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MS Russ 78

Reddaway, Peter, collector. Peter Reddaway photograph collection, 1968-1988: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Russ 78
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Reddaway, Peter, collector.
Title: Peter Reddaway photograph collection
Date(s): 1968-1988
Quantity: 2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Abstract: Photographs of Soviet dissidents, collected by Peter Reddaway. This collection is part of the Andrei Sakharov Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2004M-24. Part of the Andrei Sakharov Archives, the gift of Elena Bonner; received: 2004 July 28.


Gift of Peter Reddaway, May 2001, to The Andrei Sakharov Archives and Human Rights Center at Brandeis University. Transferred, with his consent, as part of the Sakharov Archives, to Harvard University, upon the gift of the Archives by Elena Bonner.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Kathy Reddaway.
This finding aid describes only a portion of the collection. A gap in the number sequence indicates undescribed photographs.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


None of the photographs in this collection are under copyright. Those publishing these photographs should, however, include a citation to the collection as follows: Peter Reddaway Photograph Collection (MS Russ 78). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Peter Reddaway Photograph Collection, 1968-1988 (MS Russ 78). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

This collection is part of the Andrei Sakharov Archives. Peter Reddaway, Ph.D., was on the faculty of the London School of Economics and Political Science (1965-1986), directed the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1986-1989), and was, until his retirement in 2000, professor of Political Science and International Affairs, and chairman of the Committee of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the George Washington University. Reddaway is one of the first Western scholars to study early documents of Soviet human rights movements as historical material.
The photographs and negatives were smuggled out of the USSR, and the professional photographer Mr. Inglis processed them in the London suburb of Dulwich. Many of the photographs were published in newspapers, magazines, and books, including The Chronicle of Current Events (Amnesty International, London), edited by Peter Reddaway. His first wife Kathy Reddaway helped to organize the photograph collection.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Soviet dissidents, including Andrei Sakharov, political prisoners in Gulag camps, penal facilities, and psychiatric prison-hospitals.


This collection is housed offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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