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David Shub papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 607

Scope and Contents

Letters received by David Shub, author and friend of the Russian revolution. The letters are nearly all in Russian and are from various friends and associates of his in Europe and America.

Dates

  • 1912-1963

Creator

Language

Russian

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0607

Overview

Letters received by David Shub, author and friend of the Russian revolution. The letters are nearly all in Russian and are from various friends and associates of his in Europe and America.

Biographical / Historical

DAVID SHUB 1887-1973

David Shub was born in Russia in 1887 and educated there. Over a period of more than fifty years he has had intimate contact with the leaders of every faction in the Russian revolutionary movement, both as a revolutionary and as a close student of Russian affairs.

Mr. Shub became a member of the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1903, at a time when Lenin was one of its leaders. From 1904 to 1905 he lived in the western European centres of Russian revolutionary activity (London, Paris, Geneva), where he often met Lenin and the other leaders of the Social Democratic Party - Bolshevik and Menshevik.

In September 1905 Mr. Shub returned to Russia and participated in the Russian Revolution of 1905-1906. Late in 1906 he was arrested for revolutionary activity and sentenced to exile in Siberia, whence he escaped a year later.

He arrived in the United States in 1908. Since then he maintained close contact with the leading figures of the Russian revolutionary movement and has written extensively on Russian affairs. He was personally acquainted with many of the Bolshevik leaders, including Lenin, Trotsky, and Bukharin, as well as with the outstanding liberals and socialists.

For many years he edited and contributed to liberal, labour and socialist publications in several languages.

He died in 1973.

Taken from Pelican Book A809: Lenin: A Biography by David Shub
Title
Guide to the David Shub Papers
Author
compiled by Donna Zakoworotny
Date
September 1971
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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