Writings, notes, printed matter, photographs, sound recordings, video tapes, motion picture film, and miscellany, relating to aspects of Russian and Soviet culture and history. Video use copies of motion picture film available.
Photographs depicting war scenes and social conditions in France during World War I, and conditions in Germany and the Balkans at the end of the war; and writings and press summaries, relating to the motion picture industry.
Correspondence, writings, police reports, printed matter, motion picture film, still photographs, and slides, relating to Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism, especially in China and the United States, to the Trotskyist C. Frank Glass, and to Rayna Prohme, revolutionary American journalist in China. Includes film and photographs of Leon Trotsky and members of his entourage in Coyoacan, Mexico, 1939-1940, Shanghai and other areas of China, ca. 1934-1939, including scenes of the bombing of Shanghai, 1937, and executions of leftists in China, ca. 1927-1932; and a sound recording of a telephone address to followers in the United States made by Trotsky from Mexico in 1938. Video copies of selected items also available.
Printed miscellany, relating to Father Charles E. Coughlin; and photographs of Coughlin, of President Calvin Coolidge and his family and cabinet, of Father James Cox (leader of the Jobless Party and the Blue Shirt Army, 1932), and of American World War II posters.
Correspondence, writings, notes, printed illustrations and diagrams, photographs, and glass slides, relating to Austrian history and culture, and world maritime (especially naval) history; and depicting ships of various historical periods, and scenes of daily life in Indonesia.
Photograph of Adolf Hitler, taken on his birthday in 1931, and autographed by German national socialists; and a German propaganda leaflet in the form of an American dollar bill, distributed in France in 1944.