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At a Glance
The Osobyi Komitet po Delam Russkikh v Finliandii Records (Special Committee on Russian Affairs in Finland records) consists of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, financial records, subject files, bulletins, news announcements, and printed materials (including a detailed history of the Committee); the majority of the collection dates from 1919. Correspondents include Anton Kartashev, president of the Committee in 1919-1920, and I︠U︡denich. There are materials on the northwest front, reports on the status of Russian refugees in Finland, the proposed takeover and rehabilitation of Petrograd, and records of the Committee's financial activities. Substantial materials concern its Political Committee and I︠U︡denich's Northwest government.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1976.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
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Papers Accessioned 1976.
Papers Processed 07/--/80.
History / Biographical Note
The Osobyĭ komitet po delam russkikh v Finli︠a︡ndii was founded to assist Russian refugees in Finland after the Finnish announcement of independence in December 1917. The committee gave support to General I︠U︡denich's White Army on the northwest front during the Civil War.