Yugoslavian author and scholar, member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY), participant in the partisan army during the Yugoslav Revolution of the 1940s, acquaintance of such Yugoslav leaders as Tito and Milovan Djilas. Series in the collection include biographical/personal, Dedijer family, correspondence, topical files, Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunals, project files, writings, lectures and speeches, audio and visual materials, and printed material; include correspondence with various intellectuals and political figures; subjects in the collection concern Yugoslav history, particularly Dedijer's relationship with Tito and Milovan Djilas; also materials relating to the International War Crimes Tribunal investigating United States involvement in Vietnam.
The papers of Vladimir Dedijer measure 9 linear feet plus one outsize volume and date from 1881 to 1987. The bulk of the materials cover the years 1940 to 1987. The papers include both materials created by Vladimir Dedijer during his life as a lecturer, author, and political figure, and also materials collected by Dedijer in his research relating to the history of Yugoslavia and communism. Many languages are represented in these papers, yet the majority of the materials are in English, Serbian, or Croatian.
The papers of Vladimir Dedijer are divided into ten series: Biographical/Personal Materials, Dedijer Family, Correspondence, Topical Files, Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunals, Project Files, Miscellaneous Writings, Lectures and Speeches, Audio and Visual Materials, and Printed Materials.