Literary papers, 1947-2014. 6.75 linear ft. Elisavietta (Lisa) Ritchie's fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, photographs, and translations from Russian and French have appeared in numerous publications. This collection includes various drafts and publications of poems and stories written by Ritchie. It also contains correspondence to and from Ritchie, including letters from her parents and correspondence written in Russian. Finding aid available: https://searcharchives.library.gwu.edu/repositories/2/resources/480
Frederick R. Kuh (1895-1978)
Papers, 1924–67, ca. 40 boxes. Journalist. Includes his diaries for 1938–44, personal correspondence, travel notes, clippings, scrapbooks, and other material. One of Kuh's news sources was Ivan Maiskii, Soviet ambassador to Great Britain in the 1940s. Some items pertain to Soviet foreign policy and to U.S.-Soviet relations. Kuh knew Secretary of State John Foster Dulles during the 1950s. Unpublished finding aid.
George Gamow (1904-1968)
Papers, 1934-1955, 1.5 linear feet . Materials in this collection include correspondence, manuscripts, articles by George Gamow, and printed materials about George Gamow. These materials cover the dates 1934-55. George Gamow was a professor of physics at The George Washington University from 1934 until 1956. While a student at the Institute of Theoretically Physics, Gamow put forth an hypothesis that atomic nuclei can be treated as little droplets of "nuclear fluid." These discoveries led to today's theory of fusion and fission.
Gamow was born in 1904 in Odessa, Russia. He studied at Novorossia University during 1922 and 1923 and at the University of Leningrad from 1923 until 1929. He received his Ph.D in 1928. He traveled to Copenhagen in 1929 Niels Bohr became very interested in his work offering him a scholarship from the Royal Danish Academy to study one year at the Institute of Theoretical Physics. After leaving Russia, Gamow accepted the chairmanship of the Physics Department at The George Washington University. Gamow's contribution to astronomy-research is mainly concerned with the origin of the Universe and the stars evolution. While at GWU, Gamow hired Edward Teller. He also established a series of seminars in Physics and astronomy that ran from 1935 to 1947.
12 Linear Feet. This collection contains printed and handwritten materials: magazines, almanacs, "fanzines", newsletters, manuscripts, books, posters, fliers, leaflets and other forms of printed ephemera; audio: self-produced, small label etc. recordings of music, poetry, verbal art, speeches, lectures, performances; video recordings: self-produced, small label, or homemade videos pertaining to the subject; film: self-produced, small label, or homemade films pertaining to the subject; photographs documenting countercultural activities; and ephemera and works of plastic arts. Includes materials published in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Latvia. Finding aid available: https://searcharchives.library.gwu.edu/repositories/2/resources/696
OKNA-TASS poster collection
Posters, December 1941-January 1942. 2.25 linear feet (9 map folders). This collection contains four OKNA-TASS propaganda cartoons, each consisting of at least two individual posters and separate pieces with dates and captions, that were produced in the Soviet Union between December 1941 and January 1942. The posters are hand painted from stencils created by artists in the Moscow TASS Windows studio.Some OKNA-TASS posters in this collection are attributed to two artists--Pavel Sokolov-Skalya and S. Kostin--and some text is credited to Mikhail Shulman. On the reverse of each item a numbering system is written in pencil. The numbers are included in the folder level description, though they do not match other published numbering sytems for the OKNA-TASS poster series.The posters depict major events during the German Army's advance into the Soviet Union during the winter of 1941-42 and offer scathing portrayals of Hitler, Goebbels, and German generals. Finding aid available: https://searcharchives.library.gwu.edu/repositories/2/resources/425
Peter Reddaway Samizdat collection
Ca. 1950s - 2010, 70.5 linear feet. The Peter Reddaway collection contains political samizdat materials from the Soviet Union. It consists of approximately 151 boxes of unique materials or approximately 75 linear feet of materials. This includes thousands of sheets of original samizdat and approximately 27,000 sheets of copied samizdat, English-language translations of samizdat, original samizdat materials from the USSR, samizdat documents copied for distribution by Radio Free Europe/Radio liberty, correspondence, petitions, news sheets, articles, memoires, works of prose and poetry, published and unpublished book manuscripts, press releases, transcripts of trials, bills of indictment, newspaper clippings and other historical documents. It also contains a run of the Chronicle of Current Events in English and in Russian as well as 40 bound volumes of Russian-language samizdat documents compiled by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Finding aid available: https://searcharchives.library.gwu.edu/repositories/2/resources/805