Papers contain memoirs, diaries, poems, other writings, certificates, and photograph, relating to political and cultural conditions
in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, Russian literature, purges in the Soviet Union during the 1930s, and the execution
for anti-Soviet activities in 1938 of Edgar Polents, father of O. E. Tuganova, and his posthumous rehabilitation in 1956.
Olga Edgarovna Tuganova was a Russian social scientist, a Russian historian and novelist, and subsequently a Russian émigré
in the United States.