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Description
The Barbara DeKovner-Mayer collection consists of correspondence, printed matter, and photographs relating to an American-Russian person-to-person correspondence and assistance program organized in the United States in 1990 as Friends Assisting Friends.
Background
Barabra DeKovner-Mayer is an American writer; founder and president, Friends Assisting Friends. Author: Shattered Silence: Feelings from Former Soviets Struggling With Freedom at Home This book describes the hopes, hardships and happenings of former Soviets based on the voluminous correspondence and recent visits of the author. The book is a remarkable chronicle of the changes that have occurred in Russia and her neighbours during the last decade. Contains over 60 vignettes filled with hundreds of stories -- illustrated with photographs, cartoons and drawings done by former Soviets themselves.
Extent
71 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 phonorecords (24.2 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.