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North Russian Association collection of theatre and concert programmes

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-368
Identifier: Coll-1865

Scope and Contents

A sizeable collection of theatre/concert programmes from the North Russian Association (1928-1940). Founded in 1926, the North Russian Association grew out of a group set up by emigrants from Arkhangelsk living in London after the Revolution. Its interests were cultural, and it organised five events a year such as lectures, concerts, and other performances. The events documented here include a family Pushkin evening at London’s Institut Français in June 1928; a performance of Aleksei Faiko’s The Man with the Portfolio in 1930; an evening of ballet in memory of Pavlova, 1933; a meeting to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tolstoy’s death, 1935, with speeches by Aylmer Maude and Gleb Struve; and ‘The Day of the Russian Child in Exile’, 1937.

Dates

  • 1928-1940

Creator

Language of Materials

English and Russian

Physical Description

25 items, various formats; some ms. notes, dust-soiling, spotting etc., creased where previously folded, but in good condition overall.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1926, the North Russian Association grew out of a group set up by emigrants from Arkhangelsk living in London after the Revolution. By 1 January 1928 it had 109 members. Its interests were cultural, and it organised five events a year such as lectures, concerts, and other performances. It also ran a Hospital Fund for those in need.

Extent

1 folder

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in September 2017. Accession no SC-Acc-2018-0071.

Related Materials

Bought with a leaflet from the Anglo-Russian Literary Society (1894), now Coll-1848/18-0071.

Bibliography

For more on the Association, see O. A. Kaznina, Russkie v Anglii (Moscow, 1997), pp. 52–59.

Physical Description

25 items, various formats; some ms. notes, dust-soiling, spotting etc., creased where previously folded, but in good condition overall.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in May 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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