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At a Glance
Manuscripts, photographs, drawings, watercolors, and printed materials relating to the mission of the American Relief Administration in Soviet Russia in the early 1920s, during the famine of those years. There are manuscripts by William N. Haskell (chief of the mission) and Alvin E. Blomquist based on their experiences. There are many photographs concerning the mission's work, and the famine; there are also photographs of Communist Party leaders Lev Kamenev, Maksim Litvinov, and Nikolai Semashko. The drawings and watercolors, which are by an undentified artist, are of Simbirsk.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); American Relief Administration Records; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Heirs of William N. Haskell via George Lowy. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1979.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1979.
Papers Processed 05/--/79.
Papers Revised 01/--/82.
Materials were intellectually arranged into four series at the same time the finding aid was converted to EAD. Notes were revised and expanded. Nothing in the collection was physically rearranged.
2021-03-26 PDF finding aid converted to EAD; authorities revised and updated. KSD.