University of Southern California – Doheny Memorial Library
Mischa Bakaleinikoff (1890-1960)
Papers, ca. 1945–60, 11 ft. Russian-born composer for motion pictures. Manuscripts of his motion picture scores. (NUCMC 70–1265)
Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
1121–1935, 60 11. Includes 1 leaf from an Armenian lectionary, A.D. 1671 (fR090 B582o).
William H. Standley (1872-1963)
Papers, 1892–1958, 25 ft. U.S. navy admiral and ambassador to the USSR, 1943–43. Personal and official correspondence, reports, memoranda, and printed materials. In 1941 the admiral was a member of the (W. Averell) Harriman-Beaverbrook Commission concerned with Lend-lease. Other subjects covered: the Frankel Ruble Affair; Soviet-Finnish and Soviet-Polish relations; the second front in World War II; Soviet air forces, agriculture, railroads, and iron and steel industries; and Soviet recognition of the Free French (Committee on National Liberation) in North Africa. Among the figures mentioned in the papers are J. Stalin, V. Molotov, I. Maisky, M. Litvinov, and A, Vyshinsky. Includes background information reports, 19 pp., on cities and oblasts of the Urals region prepared for Standley before his trip there in August 1943 (includes a map and concerns such cities as Ufa, Magnitogorsk, Sverdlovsk, and Cheliabinsk), and Stanley's log, 13 September–18 October 1941, of the Harriman-Beaverbrook mission, 50 pp. Unpublished guide (NUCMC 64-964).