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Michael T. Florinsky Papers, 1914-1918

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Florinsky
Bib ID 4077504 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Florinsky, Michael T., 1894-1981 ; Bakhmetev, B. A. (Boris Aleksandrovich) ; Karpovich, Michael, 1888-1959 ; Pares, Bernard, 1867-1949 ; Shotwell, James T., 1874-1965 ; Mirsky , D. S., Prince, 1890-1939 ; Dewey, John, 1859-1952 ; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 ; Seligman, Edwin R. A (Edwin Robert Anderson), 1861-1939 ; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 ; Prokopovich, Sergeĭ Nikolaevich, 1871-1955
Title Michael T. Florinsky Papers, 1914-1918
Physical Description 3100 items (12 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_bak_4077504.pdf
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Description

Summary

These papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and printed materials. Most of the correspondence concerns Florinsky's publications and editorial work. Among the correspondents are Boris Bakhmeteff, Michael Karpovich, Aleksandr Meyendorff, Bernard Pares, James T. Shotwell, and Dmitriĭ Svi︠a︡topolk-Mirskiĭ: there are one or two items each from John Dewey, Herbert Hoover, Edwin Seligman, and Harry S. Truman. Manuscripts by Florinsky include his "Russia: A Short History" and some minor articles and book reviews. Other manuscripts include a poem by Bernard Pares and a study by Sergeĭ Prokopovich of the Soviet five-year plan of 1946-50; there is also a photograph of Meyendorff. Documents concern Florinsky's career at Columbia and also include book contracts. Printed materials consist chiefly of reviews of his works and reviews he wrote of others' books.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Michael T. Florinsky. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1963.

Papers: Source of acquisition--Michael T. Florinsky. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1980.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1963.

Papers Accessioned 1980.

Papers Processed 04/--/80.

Subject Headings

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Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Emigration and immigration -- Europe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meĭendorf, A. F., baron (Aleksandr Feliksovich), 1869-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Study and teaching -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Columbia M.A. 1927, Ph.D. 1931. Florinsky taught economic history at Columbia from 1931-1963. Among his major works were "Russia: A History and an Interpretation" and "Integrated Europe?" He also edited publications of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and for Collier Books' "Russian Civilization Series.".