New Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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

Thomas Sgovio papers, 1938–2008
Sgovio was an American artist imprisoned in Soviet forced labor camps from 1938 to 1954. His papers include a memoir of his imprisonment and forty-four original paintings and drawings depicting living and working conditions in the camps. Fleshing out the collection are photocopies of Soviet arrest records, summaries of judicial proceedings, and reports of postrepatriation interviews by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Gertrude King papers, 1942–51
King worked at the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council (NJASRC), which helped Japanese American students continue their college studies despite the forced relocation of Japanese Americans in World War II. Her papers concern the internment of Japanese Americans during the war and the placement of Japanese American students in colleges. The collection also includes records of the NJASRC.

John Somerville papers, 1930–1995
The papers of Somerville, an American philosopher, president of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Marxism, and president of the International Philosophers for the Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide, concern Marxist philosophy, philosophy and education in the Soviet Union, peace and nuclear disarmament movements, and the loyalty-security program in the United States. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and notes.

Tibor Flórián papers, 1926–96
Flórián’s papers concern Hungarian American cultural and political activities, the Hungarian émigré community, international freedom for writers, Hungarian-language publishing in the United States, and Radio Free Europe’s Hungarian Language Service. The collection also includes poems and essays of this Hungarian American writer and Radio Free Europe announcer and editor.

Leonid Andreyev collection, 1900–1922
Andreyev, a Russian novelist, assembled these plays, poems, short stories, letters, and photographs on Russian literature and drama and conditions in Russia during Andreyev, a Russian novelist, assembled these plays, poems, short stories, letters, and photographs on Russian literature and drama and conditions in Russia during World War I. The diary of his wife, Anna Andreeva, is included.