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Celia Shapiro papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1684

Scope and Contents

The papers include the correspondence, writings, and memoirs of Celia Kamenetzky Shapiro and her husband, Boris Shapiro. Most of the papers are in Russian, with some Yiddish- and English-language material as well. Correspondence includes letters and postcards, primarily from the 1930s, to Celia and Boris Shapiro from friends and colleagues in Prague and Paris. Celia Shapiro's diaries and memoirs describe her journey to England, Germany, and the Soviet Union, with interesting observations on Jewish life in Germany in 1936. Writings about Celia Shapiro include book manuscripts and the memoirs of Boris Shapiro. There are also issues of various Soviet emigre publications, and photographs of the Shapiros and their associates. Celia Kamenetzky Shapiro, also known as Tsilia Savel'evna Shapiro and Tsili Kamenetskaia-Shapiro, was a young Russian, Jewish revolutionary associated with the populist Socialist Revolutionary party in the early years of the twentieth century. She emigrated to the United States prior to World War I. Shapiro returned to the USSR for a visit in 1936, writing about her trip in the New York Yiddish-language newspaper, .

Dates

  • 1904-1967

Creator

Language of Materials

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

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Posner, 1994.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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.1684

Overview

The papers include the correspondence, writings, and memoirs of Celia Kamenetzky Shapiro and her husband, Boris Shapiro. Most of the papers are in Russian, with some Yiddish- and English-language material as well. Correspondence includes letters and postcards, primarily from the 1930s, to Celia and Boris Shapiro from friends and colleagues in Prague and Paris. Celia Shapiro's diaries and memoirs describe her journey to England, Germany, and the Soviet Union, with interesting observations on Jewish life in Germany in 1936. Writings about Celia Shapiro include book manuscripts and the memoirs of Boris Shapiro. There are also issues of various Soviet emigre publications, and photographs of the Shapiros and their associates. Celia Kamenetzky Shapiro, also known as Tsilia Savel'evna Shapiro and Tsili Kamenetskaia-Shapiro, was a young Russian, Jewish revolutionary associated with the populist Socialist Revolutionary party in the early years of the twentieth century. She emigrated to the United States prior to World War I. Shapiro returned to the USSR for a visit in 1936, writing about her trip in the New York Yiddish-language newspaper The Jewish Daily Forward.

Biographical / Historical

Celia Kamenetzky Shapiro, also known as Tsilia Savel'evna Shapiro and Tsili Kamenetskaia-Shapiro, was a Russian-Jewish revolutionary associated with the populist Social Revolutionary party in the early years of the twentieth century. She emigrated to the United States prior to World War I. Shapiro returned to the Soviet Union for a visit in 1936, writing about her trip in the New York Yiddish-language newspaper, The Jewish Daily Forward.
Title
Guide to the Celia Shapiro Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Elizabeth Pauk
Date
January 1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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