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Thomas Day Thacher Papers, 1917-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Thacher
Bib ID 4078148 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Thacher, Thomas D (Thomas Day), 1881-1950 ; Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 ; Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 ; Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954 ; Thompson, W.B ; Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940
Title Thomas Day Thacher Papers, 1917-1950
Physical Description 2000 items (7 boxes; 1 box of photographic negatives on glass)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_bak_4078148.pdf
Access

Manuscript materials not to be published or quoted until 1 July 2000 without the written permission of Thomas Thacher or Thomas D. Thacher II.

This collection is located on-site.

Description

Summary

The papers include correspondence, subject files, photographs, and printed materials. The majority of the collection concerns the mission of the American Red Cross to Russia in 1917-1918; Thacher served as a secretary of the mission. There are letters and telegrams by W.B. Thompson and Raymond Robins, records of supplies, shipments, and distribution reports and over 600 photographs from Russia, China, and Romania. There is substantial correspondence from 1918-1919 concerning Russia, including letters by Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and Lillian Wald. A substantial part of the collection concerns Russian war relief in 1941-1942, an area in which Thacher was active. Printed materials include a pamphlet and an article on Russia prepared by Thacher after his return from that country in early 1918.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Manuscript materials not to be published or quoted until 1 July 2000 without the written permission of Thomas Thacher or Thomas D. Thacher II.

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1975.

Papers Accessioned 1978.

Papers Accessioned 1979.

Papers Processed 05/--/79.

Papers Processed 03/--/81.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photonegatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Telegrams Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Red Cross Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Americans -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States -- 1917- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Lawyer, judge, and in 1930-33 Solicitor General of the United States.