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Gordon Auchincloss papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 580
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, a diary, memoranda, and printed material largely relating to Gordon Auchincloss's position as assistant counselor in the State Department, 1917, and to his position as secretary to Colonel E. M. House at the armistice negotiations and the Paris Peace Conference, with some material on personal affairs. The diary lists his daily activities between 1914 and 1920, including many summaries of conversations, and with a retrospective entry on his first meeting...
Dates: 1914-1951

Douglas Conrad Eastern and Central European LGBT interviews and supporting materials

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1907
Abstract:

The collection consists of interviews and footage of events documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) life in Eastern and Central Europe from the 1992 to 2009. The collection also includes a small amount of printed materials from the countries documented.

Dates: 1992-2009

Andrew Davis collection on Jedwabne, Poland

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1910
Abstract:

This collection consists of monographs, clippings, pamphlets, e-mail correspondence and other materials related to the city of Jedwabne, Poland, the murder of the town's Jews in July 1941, and Jewish-Polish relations in general. Of particular interest are the materials related to a memorial ceremony on July 10, 2001, honoring the murdered Jews of Jedwabne.

Dates: Circa 1981-2001

Louis Golding papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 77
Abstract:

The papers contain manuscripts, notes, correspondence, and other papers pertaining to the five-volume series Tales of the Silver Sisters.

Dates: 1911-1953

Renata Gorczynski papers relating to Czesław Miłosz

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 528
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material documenting the personal and professional relationship between Gorczynski and Czesław Miłosz.Series I, Correspondence, is organized into subseries for Miłosz, Gorczynski and Third-Party correspondence. The Miłosz correspondence contains several folders of correspondence with Gorczynski, dating from 1979-1991, as well as holograph drafts of outgoing letters and single incoming letters with other writers, friends,...
Dates: 1934-1998

Zbigniew Herbert papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 527
Abstract: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence and writings relating to Zbigniew Herbert from 1968-1989. There is personal and professional correspondence with Polish literary and cultural figures, publishers, translators and scholars. Noteworthy correspondents include Stanislaw Baranczak, Jozef Czapski, Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Konstanty Jelenski, Alina Kalczynska, Susan Sontag, Jacek Trznadel, Petar Vujicic and Adam Zagajewski. Writings include holograph and typescript drafts of...
Dates: 1968-1989

Jewish communal registers (Pinkese kehilah) collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1824
Abstract: The collection consists of register books of various Jewish communal organizations, mainly in Europe, with a few from the Middle East and the United States. The volumes include minute books of synagogues and social welfare committees, account books, school registers, and wills. They document the activities, concerns, and conditions of Jewish communities, as well as their relations with neighbors and governmental authorities. The registers include genealogical, sociological, and historical...
Dates: 1623-1960

Kellogg-Dickie papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 626
Abstract:

The Kellogg-Dickie Papers focus largely on Vernon and Charlotte Kellogg and their daughter, Jean Kellogg Dickie. The papers emphasize Charlotte and Vernon Kellogg's involvement in relief work for Poland and Belgium during and after World War I and Charlotte Kellogg's writings. Most of the Jean Kellogg Dickie material concerns her career as an artist and her involvement in the community.

Dates: 1862-1995, bulk 1884-1976

Arthur Bliss Lane papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 5
Abstract: The papers consist of official, personal, and business correspondence, articles, speeches, clippings, recordings, photographs, and other papers of Arthur Bliss Lane, career diplomat, public servant, and lecturer. The papers reflect Lane's diplomatic career from the time he entered the service in Rome (1916), until his resignation as Ambassador to Poland (1947), and contain correspondence from international political figures. Also included are materials relating to his work on behalf of...
Dates: 1904-1957

Leon Mitkiewicz papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 745
Abstract: Six typed manuscripts (draft copies, with author's corrections) comprising "Abroad with General Wladyslaw Sikorski: Fragments of Wartime Reminiscences from the Years 1939-43" (draft of Z Gen. Sikorskim Na Obczy´znie); "Kowno Reminiscences", 1946 (draft of Wspomnienia Kowie´nskie); "At the Combined Chiefs of Staff of the Western Allies, 1943-1945" (draft of W Najwyzszym Sztabie Zachodnich Aliantów 1943-1945); "At the Combined Chiefs of Staff: Wartime Reminiscences, 1943-1945" (draft of W...
Dates: 1943-1965

Paul Novick papers relating to Sholem Asch

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 117
Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence, writings, articles and notes by and about Sholem Asch gathered by Paul Novick, editor of the only paper willing to publish him at the height of the controversy over his trilogy, Der Man fun Notseres (The Nazarene, 1939), Der Sheliekh (The Apostle, 1943), and Meri (Mary, 1949). Jewish leaders accused Asch of teaching conversion to Christianity, a charge that Asch emphatically denied. Asch's writings reflect his concern for the Jews in Europe during and...
Dates: 1943-1963

Olga Scherer-Virski papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 526
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Olga Scherer-Virski. There is personal and professional correspondence with Polish literary and cultural figures, other Polish emigres, publishers, and scholars. Correspondents include Jozef Czapski, Witold Gombrowicz, Julia Hartwig, Zbigniew Herbert, Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Zofia Hertz, Aleksander Janta, Konstanty Jelenski, Andrej Kijowski, Jan Lebenstein, Artur Miedzyrzecki, Czeslaw...
Dates: 1954-1988

Albert William Sherer, Jr. papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1487
Abstract:

The papers consist of correspondence, background files, notebooks, photographs, and audio tapes, which document Albert William Sherer's career in the Foreign Service. The papers include the notebooks Sherer kept as ambassador to the Republic of Guinea and numerous files concerning the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Helsinki Accords.

Dates: 1947-1988

Elizabeth E. Smith papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1108
Abstract:

Travel journals written by Elizabeth E. Smith on a trip to Europe and the Near East (1883-1885). The copious journals record not only architecture and the arts, but also the daily life and customs of the people whom she observed. Included in the journals are also photographs, prints, newspaper clippings, and drawings, some of them her own. Also in the papers are several of her poems and essays written during the trip.

Dates: 1883-1885

Frank Stiffel papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1756
Abstract:

The papers consist of the unpublished autobiography of Frank Stiffel, "Franek: Prewar, War and Postwar," beginning with his childhood and concluding with his arrival in the United States.

Dates: 1946-1999

Frederic Collin Walcott papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 529
Abstract: The early papers relate to Walcott's business concerns and his game preserve. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1915-1919 when Walcott was with the Rockefeller Foundation War Relief Commission and the U.S. Food Administration. Beginning with 1929 there is some correspondence from his career as Republican Senator from Connecticut. The remainder of the collection relates to Walcott's work in Polish relief (1939-1940) and his interest in conservation. Other persons represented...
Dates: 1850-1948

Yiddish Theater collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 2027
Abstract:

A collection of twenty-five posters documenting Yiddish theater in Argentina and Poland during the years 1917-1958. Most posters feature the work of Yiddish poet, writer, editor and playwright Nechemia Zucker. The collection also contains a folder of newspaper clippings, advertisements, title pages, journals, and works written or edited by Nechemia Zucker.

Dates: 1917-1962