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At a Glance
Scope and Content
Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials. Correspondents include Nadezhda Teffi and Pierre Fresnay. There are manuscripts of stories, novels, plays, scenarios, and memoirs by Oks. Oks' memoirs touch on his legal career in Russia and meetings with Sarah Bernhardt and Fedor Shali︠a︡pin; the memoirs of his wife, Lidii︠a︡ Borshch, concern the period of the Revolution and Civil War in Russia and meetings with Maksim Gorḱiĭ in Italy in the 1920s. Among the printed materials are the first issue of the emigre literary journal "Chisla," theatrical newspapers from Petrograd in 1914-16, and issues of French periodicals with Oks' memoirs about his legal career in Russia, including contacts with Lenin and Trotsky.
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
Papers Accessioned 1967.
Papers Accessioned 1972.
Papers Processed 01/--/79.
Papers Revised 06/--/80.
Papers Accessioned 1968.
Papers Accessioned 1973.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Writer, theatre critic, and lawyer in Russia.