Memoirs, other writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian émigré affairs, and to accusations
of fascism brought against Il'in. Includes posthumous family correspondence relating to Freedom of Information Act inquiries.
Vladimir Il’in (born Vladimir Berner) was a Russian military officer who emigrated to the United States, where he became publisher
and editor of the satirical magazine
Bich (The Whip). His day job was at the Sikorsky Aircraft factory, from which he was fired after Walter Winchell “outed” him as
a fascist. In fact, his only connection to fascism was that Anastase Vonsiatsky’s magazine
Fashist was published in the same printing house. Correspondence in the papers from Il’in, and later his son Anatole document his
attempt to clear his name and record.
3 manuscript boxes
(1.2 linear feet)
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