New Finding Aids Posted Online

Monday, July 12, 2010
an image of file folders
an image of file folders

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

Ethan Theodore Colton papers, 1917–52

Colton was an American relief worker with the European Student Relief and the Young Men's Christian Association in Russia. His papers consist of correspondence, reports, and writings relating to social conditions, the educational system, and the status of religion in Russia in the 1920s and 1930s and to European Student Relief activities in Russia and Europe from 1920 to 1925. Colton's memoirs, written in 1952, and a dozen antireligious Soviet posters are included.

Heinrich Bortfeldt interviews, 2001–6

Sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with leaders of the Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands and the Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus and with other German political and cultural figures concern political conditions in East Germany and in reunified Germany. Bortfeldt, the interviewer, is a German historian.

Stephen Green collection, 1946–88

This collection contains research material for two books by Green, Taking Sides: America's Secret Relations with a Militant Israel (1984) and Living by the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East (1988). Included are reports, dispatches, and printed matter concerning relations between the United States and Israel since 1948 and Israel’s relations with other nations. Among the subjects covered are military incidents tied to Israeli military and defensive forces, including the Israeli naval and air attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967.

Ruth A. Parmelee papers, 1865–1974

Parmelee was born and raised in Turkey by missionary parents. After her education in the United States she devoted her career to establishing reliable medical services in the Near East. Working in Turkey, Greece, and Palestine, Dr. Parmelee practiced obstetrics, trained nurses, cared for war orphans, and worked with refugees. Her papers, which include diaries, correspondence, and photographs, document her life and work, with special emphasis on the period from 1922 to 1953.

Mikhail Mikhailovich Krasil'nikov papers, 1948–96

As a Russian-Latvian poet and political prisoner from 1957 to 1960, Krasil'nikov's papers relate to political dissent in the Soviet Union, conditions in forced labor camps, Russian literature, and Russian-Latvian cultural relations. The papers contain poems, correspondence, legal documents, and photographs.

Igor’ Alekseevich Mikhailov collection, 1962–2003

Mikhailov was a civil servant who represented the Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic in Moscow after the fall of the Soviet Union and is now a journalist and political analyst. His collection consists of printed matter and photocopies of government documents relating to post-Soviet politics in Russia, Moldova, and Abkhazia.