Natalia A. and Irina V. Roskina papers
||Roskina, Natalia Aleksandrovna (1927-1989)
||Roskina, Irina Valentinovna (1948-)
||Roskin, Aleksandr Iosifovich (1898-1941)
||approx. 240 items; 3 containers; 1.5 linear feet
||Collection material in Russian
||University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
||The papers consist of manuscripts, letters, and miscellaneous items of Natalia A. Roskina and of her daughter, Irina V. Roskina, as well as 50 photographs of the two women and people they knew such as: Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, and Evgenii Rein.
Russian literature--20th century
Russian literature--20th century--History and criticism
Russian literature--Jewish authors
Russia--Social life and customs--20th century
Russia--Intellectual life--20th century
Restrictions: Transcriptions of the correspondence between Natalia A. Roskina and Irina V. Roskina are available in folder 33; however, access to the original letters is by permission only through 2024. For access during this period contact the curator of the collection.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Natalia A. and Irina V. Roskina Papers, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.
Acquisition and Processing Note: The Natalia A. and Irinia V. Roskina Papers were acquired by the Hesburgh Libraries in November 2013, from Ms. Irina Roskina of Jerusalem, Israel. The papers are arranged and described, following the inventory of Ms. Roskina, by Kenneth Kinslow. Finding aid 2014, by Kenneth Kinslow.
Natalia Aleksandrovna Roskina (1927-1989) was born in Leningrad to Aleksandr Iosifovich Roskin and Nadezhda Davydovna Rabinovich. After being evacuated during the war, she went to Moscow and later graduated from the Philological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. She became a prominent Moscow literary scholar, writer, and memoirist. She was a close friend of many leading cultural figures and dissidents, including the writer Vasilii Grossman and the poets Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai Zabolotskii. Natalia's father, Aleksandr Iosifovich Roskin (1898-1941), was a noted writer and Chekhov scholar. The papers of Natalia Roskina are comprised of: (1) manuscripts of unpublished poems, stories, novellas, memoirs about major literary figures, and diaries (2) correspondence with family members and friends and (3) such miscellaneous items as bibliographies and obituaries.
Natalia's daughter, Irina Valentinovna Roskina (1948-), was born in Moscow. Her father was the psychiatrist, Valentin Vladimirovich Borinevich, and in 1971 she too graduated from the Philological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. She worked for Gosfilmofond (the state film archive) and pursued her literary interests by writing reviews and doing translations and abstracts. She emigrated to Israel in 1990. Her papers are comprised of: (1) unpublished essays, novellas, and memoirs of her mother and close family friends, including the poet and playwright Aleksandr Galich (2) correspondence with noted Russian cultural figures, including the poet Evgenii Rein, the political thinker Mikhail Agurskii, and the poet and literary critic Tat'iana Bek and (3) such miscellaneous items as letters of recommendation and a notebook of favorite quotations.
The Roskina papers include 50 rare photographs, some of which are inscribed, as well as books about Leonid Andreev and about poetric theory.
The collection includes over 240 items. Among the manuscripts of both N. A. Roskina and I. V. Roskina are unpublished poems and stories as well as memoirs of such major literary figures as Anna Akhmatova, Kornei Chukovskii, and Samuil Marshak. The correspondence of both mother and daughter range from personal letters with family members to letters exchanged with leading cultural figures. Finally, there are 50 photographs portraying family and friends from the 1920s to the end of the 20th century.
Irina V. Roskina provided transcriptions and commentary, which are included in the appropriate folders and sections of the collection. She also provided digital copies and transcriptions of Natalia A. Roskina material, the originals of which are in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow, and digital copies of Aleksandr Galich material, the originals of which are in the archives in Bremen, Germany.
The collection consists of 8 series. The first 3 series relate to Natalia A. Roskina, while series 4 through 6 relate to her daughter, Irinia V. Roskina. The 7th series is comrpised of photographs which relate to both women and their friends and colleagues. The final series includes a few rare volumes of verse and literature.
Researchers of the Roskina family may wish to consult the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow as well as the archive and library at the University of Bremen in Germany. The manuscript collections of the Russian State Library are another important source of material.
