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Preliminary Inventory to the Sergei Petrovich Mel'gunov Papers, 1918-1933
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Box 1., Folder 1

Individual Accounts of Witnesses and Victims, 1918-1920

 

"In the Bolshevik Hospital, Petrograd, 1918-1919," by V. G. Orzhekhovsky, 1925.

 

"Kronstadt events in June-July, 1919," by Iu. Zubelevich.

 

"Red and White Terror," by A. T. Kuznetsov, Member of the Constituent Assembly from the Ural Region.

 

"Rumors and legends" (On Bolshevik stay in Kiev)

 

Bulletin of the Central Committee of the Party of Left Socialist Revolutionaries, April 1919

 

"In Yaroslav prison, 1920," by K. Marov Bishop Mitrofan of the Don reports on his arrest, 1918

Folder 2

"Two days in the Simferopol Cheka."

 

"Lubianka 14-10," by G. V.

 

"Torture on the Moscow Bench," handwritten copy in Latvian from Brihwa Seme, No. 71, March 31, 1921

 

Account by American citizen Kalamiano: "In Butyrka prison, 1920."

 

"Analysis of Bolshevik terror," by M. I.

 

"In Bolshevik torture-chamber," by S. Vl-v.

 

Letter on certain "Ozolin."

 

"Chrezvychaika."

Folder 3

Notes on Butyrka Prison.

Folder 4

Clippings

 

Soviet and non-Soviet papers, 1918-1919.

Folder 5

Terroristic measures after the attempt on Soviet officials in Lenot'evskii Per., Moscow, 1919

Folder 6

Communist arguments re Cheka, 1918-1919

Folder 7

Miscellaneous, 1919

Folder 8-9

Terror and executions, 1920-1921.

Box 2., Folder 10

Trials and executions, 1921-1923

Folder 11-12

Arrests, trials, executions, 1924

Folder 13

Arrests, trials, executions, 1925.

Folder 14

Arrests, trials, executions, 1926

Box 3., Folder 15

Arrests, trials, executions, 1926

Folder 16-18

Arrests, trials, executions, 1927

Box 4., Folder 19-20

Donbass trials, 1928

Folder 21

Donbass trials, 1928

 

Volfman's trial, 1928

 

Political prisoners, executions, 1928

Folder 22

Opposition, arrests, trials, executions, espionage abroad, 1929.

Folder 23

Cheka, 1918-1927

Folder 24

Cheka

 

"Codification of Red Terror," article by Al. Makletsov.

 

"Political trials in the USSR," compiled by Ia. S. G- ch.

 

Resolution of the 3rd Regional Congress of Representatives, Guliaipole... and others, April 10, 1919

 

"Reign of Terror in Russia," manuscript by S. Melgunov, May 15, 1925

 

"Red Terror in Russia," manuscript by S. Melgunov.

 

"Ado Bizk," manuscript

 

"Execution of English officer Sidney Reilly," manuscript

 

Report of the Inspection Committee about the Cheka's Places of Detention in Poltava, manuscript signed by Dr. Mashevskii

 

Letter from Fedorchuk to Petrovskii, May 23, 1919

 

Statement by a member of the Central Executive Committee and Secretary of the Kiev Executive Committee addressed to the Cheka, April 8, 1919

 

Political Red Cross statement to the Presidium, 1921

 

Minutes of a Cheka meeting, July 25, 1919

 

Recollections of N. P. and U. S. Savitskii and M. V. Chernosvidov on arrival of Bolsheviks to Chernigov, January 23, 1918

 

Report No. 374 of Information Section, Head-quarters, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian army: Situation in Turkestan, Feb. 9, 1921

 

Excerpt from "Sotsialisticheskii Vestnik," No. 8, May 20, 1921

 

Report No. 563 from General Miller to Ambassador in Arkhangel'sk, April 19, 1919

 

"Kalinin and the G.P.U.," No 22

 

Authorization of the Foreign Communists-Bolsheviks to search foreign consulates, signed by Fisher, May 26, 1919

 

Kharkov Prison file on Mrs. D. A. Baeva

 

Death sentence of Aleksandr Grigorevich Bulygin, Riazanskie Izv. No. 201, Sept. 7, 1919

 

Left Socialist Revolutionaries in Bolshevik prisons, Bulletin No. 4, April, 1919

 

Activity of V.Ch.K. train in Voronezh Voronezhskie Izvestiia, No. 179 (484), August 12, 1919

 

Appeal to fight the enemies of the revolution, Kievskie Izvestiia, No. 99, July 24, 1919

 

Letters to Melgunov

 

Anna Nikulina, Bosna, Vlasenica, March 5, 1924

 

Baroness D. Foelckersam, February 23, 1924

 

F. Rostovtsev

 

"In Chernigov," recollections of E. D. Kuskova

 

"In Crimea," typewritten reports

 

"In cities and villages," Bulletin of the Left Socialist Revolutionaries, No. 6, May 1919

 

"Ukrainian Cheka," typewritten report

 

"Kiev," investigation of the Rerberg Commission, manuscript

Folder 25

Events in Kiev and Ukraine, 1918-1927

Folder 26

Statistical data on executions, 1918-1927

 

Clippings

Box 5., Folder 27

Cheka members

Folder 28

Cheka, 1919-1930

Folder 29

Cheka anniversaries (five, ten, thirteen years).

