Partija Socialistov-Revoljucionerov (Rossija) Archives
Total size 23.27 m.
Consultation Not restricted
Founded in 1901; united various groups of neo-populist tendency in Russia and in emigration; known for its tactics of political terrorism; divided into `defensists' and `internationalists' during the First World War; supported the Provisional Government and the Coalition Governments in 1917; involved in unsuccessful attempts to unseat the Bolsheviks; subject to severe persecution 1919-1922, which effectively ended its influence; survived in exile until the Second World War; its main organs were successively Revoljucionnaja Rossija 1902-1905, 1920-1931, Znamja Truda 1907-1914 and Delo naroda 1917-1919.
Collection consisting of two components: the `Narodničestvo' collection relating to the activities of the populists in the seventies and eighties and the records of the PSR. Narodničestvo 1870-1900: correspondence, primarily of Petr L. Lavrov with Grigorij Z. Eliseev, German A. Lopatin, Lev A. Tichomirov and others; documents of Vestnik Narodnoj Volji and of the Gruppa Starych Narodovol'cev; manuscripts of Petr Lavrov and others; memoirs of Petr Lavrov, Nikolaj K. Sudzilovskij and others; files on various matters, e.g. on the riots in Čigirin 1875; printed and processed material, including leaflets of Narodnaja Volja. PSR 1900-1934. Before 1917: documents on the formation of the PSR; some documents of the Agrarno-Socialističeskaja Liga, including minutes of the first congress 1902; minutes of the PSR second congress 1907, of the second, third, fourth and fifth party council and of the London conference 1908; minutes of meetings 1907 and correspondence of the Central Committee; minutes and other documents of the foundation congress 1903 of the Organization Abroad, of its second and third congress, and first, third and fourth conference; documents of its Committee Abroad 1902-1906; correspondence and other documents of the Transport Committee; documents of the Organization Bureau including inquiry held by the Organization Bureau 1907 and answers of various local committees; documents of the regional committees in Russia, such as correspondence with the Central Committee and Organization Bureau, minutes of regional congresses, reports on activities and finances, (draft) rules, resolutions and leaflets; documents of over fifty local committees in Russia, such as reports on activities and finances and, primarily, leaflets, mostly 1904-1908; documents of the regional committee in Western Europe, such as correspondence 1908-1912, financial records 1908-1913, reports on activities, rules, news bulletins etc.; documents of about twenty local groups in Western Europe, including the Paris group 1903-1913; files on agitation among soldiers, sailors, peasants, teachers; letters from Russian soldiers and from prisoners of war in Japan 1904-1906; file on a propaganda campaign by Ekaterina K. Breško-Breškovskaja in the USA 1904-1905; instructions to members of the second Duma 1907; editorial records of Znamja Truda and other publications; many manuscripts, e.g. on the history of the party; biographical data on PSR adherents and Narodovol'cy; files on agents provocateurs, such as Evno F. Azef; documents of/on the Ochrana and trials; files on various party matters; PSR publications; publications of related groups; press clippings. After 1917: some documents of the ninth and tenth party council 1919, 1921; minutes of meetings of the Central Committee 8.6.1917-22.11.1917, 23.9.1920-20.10.1920; a few documents of regional and local committees in Russia 1919-1921; some documents of the Far East Bureau 1919-1921; file on the PSR trial 1922; minutes of meetings 1923, correspondence and financial records of the Delegation Abroad; file relating to the Labour and Socialist International (LSI/SAI); correspondence and other documents of the regional committee and of several local groups outside Russia, including the Prague group; printed material.
Inventory made by Hermien van Veen in 1994
Alternate Form of Material
Security microfilms 1993-1994.
146 security microfilms