See also such articles as the following: "Arkhivnye pisma Natali Roskinoi."
- Series 1: N. A. Roskina Manuscripts
- Folder 1 (MSE/REE 0014-1) N. A. Roskina. Poems, 1945-1959. AMss, 25 poems, on paper of various sizes.
Irina V. Roskina dated these manuscript poems of her mother as being from 1945 through the 1950s. Most of the poems are undated; however, those that do bear a date fall within those parameters.
- Folder 2 (MSE/REE 0014-2) N. A. Roskina. Humorous verse, 1950-1970. TMss, 9 leaves.
Again poems were dated by I. V. Roskina as being written between 1950 and 1970; however, fewer than half the poems bear a date. The verse is comprised of 11 pages on 9 leaves.
- Folder 3 (MSE/REE 0014-3) N. A. Roskina. Story entitled "Childhood and Love," 1950. TMs, 61 leaves.
The last leave records an appreciative review by Anna Akhmatova, who read the manuscript.
- Folder 4 (MSE/REE 0014-4) N. A. Roskina. Story entitled "Werewolves: a Documentary Tale," 1970. TMs, 47 leaves.
- Folder 5 (MSE/REE 0014-5) N. A. Roskina. Proposed biography of Chekhov, 1971. TLS, 1 page; TMs, 18 leaves.
Folder includes a letter to a publisher, proposing a biograrphy of Chekhov as well as fragments of several chapters.
- Folder 6 (MSE/REE 0014-6) N. A. Roskina. Recollections of literary figures, 1950-1975. TMss, 18 leaves.
Folder includes recollections of Kornei Chukovskii; notes on meetings with Samuil Marshak (2 versions), and a short piece by Zinaida Aleksandrova on the last days of Marina Tsvetaeva.
- Folder 7 (MSE/REE 0014-7) N. A. Roskina. Notes from conversations with the literary figure Emma Gershtein, 1980s. TMs, 2 leaves.
- Folder 8 (MSE/REE 0014-8) N. A. Roskina. Unfinished notes "About my family," 1980s. TMs, 2 leaves.
- Folder 9 (MSE/REE 0014-9) N. A. Roskina. Humorous review on a future volume of "Literary Heritage," [195?]. AMs, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
- Folder 10 (MSE/REE 0014-10) N. A. Roskina. Diary on her daughter, 1953. 1 spiral-bound notebook diary.
Diary kept by Natalia A. Roskina from 20 March 1953 to 20 September 1954 on her daughter Irina. Besides written entries, the diaries contain photographs and drawings. Irina was 4 years old at the outset of the diary.
- Folder 11 (MSE/REE 0014-11) N. A. Roskina. Diary on her daughter, 1953-1954. 1 spiral-bound notebook diary.
This second diary kept by Natalia A. Roskina on her daughter Irina covers from 20 September 1953 to 20 June 1954.
- Folder 12 (MSE/REE 0014-12) N. A. Roskina. Diary on her daughter, 1954-1955. 1 spiral-bound notebook diary.
This third and final diary kept by Natalia A. Roskina on her daughter Irina covers from 20 June 1954 to 30 January 1955. The diary includes the usual written entries, photographs, and drawings, as well as a lock of Irina's hair. Ira was 6 years old at the conclusion of the 3 diaries.
- Folder 13 (MSE/REE 0014-13) N. A. Roskina. Transcription of the diaries, . Printout, 59 leaves.
Irina V. Roskina transcribed the 3 diaries and added commentary through footnotes.
- Series 2: N. A. Roskina Letters
Letters are arranged chronologically, and the chronology is based upon the organization of Irina V. Roskina. In her transcription of the letters (see Folder 26), even when a letter is undated, she was able to indicate the year of the letter.
- Folder 14 (MSE/REE 0014-14) Telegram. Vera L. Roskina or Roza N. Rabinovich, Leningrad, to Aleksandr I. Roskin, Moscow, 1927 November 3. Telegram, 1 leaf.
