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American Relief Administration Records, 1921-1939

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/ARA
Bib ID 4078307 View CLIO record
Creator(s) American Relief Administration
Title American Relief Administration Records, 1921-1939
Physical Description 400 items (1 manuscript box; glass negatives in shared box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Description

Summary

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); American Relief Administration Records; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

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.

Revision Description

2021-03-26 PDF finding aid converted to EAD; authorities revised and updated. KSD.

Subject Headings

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Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paintings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
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Americans -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Blomquist, Alvin E. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Haskell, William N. (William Nafew), 1878-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kamenev, Lev Borisovich, 1883-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Litvinov, M. (Maksim) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Semashko, N. N. (Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID