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  • Title: Irina Korsunsky papers
    Date (inclusive): 1970-2008
    Collection Number: 2019C11
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.5 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, and photographs, relating to civil liberties in the Soviet Union.
    Creator: Korsunsky, Irinia, 1935-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


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    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2018.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Irina Korsunsky Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Biographical note

    Soviet dissident; subsequently emigre in the United States.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Irina Korsunsky papers contain correspondence, clippings, and photographs related to civil liberties in the Soviet Union.
    Irina Korsunky (also known as Irina Korsunasky) was active in the dissident movement. She wrote letters to political prisoners, sent them food and books, and accommodated them in her Moscow apartment as they traveled home from exile. She would also house family members of prisoners who came to visit those in camps. Korsunky was interrogated several times by the KGB officers. In 1981, Korsunsky and her family were forced to emigrate. They settled in the United States.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dissenters -- Soviet Union
    Civil rights -- Soviet Union