An Inventory of the Andrew Meier papers

Processed by Supriya Wronkiewicz.
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
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An Inventory of the Andrew Meier papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Supriya Wronkiewicz
Date Completed:
2010
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by Elizabeth Konzak and Supriya Wronkiewicz.
© 2010 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Andrew Meier papers
Dates: 1917-2007
Collection Number: 2010C16
Creator: Meier, Andrew.
Collection Size: 11 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (5.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The collection primarily consists of research materials for Andrew Meier's book The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service (New York, 2008). This research material includes correspondence and notes; photocopies of correspondence and of genealogical and biographical data; photocopies of investigative, consular and other government documents; and printed matter. The bulk of the research materials directly relate to Soviet espionage in the United States and elsewhere, and especially to the case of Isaiah Oggins.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English Russian German

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Andrew Meier papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Related Materials

David Dallin papers, Hoover Institution Archives
John Hook papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Herbert Solow papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Sam Tanenhaus papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical/Historical Note

1985 B.A., Wesleyan University
1989 B.A. (M.A.), Russian Language and Literature, Oxford University
1989-1992 Freelance writer
1989-Present Contributor to periodicals, including Harper's, New Republic, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Orion, Outside, Washington Post, Wired, and Time
1995-1996 Contributor, Pacific News Service, San Francisco, California
1996 Reported from Afghanistan
1996-2001 Moscow correspondent, Time magazine
2001-2002 Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
circa 2003-Present Writer in residence, Assistant Professor at Eugene Lang College, New York, New York
2003 Author, Black Earth: A Journey through Russia after the Fall (New York: W.W. Norton)
2005 Author, Chechnya: To the Heart of a Conflict (contains excerpts from Black Earth) (New York: W.W. Norton)
2008 Author, The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service (New York: W.W. Norton)
Honors include Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Fellow; Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers & Scholars at the New York Public Library; National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow
Sources:
Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2010. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2010. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC
"Andrew Meier - Assistant Professor" Eugene Lang College Faculty. The New School for Liberal Arts. n.d. Web. 24 August 2010.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection primarily consists of research materials for Andrew Meier's book The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service (New York, 2008). This research material includes correspondence and notes; photocopies of correspondence and of genealogical and biographical data; photocopies of investigative, consular and other government documents; and printed matter. The bulk of the research materials directly relate to Soviet espionage in the United States and elsewhere, and especially to the case of Isaiah Oggins.
Materials of note in the collection include the detailed genealogical and biographical data Meier compiled regarding Isaiah Oggins and his family ( Oggins family related materials ) as well as Meier's detailed research on Oggins' contemporaries and incidents relating to the Communist Party in the United States. The original order of the materials has been maintained.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Espionage, Russian.
Espionage, Russian--United States.
Secret service--Soviet Union.
Oggins, Isaiah.


Collection Contents

Box: 1

Oggins family related materials, circa 1917-2005

Scope and Content Note

Consists of Meier's research specifically pertaining to Isaiah Oggins, his family, and colleagues as well as correspondence between Meier and Oggins' son Robin and Robin's correspondence regarding Isaiah. Arranged as follows: Correspondence, Family documents, and Clippings.
Box/Folder: 1

Correspondence, 2001-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters to Meier and Robin Oggins related to Freedom of Information Act requests regarding his father
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Beardsley, Tom, 2001, 2005

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Oggins, Robin, 2001-2005

Box/Folder: 1

Family documents, circa 1917-2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence to Meier and Robin Oggins's correspondence related to Freedom of Information Act requests regarding his father
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Oggins, David and Anna, 1917-2004

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Oggins family related documents, 1930-2001

Scope and Content Note

Also includes Meier's notes and related correspondence
Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Oggins family related legal documents, 1919-2005

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Oggins family related copies of photographs, circa 1910s-1920s, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Oggins, Robin notebooks and related materials, 1922, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials in Chinese and Russian
Box/Folder: 1

Clippings, 1992

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Isaiah Oggins in United States press, 1992

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Isaiah Oggins in Russian press, 1992

Scope and Content Note

In Russian
Box: 2-4

Research documents by location, 1917-2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, articles, hand written notes, and correspondence related to Meier's research, arranged by country or repository of the research materials' origin. The bulk of the materials are photocopies.
Box/Folder: 1 : 10-11

Berlin, Germany, 1930-2004

Box/Folder: 2 : 1-2

Columbia University, 1917-2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes related correspondence
Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1943-1957, 2003

Scope and Content Note

Includes information regarding Nerma Oggins
Box/Folder: 2 : 4

France, 1931-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes related correspondence. In French
Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Library of Congress circa 1920s

Box/Folder: 2 : 6-8

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), College Park, 1922-2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of documents from the Moscow consular files, notes, and related correspondence. Includes materials in Russian
Box/Folder: 3 : 1

NARA Index Bureau, 1920-1922

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

NARA, Washington, D.C., 1995-2003

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and copies of NARA finding aids
Box/Folder: 3 : 3

National Security Agency museum, "Mask Cables," 1934-1935, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 4-8

New York Public Library and Yale University, 1917-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes separate notes. Some materials in Russian
Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Russian State Military Archive (Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi voennyi arkhiv [RGVA]) fond 18444, 1939-1940

Box/Folder: 3 : 10-11

Switzerland, 1931-1955

Scope and Content Note

Some documents in German and French
Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Switzerland, 1954-1956.

