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  • RC0096-950
  • Series
  • [ca. 1860-2000]

Series consists of photographs owned by Russell and his family, as well as items acquired from other sources. While Russell is the subject of most of the photographs, others depict family members, friends, other individuals, and various events and...


  • 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...

Photocopies, mimeographs, and other documents

  • RC0096-972-975
  • Series
  • 1955-1970 (predominant 1962-1970)

972 Odds and Ends (boxes 11.59-11.60): ephemera and other personal documents, such as pamphlets, leaflets, advertisements, programmes, posters, invitations, circulars, publishers' catalogues, and business cards, as well as news clippings, n...

News clippings

  • RC0096-971
  • Series
  • 1890-1983

Series consists of news clippings, including photocopies, covering almost every aspect of Russell's career. Acquired with Archives 1 and 2; additional clippings have since been added.

Obituaries of Russell

  • RC0096-970
  • Series
  • 1970-1971

As noted in the print finding aid for Archives 2: “This large collection of published obituaries [Russell died on Feb. 2, 1970] is based on the clippings supplied to Lady Russell or Christopher Farley by the International Press Cutting Bureau. … R...

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...

Sound recordings

  • RC0096-940
  • Series
  • 1938-1996

Series consists of: (1) 49 reel to reel recordings, 1939-1963, acquired with Archives 1; most have been converted to cassettes; includes: interviews on various radio programs; Russell speeches at mass meetings of the Committee of 100 at Trafalgar...

Works/material by others

  • RC0096-910
  • Series
  • ca. 1947- ca. 1969

Series consists of various drafts, proofs, manuscripts, and typescripts of works such as theses, poetry, plays, articles, reports, essays and books that were sent to Russell. There are also several newspaper clippings. Some materials are inscribed...

Moving images: films, videos and DVDs

  • RC0096-930
  • Series
  • 1929-2012

Series consists of: (1) 1 film acquired with Archives 1: BBC interview on ‘Wales Today’ (2) 4 films acquired with Archives 2: 3 relating to Vietnam, as well as interviews with Ralph Miliband conducted in 1965 (“Man and the 20th Cenutury”, “War a...

Press abuse

  • RC0096-846
  • Series
  • 1962-1964

Series consists of correspondence with newspapers with which Russell had complaints for statements made about him. Russell's letters include requests for apologies and statements to be published in newspapers. Some letters are written by Ralph Sch...

The Pauling row

  • RC0096-845
  • Series
  • 1962-1964

Series relates to Russell's vigorous support for Linus Pauling, who had been criticized (along with Edward Teller) in an article by Bentley Glass for offering political opinions. The article, 'Scientists in Politics', had been published in the May...

Morton Sobell case

  • RC0096-841
  • Series
  • 1956-1963

Series deals with Russell’s response to the case of Morton Sobell, an American engineer who was convicted of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union in the same 1951 trial that also convicted Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Sobell was sentenced to ...

Other ‘cases’: Waller, Bilainkin, Britton

  • RC0096-831-834
  • Series
  • 1955-1963

The series grouped here relate to cases or controversies for which Russell’s support was solicited. 831: Correspondence with Guy Waller, news clippings, and drafts of articles, 1955-56. Waller had written articles for The Sunday Chroni...

Legal actions: Barnes Case (1940-1945)

  • RC0096-825
  • Series
  • 1940-1945

Series consists of material relating to Russell’s legal case against Dr. Alfred Barnes and the Barnes Foundation for dismissing him from his position as a lecturer at the Foundation. Dr. Barnes had recruited Russell to begin lecturing in January 1...

Legal actions: City College of New York

  • RC0096-811
  • Series
  • 1940-1941

Series contains material relating to the aftermath of the February 1940 announcement that Russell had been appointed to a professorship at the City College of New York. Many on the American right rallied to oppose the appointment, and a civil suit...

Legal actions: First World War, Rex v. Russell, 1918

  • RC0096-806
  • Series
  • 1918

Series consists of a few documents relating to the 1918 court case for which Russell was convicted under the Defence of the Realm Act and sentenced to Brixton prison. The charge resulted from comments made by Russell in the article ‘The German Pe...

"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...

Legal actions: First World War, the Everett case, 1916

  • RC0096-805
  • Series
  • 1916

Series consists of a few documents relating to legal actions surrounding the distribution of the so-called ‘Everett leaflet’ by the No-Conscription Fellowship (NCF) in April, 1916. The leaflet, entitled ‘Two Years’ Hard Labour for Refusing to Diso...

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 ...

Legal Correspondence

  • RC0096-760
  • Series
  • 1925-1949; 1960-1981

Series consists of correspondence with Russell's legal firm, Coward, Chance & Co., relating Russell's letting of Telegraph House from his brother, 1927-1931; divorce proceedings between Russell and Dora, 1932-1935, as well as custody and schooling...

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