Some of the preceding collections are listed in Boston University. The Twentieth Century Archives (1973).
Bortman Manuscript File
Collection, ca. 1650–1890, 440 items. Includes Secretary of State Thomas Pickering's instructions (manuscript copy with Pickering's signature) to Rufus King to negotiate a treaty of amity and commerce with Russia (4 May 1799). (NUCMC 61–1086)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Archives, 1890spresent, 48 ft. Contains a holograph score of Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony no. 4, op. 47, in C major, full score, 64 pp., at end: June 23, 1930. 1:15 PM. Paris. S.P.; and the holograph of Igor Stravinskii's Symphonie de Psaumes, dedicated to the Boston Symphony Orchestra on its 50th anniversary, 1930, 1 1., 60 pp. (Additions expected)
Elie Abel (b. 1921)
Papers, 1946–69, 3 ft. (additions expected). News commentator and writer. Correspondence with public figures and typescripts of writings, including The Missile Crisis (1966). Collaborated with W. Averell Harriman on Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin 1941–1946 (New York, 1975), materials about which will probably be added to the collection. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 70–11).
Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Papers, 1911–14, 314 items. Anarchist and author. Mainly correspondence with Dr. Ben L. Reitman and Almedia Sperry. Includes an English translation, possibly by Goldman, of Leonid Andreyev's "In the Dreary Distance." Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 67–318).
Flora Lewis (b. 1922)
Papers, 1937-present, 101 boxes (additions expected). Journalist and foreign correspondent. Includes photographs taken in Moscow during a visit in 1957 and a list of her contacts there. Also 2 folders of notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and other material on communism and the USSR. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 67–325).
Gar Alperovitz (b. 1936)
Papers, ca. 1956present, 51 boxes (additions expected). Writer. Includes typescript (and carbon) drafts of his Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam (1965); holograph and typed notes plus bibliography for this book; subject files of printed pieces, clippings, and correspondence kept while he was legislative assistant to Congressman Robert Kastenmeier of Wisconsin, including some of Kastenmeier's correspondence, 1961–62. Access is restricted. Unpublished inventory.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Papers, 1918–50, 2 boxes (additions on occasion). Playwright. Includes an article by Jaya Deva, "Talks with Bernard Shaw on Moscow Trials," typescript, 5 pp., with an ANS from Shaw on the first page, 8 March 1938, repudiating the article. Unpublished inventory.
Papers, 1952–68, 1 ft. (additions expected). American writer, critic, and translator of Russian works. Includes holograph notes; typescripts of his works, with manuscript corrections, published and unpublished; galleys; and correspondence. He has translated works of A. S. Pushkin and Russian children's literature. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 70–27).
Joseph North (1904-1976)
Papers, 1934–76, 19 boxes. Founder and editor of the New Masses and American Dialog. Includes correspondence and manuscript articles on the Soviet Union and on V. I. Lenin. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 70–57).
Mischa Elman (1891-1967)
Papers, 1906–67, 4 ft. Russian-American violinist. Extensive correspondence, personal and business, with major artists, public and literary figures; scrapbooks of memorabilia, 1928–55; photographs of the artist and his family; autographed concert programs; posters; and memorabilia. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 70–31).
Paul C. Richards
Collection, 1490-present, 55 boxes (additions expected). Contains letters and/or documents signed by Catherine II, 1793, Dmitrii Borisevich Kovalevskii, 1961, Peter I, 1711, Sergei Prokofiev, 1930, N. Rimskii-Korsakov, 1905, P. I. Chaikovskii [Tchaikovsky], 1893, Ivan Turgenev, 1882, and Leo Tolstoi. Unpublished index.
Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll (1789-1872)
In papers of Ralph McAllister Ingersoll, 1900–62, 30 ft., 152 boxes. R. I. Ingersoll was U.S. minister to Russia in 1846–48. His part of the collection includes substantial holdings relating to his service in St. Petersburg, including correspondence from President James K. Polk, a scrapbook of calling cards, pamphlets, and typescript copies of diaries he kept in Russia. Also, original journals of his son, Colin Macrae, who accompanied his father to Russia at the age of 27; and a box of painted wooden toys, brought back by Ingersoll and his son, representing a roughly scaled model of the Kremlin. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 66–385, for R. M. Ingersoll only).
Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop (1914-1974)
Papers, 1957–73, 84 boxes. Journalist. Notes on Kremlinologists, the Sino-Soviet struggle, Khrushchev's remarks during his Hungarian tour, and Alsop's interview with Chernyakov, a Soviet diplomat. Also, correspondence between Alsop and his brother Joseph during the latter's tour of the Soviet Union in 1957–58, and letters to or from George F. Kennan, Isaac Don Levine, and Charles E. Bohlen. In part, photocopies. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 70–13).
Tad Szulc (b. 1926)
Papers, 1947–68, 24 boxes (additions expected). Foreign correspondent and writer. Correspondence, notes, outlines, and typescripts of writings, including "Impressions of the Soviet impact on the Iberian World," an address given at the Conference of the Institute for the Study of the USSR in Munich, 21 May 1968. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 70–72).