Laura K. and Valerian Lada-Mocarski papers
Scope and Contents
- 1796 - 1985
- Majority of material found within 1933 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
5.25 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
Laura K. Lada-Mocarski (1902-1997) and Valerian Lada-Mocarski (1898-1971)
Valerian Lada-Mocarski was a commercial banker and scholar who collected rare books, particularly volumes about Alaska and travelers in Russia before 1750.
The Lada-Mocarskis were married in Paris in 1924, and settled in New York City after World War II. They moved to New Haven after Valerian's retirement in 1960. While in New Haven, Valerian compiled a bibliography of his collection and advised the Yale University Library on its collection of Russian books. Polly lectured on bookbinding at Yale and helped establish programs in bookbinding and related arts in New York and New Haven.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Laura K. and Valerian Lada-Mocarski Papers
- by Tina Evans and Jennifer Meehan
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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