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Irina Ratushinskaya Papers

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-044

Scope and Contents

Ocuppying .5 linear feet, the Irina Ratushinskaya papers, housed in Special Collections, include her works of poetry, secondary material, correspondence, articles, audio and artwork. The largest portion of the collection is devoted to secondary material about Ms. Ratushinskaya while imprisoned and as individuals worked for her release. The bulk of the collection dates from the period, 1985-1987.


  • Created: 1979-2011
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1985-1987
  • Other: Date acquired: 1992


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


1 box

0.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Irina Ratushinskaya's works came to Wheaton College beginning in the Summer of 1992.

Other Descriptive Information

The papers of Irina Ratushinskaya display the works of this Russian Poet who served four years of a seven year sentence in a Soviet labor camp because of her samizdat poetry. Irina's works are primarily poetic, though she did write a memoir of her time in prison, entitled Gray Is The Color Of Hope.

Irina Ratushinskaya Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 USA