RECORDING HANDWRITTEN AND PRINTED PIECES OF POLONICAIN FOREIGN COLLECTIONS — A STILL OPEN PROBLEM
The objective of this paper is to present and summarize the achievements of Polish researchers in recording Poland’s cultural heritage. It also presents the current state of research on recording Polonica outside Poland. A search in library catalogues and internet sources was made for this purpose and on its basis a bibliographic specification including catalogues of Polonica published within the last 150 years was prepared. The main thesis of the paper is that research is conducted in an unsystematic, chaotic manner, which was documented throughout this search. This important issue has not yet been duly examined. Even the bibliography of the subject has not been drawn up.
The subsequent parts of the paper discuss geographical directions towards which interests of Polish researchers recording Polonica turn, institutions undertaking such projects, and present conclusions and bibliography of catalogues of Polonica in chronological order.