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Allen Wardwell Papers, 1917-1941

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Wardwell
Bib ID 4078261 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wardwell, Allen, 1873-1953 ; Chicherin, G (Georgiĭ), 1872-1936 ; Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 ; Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954 ; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Title Allen Wardwell Papers, 1917-1941
Physical Description 5000 items (10 boxes; 1 oversized folder)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_bak_4078261.pdf

This collection is located on-site.



Papers of Wardwell. These papers chiefly concern the 1917-1918 American Red Cross Mission to Russia, in which Wardwell served, and his involvement in efforts to support trade with and aid to Russia in 1919-1924; he was chairman of the Russian Famine Fund in that period. There are a few items concerning the 1941 W.A. Harriman-Lord Beaverbrook mission to Russia, in which Wardwell participated. Materials on the Red Cross Mission are chiefly from May-October 1918, when Wardwell commanded it; they consist of correspondence, reports, documents, many photographs, and transcribed excerpts from Wardwell's diary and letters home. Major correspondents include Georgiĭ Chicherin, Lev Trot︠s︡kiĭ, and Raymond Robins. Records of Wardwell's efforts in regard to Russia in 1919-1924 consist of extensive correspondence files with prominent Americans, such as Robins and Herbert Hoover, manuscripts, related printed materials, and Wardwell's diary of his trip to Russia in the fall of 1922.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1962.

Papers Processed 10/--/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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Americans -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, baron, 1879-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Red Cross. U.S. American National Red Cross Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Lawyer and a founder of the New York law firm Davis, Polk, and Wardwell.