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Guide to the Sergius Ingerman Photograph Collection PHOTOS 002

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 29, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sergius Ingerman Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1880-1940
Abstract: The collection consists of photoprints, including a tin type, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, studio portraits and snapshots from the Sergius Ingerman Papers. Dr. Ingerman, born in Russia, emigrated to the United States in 1891, was active in the socialist movement, and was a founder and board member of the Rand School.
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet in 1 manuscript box.
Quantity: (3x5, 5x7, 8x10; b&w)
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 002

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Historical/Biographical Note

After taking medical training in Switzerland and expulsion from Russia for radical activities, Sergius Ingerman (1868-1943) came with his wife Anna (also a physician) to New York City in 1891. Both worked for the Socialist movement throughout their lives. Sergius Ingerman affiliated with the Russian Social Democratic Party and the Social Democratic Federation. Dr. Ingerman was one of the founders of the Rand School of Social Science in 1906 and later served on its board of directors.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection of photographs includes a tinytype, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, studio portraits and snapshots. Six of the images are portraits of Dr. Ingerman. The bulk of the collection is made up of portraits of individuals from the Socialist movement with whom Ingerman was associated, and group portraits including a gathering of former members of the Russian Social Democratic Party. Notable individuals featured include: Paul Axelrod, Karl Kautsky, Algernon Lee and Bertha Mailly (both of the Rand School), and Bladumip Medem.


The files are grouped into 1 series:

Missing Title

  1. Container list

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938. -- |v Portraits
  • Akselʹrod, P. B. (Pavel Borisovich), 1850-1928
  • Ingerman, Anna--Portraits.
  • Mailly, Bertha -- |v Portraits
  • Medem, Vladimir, 1879-1923
  • Lee, Algernon

Document Type

  • Photographic prints.

Subject Organizations

  • Rand School of Social Science
  • Social Democratic Society of New York
  • Russian Immigrants Aid Committee
  • Rossiiskaia sotsial-demokraticheskaia rabochaia partiia.

Subject Topics

  • Socialists -- Russia -v Portraits.
  • Socialists -- United States -v Portraits.
  • Socialists -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Materials were separated from the Sergius Ingerman Papers (TAM 004).

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection, which were created in 1880-1940, are in the public domain. Permission to publish or reproduce is not required.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Sergius Ingerman Photographs; Photos 002; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Archives

The Sergius Ingerman Papers (TAM 004)

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Labor and Radicalism Photograph Collection (PHOTOS 001)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Tamiment Library received a gift of Sergius Ingerman's photographs and papers in 1974. Photographs were separated from Ingerman's papers and established as a separate collection, Sergius Ingerman Photographs PHOTOS 002. The accession number associated with this collection is 1974.002.

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Container List


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Identified (37 items)
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Group Portraits (8 items)
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Unidentified (17 items) (includes images with Russian inscriptions that have not been translated)

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