In her transcription / commentary, Irina V. Roskina indicated that both grandmothers, Vera L. Roskina and Roza N. Rabinovich lived in Leningrad, and it is not clear which of the two grandmosthers sent the telegram of congratulations.
- Folder 15 (MSE/REE 0014-15) Letters. N. A. Roskina to A. I. Roskin, early 193os-1934. 10 letters, on paper of various sizes (9 ALsS, 1 TL).
Folder includes 2 letters from Natalia to her father, the bulk of which is written by her mother, Nadezhda Davydovna Roskina.
- Folder 16 (MSE/REE 0014-16) Letters. N. A. Roskina to A. I. Roskin, 1935. 7 letters, on paper of various sizes (6 ALsS, 1 TL).
4 of the 7 letters include parts written by Natalia's mother, Nadezhda Davydovna Roskina. The drawing that goes with the second letter in the folder is clearly dated 1935 May 3.
- Folder 17 (MSE/REE 0014-17) Letters. N. A. Roskina to A. I. Roskin and to N. D. Roskina, 1936. 10 letters, on paper of various sizes (ALsS).
3 of the 10 letters are to the mother, Nadezhda Davydovna Roskina. The other 7 are written to the father. 2 of those 7 letters include parts written by Natalia's mother, Nadezhda Davydovna Roskina.
- Folder 18 (MSE/REE 0014-18) Letters. N. A. Roskina to A. I. Roskin and to V. L. Roskina, 1937. 1 postal card and 11 letters, on paper of various sizes (APCS, ALsS).
The postal card is written by Natalia A. Roskina to her grandmother, Vera L. Roskina. 4 of the other 11 letters include parts written by Natalia's mother, Nadezhda Davydovna Roskina.
- Folder 19 (MSE/REE 0014-19) Letters. N. A. Roskina to A. I. Roskin and to B. L. Fedotova, 1938. 1 postal card amd 9 letters, on paper of various sizes (APCS, ALsS).
1 letter is written to Betti L. Fedotova, and 1 of the letters to A. I. Roskin includes a note from Nina L. Frenk.
- Folder 20 (MSE/REE 0014-20) Letters. N. A. Roskina and R. N. Rabinovich to A. I. Roskin, 1939. 6 postal cards amd 12 letters, on paper of various sizes (APCsS, ALsS).
1 letter is written by Roza N. Rabinovich, and the bulk of a second letter is written by her with only a short note by Natalia A. Roskina. One of the postal cards written by Natalia includes a brief note by Vera L. Roskina, and another includes a brief note by Roza N. Rabinovich.
- Folder 21 (MSE/REE 0014-21) Letters. N. A. Roskina to A. I. Roskin, 1940 January-May. 9 letters, on paper of various sizes (ALsS).
1 letter includes a brief note by Vera L. Roskina.
- Folder 22 (MSE/REE 0014-22) Letters. N. A. Roskina to A. I. Roskin, 1940 June-December. 4 postal cards, 9 letters, on paper of various sizes (APCsS, ALsS).
1 letter includes a page written by Roza N. Rabinovich.
- Folder 23 (MSE/REE 0014-23) Letters. N. A. Roskina to A. I. Roskin, 1941 January-March. 10 letters, on paper of various sizes (ALsS).
- Folder 24 (MSE/REE 0014-24) Letters. N. A. Roskina and R. N. Rabinovich to A. I. Roskin, 1941 April-July. 2 postal cards, 10 letters, on paper of various sizes (APCsS, ALsS).
1 letter is written by Roza N. Rabinovich.
- Folder 25 (MSE/REE 0014-25) Letters. A. I. Roskin to N. A. Roskina, 1928-1941. 41 leaves (TMs).
Folder includes a transcription of A. I. Roskin's letters, which was done by Irina V. Roskina in 1990. The originals of the letters are located in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow. Folder contains 2 copies, one of which has an extra page at the end.
- Folder 26 (MSE/REE 0014-26) Transcription. Roskina letters, 2013. 49 leaves (Copy).
Folder includes a transcription of the letters in folders 14 through 25. Irina V. Roskina provided the transcription as well as commentary by way of footnotes.
