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American Russian Institute collection of pamphlets

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: F335 Am35

Scope and Contents note

The American Russian Institute collection of pamphlets includes hortatory, propaganda, and current events pamphlets of Communist or Socialist origin or interest. Included are major collections representing the Communist Party; Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow; International Publishers; New Century, publisher.

An itemized list of publishers and publications is available upon request.

Dates

  • 1916-1962

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

The American Russian Institute was an organization was devoted to improving American-Soviet relations and aimed “to serve as an authoritative clearing house for factual information concerning the Soviet Union." In 1961, the Senate Subcommittee on Un-American Activities identified this organization as a communist front running pro-Soviet, Anti-American propaganda campaigns, and furnishing reports on the United States to the Soviet Union. The institute was founded in California in 1926 with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The organization disseminated print materials, from a variety of publishers, on conditions in Soviet Russia, Communism, labor, race, and pacifism.

Source: "Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Subcommitteee on Un-American Activities in California, no. 11, 1961 Communist Activities in California." Calisphere, http://texts.cdlib.org/view?docId=kt396n99b3&chunk.id=d0e2322&brand=calisphere&doc.view=entire_text (accessed 6/18/2020).

Extent

4.5 linear feet (3 containers) : 3 record storage boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The American Russian Institute was an organization was devoted to improving American-Soviet relations and aimed “to serve as an authoritative clearing house for factual information concerning the Soviet Union." The American Russian Institute collection of pamphlets includes hortatory, propaganda, and current events pamphlets of Communist or Socialist origin or interest.

Arrangement

Materials in this collection are arranged alphabetically by publisher or subject.

Other Finding Aids

An itemized list of publishers and publications is available upon request.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The source of this collection is unknown.

Processing Information note

Collection was processed by staff, circa 1970s. Revisions by Alexandra M. Bisio, 2020.
Title
Guide to the American Russian Institute collection of pamphlets
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA