crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia University Libraries Archival CollectionsRare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
 

   Rita Raǐt-Kovaleva Correspondence, 1965-1981

Download and Print CitationContact Bookmark Share

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Rita Rait-Kovaleva Correspondence; Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

COinS Metadata available (e.g., for Zotero).
picture

Summary Information

Abstract

The collection comprises correspondence of Rita Rait-Kovaleva (1898-1989), prominent literary translator, with Sara Ginsburg and Lynn Visson.

At a Glance

Call No.:BA#0636
Bib ID:13232000 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Raǐt-Kovaleva, R. (Raisa)
Title:Rita Raǐt-Kovaleva Correspondence, 1965-1981
Physical description:3 folders.
Language(s):Material is in Russian , English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on site.  More information »

Arrangement

Return to top

Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters from Rita Rait-Kovaleva to Sara Ginsburg and to Lynn Visson. There is also a letter from Kurt Vonnegut to Lynn Visson, and a clipping with his article “Invite Rita Rait to America!”

This collection is a component of the BAR General Manuscript Collection and stored in Box 41 of the BAR Gen Ms Coll.

Return to top

Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on site.

Restrictions on Use

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Rita Rait-Kovaleva Correspondence; Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Return to top

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2018 by Katia Shraga

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion April 21, 2018 Finding aid written in English.
    2018-04-21 File created.

Return to top

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Raǐt-Kovaleva R (Raisa).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Translators--Soviet Union--CorrespondencePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Visson, Lynn.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vonnegut, Kurt.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Return to top

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Rita Iakovlevna Rait-Kovaleva, born Chernomordik (19 April 1898 - 29 December 1989), a renowned Soviet literary translator of contemporary Western literature (English, French, German) and writer. She introduced the Soviet readers to such authors as J. D. Salinger and Kurt Vonnegut; she translated works of William Faulkner, John Galsworthy, John Steinbeck, Franz Kafka, Heinrich Boll, Natalie Sarroth, and others. Rait-Kovaleva authored a book about Robert Burns and memoirs about Vladimir Maiakovsky, Velimir Khlebnikov, Anna Akhmatova, and Boris Pasternak. Rita Rait-Kovaleva received the Order of Friendship of Peoples and the Thornton Wilder Prize from the Columbia University's Translation Center.

Return to top