This small collection comprises correspondence, diaries, notebooks, travel documents, cards and photographs from the late Paul and Barbara Ratzer, Russian emigres who arrived in Australia in 1939. The major component of the collection are the diaries kept by Barbara Ratzer from 1919-26 during the Russian Civil War and the couple's subsequent exile in Persia. All the material is in Russian.
Access and Availability
This collection is not catalogued online but there is a descriptive list available.
Material may be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please use our online request form.