Papers, 1900–67, 10 boxes, 4.75 ft. Russian-American painter. Burliuk was a leader of avant-garde movements and chief exponent of modern art in Russia in the early 20th c. until his emigration in 1917. Settling in the U.S. in 1922, Burliuk (with his wife) continued to paint and later began publication of the art quarterly Color and Rhyme. Materials fall into 4 major groups: (a) correspondence, 1900–67: those in English or with transliterated Russian signatories are arranged alphabetically by sender's last name; remaining Russian items are in chronological order. Most of the letters are to Burliuk from art gallery directors, private collectors, fellow artists, family, and friends (including Henry Miller); (b) memorabilia, 1915–66: include scrapbooks of Russian newspaper clippings, genealogies of the Burliuk family, and exhibition catalogues; (c) writings, 1928–67: drafts of books, articles, and poems. Several diaries of the artist and issues of Color and Rhyme. Various authors of these manuscripts discuss Burliuk's art, the Blaue Reiter group (to which he belonged), and the development of modern Russian art; and (d) miscellanea, among which are the painter's financial records, with some data on sales of his work. Over 50% of the material is in Russian and remains untranslated. Detailed unpublished finding aid.
Dorothy Thompson (1894-1961)
Papers, 1918–61, 139 boxes and some scrapbooks. Journalist. Correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs reflect a strong interest in the USSR and international affairs. In 1927 Thompson visited Russia to report on the 10th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. Dorothy Thompson, an Inventory of Her Papers in Syracuse University Library, compiled by Stephanie Leon and Susan D'Angelo (Syracuse University Library Manuscript Collections, 1966) is issue 9 in the Manuscript Inventory series. (NUCMC 69–54)
Earl R. Browder (1891-1973)
Papers, 1880–1967, 103 boxes. Author, lecturer, and leader of the American Communist Party until his ouster in 1946. Correspondence, office files, and literary manuscripts. Nearly the entire collection relates to communism. Some materials pertain to his work as representative of Soviet publishing firms in this country, 1946–50. These materials have been microfilmed and a restriction is in effect for the originals. Unpublished finding aid.
Papers, in process, 1 box. President of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. Speeches, in part concerned with U.S. foreign affairs and the USSR.
Eugene J. Keogh (b. 1907)
Papers, 1937–67, over 400 boxes of different size. U.S. senator. Material concerning his work on the Herter Committee on Foreign Aid.
Granville Hicks (b. 1901)
Papers, 1906–65, 4 of 36 boxes. Writer. Letters, subject files, and notes pertaining to Hicks's biography John Reed: The Making of a Revolutionary, with John Stuart (New York: Macmillan Co., 1936). Unpublished finding aid (NUCMC 67–112).
Igor Stravinsky Collection (1943-1960)
1 folder. Russian composer. Collection includes penciled fragment in an undetermined hand which appears to be copies of telegraphs or letters dictated by Stravinsky, a photograph of him, and two concert programs. Finding aid available: https://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/s/stravinsky_i.htm
Irving R. Levine (b. 1922)
Papers, 1946–64, ca. 6 of 21 ft. Television reporter and author. Broadcast scripts, notes, research materials, and clippings. In 1955 Levine became the first American television correspondent accredited to Moscow, where he served until 1959. The bulk of the papers comes from these years. Some items carry the clearance stamp and occasional cut markings of Soviet censors (e.g., stories on the Hungarian uprising and on the launching of Sputnik). Among the literary manuscripts are several articles on Russian life and his 2 books Main Street, U.S.S.R. (1959) and Travel Guide to Russia (1960), both published by Doubleday (Garden City, New York). During Mr. Levine's lifetime, the researcher must obtain his written permission to examine the material. Unpublished finding aid.
Margaret Bourke-White (1905-1971) and Erskine Caldwell (b. 1903)
Papers of Bourke-White, ca. 1900–64, 88 boxes, ca. 44 ft., plus several thousand photographs and negatives, an American photographer, and of Caldwell, 1938–42 and undated, 13 boxes, author, are separate but linked collections. About.5 box of Bourke-White's papers (manuscripts, correspondence, financial, and biographical material) apparently relate to the Soviet Union. The photos are not yet fully processed and remain closed to researchers at present. Ca. 1 box of telegrams and manuscripts in the Caldwell collection relates to the Russian front in World War II. Unpublished finding aid.
Ralph E. Flanders (1880-1970)
Papers, 1923–67, 164 boxes. U.S. senator from Vermont. Relates to the beginnings of the Cold War in the post-World War II period. Includes typescripts of his radio broadcasts on foreign policy topics.
Robert C. Hendrickson (1898-1964)
Papers, 1916–64, 281 boxes and 12 packages. U.S. senator from New Jersey. An anti-communist spokesman. Ca..5 box has material relating to investigations of Senator Joseph McCarthy, whom Hendrickson opposed.
Vermont Connecticut Royster (b. 1914)
Papers, 1931–63, 17 boxes. Journalist and editor of the Wall Street Journal. Correspondence, journals, and notes. In 1962 Royster traveled to the Soviet Union and interviewed Nikita S. Khrushchev. His letters and journals discuss the trip. The interview appeared in the Wall Street Journal, 13 July 1962, the National Observer, and, slightly altered, in his book Journey Through the Soviet Union (New York: Dow Jones and Co., 1962). Unpublished finding aid (NUCMC 68–1751).