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Yale University Archives, 1989-1990

Box: 4-11

Research documents by subject, 1917-2007

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings, articles, notes, and correspondence related to Meier's research, arranged by subject, author, or title. The bulk of the materials are photocopies.
Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Abakumov, Viktor, 1999

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Arcos Limited raid, 1927, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Art Student League, 1927-1930

Scope and Content Note

Includes information regarding Irwin Shapiro and Donald McKay
Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Carutti, Efisio, 2007

Box/Folder: 4 : 7-8

China and Japan, 1934-2006 undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1991

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials in Russian
Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Crouch, Paul, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes
Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Dairen, 1936

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Dallin, David papers, circa 1924-1954

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and research from the Hoover Institution Archives
Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Dallin, David papers, 1930s, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials in Russian and research from New York Public Library
Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Dozenberg, Nicholas, 1921-2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and related correspondence
Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Duff, William, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence collected by Meier
Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Ehrmann, H.M., 1924-1927, 1990s-2000s

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Eisler, Gerhart, Ruth Domino, and Angela Haden-Guest, 1947-2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes research notes
Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Eitingon, Motty, 1919-1988

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Relations, The Soviet Union 1933-1939, 1952

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Gottlieb, Edward, 1938-2004

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence
Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Graebner, Walter, 1942

Scope and Content Note

Consists of cablegrams
Box/Folder: 5 : 12

Granich, Max and Grace, 1936-1993

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

Hammerstein, Kurt von, 1933-2006

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents in German
Box/Folder: 5 : 14

Hein, Egon, 1941, 2005

Box/Folder: 5 : 15

Hook, John, 1927-2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes
Box/Folder: 5 : 16

Jaffe, Philip, 1921-1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Josephson, Matthew and others, 1917-2005

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

"The Faking of Americans" by "Karl," undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Kennan, George, 1946, 2001

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Keynes, John Maynard, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes King College's finding aid for the John Maynard Keynes papers
Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Kovno and Lithuania, 1909-2002

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

Krebs/Valtin, 1939-1983

Box/Folder: 6 : 7-9

Krivitsky, Walter G., 1939-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes
Box/Folder: 6 : 10

Lengyel, Tanja, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence in Hungarian [?]
Box/Folder: 6 : 11

Lewis, James, 1942-2001

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

Litton, Frederick S. articles, 1994-2001

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

The Lusk Committee, 1992-2002.

Scope and Content Note

Includes finding aids and background information regarding the Lusk Committee, formally known as the Joint Legislative Committee to Investigate Seditious Activities, 1919-1920
Box/Folder: 7 : 1-5

The Lusk Committee, 1916-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes information regarding the Rand School
Box/Folder: 7 : 6

Maironski, 1993-2005

Scope and Content Note

In Russian
Box/Folder: 7 : 7

Martin, Charles, and Steinberg, Max, 1931-2007

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and documents in French and Russian
Box/Folder: 7 : 8

McCargar, James interview, 1995 April 18

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

Mink, George, 1935-1945

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

Naito-Uchimura, Misao, circa 1990s-2001, undated

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs), 1939

Scope and Content Note

In Russian
Box/Folder: 8 : 3-4

Nearing, Scott, 1915-1989

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

New York Times, 1922-2003

Box/Folder: 8 : 6

Norilsk, 2005

Box/Folder: 8 : 7-10

Rakov brothers, 1927-1996

Scope and Content Note

Includes documents in German and Russian as well as notes by Markus Wehner regarding the Rakov brothers
Box/Folder: 8 : 11

Rand School, 1919-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, materials generated by the Rand School and materials regarding the Rand School
Box/Folder: 9 : 1

Rand School, "A History of the Rand School of Social Science, 1906-1956" by Frederic Cornell, 1976

Scope and Content Note

Master's thesis for New York University
Box/Folder: 9 : 2

Robinson case, 1938, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

Rosenberg, Arthur, undated

Box/Folder: 9 : 4

Rossi, Jacques, 1979-2002

Scope and Content Note

Includes some materials in French
Box/Folder: 9 : 5

The Rote Kapelle: The CIA's History of Soviet Intelligence and Espionage Networks in Western Europe, 1936-1945, 1979

Box/Folder: 9 : 6

Shanghai Municipal Police file, 1933

Box/Folder: 9 : 7

Shapiro, Irwin, 1931-2006

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and correspondence
Box/Folder: 9 : 8

Snow, Walter, 1981

Box/Folder: 9 : 9-11

Solow, Herbert, circa 1937-2003, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes
Box/Folder: 9 : 12

Stevens and others, 1951-2005

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and notes
Box/Folder: 9 : 13

Sudoplatov, Pavel Anatol'evich, 1997-2004, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and documents in Russian
Box/Folder: 10 : 1

Svobodnaia mysl', 1998

Scope and Content Note

In Russian
Box/Folder: 10 : 2-5

Tanenhaus, Sam, 1929-1992, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and some documents in Russian
Box/Folder: 10 : 6

Task Force on Russia documents, 1937-2007

Box/Folder: 11 : 1

Wallenberg, Raoul, 1946, 2001

Box/Folder: 11 : 2

Weinstein, Allen, "The Hiss Labyrinth: Seven Profiles," 1997

Box/Folder: 11 : 3

Whitney, Richard Merrill, 1924

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

The Worker and other related documents, 1922-1940

Scope and Content Note

The Worker includes articles written by Nerma Berman, Isaiah Oggin's wife
Box/Folder: 11 : 5

World Tomorrow,1920, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes
Box: 12

Oversize file, 1940, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes a map of Berlin and photocopied research material regarding Walter G. Krivitsky from 1940.
Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Map of Berlin, undated

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Krivitsky, Walter G., related materials, 1940