Paul and Barbara Ratzer Papers Collection

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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. 1919 – 1960s.


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Renata Ratzer agreed to make the materials available via licence under the Creative Commons licence “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0”. Please find more information and the full licence information at this link:Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. If you would like to use any materials from this collection in a way not covered by the above licence, please contact the University of Melbourne Copyright Office at