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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mark M. Barkan Papers, 1945-1946, 1983, 2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Barkan, Mark M., 1918-
Title: Mark M. Barkan Papers
Dates: 1945-1946, 1983, 2009
Abstract: The Mark M. Barkan Papers, 1945-1946, 1983, 2009, contains a couple 1945 letters and an oral history (audiocassettes with transcript) about the life of Mark Barkan during his childhood in Europe, his Army experiences in World War II, and his civilian years in the United States.
Accession No.: 94-216; 99-072; 2009-242
Extent: 1 in. and 4 cassettes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Mark M. Barkan was born a few months after the Russian Revolution on March 27, 1918, in St. Petersburg, Russia, to a Jewish timber grower. The family soon fled, eventually settling near Paris, France, in 1925. On September 5, 1939, Barkan landed in New York City, receiving his citizenship papers a few years later. Barkan joined the U.S. Army to fight in the China Burma India Theater (CBI) and interpret Russian in Berlin. In 1943, he married Maxine Lubell in Birmingham, AL, and the couple had two children, Kit and Fran.

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Scope and Contents

The Mark M. Barkan Papers, 1945-1946, 1983, 2009, contains a couple 1945 letters and an oral history (audiocassettes with transcript) about the life of Mark Barkan during his childhood in Europe, his Army experiences in World War II, and his civilian years in the United States. A map of Lake Ladoga, Russia, where Barkan was born, also resides in the papers.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Barkan, Mark M., 1918- -- Archives.
Barkan family -- History – 20th century.
Barkan, Maxine Lubell.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945 -- Anecdotes.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- China.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Berlin.
Places
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- 20th century.
India -- History -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- History -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century.
Toledo (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Anecdotes.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mark M. Barkan Papers, 1945-1946, 1983, 2009, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, March 2009. Subsequent revisions were made by Laurel Rozema, September 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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2.325/E483 Correspondence:
Letter from Mark M. Barkan, July 9, 1945
Letter from Mark Barkan to wife's parents, describing conditions in post-WWII Germany, August 2, 1945
Written works:
Photocopy of "Soglassien" by Mark Barkan, a 1946 narrative regarding the Allied Kommandatura in Berlin after World War II
Article about Mark Barkan as a children's hospital volunteer
Map of Lake Ladoga, Russia, printed from MSN Encarta, July 21, 2009
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2X300 Oral history interviews:
Four audiocassettes labeled "Mark Barkan Memories"” with interview of Barkan by Ann Holdron, July 31 and August 13, 1983
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2.325/E483 94-page transcription by Judy Holloway of audiocassettes

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