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Irina Kunina Aleksander Papers

1937-1978

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Abstract

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts which reflect Irina Aleksander's association with a number of literary notables such as Anaïs Nin, Miroslav Krlea, Marijan and Zora Matkovi, Lon Pierre-Quint, Claude Aveline, and Evgenii Zamiatin.

Summary

Creator:
Aleksander, Irina
Date Coverage:
1937-1978
Quantity:
1.25 cubic ft.

Irina Aleksander, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (ne Irina Ephimovna Kunina), was the author of plays, film scenarios, poetry, novels and short stories, and childrens stories. She received her education in her native city and in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, where she studied law. She began writing at age seven, appeared in print at age sixteen, and participated in many literary movements in Russia. Works include her play, Pushkin; novels, Douglas Tweed; Only Facts, Sir; Bosnian Symphony; The Running Tide; and a collection of short stories, The Red Fez. Her husband, Bozidar, was a distinguished Zagreb lawyer and member of one of the richest between-the-wars Croatian families. The Aleksanders were associates of the intelligentsia. They travelled and lived in a number of countries including Russia, Yugoslavia, Germany, Poland, France, the United States, and Switzerland. They shared a wide range of intellectual interests including literature, the arts, philosophy and history.

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and miscellaneous materials which reflect the Aleksanders association with a number of literary notables such as Anaïs Nin, Miroslav Krlea, Marijan and Zora Matkovi, Lon Pierre-Quint, Claude Aveline, and Evgenii Zamiatin. The Zamiatin materials include a corrected Russian typescript of his novel, We, published in 1924; letters and postcards in Russian to Irina Aleksander, 192837; and typescripts of his stories, plays, film outlines, notes, and essays. Zamiatin left Russia to live and write in exile in France.

[The collection has no series, arranged chronologically.]

All items in this manuscript group were purchased from Irina Aleksander by the University Libraries.1978

Processed by: Inventory by Mary Osielski

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Published: 2017-04-14 13:26:02 -0400

Converted to EAD, 2015 December

Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Irina Kunina Aleksander Papers, 1937-1978. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Aleksander Papers).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 Blue 3-ring binder with 38 items of correspondence, two typed items, folder of clippings, two copies of the offprint, "Moskau Leningrad", one copy of an offprintUndated

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1 Typescript of "MH" (carbon) Undated

[142] leaves Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Epitafii Undated

2 p.

2 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Iz zapisei Tarkviniia Priska Undated

2 p.

2 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Bich Bozhii Undated

75 p.

75 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Bich Bozhii / 1-i variant Undated

11 p.

11 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Le Fleau de Dieu : synopsis du film par Eug. Zamiatine [in French] Undated

9 p.

9 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Atilla Undated

50 p.

50 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Untitled. Text begins: Ikh bylo semnadtsat' : burgund, gerul, vestgot, kalendonets Undated

29 p.

29 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Der Floh : ein Spiel in vier Akten, von Jewgenij Zamjatin [Expose, in German] Undated

7 p.

7 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Rozhdenie Ivana : p'esa v 7-mi kartinakh [outline of acts] Undated

4 p.

4 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Bog Undated

2 p.

2 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Lev Undated

4 p.

4 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Aprel' Undated

7 p.

7 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Sovetskie deti Undated

3 p.

3 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Lettres russes [in French] Undated

3 p.

3 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Moskva-Peterburg Undated

9 p.

9 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Anatol' Frans : nekrolog Undated

1 p.

1 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, O literature, revoliutsii i entropii Undated

6 p.

6 p. Digital Files

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1 Manuscript, Rasskaz o samom glavnom Undated

25 p.

25 p. Digital Files

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2 Notebook of photographs and miscellaneous items relating to Anaïs Nin and correspondence between Irina Aleksander-Kunina and Anaïs Nin1943-1977

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2 Notebook containing correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous items related to Lon Pierre-Quint (pseudonym of Lopold Lon Steindecker), Jean-Pierre Selz (nephew of Steindecker), and Gina Lombroso-Ferrero1938-1958

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2 Notebook of correspondence between Mme. Aleksander and Claude Aveline, also with Pierre Vorms1939-1968

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2 Notebook of correspondence with numerous friends such as Leo Gershoy, John Hersey, Howard Fast, William Shirer, John Scott, Maurice Sandoz, Peter Viereck, and Bernard Guerney1944-1978

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2 Notebook of correspondence with numerous friends such as Rastko Petrovi, Mitzi and Ervin inko, Vojin Jelic, Marijan and Zora Matkovic, and J. Prout1937-1968

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2 Notebook of correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous materials relating to Miroslav Krlea and Marko Ristic1938-1978

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3 Typescript of poems by Rikki JaipalUndated

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3 Folder of signed woodcutsUndated

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3 Record album Anaïs Nin, Let Me Read You My Own Stories as the Storytellers of OldUndated

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3 Record album in RussianUndated

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3 Portfolio poem Cook by Roy Fisher, with an original print by Ronald KingUndated

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3 Chart of Russian charactersUndated

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3 Naa Borba: 12 linorezov by Nikolaj Pirnat1944

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3 Domovi. Jece. Gozdovi. Na pragu svobode jeseni1944

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3 Kroz Narodno-Oslobodilacku Borbu: 16 linoreza by Branka Kovacevica1944

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3 Branko Kovacevic. Exhibition catalog1971 March 22-April 30

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3 Iz Mape U: nedovrena mapa linoreza by Marijan Detoni1941-1942

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3 Mi Pamtimo: 16 listova iz mape by Vanja RadausUndated

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3 Three Sisters Anton Chekhov. PosterUndated