes. In terms of time, they cover the period from 1983 to December 1989, mainly from Prague, Brno and Bratislava. The reports include the length and main purpose of the stay, a description of the trip including possible complications in crossing borders, meetings with other people and subjects of their interviews, information on specific activities of the state police, etc. Visitors of Czechoslovakia also proposed other forms of cooperation in their reports. There are unique and very specific documents mapping the concrete forms of the Czechoslovak dissent linked with underground universities, efforts of the foreign organisation and important Western representatives of science to support the unofficial educational environment, and documents describing the contemporary social and political conditions in Czechoslovakia including the activities of the state police.
In his manuscripts, Tripalo records the notes of the proportions of the reformist movement, which his opponents called maspok. As one of the leading individuals, considered to be the most prominent public tribune, Tripalo became a chronicler and analyst of this phenomenon. As in the other Tripal annotations, his analytical and critical discourse testifies on the democratic evolution of an important party dissident.
As one of the key participants in the Croatian national movement called the Croatian Spring, Miko Tripalo in his dissident phase wrote reviews in which he analysed the issue of inter-ethnic relations in Yugoslavia. Tripalo's critical observations were directed at the actions of Croatian politicians who had gained affirmation after the fall of the Croatian Spring – people like Stipe Šuvar and Milka Planinc. Those notes are valuable contributions to a critical reflection on the open issues of Croatian national emancipation.
The Hidden Galleries collection features a number of so-called network schemes created by the secret police and offers the unique possibility to compare examples from a number of different national contexts and time periods. Network schemes were created by the secret police as visual tools developed to envision underground religious communities as centralized and hierarchical organizations. Such schemes, which were devised by the Soviet secret police but were also used in Romania, Hungary and elsewhere, depict the network of insurgent religious and political organizations from bottom to top and include complex sets of social links and hierarchical relations as perceived by the secret police. Local religious groups are routinely represented as interconnected and subordinated ‘cells’ of highly organized vertical networks with groups made to fit the same organizational logic whether this reflected reality or not. At the same time, the schemes were also used to show the results in progress of secret police operations against the targeted groups. The schemes sometimes indicate which individuals had been arrested within the network and the number of arrested believers in the repressed group as well as showing which groups and individuals remained free or under surveillance. The network schemes were either printed using photo-printing technology, sometimes including collections of photographic images of those represented, or were hand-drawn.
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