Harry Stevens, the British "Correspondent" of David Rjazanov's Institute: On the History of Collecting at the Marx-Engels Institute (1927-1931)

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the history of the acquisition of the Marx-Engels Institute in Great Britain in 1927-1931. The director of the Institute David Rjazanov organized the collectioning of the archives, books, serials with the help of Harry Stevens that gave the possibility to gather in Moscow an excellent collection of the British materials on the history of Chartism, Trade Unionism, Socialist and other social movements. The process and methods of the work were reconstructed on the basis of correspondence between Marx-Engels Institute and H.Stevens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Usable Collection
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of Jaap Kloosterman on Collectioning Social History
EditorsAad Blok, Jan Lucassen, Huub Sanders
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press/Uitgeverij Salomé
Pages108-141
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9789089646880
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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