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Gay Humphrey Matthaei and Francis B. Randall Collection of Photographs, Films, and Clippings, 1954-2010

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Call No.: MS#1773
Bib ID 11538327 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Matthaei, Gay Humphrey
Title Gay Humphrey Matthaei and Francis B. Randall Collection of Photographs, Films, and Clippings, 1954-2010
Physical Description 3.15 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in four series.

Description

Summary

Twelve reel of 16mm film and two cans of edited out footage, as well as article, clippings, letters, photographs, ephemera, and a thesis.

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This original film is archival only and cannot be used.

The films have been digitized by the Preservation Reformatting Department of the Columbia University Libraries

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); The Gay Humphrey Matthaei Collection of Photographs, Films and Clippings.; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2015.2016.M039: Source of acquisition--Marcella Hague Matthaei. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--8/7/2015.

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Papers Processed 8/21/2015 by PTL and Robert Davis

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2015-08-19 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

In August 1954, four graduate students from Columbia's Russian Institute--Gay Humphrey, Ted Curran, Jeri Lidsky, and Francis B. Randall--set off on an eight-week journey across the Soviet Union. They became, effectively, the first student tourist group to visit the USSR, just seventeen months after the death of Stalin and before Khrushchev had consolidated power. Although photography was carefully controlled in the USSR, they were allowed more or less free access to all save military and other secure installations.

Equipped with camera and film provided by CBS (and according to her obituary, by NBC as well), and Kodachrome provided by Time Magazine (the undeveloped film was, alas, ultimately confiscated from Ms. Lidsky at the border) their observations and footage created a sensation back in the U.S.

Following their return, the students became celebrities, with Ms. Humphrey appearing with Eric Sevareid on CBS's "The American Week" and articles in the New York Times, Ladies' Home Journal, and other publications. Ms. Humphrey and Mr. Curran went on the lecture circuit, with well-received presentations at many universities throughout the country.

All four participants went on to distinguished careers. Mr. Randall became a professor of history at Sarah Lawrence, while Mr. Curran embarked on a foreign service career. Ms. Lidsky's married name was Laber, and she became one of the founders of the human rights group Helsinki Watch. Columbia holds Ms. Laber's papers as a series within the Helsinki Watch records. Accounts of their trip appear in Ms. Laber's memoir "The Courage of Strangers" (2002, see pp. 35-45 available in-ebook form: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/columbia/detail.action?docID=10477865), and in an oral history interview by Mr. Curran. Mr. Randall published an article in the Amherst Alumni News in 1955 (a copy of which is found in Box 1, Folder 2, and it is referenced in a later note from the News.

Ms. Humphrey married Konrad Henry Matthaei, in 1956. She went on to write prize-winning books about the Lakota Sioux, and produced and directed a film "Where Time is a River" that was selected for inclusion in the MoMA Archive of Films.

The Matthaei Family was the subject of an extensive photo shoot by Diane Arbus, subsequently donated to Mount Holyoke, Gay's alma mater.

Gay Humphrey Matthaei died in 2010. This collection is a gift from her daughter, Marcella Hague Matthaei.

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Series I: Films

Twelve reels of 16mm, black & white safety film and 2 cans of feel fragments



Box 2 Reel 1 Film thickness on the reel is 7 CM, spooled on a 31 cm. reel


Box 2 Reel 2 2.5 cm. on a reel 18 cm.


Box 2 Reel 3 5.5 cm on an 18 cm reel


Box 2 Reel 4 2.25 cm on 18 cm reel


Box 2 Reel 5 2.75 cm on 18 cm reel



Box 3 Reel 6 5 cm on 18 cm reel


Box 3 Reel 7 3.5 cm. on 18 cm


Box 3 Reel 8 3.5 cm on 18 cm


Box 3 Reel 9 2 cm. on 18 cm reel


Box 3 Reel 10 1.5 cm on an 18 cm reel



Box 4 Reel 11 4.5 cm on 18 cm (marked "Denmark"? April )


Box 4 Reel 12 1.75 cm on a 31 cm reel.


