Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Domherr mss., 1937-1975, consist of papers of Russian editor and translator Ludwig Leopoldovich Domherr, 1894- . Domherr left the Soviet Union in 1942, lived as a refugee in Austria and Paris following the war and emigrated to the United States in 1951. His first job in the U.S. was with the Ford Foundation's Research Program on the U.S.S.R.; in 1956 he joined the staff of America Illustrated, published by the U.S. Information Agency, becoming chief of the Russian language staff in the 1960's.

Present in the collection are notes and transcriptions of letters of Alexander Herzen prepared by Domherr for publication, as well as newspaper clippings about Domherr's work on the Herzen letters. Most of the material is in Russian.

A folder list is available.

Gift. 1988

Collection size: 92 items

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