Friday, November 11, 2011

Fedoroff family papers, 1917-1961.


The Fedoroff family papers (Manuscripts Collection 377) will be of interest to students of the arts and the social sciences. The most widely-known Fedoroff family member is Alexander Fedoroff (1927-1979), a New Orleans dramatist and novelist. Typescript drafts of some of his literary and dramatic works, such as Swords and Scepters, Coins and Cups, a Novel, and The Side of the Angels, are a subset of the overall collection. His father, Peter Fedoroff (born in Florida in 1897) was a private in the U.S. Army during World War I. Others in the family are documented less fully, but are lovingly represented.

The collection includes correspondence, family photographs, a 1918 Army songbook, post cards, clippings and other printed items, condolence cards, typescripts of literary and dramatic works by Alexander Fedoroff, research materials, and family scrapbooks. The scrapbooks include such items as an early 20th-century embroidered handkerchief, World War I military patches and a metal identification tag of Peter Fedoroff. The family photographs, the majority of which have no captions, are nevertheless visually informative and expressive of this family’s life.















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