Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Inventory of the Meryle Secrest collection
2001C50  
No online items No online items
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (110.93 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
 
 
Table of contents What's This?

Box/Folder 1 : 1-2

Interview notes, 1994 March

Scope and Contents note

Two notebooks with Secrest's handwritten notes regarding recorded interviews with Svetlana Allilueva (Lana Peters), organized by tape number. See Sound recordings section for information regarding use copies of the interview tapes.
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Clippings, 1967-1994

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper and magazine clippings of articles on Russia, Stalin, and Svetlana Allilueva. Includes one article in Russian.
 

Collected writings of Svetlana Allilueva, 1984-1993

Box/Folder 1 : 4

"A Book for Granddaughters," 1989

Scope and Contents note

Typescript of an unpublished manuscript with edits throughout. Originally written in Russian and translated by Allilueva.
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Cirriculum vitae, 1993 October 29

Scope and Contents note

Typed copy of Allilueva's curriculum vitae created for Secrest. Includes handwritten notes from "L. P." (Lana Peters).
Box/Folder 1 : 6

The Faraway Music, 1984

Scope and Contents note

Contains a photocopy of Allilueva's third book, sold only in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, in which she discusses disappointment with her American life after defecting from the USSR. Includes notes and annotations throughout. Also included is a copy of an article from The New York Times Book Review titled, "After the Crackup: Two Versions of Soviet History, Written with Anger and Enthusiasm."
Box/Folder 1 : 7

"Statement of Svetlana Allilueva Made in Writing in the USA Embassy on March 6, 1967, in Delhi, India," The Faraway Music, photocopy, 1984

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of an excerpt from The Faraway Music.
 

Translations by Svetlana Allilueva, 1994

Box/Folder 1 : 8

"Josef Is Infinitely Kind: Diary of Maria Onisimovna Svanidze," typescript

Scope and Contents note

An unpublished English translation of Maria Svanidze's diary, with edits and notes throughout. Maria Svanidze was the wife of Alexander Semyonovich Svanidze, a personal friend of Stalin's and brother of Stalin's first wife, Ekaterine "Kato" Svanidze. In 1937, Alexander Svanidze was arrested by Stalin and shot four years later while imprisoned.
Box/Folder 1 : 9

"To Nadezhda Sergeevna Allilueva Personally from Stalin," typescript

Scope and Contents note

Typescript of English translations of correspondence between Stalin and Nadezhda Allilueva, Svetlana Allilueva's mother, written between 1928 and 1931. Also included is a photocopy of an article from a Russian newspaper with annotations.
Box/Folder 1 : 10-11

Photographs, 1929-1994

Scope and Contents note

Contains various black-and-white images of Svetlana Allilueva and her family. Envelopes A-E are located in Folder 10 and envelopes F-H in Folder 11. All images are copy prints with the exception of the photographs of Allilueva in London. Negatives of all images are also included.
Envelopes A-B

Allilueva in London, 1994 March

Scope and Contents note

Includes 11 prints plus duplicates and negatives.
Envelope C

Carolina Til (housekeeper) and Alexandra Bychkova (nanny), undated

 

Gas mask drill at school, 1935

Scope and Contents note

Envelope reads, "Last one in the front line is Gerchikov."
 

Summer vacation with S.M. Kirov near Sochi, 1934

 

Allilueva with Katya (daughter) in the "House on the Embankment" apartment, Moscow, 1965

 

Allilueva at Lipki, 1940

 

Allilueva with Stalin in Sochi, 1934

 

Allilueva (age 3) at Zubalova near Moscow, 1929

Envelope D

Allilueva and brother, 1931

 

"Kirov at mother's coffin," 1932

 

Allilueva in classroom, undated

 

Allilueva on lion at Lipki, undated

 

Allilueva as a child, in coat and beret, undated

 

Kumar Brajesh Singh in Moscow, 1965

 

Olga (daughter) in Allilueva's apartment, undated

Envelope E

Olga as a teenager, undated

 

Allilueva with Olga (6 months) in Scottsdale, 1971 November

 

Allilueva with William Wesley Peters the day before their marriage, 1970 April

 

Portrait of Allilueva in Princeton, New Jersey, 1968 June

 

Olga and Allilueva, circa 1993-1994

 

Allilueva with Katya and Joseph (son), circa 1953-1954

 

Nadezhda Allilueva's funeral, 1932

Envelope F

Allilueva (age 12) at Stalin's dacha at Kuntsevo, circa 1937-1938

 

Allilueva and her best friend, Raya Levina, undated

 

Anna Allilueva (aunt), undated

 

Allilueva (age 16), undated

 

Allilueva on a bicycle at Kuntsevo, circa 1936-1937

 

Vyacheslav Molotov and Allilueva in the forest, undated

 

Pavel Alliluyev (uncle), undated

Envelope G

Portrait of Allilueva, 1954

 

Ketevan Geladze (Stalin's mother), undated

 

Portrait of Allilueva, 1943

 

Nadezhda Allilueva (age 30), undated

 

Maria Svanidze and others, circa 1930-1931

 

Allilueva with S.I. Haywakwa, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1972

 

Nadezhda Allilueva and baby, undated

Envelope H

Allilueva with Emmanuel d'Astier near Fribourg, Switzerland, 1967 April

 

Stalin and Nadezhda Allilueva at family picnic, 1929

 

Stalin with Allilueva in Sochi, 1934

 

Vasily Stalin (brother, age 13) and Allilueva (age 8), 1934

Boxes 2-4

Sound recordings, 1994

Scope and Contents note

Consists of microcassettes as well as compact cassette and compact disc copies of interviews with Svetlana Allilueva, conducted by Meryle Secrest in March of 1994. The recordings have been digitized (see use copy reference numbers below) and are approximately one hour each.
Box 2

Microcassettes

 

Tape 1, March 10

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007768
 

Tape 2, March 10

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007769
 

Tape 3, March 10

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007770
 

Tape 4, March 10-11

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007771
 

Tape 5, March 10-11

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007772
 

Tape 6, March 11

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007773
 

Tape 7, March 14

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007774
 

Tape 8, March 14

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007793
 

Tape 9, March 16

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007775
 

Tape 10, March 16

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007776
 

Tape 11, March 16

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007777
 

Tape 12, March 17

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007778
 

Tape 13, March 17

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007779
 

Tape 14, March 17

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007780
 

Tape 15, March 18

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007781
 

Tape 16, March 18

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007782
 

Tape 17, March 18

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007783
 

Tape 18, March 21

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007784
 

Tape 19, March 21

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007785
 

Tape 20, March 21

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007786
 

Tape 21, March 23

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007787
 

Tape 22, March 23

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007788
 

Tape 23, March 24

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007789
 

Tape 24, March 25

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007790
 

Tape 25, March 25

General note

Use copy reference number: 2001c50_a_0007791
Boxes 2-3

Compact sound cassettes

Scope and Contents note

Contains one compact cassette copy of each microcassette.
Boxes 3-4

CD sound discs

Scope and Contents note

Includes two CD copies of each microcassette.