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MS Russ 139

Dubrowsky, D. H. D. H. Dubrowsky papers, circa 1917-1940 (MS Russ 139): 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 139
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dubrowsky, D. H.
Title: D. H. Dubrowsky papers
Date(s): 1917-1940
Quantity: 3.4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of materials: Primarily in Russian. Some materials in English and French.
Abstract: Papers documenting Dubrowsky's professional life as well as Soviet-American relations after the Russian Revolution.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

94M-83. Gift of L. Kramer, 1941.

Custodial History:

Transferred from Widener Library. Formerally XT-15.

Processing Information:

Processed by Ashley Nary, 2017

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
This collection 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.
This collection/ a portion of this collection may contain fragile materials that require special care in handling. Please request assistance as needed with fasteners or brittle pages.

Preferred Citation:

D. H. Dubrowsky Papers, circa 1917-1940 (MS Russ 139). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Dubrowsky, 1888-19??, was born in Kiev and came to the United States in 1905 as a political exile. Dubrowsky served the Russian government in numerous capacities including: Secretary of the embassy under Ambassador Ludwig Mertens; Representative in the United States, Canada, and Mexico of the Russian Red Cross; Representative in the United States under the League of Nations High Commissioner Fridtjof Nansen; Representative in the United States of the Proletkino; and American Representative for the Vtzik Committee. Dubrowsky testified for the House of Representatives Special Committee to Investigate Un-American Activities in 1939.


Minimally processed box list. Existing folder titles retained.

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the professional activities of Dr. D. H. Dubrowsky from the years 1917-1940 and is focused on his activities in North America as a representative for the Russian government. Materials are focused on his work with the Russian Red Cross, Russian famine relief, and other aid programs created in response to the Russian famine. Materials primarily include correspondence, radiograms, government documents, reports, clippings, photo albums, and printed materials.

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