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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1917
    Collection number: 63011
    Collector: Ramplee-Smith, Winifred V., collector
    Collection Size: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box (1.3 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Pamphlets, leaflets, clippings, and postcards, relating to the February 1917 Revolution in Russia. Includes fragments of burned records of the tsarist secret police (Okhrana).
    Languages: Russian, and English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1963.


    Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith collection consists mainly of printed matter relating to the outbreak of the February Revolution in Petrograd and Moscow. It includes anti-monarchist propaganda booklets, revolutionary leaflets and wall-posters. Of special interest are rare copies of contemporary newspapers, including, Izvestiia, Novoe Vremia, and Vestnik Vremennago Pravitel'stva. Also of interest are photographs depicting leaders of the Provisional Government and scenes of the revolution.
    Winifred V. Ramplee-Smith was secretary to Lord Templewood and subsequently to Sir Samuel Hoare in Petrograd from 1916-1917. She was in Moscow when the revolution broke out and began collecting printed matter related to the events she witnessed.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


    Russia. Okhrannye otdeleniia.
    Secret service--Russia.
    Russia--History--February Revolution, 1917.