This collection includes selected materials from the Kalamazoo College Archives biographical files on Alexander Kerensky (1881-1970), leader of Russia prior to the October 1917 Revolution. Kerensky's last public speech was given at Kalamazoo College in 1967.
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A typed script of a lecture given by Alexander Kerensky during his visit to the Kalamazoo College campus in October 1967. It is possible that this is the text of the last public lecture he gave before his death in 1970. Based on a memo included in the Kalamazoo College Archives file, this text may have been transcribed from an audio recording of his lecture. It has been heavily edited in ink and pencil, perhaps by Elena (Helen) Ivanoff, who was his assistant at the end of his life. The correspondence in the file is dated 1968, and also concerns other material that was considered for inclusion in Vol. 30 No. 1 of the Kalamazoo College "Review" on Kerensky and the Russian Revolution.
(Kalamazoo College, 1967-10-20) Harrison, David Sprague
A clipping from the Kalamazoo College "Index" student newspaper from October 20, 1967. The article is about Alexander Kerensky, who was the Russian Prime Minister immediately before the Bolshevik takeover. Kerensky visited the College in October 1967, at the age of 86, and gave what would be his last public speech to an enthusiastic audience.