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"Albums" no. 5 and 6: copies of OM's poems made to be kept by someone until later retrieval (1926 October-1937 April), undated
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"Al'bom no. 5": copies of poems made by NM in late 1930s from memory: 1. Kuda kak strashno nam s toboi..., no. 202, Tiflis2. Ty rozu Gafiza kolyshesh..., no. 2043. Akh, nichego ia ne vizhu..., no. 2964. Kak na Kame-reke glazu temno, kogda... no. 3085. Den' stoial o piati golovakh..., no. 3136. Ty krasok sebe pozhelala..., no. 2057. Zakutav rot, kak vlazhnuiu rozu..., no. 2078. Kogda v vetviakh ponurykh..., no. 3449. Drozhzhi mira dorogie..., no. 34710. Chto delat' nam s ubitost'iu ravnin?..., no. 35011. Kogda dushe i toropkoi i robkoi..., no. 29112. Eshche ne umer ty, eshche ty ne odin..., no. 35413. Byli ochi, ostree tochimoi kosy..., no. 36814. Lazur', da glina, glina da lazur'..., no. 21515. Ia tebia nikogda ne uvizhu..., no. 184, Tiflis16. Na politseiskoi bumage verzhe..., no. 21917. Ne govori nikomu..., no. 201, Tiflis18. Koliuchaia rech araratskoi doliny..., no. 21619. Kakoi-to grazhdanin..., no. 54420. Eshche daleko mne do patriarkha..., no. 25121. Ia k vorob'iam poidu i k reporteram..., no. 22322. Ruku platkom obmotai i v ventsenosnyi shipovnik..., no. 20823. Orushchikh kamnei gosudarstvo..., no.17924. Ne razvaliny -- net..., no. 18025. Liubliu moroznoe dykhan'e..., no. 35926. Kholodno roze v snegu..., 21127. Kakaia roskosh v nishchenskom selen'i..., no. 18328. O porfirnye tsokaia granity..., no. 21229. Otkuda privezli? Kogo? Kotoryi umer?..., no. 26330. Tvoi zrachek v nebesnoi korke..., no. 34531. A master pushechnogo tsekha..., no. 29932. Kak podarok zapozdalyi..., no. 33633. Slyshu, slyshu rannii led..., no. 35834. Ne iskushai chuzhikh narechii, no postaraisia ikh zabyt'..., no. 24035. Zabludilsia ia v nebe -- chto delat'?..., no. 37836. Kak po ulitsam Kieva-Viia..., 39537. Kogda unichtozhiv nabrosok..., no. 25038. I Shubert na vode, i Motsart v ptich'em game..., no. 28139. Kak narodnaia gromada..., no. 24940. Ia k gubam podnoshu etu zelen'..., no. 38841. Pusti menia, otdai menia, Voronezh..42. Ne muchnistoi babochkoiu beloi..., no. 32043. Segodnia mozhno sniat' dekal'komani..., no. 22144. Kak liub mne natugoi zhivushchii..., no. 217, Tiflis45. Dikaia koshka--armianskaia rech..., no. 247"Al'bom no. 6": copies of poems made by NM after OM's death (late 1930s) from memory: 46. Kuda kak strashno nam s toboi..., no. 20247. "Kak byk shestikrylyi i groznyi...": epigraph to Armenia cycle48. Kak liub mne natugoi zhivushchii..., 21749. Koliuchaia rech araratskoi doliny..., no. 18650. I po zverinomu voet liud'io..., no. 22051. Dikaia koshka -- armianskaia rech..., no. 24752. Na politseiskoi bumage verzhe..., no. 219, Tiflis53. Ne govori nikomu..., no. 201, Tiflis54. My s toboi na kukhne posidim..., no. 224, Leningrad55. Posle polunochi serdtse voruet..., no. 195, Moscow56. Ia skazhu tebe s poslednei priamotoi..., no. 226, Moscow57. Za gremuchuiu doblest' griadushchikh vekov..., no. 197, Moscow58. Ia s dymiashchei luchinoi vkhozhu..., no. 23159. Net, ne spriatatsia mne ot velikoi mury..., no. 20260. Koliut resnitsy, v grudi prikipela sleza ..., no. 22961. Noch na dvore. Barskaia lzha..., no. 230, Moscow62. Sokhrani moiu rech navsegda..., no. 23563. Ia p'iu za voennye astry, za vse, chem korili menia..., no. 23364. Zhil Aleksandr Gertsovich..., no. 22865. Eshche daleko mne do patriarkha..., no. 25166. Kak narodnaia gromada..., no. 24967. Kantsonna ( Neuzheli ia uvizhu zavtra...), no. 23668. Faetonshchik ( Na vysokom perevale...), no. 24869-70. Stikhi o russkoi poezii71. Siad', Derzhavin, razvalis'..., no. 26272. Zashumela, zadrozhala..., no. 26373. Segodnia mozhno sniat' dekal'komani..., no. 22174. I po zverinomu voet liud'e..., no. 220, Tiflis75. Ia vernulsia v moi gorod, znakomyi