- Folder 27 (MSE/REE 0014-27) Letters. N. A. Roskina, Moscow to I. V. Roskina, Rogachev, Belorus', 1965, August. 4 letters, on paper of various sizes, with envelopes (ALsS).
Folder includes a transcription of the letters provided by Irina V. Roskina.
- Folder 28 (MSE/REE 0014-28) Letters. N. A. Roskina to I. V. Roskina, 1965-1971. 8 letters, on paper of various sizes, with 5 envelopes (7 ALsS, 1 TLS).
3 of the letters were sent from Leningrad to Moscow; 3 more from Sochi to Moscow. Folder includes a transcription of the letters provided by Irina V. Roskina.
- Folder 29 (MSE/REE 0014-29) Letters. N. A. Roskina to I. V. Roskina, 1973 June-August. 9 letters with 2 envelopes (TLsS).
2 of the letters were sent from Maleevka to Moscow; the other 7 from Moscow to Koktebel' in the Crimea. Folder includes a transcription of the letters provided by Irina V. Roskina.
- Folder 30 (MSE/REE 0014-30) Letters. N. A. Roskina, Moscow to I. V. Roskina, Koktebel', Crimea, 1973 September. 10 letters (TLsS).
Folder includes a transcription of the letters provided by Irina V. Roskina.
- Folder 31 (MSE/REE 0014-31) Letters. N. A. Roskina, Maleevka to I. V. Roskina, Moscow, 1974-1980. 9 letters (TLsS), 2 notes.
Third item in folder is an exchange of humorous notes between mother and daughter. Folder includes a transcription of the letters provided by Irina V. Roskina.
- Folder 32 (MSE/REE 0014-32) Letters. N. A. Roskina to I. V. Roskina, 1982. 1 document, 5 letters with 1 envelope (AD, 4 TLsS, 1 ALS).
Folder includes 1 undated miscellaneous document or note that was found among these letters to I. V. Roskina. Transcriptions are by Irina V. Roskina.
- Folder 33 (MSE/REE 0014-33) Transcription. N. A. Roskina letters, n.d. 65 leaves (copy).
Folder includes a transcription of the letters in folders 27 through 32. Irina V. Roskina provided the transcription as well as commentary by way of footnotes.
- Folder 34 (MSE/REE 0014-34) Letter. E. S. Turkova to N. A. Roskina, 1965 July 20. 1 letter, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet (ALS).
- Folder 35 (MSE/REE 0014-35) Letters. Viktor Rabinowitch and Janet Rabinowitch to N. A. Roskina, 1965-1967. 2 letters, on paper of different sizes (1 ALS, 1 TLS).
These personal letters to N. A. Roskina are from American relatives; the letters are written in English.
- Folder 36 (MSE/REE 0014-36) Letters. N. IA. Berkovskii to N. A. Roskina, 1968-1971. 15 letters, on 25 pages (typed copies).
The originals of these letters from the literary specialist Berkovskii to N. A. Roskina are located in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow.
- Folder 37 (MSE/REE 0014-37) Letters. A. I. Roskin to I. I. Khalturin, [late 1930s]. 2 letters, 4 pages (handwritten copies).
These letters from A. I. Roskin to his friend, the literary figure I. I. Khalturin were handcopied by N. A. Roskina. The location of the originals is unkown.
- Folder 38 (MSE/REE 0014-38) Letter. N. A. Roskina to V. P. Astaf'ev, 1986 October 7. 1 letter, 2 pages (handwritten copy).
This letter from N. A. Roskina to V. P. Astaf'ev concerning the antisemitic position in his correspondence with N. IA. Eidel'man was hand-copied by Irina V. Roskina.
- Folder 39 (MSE/REE 0014-39) Letters and poetry. Miscellaneous letters to N. A. Roskina and to I. V. Roskina, miscellaneous poems, 1941-1989. 7 letters, 7 pages (typed copies); poetry, 6 pages (typed copies) .
