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At a Glance
The bulk of the collection is arranged chronologically by year, and, when volume warrants, by type of material within each year.
The records of the Soiuz byvshikh russkikh sudebnykh deiatelei vo Frantsii (Association of Former Russian Magistrates in France) from its inception in 1925 through 1970. The most frequently recurring materials are: correspondence, both general and specifically related to membership drives and fund-raising activities; minutes and organization memoranda; legal briefs on behalf of clients settling disputes before arbitration panels; and mimeo and printed materials, especially clippings. Included among the correspondence are several letters from Generals Denikin, Miller and Vrangel.
The collection also includes biographical and autobiographical sketches, primarily of "Soiuz" members, as well as the memoirs of Sergei Nikolaevich Gorodetskiĭ, the organization's first head, and of Vladimir Vladimirovich Popov, one of its last directors. Both memoirs portray legal education and the practice of law in pre-revolutionary Russia. In addition, the collection contains one folder of mostly unidentified photographs, primarily portraits, and two folders of pre-1925 materials, chiefly personal documents belonging to Nikolai Nikolaevich Tagantsev, one of the presidents of the association.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1956.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1963.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1965.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1967.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1970.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1956.
Papers Processed 03/--/81.
Papers Accessioned 1963.
Papers Accessioned 1965.
Papers Accessioned 1967.
Papers Accessioned 1970.
2021-03-10 Authorities and notes reviewed, updated and extended. ksd