Zemgor archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises the administrative, correspondence, educational, financial, medical, personal, personnel, and other files of the Paris Zemgor organisation and its branches elsewhere in Europe, including extensive files relating to the League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; also, a collection of Zemgor publications, and books and periodicals from the library of the retirement home at Cormeilles-en-Parisis. The archive includes telegram ledgers from the Russian consulate in Constantinople, files of the committee of former Russian ambassadors, memoirs of the Russian Civil War, and V. V. Rudnev's correspondence files relating to his editorial work for the journal Sovremennye zapiski

Administrative / Biographical History

Zemgor (Rossiiskii zemsko-gorodskoi komitet pomoshchi rossiiskim grazhdanam za granitsei) is a Russian charitable organisation established in Paris in 1921 by representatives of the pre-revolutionary organisations Vserossiiskii zemskii soiuz and Vserossiiskii soiuz gorodov. Until the Second World War Zemgor also had branches in the Baltic States, Central Europe and the Balkans

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of the Zemgor Committee, June 1984, May 1987

Note

In Russian, English, French, German

Other Finding Aids

Detailed list in preparation