Box 4 Reel cans 13 & 14 Two 31 cm-wide film cans of edited out footage, some of which are labelled (e.g., "Moscow")

Series II: Scrapbook

The contents of one scrap book (scrap book itself not retained)



Box 1 Folder 1 Two xerox copies of the article "They let us talk to the Russians," a conversation between Gay Humphrey, Ted Curran, and Ladies' Home Journal editors Laura Lou Brookman and Peter Briggs. In:LHJ, June 1955 pp. 5-51, 147, 149-154., June 1955


Box 1 Folder 2 Francis B. Randall "Four Holes in the Iron Curtain,"Amherst Alumni News, January 1955 pp. 2-5., January 1955


Box 1 Folder 3 Clipping from theColgate Maroon, dated January 12, 1955 and a TNS from Colgate professor Albert Parry dated January 15. 1955 concerning a lecture by Gay Humphrey and Ted Curran on campus., January 12, 1955, 1955


Box 1 Folder 4 TLS dated March23, 1955 from Irving Mickey, Dir. Of Publicity, Union College, accompanied by a News Release to theSchenectady Union Star, thanking Gay Humphrey for her presentation on March22, 1955., March23, 1955


Box 1 Folder 5 Newspaper clipping, with photo of Gay Humphrey and Ted Curran, John G. Rogers, "Ivan is Friendly but Opinionated,"New York Herald Tribune, September 14, 1954 p. 25., September 14, 1954


Box 1 Folder 6 Newspaper clipping (2 copies of original) Harrison Salisbury, "4 Columbia Students Tour Soviet,"NYT, August 25, 1954.


Box 1 Folder 7 Reproduction of article: "Humphrey and Curran Lecture on '6,000 Miles Through Russia,"Vassar Miscellany News, vol. XXXIX, no. 15, February16, 1955.


Box 1 Folder 8 Reproduction of article: Jan Johnson, "Students Tell Of USSR Tour,"Daily Illini, February21, 1956.


Box 1 Folder 9 "Visit to U.S. Might Correct Russ View, Say Pair After Soviet Trip,"Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1954 p. 7., September 15, 1954


Box 1 Folder 10 Finding aid of "Robert Thedore Curran papers 1". Georgetown Univ. Manuscripts.


Box 1 Folder 11 Excerpt from Jeri Laber's The Courage of Strangers (New York: Public Affairs, 2002). Pp. 35-45. Concerns the events leading up to, during, and after the trip.


Box 1 Folder 12 Obituary of Gay Humphrey Matthaei NYT, January 31, 2010.


Box 1 Folder 13 Engagement announcement, Gay Humphrey and Konrad Henry Matthaei, NYT, September 19, 1956.

Series III: Photographs, Postcards, and Thesis


Box 1 Folder 14 Seventy-one photographic prints (most were apparently taken by Jeri Lidsky). Prints of five of the seven images used in the LHJ article are in this group.


Box 1 Folder 15 Eight photographic prints, six of which depict the group of four students at Idlewild Airport before departure. One is a publicity photo of Gay Humphrey and Ted Curran at one of their post-travel interviews. Finally, a graduation photo of Gay Humphrey, Ted Curran, and other (presumably Russian Institute grads). Background of the latter appears to be St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University


Box 1 Folder 18 Paper packet of eighteen (out of the original 20) souvenir photos of the Moscow Kremlin.


Box 1 Folder 17 Four postcards in English addressed to Gay Humphrey in NYC, dated ca. March-April of 1955 from "Peter" (2) and "George" (1) from Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev., 1955


Box 1 Folder 18 Columbia University M.I.A. diploma awarded to Gay Humphrey, June 1, 1954.


Box 1 Folder 19 Two portrait photos of Gay Humphrey.

Series IV: Diary, Clippings and Printed Documents


Box 1 Folder 20 Kislova, Lidiya. "What Is Hindering Soviet-American Cultural Exchange,"News: A Soviet Review of World Events, No.1, January 1955 pp. 23-24. Article quotes Humphrey and Curran., January 1955


Box 1 Folder 20 American Friends Service CommitteeBulletin. September -October 1955., September -October 1955


Box 1 Folder 20 Report of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the Twentieth Party Congress, 70 p. FromNew Times, No. 8, February16, 1956 and, February16, 1956


Box 1 Folder 20 Directives of the Twentieth Congress of the C.P.S.U. for the Sixth Five-Year Plan of Economic Development of the U.S.S.R. (1956-1960), 38 p. From New Times, No. 9, February23, 1956


Box 1 Folder 20 "A Reporter at Large: Winter in Moscow,"The New Yorker, June 9, 1956 pp. 30-35. Clippings of Saul Steinburg full-page cartoons from the New Yorker., June 9, 1956


