Includes a holograph letter of the writer Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883), undated, addressed to a Mr. Pohl, probably an editor or journalist. Unpublished calendar. The letter is noted in a "Survey of Manuscripts and Local Historical Collections in Illinois," Illinois Libraries (April 1958).
Oral History Collection
2 items. Interview with Irving Ross, 1.5 hrs., transcript, 26 pp. Garment worker. Born in Kovno, Lithuania, emigrated to the U.S. ca. 1905. 3 pp. of the interview touch on his father's life as a tailor in Lithuania, how the family was smuggled out of the country through Germany, and his education in Lithuania as compared to in America. Interview with Jacob Woolfe (b. 1888), 2 hrs., transcript, 31 pp. Laundry owner. Born in Russia, emigrated to the U.S. in 1905. References to the teaching of Yiddish and Hebrew in Russia and to the Red Scare of the 1920s.