Folder 30

Cheka, 1919-1929

Folder 31-32

Felix Dzierzynski

Box 6., Folder 33

Articles on OGPU by G. Agabekov from Poslednie Novosti, 1930

Folder 34

"Death Camps," by Kiselev in Rul', 1931

 

"Work and Ways of the GPU," in Vozrozhenie, 1926

 

Confessions of GPU agent Nikolai Bezpalov in Volia Rossii, 1924

Folder 35

Georges Agabekov

Folder 36-37

Chekist Albert Pirro

Folder 38

Recollections on imprisonment, 1918-1925

Box 7., Folder 39

G.P.U., 1919-1927

Folder 40

"One week at the mercy of the G.P.U.," by Pavel Dolgorukov, Rul', 1924

Folder 41

G.P.U.

 

"O.G.P.U.," manuscript fy a former Chekist

 

Opperput's testimony on secret agencies.

 

Relations between NKID-GPU-Comintern

 

List of secret agents known to Opperput

 

Organization of the G.P.U.

 

Methods of operation

 

"Reorganization of the G.P.U.," from Poslednie Novosti

Folder 42

Clippings

 

Amensty for political prisoners on the 5th anniversary of the revolution

 

Persecution and trials of Social-Democrats, 1920-22

 

Articles

 

"Wandering," by Gr. Aronson

 

"Notes of a prison warden," Gr. Aronson

Folder 43

Cheka

 

"Rare document," with commentary by A. Kuprin from Obshchee delo, November 7, 1921

 

Clippings on annulment of capital punishment, 1920

 

Clippings on local governments against Red Terror, 1918

 

Directives to local Cheka, December 1, 1918

 

Circular No. 2534 to all railroad and water transport Cheka commissions, June 11, 1919

Folder 44

"Five Years in Soviet Prisons," by Said Kureishi from Poslednie Novosti, 1927

Folder 45

Clippings

 

Cheka, 1920-1924

Folder 46

Recollections on imprisonment, 1921-1929

Box 8., Folder 47

Insurrection, prisons, executions, 1925

 

Public Protest Against Terror

 

Letter from Roger Baldwin (Director, American Liberties Union) to Berkman. Translation from English to Russian, September 8, 1924

 

Questionnaire for former political prisoners

 

Mémorandum présenté par la délégation du Parti socialiste révolutionnaire à l'étranger au Congrès des trois unions internationales des partis socialistes et communistes, April 2, 1922

 

Appel au proletariat mondial, August 2, 1922, with Russian translation

 

Two bulletins of the Joint Committee for the Defense of Revolutionists Imprisoned in Russia, Berlin, 1925, 1926

 

Chronicle of persecution in Soviet Russia. Non-periodical bulletin, Berlin, 1924, Nos. 1, 2

 

Chronik de Verfolgungen in Sowjetrussland, Berlin, 1924

 

Clippings from various newspapers, 1921-1924

Box 9., Folder 49

Clippings

 

"Without Freedom," by A. Argunov from Na Chuzhoi Storone

 

"Four days in Lubianka," by I. Zakharin from Na Chuzhoi Storone

 

"Lubianka," by Nikolai Bezpalo from Volia Rossii

 

"Zalozhnik," by N. V. L'vov

Folder 50

Solovki, 1924-1930

Folder 51

"Dreadful Years," by Said Kureisha in Rul', "Taganka, Solovki, Butyrka," by Said Kureisha in Slovo, December 1926

Folder 52

"Peterburg - Solovki, Parizh," by S. Snezhevskii from Dni, 1927

 

"Solovki - Island of Torture and Death," by Mal'sagov in Segodnia, 1925

Folder 53

Bolshevik secret service and espionage, 1921-1930.

