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"Cranks"

  • RC0096-721
  • Series
  • 1943-1970; predominant 1960-1970

Series consists of letters addressed to Russell which are written in a nonsensical, ridiculous and/or indignant manner. Some crank mail elicited a response from Russell or his secretary, Ralph Schoenman, and may include typescript copies of replie...

"Later" Legal and Business Correspondence

  • RC0096-762
  • Series
  • 1906-1912; 1940-1969

Series consists largely of legal correspondence relating to alleged press abuse that Russell experienced in newspapers such as The Economist and Daily Mirror, and other publications; also includes documentation on various lawsuits. As noted in the...

'Save Europe Now'

  • RC0096-550
  • Series
  • 1945-1947

Series consists primarily of letters from Victor Gollancz, chairman of Save Europe Now, which was concerned with post-WWII relief and reconstruction in central Europe; some of the letters are addressed to Lady [Patricia] Russell. Also includes oth...

1935 divorce documents - divorce from Dora Russell

  • RC0096-761
  • Series
  • 1934-1936

Series consists of various legal documents used in the divorce proceedings between Russell and Dora Russell including two Heads of Agreements; affidavits and petitions by Russell and Dora Russell; affidavits from approximately fifteen individuals ...

90th Birthday mementoes/tribute

  • RC0096-724
  • Series
  • 1960-1962

Russell's 90th birthday on 18 May 1962 was celebrated the next evening at the Royal Festival Hall in London with a musical tribute. Series consists primarily of birthday letters/cards received by Russell from individuals and organizations all over...

95th Birthday letters

  • RC0096-725
  • Series
  • 1967

As noted in the Archives 2 print finding aid, "Russell's 95th birthday was on 18 May 1967. There was no public celebration, but some members of the public and friends sent their congratulations to him." Those congratulations are contained in this ...

97th Birthday

  • RC0096-728
  • Series
  • 1968-1969

Series consists of approximately 50 birthday letters addressed to Russell for his 97th birthday from individuals and organizations around the world who were both known and unknown to him. Many were sent by admirers of Russell. Russell died at age ...

Ancestral papers

  • RC0096-100
  • Series
  • 1847-ca. 1940; predominant 1847-1876

Series consists of material relating to Russell’s parents, Lord and Lady Amberley (John Russell and Kate Stanley), and their parents. The material is primarily correspondence but also includes journals, photographs, scrapbooks, newsclippings and o...

Artwork: paintings, drawings, caricatures, sculptures and other material

  • RC0096-950A
  • Series
  • [ca. 1870-1980]

Series consists of original artwork (paintings, drawings, caricatures, sculptures and other material) owned by Russell and his family, as well as items—including copies--acquired from other sources. While Russell is the subject of most of the artw...

BRPF: Branch offices

  • RC0096-350
  • Series
  • 1951-1969

Series consists largely of correspondence with BRPF's international branches and also contains specific files pertaining to conference preparation, drafts of bulletins, and correspondence with branch directors and advisers. Includes typescript cop...

BRPF: British Council for Peace in Vietnam

  • RC0096-381
  • Series
  • 1964-1969

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “The BCPV campaigned more for a negotiated settlement in the Vietnam War than for outright victory on behalf of the National Liberation Front. A chief correspondent f...

BRPF: British-Vietnam Committee

  • RC0096-380
  • Series
  • 1963-1966

The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “This Committee's interest in the Vietnam War predated Russell's, and it appears from the first letters that Russell was stimulated into making his first public state...

BRPF: Civil rights

  • RC0096-340
  • Series
  • 1951-1969

Series consists of correspondence relating to political prisoners and Soviet Jews, as well as an array of other printed materials such as reports, case files, Russell's statements and typescript copies of his articles, etc. There are a number of f...

BRPF: Financial correspondence relating to politics

  • RC0096-316
  • Series
  • 1956, 1962-1969

Series consists of correspondence acknowledging financial gifts from donors and some correspondence with individuals approached to sponsor the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. Also includes some business correspondence relating to the BRPF's act...

BRPF: General correspondence

  • RC0096-313
  • Series
  • 1963-1967

Series consists of petitions for political prisoners, requests for Russell to contribute writings to various kinds of publications, and inquiries about his philosophical writings, among other topics; replies (typescript copies) are from Russell, E...

BRPF: General political correspondence

  • RC0096-315
  • Series
  • 1962-1970

Series consists of correspondence with individuals known and unknown to Russell as well as with various campaigns with aims similar to those of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. Correspondents include Cyrus Eaton, an American businessman and ...

BRPF: Miscellaneous politics

  • RC0096-360
  • Series
  • 1957-1970

Series consists of correspondence relating to a variety of global events, affairs, and campaigns. Letters from Russell and his staff are typescript copies. The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “This [se...

BRPF: Political prisoners

  • RC0096-330
  • Series
  • 1958-1970

Series consists of correspondence with heads of state and foreign governments, with individuals concerned about certain political prisoners, and letters to editors. The correspondence reveals Russell's staunch advocacy for political prisoners acro...

BRPF: Printed material

  • RC0096-312
  • Series
  • [ca. 1965]

This small series consists of a collection printed materials and Russell's handwritten notes relating to the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and the Atlantic Peace Foundation. Includes: *A typed list of "Advisers" and "Scientific Advisers" to t...

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