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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Earl L. Packer Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:BA#0550
Bib ID:5012629 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Packer, Earl L.
Title:Earl L. Packer Papers
Physical description:64,000 items in 124 boxes.
Language(s):In English
Access: The following boxes are located off-site: 2-124. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The Packer collection contains 64,000 items from the files of this American diplomat. It is complete in its representation of every aspect of his life. The papers include personal and professionaJ correspondence, manuscripts, documents, printed materials, and Russian cartoons and illustrations, as well as original World War I posters. It is also contains a wonderful array of photographs taken by Mr. Packer between 1917 and 1923, which depict scenes from the Russian Revolution and from Russian city life.

Mr. Packer's correspondence includes letters from Upton Sinclair and cataloged photographs trace his career. Packer has held the consular and diplomatic titles of Vice Consul. Consul, Consul General, Third Secretary of Legation, First Secretary of Embassy, Counselor of Embassy, and Charge d'Affaires.

The manuscripts in this col.lection Lncludes most of his publjshed works as well as many unpublished items, such as articles, essays, stories, and small diaries and journaJ notebooks.

The largest part of the collection is taken up by Packer's extensively detailed subject files dealing with Soviet Russia. These subject files encompass over half of the collection and cover all aspects of the U.S.S.R., from politics and propaganda, culture and trade, to history and intemational relations. There are also numerous clippings about the Soviet Union from American and international newspapers, some of them preRevolulionary, as well as two volumes of a pre-Revolutionary Russian dictionary. Other subject files include various European and Asian countries and International organizations. Spanning over eight decades, the Packer collection is an interesting, indepth look at a country through the eyes of an American.

Series I: Correspondence

Series II: Journals

Series III: Photographs

Series IV: Drawings and Maps

Series V: Manuscripts

Series VI: General Files

Series VII: USSR Related:

Series VIII: Oversized Materials

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 The following boxes are located off-site: 2-124. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Earl L. Packer Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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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

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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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DiariesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
EssaysPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
LettersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Packer, Earl L.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
U.S.S.R. through the eyes of foreign visitorsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United State. Dept. of StatePortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

American diplomat to the U.S.S.R. (Riga) and author.

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