An Inventory of the Thomas Sgovio papers, 1938-2008

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Title: Thomas Sgovio papers
Date (inclusive): 1938-2008
Collection Number: 87038
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In English and Russian.
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 5 framed paintings, digital files (4.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Memoir, relating to imprisonment in Soviet forced labor camps; photocopies of Soviet arrest records and summaries of judicial proceedings, and of United States Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on interviews after repatriation; and 44 original paintings and drawings depicting living and working conditions in Soviet forced labor camps.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Sgovio, Thomas.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Sgovio papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1987.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

American artist; prisoner in Soviet forced labor camps, Kolyma and Krasnoyarsk regions, 1938-1954.

Scope and Content of Collection

Memoir, relating to imprisonment in Soviet forced labor camps; photocopies of Soviet arrest records and summaries of judicial proceedings, and of United States Federal Bureau of Investigation reports on interviews after repatriation; and 44 original paintings and drawings depicting living and working conditions in Soviet forced labor camps.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Drawings.
Forced labor--Soviet Union.
Paintings.
Soviet Union--Pictorial works.

Box: 1

Paintings and drawings depicting living and working conditions in Soviet forced labor camps

Box: 2

Memoir relating to a return visit to the Kolyma forced labor camps in Russia in 1995

Box: 2

Photocopies of arrest records and summaries of judicial proceedings, 1938-1996

Scope and Contents note

In Russian with English translations
Box: 2

Of the Russian Siberian Paintings by Thomas Sgovio, narrated by Grace Deitch Boogay DVD

Box: 2

Celebration of the Century: Parade of Vehicles, on GM's 100th Birthday and the Tonawanda Engine's 70th anniversary DVD, 2008 September 12

Box: 3

Photocopies of United States Federal Bureau of Investigation memoranda, reports, and interview summaries relating to experiences of Thomas Sgovio in the Soviet Union, 1960-1970

Box: 4

Framed painting, "Slave Laborer: Kolyma Gold Fields"

Box: 5

Framed painting, "Frost Bite"

Art Rack

Framed painting of Kolyma prisoners with barbed wire

Art Rack

Framed painting of Kolyma prisoner

Art Rack

Framed painting, Strip Mining: Winter Work, Kolyma scene

Art Rack

Framed painting, Ballanda

Art Rack

Framed painting, Somewhere in the Frozen Archipelago

Reading room workstation

Scrapbook, circa 1910-1997

Scope and Contents note

Contains certificate issued by military tribunal, District of Moscow; photographs and photocopies of photographs (family, street scenes, artwork); newspaper clippings and photocopies of clippings; and other printed matter. Some photos have captions in English, Italian, or Russian. (106 digital files)