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Series I: Correspondence, 1906-1967, undated

Call Number: MS 1684, Series I

Scope and Contents

The correspondence series is arranged chronologically and consists chiefly of letters and postcards to Celia and Boris Shapiro from friends and colleagues, mostly sent from Prague and Paris. The bulk of the correspondence is from the 1930s and is written in Russian. Items of interest include a 1937 letter from V. Zenzinov discussing Russian emigres and party activities in Paris; letters in 1938 from V. Archangelsky regarding Russian emigres in Prague and mentioning prominent emigre Egor Egorovich Lazarev; 1906 letters from an official of Tobolskaya Gubernia who helped Shapiro to escape from Russia; a 1907 letter from the wife of Lenin's younger brother, Dmitry Ulianovych; and a 1941 report of the status of the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Group in New York. There is also some correspondence found in Series II and III.


  • 1906-1967, undated

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Most of the papers are in Russian, with some Yiddish- and English-language material as well.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.


Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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