Wacław Milewski was Keeper of Archives at the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum from 1980 to 1989. In 1998, Milewski processed and described Aniela Mieczysławska Raczyńska Collection. Soldier of the Polish Home Army in occupied Poland, Milewski later served in the Polish 2nd Corps in Italy with the 25th Lancers Regiment. After demobilization of the Polish armed forces in the West, he underwent officers’ training course in the special Polish officers’ training school in Britain. Milewski volunteered in the Institute in 1963 and has remained with the Institute to this day. He held several positions. He was the Curator of the Museum for a while and then in the early ‘70s he became deputy Keeper of Archives to Regina Oppman who was Keeper of Archives from 1951 until her death in 1980. Then he took over as Keeper of Archives until his retirement in 1989. From then he worked as a volunteer in the Archives with the Institute and as the building administrator. He currently lives in a nursing home in London.
London, United Kingdom