The papers consist of a memoir and printed materials. The memoir (22 p.) is by Melik-Ogandzhanova and covers her husband's life. Printed materials consist of uncirculated postcards from Manchuria under Japanese rule in 1935, copies of Harbin Russian newspapers from 1935, clippings, and a medical pamphlet by Melik-Ogandzhanova's daughter Tamara.
Biographical / Historical:
Wife of Leon Stepanovich Melik-Ogandzhanov, an Armenian prosecutor in Russia, who took an active part in the organization of the judicial department under Admiral Kolchak and Ataman Semenov. After the Civil War, he served in the administration of the Chinese Eastern Railroad in Harbin, Manchuria. The Soviets eventually imprisoned him, and his wife emigrated first to Hong Kong and later to Paris.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1961.
Papers Accessioned 1961.
Papers Processed 02/--/80.
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Bakhmeteff Archive. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.