Box 1 Folder 20 " A Reporter at Large: Samarkand, U.S.S.R.,"The New Yorker, May 23, 1956 pp. 44-48. Clippings of Saul Steinburg full-page cartoons from the New Yorker., May 23, 1956


Box 1 Folder 20 Kislova, Lidiya. "What Is Hindering Soviet-American Cultural Exchange,"News: A Soviet Review of World Events, No.1, January 1955 pp. 23-24. Article quotes Humphrey and Curran., January 1955


Box 1 Folder 20 American Friends Service CommitteeBulletin. September -October 1955., September -October 1955


Box 1 Folder 20 Report of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the Twentieth Party Congress, 70 p. FromNew Times, No. 8, February16, 1956 and, February16, 1956


Box 1 Folder 20 Directives of the Twentieth Congress of the C.P.S.U. for the Sixth Five-Year Plan of Economic Development of the U.S.S.R. (1956-1960), 38 p. From New Times, No. 9, February23, 1956


Box 1 Folder 20 "A Reporter at Large: Winter in Moscow,"The New Yorker, June 9, 1956 pp. 30-35. Clippings of Saul Steinburg full-page cartoons from the New Yorker., June 9, 1956


Box 1 Folder 20 "A Reporter at Large: Samarkand, U.S.S.R.,"The New Yorker, May 23, 1956 pp. 44-48. Clippings of Saul Steinburg full-page cartoons from the New Yorker., May 23, 1956


Box 1 Folder 20 Documented in Joel Smith Saul Steinberg: Illuminations (New Haven: Yale, 2006), p. 50


Documents & Printed Souvenirs:


Box 1 Folder 21 Embassy of the USSR, July 31, 1954 authorizing visa., July 31, 1954


Box 1 Folder 21 Embassy of the USSR, /010/21, 1954 referring to Gay Humphrey's letter of /010/19., /010/21, 1954


Box 1 Folder 21 Department of State Memorandum, dated August 6, 1954 validating Gay Humphrey's passport for travel to the USSR., August 6, 1954


Box 1 Folder 21 American Embassy in Moscow, in Russian, dated August 11, 1954 recognizing Gay Humphrey as an American citizen with her passport number., August 11, 1954


Box 1 Folder 21 Questionnaire for foreigners entering the USSR, in Russian.


Box 1 Folder 21 Agreement between CBS television and the four student travelers regarding provision of a camera and 4,000 feet of 16mm film, and the rights pertaining to. Dated August 6, 1954.


Box 1 Folder 21 Itinerary "Student Trip to Russia."


Box 1 Folder 21 Bank transfer in Russian and English, for travelers checks, dated August 16, 1954.


Box 1 Folder 21 A) Envelope from the Hotel Natsional in Moscow containing handwritten technical instructions for shooting film, and B) a note to Gay Humphrey from a "MacDowell". Quite possibly Charles Taylor McDowell (November 23, 1921 -- July 8, 2007) Professor Emeritus and former director of the Center for Post-Soviet and Eastern European Studies at Univ. of Texas/Arlington. He graduated from Columbia with an MA in 1953., 1921


Box 1 Folder 21 Letter from Peter Briggs of LHJ to Gay Humphrey, dated November 12, 1954 re her manuscript., November 12, 1954


Box 1 Folder 21 A) Empty Intourist Coupon book, B) Train ticket receipts.


Box 1 Folder 21 Declaration of currency dated August 9, 1954.


Box 1 Folder 21 A) Program from, and B) ticket stubs for, the Glinka opera "Ivan Susanin," Bolshoi Theater, 1954.


Box 1 Folder 21 Program from Tchaikovskii's ballet "Lebedinoe ozero" ("Swan Lake,") Muzykalnyi teatr im. Stanislavskogo.


Box 1 Folder 21 A) Pouch in Russian, with US Customs stamp, B) advertisement for, C) receipt from "IUvelitorg".


Box 1 Folder 21 SAS travel document folder containing: A) Intourist stickers depicting Hotel "Natsional"; B) Aeroflot tickets between Vnukovo and Tashkent, Samarkand to Tashkent, Tashkent to Tblisi, and Tblisi to Moscow..


Box 1 Folder 21 Menu with prices of available items for restaurant "Astoria".