Box 10., Folder 54

Maurice Conradi's Trial

 

Various documents, 1923

Folder 55-60

Clippings

Folder 61

Vorovskii's Assassination

 

Clippings from Soviet Press

Box 11., Folder 62

Investigation of Bolshevik Atrocities

 

Establishment of a special commission

 

Rules and regulations of the special commision

 

Programme concerning activities of the special commission

 

List of photographs (photos not included)

 

List of findings

 

Testimonies of witnesses

 

Articles from Na Chuzhoi Storone

Folder 63

Reports of special commission

Folder 64

Clippings

 

Foreigners on Soviet terror, 1920-1928

Folder 65

"In the Clutches of the Cheka," from Vozrozhdenie, August-September 1928

Folder 66

"Testimony of witnesses," Nikolaevsk na Amure, 1920

 

"Soviet Exile," by D. Viatkin, Volia Rosii,

Folder 67

Red Terror, 1920-1930

Folder 68

On A. Pirro, P. Stuchka, Dzerzhinskii, Gen. N. V. Ruzskii, Prince Pavel Aleksandrovich, V. P. Mukhin

Folder 69

V. Brunovski case

 

Insurrections in Kronstadt, Karelia, Amur Events in Crimea, Caucasus, Ukraine

Folder 70

Izvestia, June 24, June 26, August 29, 1919

Box 12., Folder 71

"Notes of a former Soviet Lawyer," by E. Nagel' in Poslednie Novosti, 1933

 

"Peterburg-Solovki-Parizh," by V. Svezhevskii in Dni, 1928

 

"Reminiscences of Princess S. A. Volkonskii," by N. Chebyshev, reviewing Gore Pobezhdenym, 1933

 

"His Serene Highness Appearing Before the Chairman of the Cheka," by R. Vel'skii reviewing Gore Pobezhdenym, 1933

 

"Escape of Princess Palei," by A. Lidin from Slovo, 1920

 

"Interrogation," short story by A. Kuprin from Vozrozhdenie, 1930

Folder 72

Individual accounts of witnesses and victims, 1929-1935

Folder 73

Illustrated Bolshevism, published by Dvuglavyi Orel, 1922 "Appeal to the American People," Paris, November 7, 1930

Folder 74

Chronicle of Red terror from Bor'ba za Rossiiu

Folder 75

Clippings

 

Chekists (Dzerzhinskii, Menzhinskii, others)

Folder 75-78

Accounts of Red terror by foreigners, 1928-1933

Folder 79

Accounts of former Chekists, 1926-1932

Box 13.

Clippings on arrests, trials, executions, 1918-1930

 

Report by Iu. Kluchnikov to the Russian Political Conference in Paris when he was no longer in charge of the Omsk Foreign Ministry, June 2, 1919. Deals with the Ufa Directorate, Kolchak cou d'etat, Kolchak government, etc.

 

Telegrams between anti-Bolshevik political leaders concerning policy on former Russian borderlands, January-December 1919

 

Political conference in Paris, unsigned reports and letters on the anti-Bolshevik Russian policies with regard to national minorities (Baltic States and Belorussia).

 

Savinkov and others on Polish problem, 1920

 

Attitude of the Allies. Interview in Kiev

 

Manuscript on the Ukranian question by the Delegation of the Political Conference, Paris, September 1, 1921

 

Letter from Gen. Boldyrev to Chaikovsky on the situation in Siberia, March 26, 1919

 

Letter to S. S. Maslov to Chaikovsky, November 3, 1918

 

Telegram to Russian representative in Copenhagen from the Provisional Russian Government formed on September 23, 1918, on organization and work of the new government, October 2, 1918

 

Kolchak Government official telegrams on military and political problems in Siberia, December 1918 - December 1919

 

Memorandum by S. I. Morozov on organization of revolt against Bolsheviks in Siberia on May-June 1918 and on organization of Siberian government September 12, 1918

 

Memorandum to Admiral Kolchak from Allied and Associated Powers; Kolchak's reply, July 1, 1919

 

"Kolchak's Crime," manuscript by Aleksandr Goibarg, Head of the Department of Justice of the Siberian Revolutionary Committee

 

Declaration of the Provisional Government, 1918

 

Report on circumstances connected with the deportation of five members of the Provisional Government to Solovki, September 5-6, 1918. Chaplin's coup d'etat.

 

On the upheaval in Arkhangel'sk, 1918

 

Official correspondence (mostly telegrams) of the Provisional Government. September 1918-October 1919

 

Excerpts from minutes of the March 26, 1919 session of the Provisional Government

 

Chaikovsky correspondence re northern region

 

Correspondence between Gen. Miller and Sazonov, March-April 1920 re winding up the northern campaign and future plans following defeat

 

Gaida's revolt in Vladivostok.

