Columbia College, Uncommon Ebook and Manuscript Library

Columbia College, Uncommon Ebook and Manuscript Library

sixth Ground East Butler Library 535 West 114th St. New York, NY 10027

Telephone: (212) 854-5590 Fax: (212) 854-1365 E-mail:

Contact: Tanya Chebotarev, Curator of the Bakhmeteff Archive

In regards to the establishment:

The Uncommon Ebook & Manuscript Library (RBML) is Columbia’s principal repository for major supply collections. The vary of collections in RBML span greater than 4,000 years and comprise uncommon printed works, cylinder seals, cuneiform tablets, papyri, and Coptic ostraca; medieval and renaissance manuscripts; in addition to artwork and realia. Some 500,000 printed books and 14 miles of manuscripts, private papers, and data kind the core of the RBML holdings. One can discover literary manuscripts from the 14th century to the papers of authors Herman Wouk and Erica Jong. Archives as different because the Carnegie Endowment for Worldwide Peace, Random Home, NGOs akin to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty Worldwide-USA, and the archives of Columbia College can be found for analysis. The historical past of printing, graphic arts, and the performing arts in addition to an in depth assortment of Russian and East European émigré supplies are strengths of RBML.

Holdings associated to RFE/RL:

Radio Liberty challenge : oral historical past, 1965 In anticipation of the fiftieth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Radio Liberty and the Institute for the Examine of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics in Munich collected memoirs of individuals within the occasions of 1917. The fabric presents a broad political, social, financial and cultural panorama of Russia at the moment.

Jurij Lawrynenko Papers, Eighties-Eighties A key determine within the cultural, literary, political, and social lifetime of the Ukrainian neighborhood, he was a fellow of UVAN (the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in america of America). He was a member of DOBRUS (the Democratic Union of Ukrainians Previously Persecuted by the Soviet Authorities) and of MUR (the Ukrainian Artwork Motion). He was a co-founder and energetic member of Slovo (in English, “the Phrase”) a corporation of Ukrainian writers in exile. He was editor of the Ukrains’ki Visti (Ukrainian Information) and, from 1959 to [1966?], of the Ukrainian broadcasts of Radio Liberty.

Charles Malamuth Papers, ca. 1910-1965 Papers encompass correspondence, manuscripts, paperwork, images, topic information, and printed supplies. Malamuth translated such works as Trotsky’s “Stalin” and Valentin Kataev’s “Kvadratura kruga.” After World Warfare II, he labored successively for the American Joint Distribution Committee in Europe and the Center East, the Voice of America, and Radio Liberty. Topic information take care of the publication of Trotsky’s “Stalin,” the American Joint Distribution Committee, the Voice of America, and Radio Liberty.

Lewis Galantière papers, 1920-1977 Translator of French literature, playwright, journalist. Galantiere (1893-1977) labored for the Worldwide Chamber of Commerce in Paris from 1920 to 1927, and got here to know many French writers and American expatriates. He additionally labored with the Federal Reserve Financial institution of New York, the Workplace of Warfare Info, and Radio Free Europe. He was president of the American department of P.E.N., 1965-1967.

Imre Kovacs Papers, 1945-1980 Hungarian author and statesman; member of the Hungarian Parliament 1945-1947, Secretary Normal of the Hungarian Nationwide Peasant Social gathering, workers member of the Nationwide Committee for a Free Europe within the 1950’s and President of the Worldwide Middle for Social Analysis from 1962-1963. There are additionally information on the Free Europe Press and the Free Europe Committee

Veĭdle, V. (Vladimir Vasilévich) Papers, 1875-1980 Author and scholar. Manuscripts embrace articles, lectures, tales, poems, and plenty of broadcasts which he made for Radio Liberty

Angelika Balabanova Sound Tapes, 1958 Magnetic sound tapes of interviews with Angelika Balabanoff. The tapes have been made in 1958, apparently for Radio Liberty.

Konstantin Feodos’evich Shteppa Papers, ca. 1945-1959 Shteppa (or Shtepa; he additionally wrote below a wide range of pseudonyms) was a professor of Medieval Historical past and Byzantine Research on the College of Kiev within the Nineteen Thirties, and was later appointed Rector there. He left the Soviet Union throughout World Warfare II. Practically all of the manuscripts within the assortment take care of twentieth century Russian and Soviet politics. These embrace a transcript of a Radio Liberty interview with Shteppa in 1953.

Mikhail Mikhailovich Novikov Papers, ca. 1925-1961 Professor of biology and rector of Moscow College who emigrated to america. Topic information deal partially with the celebration within the West of the Bicentennial of Moscow College, Radio Liberty broadcasts and UNRRA College in Munich. Printed supplies embrace copies of publications by Novikov.

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