Box 1 Folder 21 Photostat of March15, 1955 check from Curtis Publishing Co. to Robert Curran in the amount of $2,000., March15, 1955


Box 1 Folder 21 Flyer, in French, for a week in Leningrad & Moscow on the M/S Batory, leaving Le Havre August 25, 1955 and returning September 7, 1955., August 25, 1955


Box 1 Folder 21 Flyer from the National Concert and Artists Corporation, describing lectures available from Gay Humphrey and Ted Curran: "Uncensored movies of the USSR: 6,000 Miles Through Russia 1954. First hand report from Russian-speaking graduate students."


Box 1 Folder 21 Mimeographed script for Erik Sevareid's "The American Week" broadcast of September 19, 1954 interview and film clips with Gay Humphrey., September 19, 1954


Box 1 Folder 21 Business card of Charles Klensch, Moscow Staff Correspondent, International News Service, introducing "Glady [sic] Humphrey."


Box 1 Folder 21 Orchestra seat ticket for Town Hall (NYC?), Lecture Division, dated November 19, 1955.


Box 1 Folder 21 Three ruble notes: 1; 3; 10 ruble denominations. NB: the three ruble note appears in a photograph inNew York Herald Tribune, September 14, 1954 p. 25., September 14, 1954


Box 1 Folder 21 Gay Humphrey's Mt. Holyoke Honors Thesis on Alexander Kerensky. Bound typescript


Diary:


Box 1 Folder 22 Diary (photocopy) of Francis Randall during the trip to the USSR in 1954


Printed:


Box 1 Folder 23 Constitution of the People's Republic of China. New Times, No. 40, October 2, 1954


Box 1 Folder 23 A report on the Chinese People's Volunteers in Korea by General Peng Teh-Huai (Supplement to "People's China", October 1, 1953


Clippings:



Mapcase 15-K-5 Miscellaneous newspapers clippings on topics in Soviet studies


Mapcase 15-K-5 Clippings of a series of articles in the London Observer by Peter Juviler and George Sherman, who traveled to the USSR in 1955

Series V: Films from the collection of Francis B. Randall

Not to be used. In cold stotage.

Nine reels of 18mm, black & white safety film and 1 take up reel

See Series VI for use.



Box 5 Reel 1 Moscow

Not to be used


Box 5 Reel 2 Moscow II

Not to be used


Box 5 Reel 3 Trinity Camp

Not to be used


Box 5 Reel 4 Fair & Asia

Not to be used


Box 5 Reel 5 Asia

Not to be used


Box 5 Reel 6 CAUC

Not to be used


Box 5 Reel 7 CAUC

Not to be used


Box 5 Reel 8 Lenin

Not to be used


Box 5 Reel 9 Lenin

Not to be used

Series VI: Films from the collection of Francis B. Randall on CDs

Nine reels of 18mm film transferred to nine viewing CDs



Box 6 Cd 1 Moscow airport, Tues., 10 Aug. 1954

Shows the airport entrance. On the street walk officers and bureaucrats. But attention is focused on a woman in headscarf sweeping the streets with a traditional "metla" broom.

Diary Page 10: Arrival at airport, description of people


Box 6 Cd 1 Dining room in National Hotel, Moscow, Tues., 10 Aug.

"Travelers, including Gay, reading popular Russian newspapers ""Pravda"" and ""Izvestiia"" in hotel dining room; views of some other patrons."

DiaryPages 11-12: Describes dining room ("Lots of cut glass")


Box 6 Cd 1 Outside Kremlin, Tues., 10 Aug.

"Panning view of Red Square, the Kremlin, Manezh. From behind State History Museum, St. Basil's in the distance; pans to the Manege."

Diary Pagees 12-13: Walk around Kremlin; description of buildings, including ""1879 atrocity""--Historical Mus."


Box 6 Cd 1 Red Square, Tues., 10 Aug.

"On Red Square. View of St. Basil's, the Mausoleum; group of soldiers marching by; many citizens."

Diary Page 12


Box 6 Cd 1 Kremlin, Tues., 10 Aug.

More footage of Kremlin, Red Sq.; St. Basil's, Dormition, Anunciation, and Archangel Cathedrals; Moscow River; city skyline; Moscow Univ.

Diary Page 12


Box 6 Cd 1 Moscow streets, Wed., 11 Aug.

Street scenes: citizens, "babushki," officers going about daily life on Moscow streets.

Diary Pages 13-16


Box 6 Cd 1 GUM, Thur., 12 Aug.

Diary Page 19


Box 6 Cd 2 Outskirts of Moscow?

Images of daily life in more ""suburban"" ""Podmoskov'e""? Wooden buildings, wattle fences, dirt roads.

