Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Georgetown University Library
Arthur Ransome (1884-1967)
The Frank Kurt Cylke Collection, 1913–70,.25 ft. Book illustrator, journalist, and children's book writer. Manuscripts and ALS. He went to Russia in 1913, learning the language to study Russian folklore. He became war correspondent from the Russian front for the London Daily News during World War I and later special correspondent of the Manchester Guardian in Russia, China, and Egypt. Includes 2 ALS from St. Petersburg in 1914 and manuscript translations of Russian fairy tales. Unpublished finding aid.
Fulton Oursler Memorial Collection (1893-1952)
Papers, 1886–1954, 33 ft. Journalist, editor, author. Includes correspondence with Upton Sinclair concerning the film (Que Viva Mexico!) Sinclair worked on with Sergei Eisenstein, 1930–31; correspondence between Sinclair and G. S. Viereck, in part about the first Five-Year Plan, 1930; and a copy of an Eisenstein letter. Unpublished partial finding aid.
Reverend Edmund A. Walsh (1885-1956)
Papers, 1912–62, 21.5 ft. Jesuit priest, head of the Vatican Relief Mission to Russia in the early 1920s and of the American Relief Mission under Herbert Hoover. Ca. 3 boxes of material, 1922–33, deal with the famine relief mission, U.S. recognition of the USSR, Archbishop Jan Cieplak, and the persecution of Polish Catholic priests in the Soviet Union. Includes his correspondence with G. Chicherin and photographs of V. I. Lenin, the Imperial family, G. Zinoviev, L. Trotskii, and G. Plekhanov.
Robert F. Kelley (1894-1975)
Papers, 1915–75, 7.5 ft. Diplomat and government official. U.S. and assistant military attache to the Baltic provinces, 1920–22; foreign service officer, 1922–45; chief of the East European Affairs Division of the State Department, 1926–37; counselor of the American embassy in Ankara, Turkey, 1937–45; vice-president of the Radio Liberty Committee, 1945. Papers deal chiefly with Soviet domestic affairs, U.S.USSR relations, and the founding of Radio Liberty. Finding aid.
Sophie A. Nordhoff-Jung (1867-1943)
Papers, 1892–1939,.25 ft. Medical doctor on the staff of Georgetown University Hospital, cancer researcher. Includes 15 letters, 1901–1902, written to her from Moscow by the noted African explorer Paul Du Chaillu, who was traveling (cf. p. 124) in Russia at the time, plus a photograph of Du Chaillu taken in 1901.
Victor M. Baydalakoff (1900-1965?)
Papers, ca. 1932–65, 6.5 ft. Officer in the White Russian Army, 1918–22, founder and leader of the antiSoviet National Workers Alliance (NTS), 1930–55. Materials primarily concern the founding and administration of the NTS in Germany, and the subsequent founding of the RNTS (Russian National Workers Alliance) in America, 1956. Also, extensive personal correspondence with other Russian emigres, 1953–65. Restricted until 1 October 1982. Unpublished finding aid.
William R. Downs (1914-1978)
Papers, 1929–77, 12 ft. Correspondent for United Press International and CBS and ABC networks. Includes manuscripts and correspondence. He reported the Battle of Stalingrad, Berlin airlift, and the Korean War, and covered the State Department and Department of Defense. Includes letters from Moscow, 1943–45 and 1950. Unpublished finding aid.