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At a Glance
The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and printed materials, chiefly concerning 1907-1917. They are particularly useful for the study of the second Russian State Duma (1907), the Russian Social Democratic School on Capri, the "Vpered" group of Social Democrats, the relationship between Maksim Gorḱiĭ and Leonid Andreev, and World War I. Russian Social Democratic correspondents include Aleksandr Bogdanov, Vladimir Lenin, Anatoliĭ Lunacharskiĭ, I︠U︡liĭ Martov, Georgiĭ Plekhanov, Mikhail Pokrovskiĭ, and Lev Trot︠s︡kiĭ. There are letters by such European socialists as Pablo Iglesias Posse, Karl Kautsky, Rosa Luxemburg, and Benito Mussolini, and a series of letters from Gorḱiĭ to Andreev (1899-1915). There is a large number of petitions ("nakazy" "proshenii︠a︡" etc.) sent by people to Aleksinskiĭ when he was a Duma delegate. Authors of manuscripts in the collection include Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Gorḱiĭ, Lenin, and Lunacharskiĭ. Printed materials consist of Aleksinskiĭ's writings, issues of chiefly Russian emigre periodicals from 1908 to the 1960s, books by various persons, and ephemera.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1947.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1951.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1960.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1962.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1970.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1968.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1947.
Papers Accessioned 1951.
Papers Accessioned 1960.
Papers Accessioned 1962.
Papers Accessioned 1970.
Papers Processed 01/--/79.
Papers Revised 02/--/81.
Papers Accessioned 1968.
Kamo's affidavit concerning "expropriation" with a note by Lenin and allegedly Lenin's ms ("Byl burnyi god...") are stored in the 13V BAR Shared Ms 1.
History / Biographical Note
Pre-revolutionary Russian Social Democrat who later opposed the Bolsheviks and emigrated to France.