Diary Pages 27-28: F.B. Randall describes the ""slums on edge of town gradually merge into country villages.


Box 6 Cd 2 "Moscow? Kitaigorod?"

Queues outside of food shops; boys swimming in river; various children

Diary Pages 16: Randal describes Kitaigorod"


Box 6 Cd 2 "Outskirts of Moscow?"

Children. Juxtaposition of village children to those in the city.


Box 6 Cd 3 Moscow, Sun., 15 Aug.

Chatting with Orthodox Priest; sign reads ""Moskovskaia dukhovnaya akademiia." More life on city's outskirts.

Diary Pages 27-28: F.B. Randall describes the ""slums on edge of town gradually merge into country villages.


Box 6 Cd 3 Pioneer camp about 30 miles outside Moscow, Sunday 15 August

Gates of the "Pionerskii lager'"; inside the grounds and facilities. A day at camp for the Pioneer boys and girls. Studying, playing; mealtime.

Diary Pages 27 & 28


Box 6 Cd 3 Pioneer camp, Sunday 15 August

"Pioneer display: children marching, flag-bearing, dancing on outdoor stage. 10:47- Pioneer girls doing "the Robot!"

Diary Pages 27 & 28


Box 6 Cd 4 Moscow, All Russian Exhibition Center (VDNKh)

Collection of images and scenes from the Exhibition Center: people touring the grounds, tending the gardens; images of the livestock and other animals.


Box 6 Cd 4 Tashkent? Samarkand?, Tues., 17 Aug.

Footage transitions abruptly from Exhibition Center to a rural marketplace. Inhabitants clearly of Asian Russia in ethnic appearance and dress. Imagery aligns with much of the description of Tashkent and Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Diary Pages 31-52: Again, much of the imagery lines up with descriptions here of Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent. Pp. 39-40 describe film being confiscated by police, though this may have been only still photography film


Box 6 Cd 4 Tashkent?, Sat., 21 Aug.

Camels

Diary Page 49: Travelers went "to the animal bazaar to take picures of the ten camels that were browsing."


Box 6 Cd 4 Tashkent?, Between Tues. 17 Aug., and Sat. 21 Aug., 1954

Brief scene of travelers enjoying some food and merry- making at table.

Diary Pages ?


Box 6 Cd 4 Tashkent?, Between Tues., 17 Aug., and Sat., 21 Aug.

People tending livestock. Children eating under a pavilion.

Diary Pages ?


Box 6 Cd 5 Tashkent / Samarkand, Wed., 18 Aug.

Arrival in Tashkent; footage of inhabitants. Descriptions of the town and its inhabitants--their dress and activities; adobe houses, etc. are rendered wonderfully in the diary entries. Footage opens in the "larger, modern, Russian part… with broad boulevards," (33) and moves toward older city. Palaces in the grassy foothills. At some point may transition to Samarkand, but not clear until next scene.

Diary Pages 31-40. (P. 33: "irrigated trees" of downtown (07:33 - 08:07); P. 35 "One old man struggled painfully with two huge logs") (02:13-02:23 on film)


Box 6 Cd 5 Samarkand; Registan, Thur., 19 Aug.

At the Registan. Foootage of people walking by with Tilya Kori Madrasah as backdrop.

Diary Pages 40-41


Box 6 Cd 5 Samarkand/ Tashkent, Thur., 19 Aug. - Sat. 21 Aug.

Views of the adobe houses from above.


Box 6 Cd 5 Samarkand/ Tashkent, Thur., 19 Aug., - Sat. 21 Aug.

More footage of inhabitants; marketplace


Box 6 Cd 6 Tbilisi, Georgia, Mon., 23 Aug.

Various images of Tbilisi village architecture and inhabitants.

Diary Pages Pp. 53-73: Describes trip to Tblisi; P. 59: Images from opening footage first described here, including architecture, clothing, etc.


Box 6 Cd 6 Tbilisi, Thur., 26 Aug.

Some of our travelers enjoying a day "swimming in an artificial lake near the airport."

Diary Pages 67


Box 6 Cd 6 Tbilisi; Caucasus, Fri., 27 Aug.

Trip "up to and through the high Caucasus." Footage of the country, often from the little "Pobedas [that] zipped along... the celebrated Georgian Military Road" (69). View of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (described in detail earlier, (59). Mountain villages (71).

Diary Pages Pp. 69-73; P. 60-61: Earlier, detailed description of Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (in diary as "Basilica of the Life Giving Tree" (03:56 on film).


