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Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Refugees in Russia
  • Committee for the Rescue and Education of Russian Children

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Description area

Dates of existence

1916-1931

History

The committee was directed by Thomas Whittemore, who became active in relief work during and after World War I and the Russian Revolution. Refugees in Russia was founded in 1916. Starting in 1919, the organization shifted its focus to the education of displaced children. In 1919-1922, the name of the organization was the Committee for the Rescue and Education of Russian Children; it was subsequently changed to the Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile. Active in throughout the 1920s, the committee supported students and educational institutions throughout Europe. The committee ceased in 1931, when Whittemore founded the Byzantine Institute. However, some of the individuals involved in the committee continued their association with the Byzantine Institute, namely Seth Gano (treasurer), Boris Ermoloff, Dmitri Ermoloff, and Vladimir Rayevsky.

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Control area

Description identifier

US LCNAF n 93019362

Institution identifier

DDO-ICFA

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Shalimar White on September 17, 2013.

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  • English

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