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At a Glance
Scope and Content
Part of the collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, military diaries, maps and printed materials that pertain to World War I. Some materials deal with the Civil War, Polish history, medieval Russia and Lithuania, and the history of Russian education. Several folders contain military orders, "prikazy", dating from the early 1900s to about 1925. There are also genealogical materials concerning Russian nobility and Goshtovt's family. The maps primarily concern World War I and the Civil War; also included are a postal map of Russia in 1860, and a map of transportation routes in 1887. The printed materials include clippings, and bulletins published by various emigre military organizations. Most of the books in the collection pertain to the German army during World War I.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Elena V. Mengden. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1955.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Elena V. Mengden. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1956.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1955.
Papers Processed 02/--/82.
Papers Accessioned 1956.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note