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ca. 1947- ca. 1969 (Creation)
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4.9 m of textual records (41 boxes)
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Scope and content
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 and some are accompanied by correspondence. Topics are varied, and sent materials include works pertaining to Russell's philosophical and mathematical interests, his peace activities, and the Kennedy assassination to name a few. As noted in the print finding aid for Russell Archives 2: “Authors sent their works in progress on every conceivable topic to Russell. So did publishers with their prospective books. The self-published did the same. The result is that Russell had to develop a standard response to such requests for advice: that if he read all their works, he would have no time to write his own. Sometimes correspondence is attached to the item concerned. This class does not include large number of political works listed in other classes. It does include the original typescripts of the contributions to Bertrand Russell: Philosopher of the Century, edited by Ralph Schoenman.”
Immediate source of acquisition
Arranged alphabetically by author in two sequences for RA1 (boxes 2.01-2.08) and RA2 (boxes 11.22-11.54).
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There are no access restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Online: For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the "Class" field, enter the series number: 910.
Print: For the items acquired as part of Archives 2, see K. Blackwell and C. Spadoni, The Second Archives of Bertrand Russell (Bristol: Thoemmes, 1992), pp. 321-339. A card catalogue in the Archives reading room (drawer 10) provides information on items acquired with Archives 1, as well as more recent acquisitions (Archives 3).
Box numbers for this series: 2.01-2.08, 11.22-11.54, 11.69
Document numbers for this series for boxes 11.22-11.54 are 137001-137836; there are no document numbers for boxes 2.01-2.08.