Copies were made by Irina V. Roskina when she turned the originals over to the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow. Folder includes several letters from the novelist Vasilii Grossman to N. A. Roskina, and several letters of condolence to Irina V. Roskina upon the death of her mother from cancer in 1989. Folder also includes 6 pages of miscellaneous poems (see also series 1, folders 1 and 2.
- Folder 40 (MSE/REE 0014-40) Letter. T. Winner, Athens, Greece to N. A. Roskina, Moscow, 1965 August 2. 1 letter, 4 pages (ALS).
Thomas G. Winner was an eminent American slavist and semiotician. 2 pages of the letter are addressed to Natalia, and 2 pages are written to her daughter, Irina. N. A. Roskina forwarded Winner's letter to Irina in Rogachev, Belarus'. The envelope in the folder relates to that re-sending.
- Folder 41 (MSE/REE 0014-41) Letters. Finding aid to miscellaneous N. A. Roskina letters in digital format, 1938-1968. 2 pages.
Irina V. Roskina provided digital copies of originals that are located in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow. For more detail see the curator of this collection.
- Folder 41A (MSE/REE 0014-41A) Correspondence. N. A. Roskina with A. F. and F. A. Perelman, 1945-1954. 260 pages, printout.
Aron Filippovich Perelman (1876-1954) was a publisher. Folder includes Natalia A. Roskina's correspondence with him as well as with his daughter Frida Aronovna Perelman (1910-1985). The original letters are in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow. Irina V. Roskina provided Notre Dame with digital copies and transcriptions of the originals, as well as commentary.
- Folder 41B (MSE/REE 0014-41B) Letters. L. K. Chukovskaia to N. A. Roskina, 1951-1970. 32 pages, printout.
Lidiia Korneevna Chukovskaia (1907-1996), the daughter of the celebrated children's writer Kornei Chukovskii, was an author, poet, and dissident. The original letters are in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow. Irina V. Roskina provided Notre Dame with digital copies and transcriptions of the originals. Transcriptions include commentary by way of footnotes.
- Folder 41C (MSE/REE 0014-41C) Letters. N. D. Roskina to N. A. Roskina, 1934-1937. 3 pages, printout.
Folder includes transcriptions of letters of Nadezhda Davydovna Roskina to her daughter. Originals are in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI).
- Folder 41D (MSE/REE 0014-41D) Letters. S. D. Spasskii to E. S. Ralbe, R. N. Rabinovich, and N. A. Roskina, 1938-1956. 47 pages, printout.
Sergei Dmitrievich Spasskii (1898-1956) was a poet, author, translator, and critic. Folder includes transcriptions of letters to the architect, Elena Sergeevna Ralbe, Roza Naumovna Rabinovich, and Natalia Roskina. Originals are in RGALI.
- Folder 41E (MSE/REE 0014-41E) Letter. N. A. Struve to N. A. Roskina, 1980 June 9. 1 page, printout.
Nikita Alekseevich Struve (1931- ) is a publisher associated with the YMCA Press in Paris. This letter has to do with the YMCA Press's publication of Natalia Roskina's book Chetyre Glavy. Original letter is in RGALI.
- Folder 41F (MSE/REE 0014-41F) Letter. K. I. Chukovskii to N. A. Roskina, 1951-1965. 17 pages, printout.
Kornei Ivanovich Chukovskii (1882-1969) was a truly great children's poet as well as an important literary critic. Folder includes Irina Roskina's transcriptions of and commentary on letters, the originals of which are in RGALI.
- Folder 41G (MSE/REE 0014-41G) Letters. L. Z. Kopelev and R. D. Orlova to N. A. Roskina, 1980-1982. 19 pages, printout.
Lev Zinovevich Kopelev (1912-1997) was a literary critic, dissident, and human rights advocate. His wife, Raisa Davydovna Orlova (1918-1989) was a writer and American studies scholar. Folder includes Irina Roskina's transcriptions of and commentary on letters, the originals of which are in RGALI.
- Folder 41H (MSE/REE 0014-41H) Correspondence. N. A. Roskina with E. G. Etkind, 1977-1987. 78 pages, photocopy.