 

Informatsionnyi listok, illegally published by the Union for the Regeneration of Russia, August 1918

 

Nikolai V. Chaikovsky correspondence with Ekaterina K. Breshko-Breshkovskaia

 

Nikolai V. Chaikovsky's correspondence

 

Nikolai V. Chaikovsky's speeches

 

Va. A. Bakhmetev, former ambassador to the U.S. (under Kerensky) on U.S. attitude toward anti-Bolshevik movement, October 21, 1919

 

V. A. Bakhmetev on policies to be pursued in anti-Bolshevik movement, March 18, 1919

 

"First Anniversary of the Kronstadt Garrison Mutiny," Krasnaiia Gorka, by M. N. Nekliudov, Summer 1919

 

Translated excerpt from M. Merts' Sagies Latwija'., Riga 1925.

 

Donskoi Krai, No. 12, May 5 (18), 1918. Organ of the Provisional Government of the Don. Contains article "The Germans in the Ukraine."

 

Vestnik Vremmenogo Pravitelstva Severnoi Oblasti. Newspaper published in Arkhangelsk, December 17, 1918; January 1, 1919; September-October 1919 (incomplete)

Box 14.

A. A. Neratov, telegrams, 1919

 

Copy of the Resolution of the Extraordinary Kuban Regional Rada (Council), November 11, 1918

 

Declaration of the Don Voisko Krug (Parliament), June 1, 1919 on future Russia as a democratic country

 

Copy of Report on Cossak uprising in the Upper Don Region against Bolsheviks, spring 1919

 

Minutes of the Supreme Krug (Parliament) of the Don, Kuban, and Terek regions, January 1920

 

Declaration of the democratic groups in South Russia, January 29, 1920

 

Statement in French re formation of a new democratic government in South Russia

 

Provisional Land Law Project of the government in South Russia, February 24, 1920. Drafted by Pavel Ageev.

 

Report of events in the last days of the Council of Ministers of the government in South Russia, April 6-9, 1920

 

Letters to Nikolai Chaikovsky on the situation in South Russia, 1919-1921

 

Appeals of the Russian delegation in Yassy to Allied powers, November 1918

 

Memorandum (in French) presented to Allied governments by the National and Democratic Russian Bloc on aid to Russia by Allied powers and the United States

 

Kerensky's activities and impressions abroad in connection with the Allies' attitude to the Russian anti-Bolshevik cause, 1918. Letters, telegrams, etc.

 

Documents of the Russian Political Conference and of the political delegation representing Russian anti-Bolshevik governments before the Allies in Paris, 1918-1919.

 

British attitude to the Russian anti-Bolshevik cause, 1919

 

Chaikovsky's correspondence re French and British attitude to Russian anti-Bolshevik cause, 1919

 

Chaikovsky's memorandum to Clemenceau on Russian anti-Bolshevik cause, 1918; and Chaikovsky to President of the Council of Great Britain.

 

Extract from a letter to Mr. Paul Boyer, June 21, 1918 (in French)

 

Speech by Menard-Dorian, May 6, 1919 (in French)

 

Reports from prison, 1912

 

Clippings

 

Mensheviks, 1930-1931

 

Uprising in Siberia, 1925-1931

 

Various trials, 1927

 

Trials of Kondrat'ev, Groman, others, 1930-1931

 

Execution of the "48," 1930

 

Reprisals against the Chekists, 1925-1932

 

Shakhtinskii trial, 1928

 

Trial of the "Industrial Party," 1927-1930

 

Events in Moscow, 1925-1931

 

Events in St. Petersburg, 1925-1927

 

Events in the Ukraine, 1925-1931

 

Events in RSFSR, 1925-1930

 

Events in the Caucasus, 1925-1933

 

Events in Turkestan and the Urals, 1925-1932

Box 15.

GPU abroad, 1921-1933

 

Russian Chekists in Romania, 1932

 

GPU methods, trials, executions, 1931

 

GPU, 1932

 

Trial of I. Shtern, 1932

 

Fugitives from the U.S.S.R., 1932

 

Prisons and exiles, 1932

 

Executions, 1932-1933

 

Red terror, 1934

 

Gen. A. P. Kutepov affair, 1930

Box 16.

Arrests, trials, executions, etc., 1926

 

Arrests, prisons, exiles, 1928-1929

 

Opposition to Cheka, 1928-1929

 

Executions, 1928-1930

 

Fugitives from the U.S.S.R., 1930

 

GPU, 1930

 

Protests in Western Europe, 1930

 

Exiles, 1930

 

Executions, 1931

 

Prisons, exiles, trials of saboteurs, 1931

 

Trials of saboteurs, 1932-1934

 

Arrests, exiles, trials of saboteures, 1933

Box 17.

Trial of British saboteurs, 1933

 

Trials and executions after Kirov's assassination, 1934

 

Executions, prisons, exiles after Kirov's assassination, 1935

 

Executions, prisons, exiles, 1936

 

Trials of Trotskyists-Zinovievists, 1936

 

Trials, executions, etc., 1937

 

Trial of the "17," 1936-1937