Welcome the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library of the Graduate Institute Geneva to The Commons!

Polish-Soviet war prisoners (ca. 1919-1920)

Today, we are excited to welcome the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library of the Graduate Institute Geneva to the Commons.

The Library specialized in the field of international relations and development studies, offering valuable collections which reflect Anthropology and Sociology of Development, International Economics, International History, International Law, International Relations/Political Science and the research subjects Economics, History, Law, Political Science, Social Sciences, etc. at the Graduate Institute Geneva.

The initial upload of photos consists of the personal archives of Boris Souvarine, a communist activist, journalist and historian, and a prominent figure of historiography on the Soviet Union, who published the first biography of Stalin in 1935. He was also a member of the Third Communist International from 1921 to 1924, he was one of the founders of the French Communist Party, before he was expelled from it in 1924. Boris Souvarine was a pioneer in the studies of social movements and communism. Among the first albums are historical photographs from May 1st demonstrations, the Third Community International in 1920, as well as an album with Portraits from the time.

As always, we invite you to contribute your knowledge to these photos. Particularly, the album “To be identified” might be interesting to those of you who have particular knowledge of the time or like to investigate past events.

"Lenin with comrades at a May Day rally in Red Square, May 1919"
May 1st 1918, Petrograd
Bridge near Jambourg, on the river Luga [1919]
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