34 boxes (17.5 linear ft.), 1 notecard filebox, and 1 oversize folder.
Organized into three series: I. The Commander: A Life of Barclay de Tolly, 1914-1990, n.d. [bulk 1970s] (18 boxes, 1 notecard filebox); II. Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1947-1991, n.d. [bulk 1960s] (9 boxes, 2 folders); and III. Personal, 1927-1988, n.d. (6 boxes).
Correspondence, clippings, typescripts, holograph manuscripts, research notes, photocopies, reports, printed materials, photographs, financial records, personal records, and maps document the professional and literary endeavors of Michael Josselson from his early adulthood in the late 1920s through his death in 1978, and continuing up to 1991 with related materials collected after his death. The majority of the papers date from the early 1960s forward.
The Barclay de Tolly series contains the largest amount of material and consists mainly of typescript and holograph drafts, research notes, and extensive photocopies of bibliographic materials used by Josselson during research for his book The Commander: A Life of Barclay de Tolly. The majority of materials were created or collected by Josselson during the 1970s. Multiple drafts found in this series show extensive revisions to the work and include outlines and bibliographies.
Correspondence is present throughout the papers, but is concentrated in the Personal Series and the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) Series. The Personal Series consists mainly of outgoing letters from Josselson covering a wide range of topics, including the CCF and his book. Incoming correspondence is found mostly in CCF series as are large amounts of news clippings and printed materials.
Lithuanian born author; founding member and officer of the Congress for Cultural Freedom.
Limited photocopies can be provided upon receipt of written authorization from the copyright holder.
Large numbers of photocopies in Russian. Correspondence and news clippings in English, French, German, and Russian. Small amounts of Italian, Swedish, Finnish, and Spanish throughout papers.
An unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the internet http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/josselson.html.