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Guide to the Kalmyk Resettlement Committee Records TAM.029

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kalmyk Resettlement Committee
Title: Kalmyk Resettlement Committee Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1949-1952
Abstract: The Kalmyk Resettlement Committee was an American group attempting resettlement of Kalmyks, ethnic Mongolians living in Russia since the seventeenth century and displaced by World War II. The records include correspondence, some in German, and case histories with attached photographs.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: Materials are in English and German
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM.029

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Biographical/Historical note

The Kalmyk Resettlement Committee was an American group attempting resettlement of Kalmyks, ethnic Mongolians who had lived in Russia since the seventeenth century, who became refugees at various times. Some of them had migrated to southeastern Europe in the aftermath of the Russian revolution, and others fled westward with the retreating German army during World War II. Organizations working with the Committee were the National Council of the Church of Christ, the International Refugee Organization in Geneva and the Unitarian Service Committee.

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Scope and Contents note

The records include correspondence, some in German, and case histories with attached photographs.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged alphabetically.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Case histories.
  • Black-and-white photographs.
  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • Unitarian Service Committee
  • International Refugee Organization

Subject Topics

  • Refugee camps.
  • Refugees.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees.
  • Political refugees -- Soviet Union.
  • Kalmyks -- History -y 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The materials in this collection were acquired by the library of the Rand School of Social Science (later the Tamiment Institute and Library). In 1963, members of the People's Education Camp Society, Inc. transferred the collection to the Tamiment Library at New York University in 1963. The accession number associated with this gift is 1963.013.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1949 to 1952, are expected to enter the public domain in 2073.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Archival Materials note

Kalmyk Resettlement Committee Photographs (Photographs #264)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Rand School Archives, 1963. The accession number associated with this collection is 1963.013.

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Container List

Series I: Records, 1949-1952. 1 box

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1949-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1951-1952
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Case Histories: A-B
1949-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Case Histories: D-L
1949-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Case Histories: M-N
1949-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Case Histories: O-Z
1949-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 7 List of Kalmyk DPs Resident in Sub Area Inglestadt DP Camp F-1
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Photographs: Copies
1949-1950

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