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Charles Malamuth Papers, 1910-1965

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Malamuth
Bib ID 4077790 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Malamuth, Charles, 1899-1965 ; Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 ; Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 ; Olesha, I︠U︡riĭ Karlovich, 1899-1960 ; Shklovskiĭ, Viktor, 1893-1984 ; Menjou, Adolphe, 1890-1963 ; Lyons, Eugene, 1898-1985 ; Kataev, Valentin, 1897-1986 ; Tolstoy, Aleksey Nikolayevich, graf, 1883-1945 ; Petrov, Evgeniĭ, 1903-1942 ; Ėrenburg, Ilʹi︠a︡, 1891-1967 ; Lunacharsky, Anatoly Vasilievich, 1875-1933 ; Zami︠a︡tin, Evgeniĭ Ivanovich, 1884-1937 ; Pilʹni︠a︡k, Boris, 1894-1937
Title Charles Malamuth Papers, 1910-1965
Physical Description 6500 items (26 boxes)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.



Material is arranged into 5 series.


Scope and Content

Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files, and printed materials. Malamuth translated such works as Trotsky's "Stalin" and Valentin Kataev's "Kvadratura kruga." After World War II, he worked successively for the American Joint Distribution Committee in Europe and the Middle East, the Voice of America, and Radio Liberty. These papers reflect many aspects of Malamuth's career. Among the correspondents are Max Eastman, Eugene Lyons, Adolphe Menjou, and Lev Trotsky. There are one or two items each from Ili︠́a︡ Erenburg, Evengiĭ Kataev, Anatoliĭ Lunacharskiĭ, Alekseĭ Tolstoĭ, and Evgeniĭ Zami︠a︡tin. Manuscripts include a signed typescript of Boris Pilńi︠a︡k's "Volga vpadaet v Kaspiĭskoe more," a film scenario by Viktor Shklovskiĭ, and plays by I︠U︡riĭ Olesha, Tolstoĭ, and Zami︠a︡tin. There are photographs of David Ben-Gurion, Bela Kun, Lev Kamenev, Vladimir Lenin, and Grigoriĭ Zinovév. There are also photographs from Soviet Russia ca. 1920, and some about the resettlement of the Adenese Jews to Israel. Subject files deal with the publication of Trotsky's "Stalin," the American Joint Distribution Committee, the Voice of America, and Radio Liberty.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1965.

Papers Processed 02/--/80.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Anti-communist movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kamenev, Lev Borisovich, 1883-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kun, Béla, 1886-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio Liberation (Munich, Germany) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Voice of America (Organization) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zinovyev, Grigory Yevseyevich, 1883-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Writer and translator.