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BRPF: Branch offices
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1 m of textual records (8 boxes)
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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 copies of Russell's and his staff's outgoing correspondence.
The series was acquired with Archives 2, the print finding aid for which states: “There are ... files dealing specifically with conferences sponsored, the Foundation’s directors and advisers, its executive officers (Christopher Farley and Ralph Schoenman), and efforts to win the Nobel Peace Prize for Russell. In one file (London School of Economics meeting, 1965) there is a reading text in Edith Russell’s hand of Russell’s speech entitled “The Labour Party’s Foreign Policy”. In another there is the Foundation Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1 (February 1960), with various pre-publication versions. The contents of the files are listed [in the print finding aid] on the basis of the first appearance of a given correspondent in a given file."
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Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each subject, except for the Ralph Schoenman files, for which the correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The arrangement corresponds with the BRACERS document number order.
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For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 350.
List of countries included in the series, with box numbers: Finding Aid
The print finding aid for Archives 2 contains a detailed listing of the contents. See K. Blackwell and C. Spadoni, The Second Archives of Bertrand Russell (Bristol: Thoemmes, 1992), pp. 141-150.
Box numbers: 9.71-9.78
Document numbers: 350.189001-350.192296