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Sergei Alekseyev Correspondence


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Consists of 130 letters written in Esperanto from the 1960s sent between Sergei Alekseyev in the Soviet Union (Siberia) and Ina Schornstein Tillman in the United States (California). Also includes photos, postcards, Soviet newspaper clippings, and the manuscript of a play written by Lucretia Cole, a friend of Tillman, inspired by events described in Alekseyev's letters.

Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received with correspondence in chronological order.

The donation included digital surrogates of the collection.

Gift of Eugene Tillman on behalf of Ina Tillman in February 2022 (AM 2022-134).

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This collection was processed by Kate Mitchell in June 2022.

Finding aid written by Kate Mitchell in July 2022.

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