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MS Russ 13.2

Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Leon Trotsky additional papers, 1930-1938: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Russ 13.2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.
Title: Leon Trotsky additional papers,
Date(s): 1930-1938 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, French, German, and Russian.
Abstract: Works and ephemera of the Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader Leon Trotsky collected by his secretary Jean van Heijenoort.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Jean van Heijenoort; received: 1958.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Leon Trotsky Additional Papers, 1930-1938 (MS Russ 13.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

For the Exile papers of Leon Trotsky, see MS Russ 13.1.

Biographical / Historical

Leon Trotsky was a Russian revolutionary and Soviet leader. Jean van Heijenoort was Trotsky's secretary, 1932-1939.


Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

These papers were isolated from the main body of Trotsky's papers in Europe during the war, and were recovered and added to the collection in 1958. They consist mainly of works of the Exile period.



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