Zemgor archive

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1500
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Russian English French German
  • Physical Description
      600 boxes, manuscript, typescript, photographs, printed Includes photographic glass plates, framed portraits, maps and an abacus

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

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

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


In Russian, English, French, German

Other Finding Aids

Detailed list in preparation