Trotsky's Papers

Physical Description:

197 boxes

Arrangement of Series:


Correspondence,transcripts, copies of telegrams, manuscripts, and a diary shed light on Trotsky's relations with other major figures like Lenin, Stalin, Malamuth, Sedov, and Trotsky's wife, Natalya. They cover Trotsky's climb to power, predating the Revolution of 1917, to his demise and death in exile in Mexico.


Purchased from Leon and Natalya Trotsky, 1940, 1946, 1950; later additions given by Harper Bros., 1961, A.H. Buchman, 1982, and Jean van Heijenoort.

Terms Governing Use:

Consult manuscript card catalog in Houghton Libary.

For Further Information:

Contact Houghton Library Cambridge, MA, 02138; (617)495-2441

Yale Russian Archive Project