bMS Georgian 2

Georgia (Republic) records [microform], 1914-1958: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Last updated 2013 April 1

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: b
Call No.: MS Georgian 2
Creator: Georgia (Republic).
Title: Georgia (Republic) records [microform],
Date(s): 1914-1958 (inclusive), 1917-1940 (bulk).
Quantity: 206 microfilm reels.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Georgian.
Abstract: Records, including minutes, correspondence, reports, and other materials reflecting the activities of the government of the independent Georgian Republic and the Georgian government in exile after the occupation.

Acquisition Information:

The Georgian Archive, on loan for thirty years beginning in 1974 to the Harvard College Library from the Georgian government in exile, was returned to Tbilisi in October 1997. The archive was filmed in 1978.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Georgia (Republic) Records [Microform], 1914-1958 (MS Georgian 2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

In 1918 the Mensheviks in Russia proclaimed Georgia an independent republic; in 1921 Georgia was declared a Soviet Socialist Republic.

Organization of the Georgian Archive

Scope and Content

Records reflect the activities of the government of the independent Georgian Republic and the Georgian government in exile after the occupation. Includes minutes, correspondence, reports, and other materials of peace delegations and special committees concerning the Russian Revolution and the situation in the Caucasus prior to the Bolshevik invasion and the declaration of independence of the Georgian Republic. The activities of various ministries of the government are documented by correspondence, minutes, memoranda, statistical data, reports, and other official documents such as decrees, constitution, petitions, and orders. Subjects covered are foreign affairs, finance, trade, industry, agriculture, and military affairs (People's Guard). Also material, mostly diplomatic correspondence, pertaining to peace negotiations and relations with European countries, Turkey, Soviet Russia, and other Russian republics, including activities of Georgian delegation to the Peace Conference in Paris (1918-1923) and other diplomatic missions in Europe.
Archives created by the Georgian government in exile in Paris contain correspondence, official declarations, financial records, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, speeches, and articles. These materials document the government's relations with the League of Nations, the U.S., European political parties, and underground groups in occupied Georgia. Records of the government in exile include account books from 1920 to 1938; and correspondence and manuscripts of speeches and articles of Noe Jordania, Georgian president in exile, Nicholas Tcheidze, and other government figures. Also booklets and miscellaneous printed material, 1918-1957; about the Georgian Republic.

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