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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Russ 135

José María Castañé collection of political broadsides from revolutionary Russia

Printed political broadsides from revolutionary Russia.

Dates

  • 1917-1920 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection material is in Russian.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

.8 linear feet (17 posters in 15 folders)

Collection consists of 17 political broadsides with appeals, statements and announcements from various Russian political parties, and several branches of the Russian government in Petrograd and Moscow between the years of 1917 and 1920. Topics range from appeals to the workers, peasants and soldiers, and women-workers to protect the new state from enemies to proclamations on May 1st holiday and anniversaries of the October revolution.

Biographical / Historical

José María Castañé is a Spanish businessman and patron of the arts. His collection of artifacts and documents relating to the major conflicts of the 20th century, of which Russian broadsides forms one part, was compiled over some 25 years. A substantial portion of the Castane Collection was donated to Harvard University's Houghton Library in 2015.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by the year of printing.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

2014M-120. Gift of José María Castañé.

Processing Information

Processed by Irina Klyagin, 2017 March.
Link to catalog

Source

Title
Castañé, José María, collector. José María Castañé collection of political broadsides from revolutionary Russia, 1917-1920 (MS Russ 135): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Irina Klyagin
Date
2017 March 9
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hou02799

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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