Vladlen Pavlenkov collection

Scope and Content

Comprises Vladen Pavlenkov's publications in Russian and English on postal communication between the United States and the Soviet Union, especially on Soviet postal censorship, correspondence with Richard Davies, and photocopies of his death-notice and obituary

Administrative / Biographical History

Vladlen Igor Konstantinovich Pavlenkov (1929-1990) was a political refugee from the Soviet Union who settled in the United States and campaigned against Soviet postal censorship. The Freedom of Communications organisation he founded was dedicated to this cause.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Vladen Pavlenkov and Svetlana Pavlenkova, April 1982-April 1990; Richard Davies, January 1993


In Russian, English

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lra/index.htm