Personal Papers of Rhoda Power

Scope and Content

The collection consists of: 4 folders of Rhoda Power's letters, chiefly from America, 1946-1947 and 2 diaries of time spent in Russia: January 1917 - April 1918.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rhoda Power (1890-1957) was a scholar, writer and a pioneer of School Broadcasting for the BBC. She was in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and wrote one of the first books on the subject.

Access Information

Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue for Girton College Archives was available at

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 17/01/2002


The diaries (abbreviated versions) appear in book form as Under Cossack and Bolshevik (Methuen 1919). Copy available in the Cambridge University Library but not in Girton College Library.

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