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MS Russ 13

Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Leon Trotsky Soviet papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Russ 13
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Leon Trotsky Soviet papers
Date(s): 1904-1959
Quantity: 28.5 linear feet (94 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Russian, German, English, French, Spanish, Polish, and Czech.
Abstract: Papers of Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader Leon Trotsky including correspondence from his years in the Soviet Union and writings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Purchased with funds given by John W. Blodgett, Jr., and Katherine Winter; received: 1946.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Leon Trotsky Soviet Papers (MS Russ 13). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

For the Exile papers of Leon Trotsky, see MS Russ 13.1.
For Trotsky's papers collected by his secretary John Van Heijenoort, see MS Russ 13.2.
For Trotsky's Stalin, published in English translation by Harper & Brothers, see MS Russ 13.3.
For the John Dewey Commission of Inquiry, see MS Russ 13.4.

Biographical / Historical

Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader.


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Scope and Contents

Soviet Union correspondence, 1917-1929, consists of original letters and some copies and transcripts written by Trotsky and other Soviet officials, with copies of telegrams exchanged between Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin from 1917 to 1921. Writings of Trotsky from the Soviet period include manuscripts, typed excerpts and clippings, pronouncements, and unpublished statements, in addition to documents written during the Left Opposition's fight against Joseph Stalin from 1923 to 1927.



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