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David J. Dallin Collection of Soviet Displaced Persons manuscripts, 1947-1951

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BA#0083
Bib ID 4077439 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dallin, David J., 1889-1962
Title David J. Dallin Collection of Soviet Displaced Persons manuscripts, 1947-1951
Physical Description 21 items (1 half manuscript box)
Language(s) English .
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Description

Summary

Manuscripts collected by David J. Dallin consists of autobiographical essays in English and Russian by Soviet displaced persons, discussing their lives in the USSR and why they chose not to return there. There are also essays in English telling the stories of Soviet displaced persons from the point of view of another unidentified narrator. Also included is a letter dated 2 Aug. 1943 from Povilas Zadeikis, a representative of Lithuania in the United States in 1934 – 1957.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); David J. Dallin Collection of Soviet Displaced Persons Manuscripts; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Dallin' correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, publications and other materials see also in Leopold Haimson Papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1952.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Manuscripts Accessioned 1952.

Manuscripts Processed 02/--/79.

Duplicative record David Iul'evich Dalin Collection of Manuscripts by and about Soviet Displaced Persons, bib ID 6568060, was deleted from AS and suppressed in Voyager

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.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Refugees, Political -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Displaced persons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

David J. Dallin (1889 – 1962; aka David IUl'evich Dalin, Давид Юльевич Далин, born David Iul'evich Levin), Menshevik leader, writer and lecturer on Soviet affairs, author of numerous works on the Soviet Union.

While studying at the University of St. Petersburg in 1907 to 1909 became involved in anti-tsarist political activity faced arrest and imprisonment for anti-tsarist political activity. After two years of imprisonment, he fled Russia to Germany. He studied at the University of Berlin and obtained his doctorate in Economics from the University of Heidelberg in 1913. Returned to Russia after the February Revolution of 1917. He won election to the central committee of the Menshevik group of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party and represented the group on the Moscow City Soviet from 1918 to 1921. Was arrested by Bolsheviks in 1920; in 1922 avoiding a second arrest he fled to Germany where he stayed until the Nazis forced him to leave in 1935. Then he settled in Poland and stayed there until the outbreak of World War II in 1939, when he moved to the United States. In New York he joined the staff of the left-wing anti-communist paper "New Leader," wrote numerous articles on economic and political subjects.