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Series I: Cataloged Material
At a Glance
Scope and Content
The collection chiefly consists of Goldenweiser's American legal case files. There are also case files from his German years, and substantial materials on his research into the condition of Russian refugees and refugee problems in general in the 1930s. Much of the correspondence from the late 1930s and early 1940s concerns Jews in Germany and occupied Europe. Correspondents in the collection include Mark Aldanov, Abraham Cahan, Antal Dorati, Georgiĭ Florovskiĭ, Tatʹi︠a︡na Frank, Vladimir and Vera Nabokov, and Mikhail Karpovich; there are 1 or 2 items each from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, Herbert Lehman, and Nikolaĭ Losskiĭ. Letters, manuscripts, and documents by Vera Nabokova contain considerable information on her and her husband's lives in Germany and in the United States. Many of the American case files concern (as does much of the Nabokova material) individual claims for reparations from Germany after World War II.
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Oral history interview with A. A. (Alekseĭ Aleksandrovich) Golʹdenveĭzer, 1966
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Alexis Goldenweiser. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1956.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Alexis Goldenweiser. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1964.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1968.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1972.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Andrew Brodsky. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1979.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1956.
Papers Accessioned 1969.
Papers Accessioned 1964.
Papers Accessioned 1968.
Papers Accessioned 1972.
Papers Accessioned 1979.
Papers Processed 05/--/79.
Papers Revised 11/--/82.
Papers Revised 11/--/83.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Lawyer and writer, Goldenweiser (Alekseĭ Aleksandrovich Gold́enveĭzer) was born in Kiev, emigrated to Germany in the early 1920s, and then to the United States in the late 1930s. He served as legal counsellor for the Union of Russian Jews in Germany and later as President of the Association of Russian Lawyers in New York.