Efim Grigorevich Etkind (1918-1999) was a philologist, translation theorist, and dissident. The transcriptions of this correspondence was published on pages 321 to 398 of Russian Studies (volume 3, issue 4, 2001) with commentary by Irina V. Roskina and Aleksandra A. Raskina.
- Folder 41I (MSE/REE 0014-41I) Irina V. Roskina. "Iz perepiski moikh rodstvennikov," Part 1, 2016. 170 pages, computer printout.
Irina Roskina has transcribed many of the letters written by her relatives. The letters in this folder and the next one are subtitled the "War Years: 1941-1945," and they begin with the letters of Natalia Roskina to her father -- see folder 24. The transcription is enhanced by copious explanatory footnotes, an index of names, and an afterword.
In order to view the complete document click on the following link: "Iz perepiski moikh rodstvennikov."
- Folder 41J (MSE/REE 0014-41J) Irina V. Roskina. "Iz perepiski moikh rodstvennikov," Part 2, 2016. 172 pages, computer printout.
- Folder 41K (MSE/REE 0014-41K) Irina V. Roskina. Album of photographs, 2016. 42 pages.
Along with "Iz perepiski moikh rodstvennikov," Irina V. Roskina has assembled a family album, beginning with a 1908 photograph of Roza Naumovna Rabinovich and her daughters and going up to the present.
In order to view the entire album click on the following link: "Album of Photographs."
- Series 3: N. A. Roskina Miscellaneous
- Folder 42 (MSE/REE 0014-42) Miscellaneous manuscripts and photocopies, 1975-1995. 2 TMss, 11 pages; 2 photocopies, 12 leaves.
Folder includes: a bibliography of the work of N. A. Roskina compiled by her daughter (typescript with corrections); a photocopy of N. A. Roskina's published article: "The Diary of Suvorin as an Archival Document"; a photocopy of an obituary written by A. Chudakov; an inventory of the archive of A. I. Roskin in the Lenin State Library in Moscow.
- Folder 43 (MSE/REE 0014-43) Essay by Vasilii Grossman, 1946. TMs, 12 pages.
Grossman's essay entitled: "Recollections of Aleksandr Iosifovich Roskin" was delivered as an address and later published in Voprosy Literatury with a brief introduction by N. A. Roskina.
- Folder 44 (MSE/REE 0014-44) Miscellaneous manuscripts and copies, 1930s-1950s. 2 TMss, 1 ALS, 3 copies.
Folder includes: N. A. Roskina's description of a meeting with the author, M. Zoshchenko; her typed manuscript "About the diary of Suvorin"; a school exercise of hers entitled: "What I want to be"; 2 divorce notices (one of N. A. Roskina and the second of E. V. Zabolotskaia) from the newspaper Vecherniaia Moskva; an invitation to the dramatic society's evening dedicated to A. I. Roskin.
- Folder 45 (MSE/REE 0014-45) Miscellaneous typed manuscripts, 1960s-1970s. 1 TMsS, 2 TMss, 10 pages.
Folder includes: Z. C. Papernyi's caricature of working at "Literaturnaya Gazeta"; Z. C. Papernyi's parody of Kochetov; N. A. Roskina's transcript of a meeting on the "Classics and Us."
- Folder 46 (MSE/REE 0014-46) Miscellaneous documents, n.d. 1 handwritten copy, 1 TLS, 3 pages.
Folder includes: a copy made by N. A. Roskina of antisemitic verses written by Valentin Kataev and published in the Odesskii Vestnik in 1911 and 1913; a letter to the publisher, "Sovetskii Pisatel'," on the publication of A. I. Roskin's book Antosha Chekhonte.
- Series 4: I. V. Roskina Manuscripts
- Folder 47 (MSE/REE 0014-47) I. V. Roskina. "About my Mother and Myself," 1990. TMsS, 48 leaves.
- Folder 48 (MSE/REE 0014-48) I. V. Roskina. "About my Great Love," 1990. TMsS, 17 leaves; computer printouts, 12 leaves, 2 leaves.