do slez..., no. 221, Leningrad76. Lishiv menia morei, razbega i razleta..., no. 30777. Ulybnis', iagnenok gnevnyi s rafaeleva kholsta..., no. 321: first two stanzas78. S mirom derzhavnym ia byl lish rebiacheski sviazan..., no. 22279. My s toboi na kukhne posidim..., no. 224, Leningrad, date incorrect80. Posle polunochi serdtse voruet..., no. 195, Moscow81. Tam, gde krai byl dik..., no. 45382. Noch na dvore. Barskaia lzha..., no. 23083. Net, ne spriatatsia mne ot velikoi chumy..., no. 20284. Nepravda ( Ia s dymiashchei luchinoi vkhozhu...), no. 23185. O babochka, o musul'manka..., no. 27786. Ia p'iu za voennye astry, za vse chem korili menia..., no. 233, Moscow87. Roial' ( Kak parlament, zhuiushchii frondu...), no. 23488. Sokhrani moiu rech navsegda..., no. 235, Moscow89. Kantsonna ( Neuzheli ia uvizhu zavtra...), no. 23690. Poliubil ia les prekrasnyi..., no. 26491. Ia skazhu tebe s poslednei priamotoi..., no. 226, Moscow92. Za gremuchiu doblest' griadushchikh vekov..., no. 19793. Koliut resnitsy. V grudi prikipela sleza..., no. 22994. Zhil Aleksandr Gertsovich..., no. 22895. Polnoch v Moskve. Roskoshno buddiiskoe leto..., no. 26096-99. "Otryvki iz unichtozhennykh stikhov" (fragments of destroyed poems), 96. V god tridtsat' pervyi ot rozhden'ia veka..., no. 23797. Uzh ia liubliu moskovskie zakony..., no. 23898. Zakhochesh zhit', togda gliadish s ulybkoi..., no. 23999. Ia bol'she ne rebenok..., no. 240100. Faetonshchik ( Na vysokom perevale...), no. 248101. Bezhit volna volnoi volne khrebet lomaia..., no. 319102. "Tsvet vozdushnogo razboia i peshchernoi pustoty...," last two stanzas of no. 321 ( Ulybnis' iagnenok gnevnyi s rafaeleva kholsta...)
The collection has been foldered strictly in the order in which it was found. Most of the material had been previously processed and described. Many items were identified and grouped by Nadezhda Mandelʹshtam; part of the collection was organized by Nikolai Khardzhiev; much of the work on collating and describing poetry and prose manuscripts was done by Irina Semenko. The present inventory draws almost exclusively on these earlier descriptions. In several cases, however, no description was available, and attempts were made to organize certain items (without disturbing the original order of item envelopes) and identify them. Thus, Nadezhda Mandelʹshtam's correspondence (Box 3, Folders 102-104) has been itemized and chronologically arranged within the three envelopes in which it was originally placed. Some additional corrections (Boxes 1 & 3) have been made by Pavel Polian (Nerler) in December 1999.
Material for some items was frequently found in different parts of the collection, therefore, for prose, cross-reference has been made to relevant folders. Besides, for poetry and for prose, respective indexes to titles and first lines have been compiled. For letters, there are indexes to addressees and senders.
No appraisal information is available.
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This collection was processed by Yevgeny Pavlov in 1997. Finding aid written by Yevgeny Pavlov in 1997.
During 2022, restrictions on original materials where researchers were required to use surrogates were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
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The collection is open for research.
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The Trustees of Princeton University hold the copyright for materials in this collection that were created by Osip Mandel'shtam. Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
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"Albums" no. 5 and 6: copies of OM's poems made to be kept by someone until later retrieval (1926 October-1937 April); Osip Mandelʹshtam Papers, C0539, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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