U.S. ambassador in Korea. Letter, 25 January 1897, Seoul, from Sill to Don M. Dickinson discussing Russian and Japanese intrigue and internal strife in Korea, and defending his own conduct as ambassador, 30 pp.
John W. Ellison
Papers, 1921–35, 9 items. Socialist Party leader. 8 letters, 1931–35, from him to his friend Jack Rand in Moscow describe poor living conditions in the U.S. and party work. 1 letter from Rand, 1935, concerns the cultural life of workers in Soviet Russia, 6 pp. Also, pamphlet with the Socialist Party platform in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1921, 4 pp.
15 large, colorful posters from the 1930s, brought back to the U.S. by Chester G. Finster, a registered architect and civil engineer who worked in the Soviet Union.
Thomas I. Beddow
Lectures, n.d., late 1960s, 7 items. Teacher. Collection of lectures on the USSR, emphasizing primarily the differences between the educational systems in the U.S. and Russia. Delivered to the World War I Veterans Barracks No. 40.