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At a Glance
Scope and Contents
The collection includes typed and handwritten manuscripts, charts, and related materials on life in the Soviet Union which were commissioned by the Research Program on the USSR between 1950 and 1955. Some of these manuscripts were published by the RP-USSR; the majority of these publications are included in the collection as well. The authors of these works were émigré Soviet intellectuals living in the United States and Europe. As such, the majority of the materials are in Russian, with some English materials (often translated from Russian), and a few items in Ukrainian and German.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Research Program on the USSR Manuscripts; Box and Folder (if known); Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Manuscripts: Source of acquisition--Research Program on the USSR. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--1955.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Manuscripts Accessioned 1955.
Manuscripts Processed 12/--/80.
History / Biographical Note
The Research Program on the USSR operated at Columbia University from 1950 to 1955. The program commissioned manuscripts by exiled Soviet intellectuals on various aspects of the history and development of the USSR. Its aim was to produce primary sources about life in the Soviet Union while also offering financial support to émigrés.