Folder includes a typed manuscript with corrections as well as a clean-copy printout with explanatory footnotes. The subject of the sketch is Aleksandr Galich, poet, singer-songwriter, and dissident. Irina Roskina also provides information for accessing digital copies of Galich material, the originals of which are in the archive at Bremen University (Germany); see the curator of this collection for more detail.
- Folder 49 (MSE/REE 0014-49) I. V. Roskina. Three short stories, 1979-1980. TMssS, 26 leaves.
Folder includes two versions of the story "Mimi," as well as stories entitled: "Murder" and "Je Reviens."
- Folder 50 (MSE/REE 0014-50) I. V. Roskina. Manuscripts on E. G. Gershtein and Evgenii Rein, 1986, 1990. AMss, 7 pages.
Folder includes a conversation with the literary specialist, Emma Gershtein, and Evgenii Rein commenting upon his own poetry. Irina V. Roskina provided transcriptions of the two manuscripts.
- Folder 51 (MSE/REE 0014-51) I. V. Roskina. "Our family tree" and printout with websites, 2013. 2 printouts, 9 pages.
In "Our Family Tree" Irina Roskina provides the genealogy of the Rabinovich and Roskin families; folder includes a printout with regard to the gravesites in St. Petersburg of Nadezhda D. Roskina and Roza N. Rabinovich.
- Folder 52 (MSE/REE 0014-52) I. V. Roskina. Two short plays, n.d., 1978. 1 AMs, 4 pages, 1 TMsS, 4 pages.
Folder includes a play entitled: "The Happy Little Family," written when Irina was still a child, and a parody of The Three Sisters. "The Happy Little Family" is written on the back of some typed pages discussing Madame Bovary. Irina Roskina provides a transcription of the parody.
- Series 5: I. V. Roskina Letters
- Folder 53 (MSE/REE 0014-53) Letters. E. B. Rein to I. V. Roskina, 1981-1992. 1 note, 4 postcards, 7 letters, on paper of various sizes, with 7 envelopes (ALsS).
The note on coarse brown paper used to wrap laundary was written by Evgenii Rein to Irina Roskina on the birth of their daughter, Aleksandra. Folder includes transcriptions by Roskina of the letters.
- Folder 54 (MSE/REE 0014-54) Letters. M. S. Agurskii to I. V. Roskina, 1975-1990. 5 postcards, 7 letters, on paper of various sizes, with 5 envelopes (4 TLsS, 3 ALsS).
One of the postcards from Mikhail Agurskii is blank, having been included in one of the letters. Folder includes transcriptions of the letters by Irina Roskina.
- Folder 55 (MSE/REE 0014-55) Letters. T. A. Bek to I. V. Roskina, 1970-1973. 7 letters, on paper of various sizes, with 1 envelope (7 ALsS).
Irina Roskina provides transcriptions of these letters from Tat'iana Bek, who is a poet and literary critic.
- Folder 56 (MSE/REE 0014-56) Letters. E. Frenk, L. Varazi to I. V. Roskina, 1965, 1972. 3 letters, on paper of various sizes, with 3 envelopes (ALsS).
The letter from Liuda Varazi includes 2 drawings done by her children.
- Folder 57 (MSE/REE 0014-57) Letters. I. V. Roskina to N. A. Roskina and to T. Vinner, 1960, 1990. 2 letters, on paper of different sizes, (ALS, TLS).
Folder includes a transcription of the letter to N. A. Roskina.
- Series 6: I. V. Roskina Miscellaneous
- Folder 58 (MSE/REE 0014-58) I. V. Roskina. "Recollections of a Young Girl," 1966. TMs, 6 leaves.
This manuscript is the author's recollections of Anna Akhmatova, which was later published in: "Ia vsem proshchenie daryiu. . .": Akhmatovskii sbornik, pp 129-134 (Moscow: 2006).
- Folder 59 (MSE/REE 0014-59) Letters of recommendation written for I. V. Roskina, 1990. 2 letters, copies, (TLsS).
Letters by Vladimir Dmitriev and Aleksandr Chudakov.
- Folder 60 (MSE/REE 0014-60) I. V. Roskina. Notebook album with quotations, n.d. 1 notebook, 163 pages.
