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SUB-SERIES Identifier: MS Russ 13.1

B. Household papers


  • 1929-1940
  • Majority of material found within 1937-1940

Language of Materials

Collection is in Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, and Czech.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


65 linear feet (197 boxes)

General note

This section primarily contains secretarial notes, records of correspondence, photographs, and other items descriptive of the Trotsky household, particularly in Coyoacán. Also included are general outlines of the archives, chronologies, and miscellaneous items (newspaper clippings, printed matter, envelopes) housed with the Trotsky papers.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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