The collection is largely composed of Henryk Piecuch’s research materials for his various books as well as his published and
unpublished writings. The research materials in the collection span from 1920 to 2012 and focus on Polish Communist intelligence
and counterintelligence efforts. The collection is divided into two series.
Henryk Piecuch was born December 4th, 1939 in Bielsko-Biała, Poland. After obtaining his military education, for 35 years
he served as an officer in the Wojska Ochrony Pogranicza (WOP)(Border Guard) in Poland. Towards the end of the 1960s his military
career took a different turn and he started writing articles for the WOP weekly, “Granica”. Though he started as a field reporter,
shortly after 1978 he was promoted to Assistant Executive Editor and later Executive Editor. Piecuch achieved the rank of
a colonel and he continued in his military duties until 1994 when he retired from both his military and journalist careers.
He is a prominent author of 66 books, various articles, stories, and poems. Piecuch’s work is primarily focused on Polish
Communist intelligence, counterintelligence, and internal security.