37 pages of the notebook have quotations in I. V. Roskina's hand. The quotations range from Iris Murdoch and T. S. Eliot to Boris Pasternak and Ivan Turgenev. Notebook includes an entry by the poet and translator, K. P. Bogatyrev, with an inscription to Irina Roskina.
- Series 7: Photographs
- Folder 61 (MSE/REE 0014-61) Inscribed photographs, 1961-1981. 5 photographs, b/w prints, various sizes.
Folder includes: photograph of Anna Akhmatova inscribed to Irina V. Roskina and dated 1961 February 2; photograph of Evgenii Rein inscribed to Irina and dated 1980 August 25; another photograph of Evgenii Rein inscribed to Tat'iana Bek and dated 1981; photograph of Thomas Winner inscribed to Natasha Roskina; photograph of Mikhail Agurskii dated 1975.
- Folder 62 (MSE/REE 0014-62) Miscellaneous photographs, 1920s-1932. 6 photographs, b/w prints, various sizes.
Folder includes: photograph of Nadezhda Davydovna Rabinovich; photograph of the Grinberg and Rabinovich families; 4 photographs depicting primarily Natalia A. Roskina.
- Folder 63 (MSE/REE 0014-63) Miscellaneous photographs, 1936-1950. 7 photographs, b/w prints, various sizes.
Photographs center around Natalia A. Roskina. Folder includes 2 class photos, 1 of the graduating students of the language and literature department of Moscow State University.
- Folder 64 (MSE/REE 0014-64) Miscellaneous photographs, 1950-1954. 7 photographs, b/w prints, various sizes.
Photographs center around Natalia A. Roskina and her daughter Irina. Folder includes 1 photo, depicting Natalia A. Roskina with the writer and poet Lydia Chukovskaya and the Nobel prize winner Boris Pasternak.
- Folder 65 (MSE/REE 0014-65) Miscellaneous photographs, 1954-1959. 6 photographs, b/w prints, various sizes.
Photographs center around Natalia A. Roskina. Folder includes 1 photo, showing Natalia and her daughter Irina and another photo showing Natalia with the writer Vladimir G. Lidin.
- Folder 66 (MSE/REE 0014-66) Miscellaneous photographs, 1964-1979. 7 photographs, 5 b/w prints, 2 colored prints, various sizes.
Photographs center around Natalia A. Roskina. Folder includes 1 photo, showing Irina V. Roskina with the film critic Natalia V. Iakovleva.
- Folder 67 (MSE/REE 0014-67) Miscellaneous photographs, 1982-1990. 7 photographs, 5 b/w prints, 2 colored prints, various sizes.
Folder includes several photographs of Irina Roskina's daughter, Aleksandra. One photograph shows the three generations of Natalia, Irina, and Aleksandra, together with the American translator and professor, Paul Debreczeny.
- Folder 68 (MSE/REE 0014-68) Miscellaneous photographs, 1960s-1999. 5 photographs, 3 b/w prints, 2 colored prints, various sizes.
The 2 colored photographs show Irina Roskina and her daughter and Irina Roskina and the poet Evgenii Rein, both pictures taken in Israel. Folder includes small photos of Mikhail Agurskii, the documentary director Fyodor A. Tiapkin, and the film critic and archivist, Vladimir IU. Dmitriev.
- Folder 69 (MSE/REE 0014-69) Photograph list with footnotes / commentary, n.d. 4 pages.
Complete list of photographs together with footnotes and commentary supplied by Irina V. Roskina.
- Series 8: Books
- Folder 70 (MSE/REE 0014-70) Kniga o Leonide Andreeve, 1922. 109,  p.; 22 cm.
This volume of reminiscences of Leonid Andreev by Gorky, Blok, Chukovskii, and other writers was part of Aleksandr I. Roskin's library.
- Folder 71 (MSE/REE 0014-71) Poetika: sborniki po teorii poeticheskogo iazyka, 1919. 2 v. in 1 (168 p.) ; 22 cm.
Viktor Shklovskii is the principal author of these essays, which were part of the library of Aleksandr I. Roskin.