Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk).


Boris Souvarine papers, 1915-1984 (inclusive), 1940-1984 (bulk).

Includes correspondence with colleagues and friends (very little from family), compositions and source files (containing printed matter concerning East-West relations), notes, audio cassettes, clippings, photographs, and biographical and bibliographical materials. Bulk of correspondence from 1940 to 1984, with only a few draft letters from Souvarine to others. There is a large early composition section pertaining to Souvarine's years as communist and as member of the Comintern. Much of the composition series is source files that contain materials he collected for his research; these are assembled by subject and contain extensive materials on Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, and the USSR, with large files of newspaper and journal clippings in many languages. His library was pillaged by the Nazis during WWII and scattered over Europe. There is a noteworthy collection of letters and holograph manuscripts by Simone Weil and also by Laure (Colette Peignot). Correspondents include Georges Albertini, Marcel Body, Max Eastman, James T. Farrell, Aleksandr Kerensky, Tatiana Ossorguine-Bakounine, Pierre Pascal, Richard Pipes, Boris Sapir, Tibor Szamuely and many other major figures of the European and American political and cultural scene in the twentieth century.

126 boxes (41.6 linear ft.)




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