Fotic (Konstantin) papers
Konstantin Fotić (1891-1959) was born in Šabac, Serbia. His professional career was in diplomacy, serving the Royal Yugoslav government as minister and ambassador to the United States, 1935-1944. Fotić was the last Yugoslav ambassador to the United States before the coalition of New Yugoslav government was formed in 1944.
As an influential political figure in the Royal Yugoslav government, previous hit Fotić's next hit later professional career was devoted to Serbian émigrés' call for freedom and democracy for the Serbian people in Yugoslavia. He was an active member of the Serbian émigré community in the United States and served as the president of the Serbian Central National Committee.
The papers contain office and personal correspondence, reports, writings, speeches, clippings, and printed matter documenting the politics of the Royal Yugoslav government in exile during World War II, the state of Yugoslav-American relations, and the Serbian and Yugoslav émigré community.
The majority of Fotić's papers consist of office and personal correspondence collected during his diplomatic career as a Royal Yugoslav secretary and ambassador to the United States. The Office Files are comprised of diplomatic correspondence, telegrams, reports, and clippings documenting the politics of the Royal Yugoslav government during World War II, Yugoslav-American relations, and the role of Petar II, King of Yugoslavia. Materials also document the part played by Allied countries in the creation of the new Yugoslavia. previous hit Fotić's next hit exchanges of letters with Nikola Tesla, a Yugoslav inventor in the United States, indicating the Royal Yugoslav government support of Tesla's research, are of particular interest.