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At a Glance
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Manuscript materials not to be published or quoted until 1 July 2000 without the written permission of Thomas Thacher or Thomas D. Thacher II.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
Papers Accessioned 1975.
Papers Accessioned 1978.
Papers Accessioned 1979.
Papers Processed 05/--/79.
Papers Processed 03/--/81.
History / Biographical Note
Lawyer, judge, and in 1930-33 Solicitor General of the United States.