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At a Glance
Correspondence, manuscripts, subject files and printed materials of Velḿin. The correspondence includes letters from Mark Aldanov, Mikhail Karpovich, Ekaterina Kuskova, Vasiliĭ Maklakov, Mikhail Taube, and Mark Weĭnbaum. Most of the manuscripts are by Velḿin himself and concern the Russian emigration in Poland, the 1917 Revolution and Civil War, and German concentration camps during World War II. The collection likewise contains Velḿin's diary (handwritten in eleven volumes) covering the 1900-1960 period. There are subject files devoted to Vasiliĭ Maklakov and to the activities of the Russian scouts, and there are numerous publications, such as journals, pamphlets, clippings and books.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1953.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1963.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1953.
Papers Accessioned 1963.
Papers Processed 02/--/82.
Papers Processed 10/--/82.
History / Biographical Note
Lawyer in Poland during the 1930's and then emigrated to France where he became Columbia University's Russian archive representative in France.