New Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Lawrence Samuels collection, 1942–88

Samuels, the vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Monterey County and northern vice chair of the Libertarian Party in California, assembled this collection of printed matter relating to libertarianism and libertarian organizations.

Abraham D. Sofaer papers, 1934–2008

Sofaer's career as a legal adviser, judge, professor, and writer is documented in this large collection of correspondence, reports, and legal records. Some significant cases include the libel suit brought against Time magazine by Ariel Sharon in 1984 and the legal interpretation of the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty and its effects on development of the Strategic Defense Initiative. Other topics include international laws of war, presidential war-making powers, the airline industry, water use, and terrorism.

Ivy Litvinov papers, 1911–97

Litvinov, who lived in Great Britain and the Soviet Union, was married to Soviet foreign minister Maxim Litvinov. Her diaries and other writings, correspondence, and sound recordings shed light on her life and marriage and British and Russian literature. Also included are the papers of her daughter, Tatiana Litvinov.

Mary C. Rixford pamphlet collection, 1914–22

This small collection includes Allied propaganda, primarily British, during World War I and flyers about medical aspects of that war, especially the activities of the American Red Cross.

Cherkasskii family papers, 1837–1974

The diaries, correspondence, photographs and other material of this Russian aristocratic family provide information about social conditions in Russia before the Russian Revolution and about the Russian imperial army, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, Russian émigré affairs, and the Russian Orthodox Church abroad.

Rossiiskoe natsional'noe ob"edinenie records, 1929–81

The records of this Russian émigré organization in Belgium include correspondence, minutes of meeting, and reports. They also document the Russian émigré community organization in Belgium and other European countries during the Russian Civil War, World War II, and cold war.