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Miscellaneous Hungarian Newspapers
from the 1956 Revolution

Kenneth Nyirady,
Reference Specialist,
European Division
Image of the front page of the newspaper Igazság (Budapest), November 1, 1956
Front page of Igazság
November 1, 1956

At some time around 1960 the Library of Congress' Photoduplication Service assembled into one reel of film issues of newspapers published in Hungary during and immediately after the 1956 Revolution; that is, from the first day of the revolution -- October 23 -- until December 31, 1956. There are twenty six newspaper titles on the film, plus a handbill published by the Soviet forces stationed in Hungary at that time. This count differs from the Library of Congress catalog record, which indicates 23 titles, and the table of contents on the reel itself, which indicates 16.

Each entry below is linked to its bibliographic record in the catalog of the National Széchényi Library External link (Országos Széchényi Könyvtár -- OSzK), in Budapest. The OSzK record provides more detail about the titles than any corresponding records in the Library of Congress catalog. Naturally, the OSzK record is in Hungarian. The titles are also linked to their corresponding entries on the finding aid Hungarian Newspapers at the Library of Congress.

(Please note that some of the titles for this period have been digitized by the Electronic Periodical Database/Archive External link [Elektronikus Periodika Adatbázis / Archívum] at the National Széchenyi Library).

This reel (356A), entitled Miscellaneous Hungarian Newspapers from the 1956 Revolution, may be requested in the Library's Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room, located in room LM-133 in the Library's James Madison Building.

Listed first are the titles in alphabetical order, with holdings information. This is followed by a listing of the titles in the order in which they appear on the film.


Budai hírlap (Budapest) [none]
ON REEL: (ONE ISSUE, NO DATE)
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Délmagyarország (Szeged) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 23, 24
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Dunántúli napló (Pécs) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 24-25, 27, 29-30; Nov 5; Dec 5-6, 8, 9, 11-16, 18-24, 28-31
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Egyetemi ifjúság (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: (one issue, no date)
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Esti hírlap (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Dec 24, 28-31
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Északmagyarország (Miskolc) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 31, Nov 2, 9; Dec 6, 8, 18, 21, 28-31
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Fejér megyei hírlap (Székesfehervár) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Dec 7-9, 11-16, 18-23, 28-31
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Fejér megyei néplap (Győr) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 24-25
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Győr-Sopron megyei hírlap (Győr) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL:Oct 26; Nov 1, 3
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Hazánk (Győr) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 10, 20, 24
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Hétfői hírlap (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 29
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Igazság (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 1
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Kisalföld (Győr) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 10
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Magyar függetlenség (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 1 (two items; one morning edition, one unnamed edition)
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Magyar szabadság (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 1
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Mai nap (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Dec 14-16, 18-21
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Népakarat (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 25, 27-30; Dec 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25, 28-30
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Néplap (Debrecen) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 24-25
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Népszabadság (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 22, 27-30; Dec 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25, 28-30
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Somogyi néplap (Kaposvár) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 25, 27; Nov 6, 14-15
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Somogyország (Kaposvár) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 17-18, 22, 27; Dec 5-6, 9, 11-15, 18-24, 28-31
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Sport (Budapest) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 28-30; Dec 7-9, 11, 13-14, 16-18, 20-21, 24, 27-28, 30-31
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Szabad Dunántúl (Pécs) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 1-3
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Szabad Somogy (Kaposvár) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 31, Nov 1, 3
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Vasi hírlap (Szombathely) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Nov 1
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Viharsarok népe (Békéscsaba) [OSzK]External link
ON REEL: Oct 24
OTHER LC HOLDINGS OF TITLE

Also on the reel:

Felhivás a magyar néphez. Magyarok, katonák és tisztek!
(announcement from the command of the Soviet forces stationed in Hungary, unknown date)

Order of the titles on the film:

1.  Viharsarok népe
2.  Esti hírlap
3.  Mai nap
4.  Sport
5.  Népakarat
6.  Népszabadság
7.  Néplap
8.  Győr-Sopron megyei hírlap
9.  Szabad Somogy
10. Somogyi néplap
11. Somogyország
12. Északmagyarország
13. Dunántúli napló
14. Szabad Dunántúl
15. Délmagyarország
16. Fejér megyei néplap
17. Fejérmegyei hírlap
18. Igazság
19. Magyar függetlenség
20. Magyar szabadság
21. Győr-Sopron megyei hírlap
22. Kisalföld
23. Hazánk
24. Felhivás a magyar néphez. Magyarok, katonák és tisztek!
25. Budai hírlap
26. Egyetemi ifjúság
27. Dunántúli napló [date]
28. Vasi hírlap
29. (Föltámadott a tenger [Items taken from Igazság and Hétfői hírlap])
30. Hétfői hírlap
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