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  • Title: George Garvy papers
    Date (inclusive): 1881-2016
    Collection Number: 2016C45
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs, correspondence, personal documents, and photographs relating to the socialist movement in Russia and to the Mensheviks in exile. Includes some papers of Petr Garvi, father of George Garvy, and of Wladimir S. Woytinsky.
    Creator: Garvy, George
    Creator: Garvi, Petr A. (Petr Abramovich), 1881-1944
    Creator: Woytinsky, W. S. (Wladimir S.), 1885-1960
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    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.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2016.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Garvy papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    George Garvy was an economist and the son of prominent Menshevik Petr A. Garvi.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The George Garvy papers consist of memoirs, correspondence, personal documents, and photographs relating to the socialist movement in Russia and to the Mensheviks in exile. It also includes some papers of Petr Garvi, father of George Garvy, and of Wladimir S. Woytinsky.
    The photographs depict notable political figures and events, including the International Socialist Congress in Vienna in 1931, George Garvy with Khrushchev during his visit to the USSR in 1962, and Karl and Louise Kautsky. The collection also contains photographs of prominent Mensheviks, including Pavel Axelrod, Wladimir and Emma Woytinsky, Boris Sapir Iraklii Tseretelli, and M. S. Zborovskii, the first head of the executive committee of the St. Petersburg Soviet during the revolution of 1905. The other photographs depict members of the extended Garvy family, taken in Odessa during the Civil War, pre-revolutionary exile, and prison in Siberia.
    The collection also contains documents related to Garvy's family and their emigration from Russia to Germany, France, and ultimately the United States at the beginning of the Second World War. Included in this section are photographs, passports, certificates, telegrams, and other correspondence. Unfortunately, part of the family was not able to escape from Europe, and photocopied records of Convoy 60 show their deportation to Nazi concentration camps.
    The collection also contains various drafts of Garvy's memoirs, his correspondence, and a file of papers relating to Wladimir and Emma Woytinsky.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Socialism -- Russia
    Mensheviks
    Rossiĭskai͡a sot͡sial-demokraticheskai͡a rabochai͡a partii͡a