The Malbone Graham papers largely consist of diplomatic correspondence, reports, and summaries of conversations that Graham
had with leading personalities in Eastern Europe and academic specialists in the West. The materials reflect Graham’s interest
in the political order that emerged in post-World War I Europe and especially that which developed in Eastern Europe. Graham
studied the successful efforts of Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to secure their independence in the wake
of the collapse of the Russian empire. His research also included the failed attempt of the Ukrainian independence movement
to achieve statehood.