Series MsC-121-0-5 - General Correspondence and Documents

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General Correspondence and Documents

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  • 1900-1988 (Creation)

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84 cm of textual records
2 photographs: b&w
1 photograph: col. print
1 audio cassette

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This series consists of original correspondence from Doukhobors in various capacities writing about their experiences with the police or the legal system, other Doukhobors, factions, etc. Mostly dating from late 1940s-1980s. The series includes records relating to the CCUB, the USCC, the CCBRD, the Sons of Freedom, J. J. Verigin, and S. Sorokin. This series contains letters, legal documents, statements, writings, lists, affidavits, reports, song texts and poems, newspaper clippings and other accompanying documents.

The records are in Russian and/or English; some are printed and some are handwritten, some have accompanying transcriptions and/or translations; some are original documents and some are photocopies.

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Records have been received from different sources and at different times over a period of time from


Records in this series have been arranged by correspondent. In most cases, content of files and their names were maintained as found in the original documents, but filed chronologically. In cases, when original files had no names, the archivist assigned a file name base on the file content. Any files that could not be organized chronologically contain arrangement notes at the file level.

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  • English
  • Russian

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  • Cyrillic
  • Latin

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June 3, 2020 / ED

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC121-Box 47-54