Box 6 Cd 6 Tbilisi; Caucasus, Fri., 27 Aug.

Gypsy encampment, with "quilted canopies."

Diary Pages 72-73


Box 6 Cd 7 Tbilisi

Diary Pages


Box 6 Cd 7 Tbilisi

Diary Pages


Box 6 Cd 7 Tbilisi and surrounding villages; Tsinandali, Mon., 23 Aug. - Tues., 24 Aug.

Difficult to place accurately the following footage. Much, perhaps, from an "evening walk around the quaint old streets" (64). Some from trip the following day to Tsinandali. Fine footage of village life, architecture, inhabitants.

Diary Pages P. 64: "The Georgians seem to live outdoors a lot, on their balconies, in their yards, in the streets… Lots of the old men look a lot like Stalin."; P. 65-67: Trip to Tsinandali; P. 65: "Flocks of sheep and long-horned goats being driven along the road" (09:51-10:34).


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep.

Street scenes around travelers' Astoria Hotel, near the Moika and the monument to Nikolai I on St. Isaac's Square.

Diary Pages Pp. 84-100: Leningrad; P. 86: Description of St. Isaac's Sq.; P. 95: "Walked along the canal near the hotel…"


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad- Gulf of Finland, Sun., 5 Sep.

Leningraders on the beach at Gulf of Finland.

Diary Page 96


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep.

Difficult to pinpoint location. Leningraders; children. Very sad, very Russian scene of a probably drunk man sleeping on the grass (05:02-05:14).

Diary Pages ?


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep.

Smol'nyi complex

Diary Pages 96-97: Description of Smol'nyi


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep.

Hermitage as seen from Vasil'evskii Island


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad- Gulf of Finland, Sun., 5 Sep.

Footage of a movie being filmed on Gulf of Finland

Diary Pages 96: "On the beach they were making a movie. Peasants in carts and 18th C. gentlemen… We took movies of the movie makers and attracted a crowd."


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep. (?)

Housing complex? Dirt communal courtyard; garden plots; laundry on the line; wooden shacks.


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep. (?)

Schoolchildren on the street.


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep. (?)

Various street scenes around downtown Leningrad. Man painting Aleksandrovskaia kolon(?); St. Isaac's Sq.


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep. (?)

Footage from the banks of canals. Man dragging a boat with a long pole; food line(?); Spas' na krovi.


Box 6 Cd 8 Leningrad, Sun., 5 Sep. (?)

Street scenes from downtown Leningrad. G. Mattaie chatting with butcher; schoolchildren; Neva.


Box 6 Cd 9 Leningrad, Fri. 3 Sep. - Sun. 5 Sep.

Leningraders, children in park (Yet to determine which); boys playing soccer.

Diary Pages 84-100: Leningrad


Box 6 Cd 9 Leningrad; downtown, Fri. 3 Sep. - Sun. 5 Sep.

Street scenes, mostly on and around Nevskii Prospekt. Book vendor on Nevskii; Spas' na krovi; crowds of pedestrians; artist on the street, surrounded by children.

Diary Pages 84-100: Leningrad


Box 6 Cd 9 Leningrad, Fri. 3 Sep. - Sun. 5 Sep.

Housing complex, communal courtyard(?). Children on teeter-totter.

Diary Pages 84-100: Leningrad


Box 6 Cd 9 Leningrad; Smol'nyi, Fri. 3 Sep. - Sun. 5 Sep.

Smol'nii Cathedral, with bust of Stalin in the foreground.

Diary Pages 84-100: Leningrad


Box 6 Cd 9 Leningrad, Fri. 3 Sep. - Sun. 5 Sep.

Street scenes. St. Isaac's Sq.; banks of the Moika; women collecting bricks.

Diary Pages 84-100: Leningrad


Box 6 Cd 9 Vyborg - Helsinki, Mon. 6 Sep.

Train station. Train ride passes through "industry and Neva and slums of Leningrad into the swamps north of town" to the "pine forests and little hay fields--pleasant woods to Vyborg."

Diary Pages 98-99


Box 6 Cd 9 Copenhagen, Denmark, Tue. 7 Sep. - Thur. 9 Sep.

Street scene, downtown Copenhagen.

Diary Pages 100-111: Copenhagen


Box 6 Cd 9 Copenhagen, Kronborg Castle, Thu. 9 Sep., 1954

Kronborg Castle

Diary Pages 108-109: Description of Castle.