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   Alexis Goldenweiser Papers, ca. 1900-1974.

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Call No.:BA#0136
Bib ID:4077546 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Goldenweiser, Alexis, 1890-1979.
Title:Alexis Goldenweiser Papers, ca. 1900-1974.
Physical description:57 linear feet (114 boxes).
Language(s):In English
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Description

Scope and Content

The collection chiefly consists of Goldenweiser's American legal case files. There are also case files from his German years, and substantial materials on his research into the condition of Russian refugees and refugee problems in general in the 1930s. Much of the correspondence from the late 1930s and early 1940s concerns Jews in Germany and occupied Europe. Correspondents in the collection include Mark Aldanov, Abraham Cahan, Antal Dorati, Georgiĭ Florovskiĭ, Tatʹi︠a︡na Frank, Vladimir and Vera Nabokov, and Mikhail Karpovich; there are 1 or 2 items each from Dwight D. Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt, Herbert Lehman, and Nikolaĭ Losskiĭ. Letters, manuscripts, and documents by Vera Nabokova contain considerable information on her and her husband's lives in Germany and in the United States. Many of the American case files concern (as does much of the Nabokova material) individual claims for reparations from Germany after World War II.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1956

Papers Accessioned 1969

Papers Accessioned 1964

Papers Accessioned 1968

Papers Accessioned 1972

Papers Accessioned 1979

Papers Processed 05/--/79

Papers Revised 11/--/82

Papers Revised 11/--/83

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dorati, Antal, 1906- .PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Dwight D., (Dwight David), 1890-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Florovskiĭ, Georgiĭ, 1893-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frank, Tatʹi︠a︡na.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Karpovich, Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich, 1888-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Losskiĭ, Nikolaĭ Onufrievich, 1870-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nabokova, Vera.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Genre/Form

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Letters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Emigration and immigration--Europe--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--Soviet Union--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--United States--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jews in foreign countries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Law--Soviet Union.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Law--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russians--Germany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russians--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945--Reparations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Lawyer and writer, Goldenweiser (Alekseĭ Aleksandrovich Gold́enveĭzer) was born in Kiev, emigrated to Germany in the early 1920s, and then to the United States in the late 1930s. He served as legal counsellor for the Union of Russian Jews in Germany and later as President of the Association of Russian Lawyers in New York.

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