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At a Glance
The collection consists of Emlen D. Evers manuscript "Moscow Diary and Letters" — her diary and letters of Moscow 1937. As she explains, "The Diary and letters ... are actual with some corrections and deletions of repetitions," with addtion of some of her father's "comments from his handwritten diary and from the two manuscripts which [she] assembled from the closed file at the Library of Congress and the letters and some recollections."
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Located in the BAR General Manuscripts Collection.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Emlen D. Evers Manuscript; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
The collection was processed by Katia Davidenko in January 2020.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Emlen Knight Davies Grosjean Evers (1916 - 2014), daughter of Joseph Edward Davies, the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Belgium and Luxembourg under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and special envoy to the Soviet Union during World War II. She accompanied her father in Moscow and Brussels. Born as Emlen Davies, she used various names throughout her life, including Emlen D. Evers, Emlen Davies Evers, Emlen Grosjean, Emlen Knight Davies, Emlen Knight Davies Grosjean Evers.