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Documents of Papashvily Collection Research at Lehigh

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0090A
Contains printed and audio-visual documents related to helen and George Papashvily Collection at Lehigh by Rusudan Nishnianidze of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, and Rusudan Tsereteli of Voice of America Georgian Service, 2011-2012.

Dates

  • 2011-2012

Creator

Language of Materials

Georgian

English and Georgian.

Access Restrictions

Access Restrictions: Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Use Restrictions

Collection is open for research.
Copyright Notice Please inquire about copyright information.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet ([1] box)

Overview

Contains printed and audio-visual documents related to helen and George Papashvily Collection at Lehigh by Rusudan Nishnianidze of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, and Rusudan Tsereteli of Voice of America Georgian Service, 2011-2012.

Biographical / Historical

George Papashvily was born in Caucasus, the village called Kobiantkari (Kartli region of Eastern Georgia), Georgia in August 23, 1898, and came to the United States in 1922. A series of jobs led him to California, where he met and married his wife, Helen.

Helen Waite was born in Stockton, California, in 1906, educated in the public schools there, and The University of California, Berkeley (1924-1928), majoring in English literature. She worked in California, and opened her own antiquarian book store, where she specialized in children's books and the domestic novels of the 19th century.

George and Helen met in 1931, and got married. He was, by now a sculptor. In 1935 they moved to Pennsylvania, where they bought Ertoba Farm outside Quakertown, and lived there until George's death in 1978, and where Helen resided into the 1980's. She died in 1996 in California.

Arrangement

Collection divided into two series by the researcher. Series 1: Rusudan Nishnianidze, Series 2: Voice of America

Acquisition Information

Donated by the researchers in 2012 (Rusudan Nishnianidze, January 2012, and Rusudan Tsereteli, March 2012)

Related Materials

SC MS 0090 George and Helen Papashvily Archives
Title
Documents of Papashvily Collection Research at LehighSC MS 0090A
Status
completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English.
Sponsor
Lehigh University Library and Technology Services.

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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