Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Roone Arledge papers, 1953-2002

Series VI: Memorabilia and Realia, 1989-1998

This series is composed of several objects such as commemorative stamps and an award given by the Wrestling Hall of Fame. Of particular interest are several sets of Russian nesting dolls acquired in one of Roone Arledge's many trips to Moscow. These matreshka " depict political leaders who have had an impact on Russia's cultural and political history. Examples include Mikhail Gorbachev and his cabinet members, Stalin, chief prosecutors (with the names of those that were killed during their time), and the successive heads of numerous secret police organizations leading up to the KGB.

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Box 38 Folder 5 Nobel Peace Prize Stamps, 1989 March 17

Box 39 Russian Nesting Dolls, 1980s

Box 40 Wrestling Hall of Fame, 1992

Box 41 Harvard College. Award of the David Mahoney Prize for Public Education in Nueroscience to Roon Arledge, 1998

Box 41 Happy Holidays from the Harlem Globetrotters, 1988

Inscribed from Earl Duryea to Roone Arledge,