Personal photographs of Gantt (ca. 70 items) date from about 1920. Family photographs are sparse; there are a few photographs of his children and one albumen print of his mother. The majority of photographs are portraits of Gantt, or Gantt posing with collaborators or other scientists. In addition, there are about 75 photographs of friends, including a signed portrait of Anna Pavlova (n.d.), portraits of Leon Trotsky's sister Mme. Kameniva, and of Gantt's Russian friend Mme. Arapova.
|Box 261||Photographs of Russian public health posters|
Photographs of Russian public health posters (originals in box 277), with translations. (Translated from the Russian Daniel Todes, Ph. D., Institute for the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University).
|Box 262||Photographs of the American Relief Administration|
Over forty photographs document the work of the ARA. Twelve of these are of Russian children receiving food, inoculations, and medical checkups. Others show Russians with various diseases. Miscellaneous photographs are of staff members and offices.
Photographs of children being fed in a large dining hall show the walls hung with posters and art works which portray the work of the organization. Gantt brought back two watercolors, similar in style and content to those appearing in the photographs. Both depict a mother draped in stars and stripes, providing relief and comfort to Russian children. (The artist is not identified.)
|Box 262||Photographs of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov|
While Gantt's enthusiasm for photography seems to have surpassed his skill, his efforts yielded numerous engagingly candid and informal snapshots, which, together with photographs collected by and given to Gantt, are a rich and varied resource for Pavlov scholars. Numbering over 100, most of the photographs date from the 1920s and 1930s. Among the formal portraits is a picture of Pavlov in military uniform seated at his desk in 1900, and an 11 x 14 portrait inscribed and signed by Pavlov, June 4, 1930. In a series of snapshots taken in 1929, Pavlov is pictured relaxing and conversing with others aboard the ocean liner which brought Gantt, Pavlov, and a delegation of Russian physiologists to the U.S. In other photographs, Pavlov is shown playing "gorodkee" (a Russian sport similar to baseball), having his hair trimmed, and bathing in the river. One photograph shows Pavlov performing surgery, and two others show him observing the American neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing operating. Pavlov appears in one snapshot with a woman who may well be his wife. A group of six photographs mounted in collage are of Pavlov, Gantt, and Russian co-workers in Pavlov's Petrograd laboratory. A later series of eleven photographs taken by Photo TASS in 1941 show the town of Pavlovo near Leningrad, the Physiological Institute of the Academy of Sciences, and four of Pavlov's followers (Vatsuro, Vasiliev, Volokhov, and Voronin).
|Box 262-263||Photographs of Russia|
In addition to photographs of the American Relief Administration and Pavlov, boxes 262 and 263 contain photographs of Russia. Most are unidentified and undated. About 300 are scenes of Russian countryside from the 1920s. Another group of about 60 urban scenes appears to date in the late 1950s.
|Box 264-276||Scientific photographs and audiovisual. v.d. and n.d.|
Photographs, sketches, photo-diagrams, 35 mm and lantern slides, motion picture films, tapes, and audio cassettes. The subjects of these are dogs, experiments, exhibits, laboratory apparatus, and graphs.
|Box 277||Russian Public Health Posters. n.d.|
|Box 278||Memorabilia and miscellany, general. v.d.|
Among Gantt's memorabilia are his diplomatic pouch from the American Consulate in Finland; a ballet program for Anna Pavlova (Covent Garden, 1924); clippings and two recital programs for Russian vocalist, Helene Andreyev; memoirs of England and of the coronation of George VI (1936) by Curtis Bok; an account by Philip Schwartz of exile from Germany to Ankara, Turkey in 1933; and other miscellany.
|Box 279-280||Memorabilia and miscellany concerning Russia. v.d.|
Among the Russian memorabilia are postcard folios from 1956, 1957, and 1966; calendars from 1944 and 1958 (which include pictures of Pavlov); Russian money (1919 and 1931); stamps (both canceled and uncancelled); tourist brochures; and a leather-bound guest book. The guest book (1890-1903) is from the Palace of the Czar of Russia and was owned by Alexandra Josephina, wife of Konstantin Nicolovitch, who was the son of Nicolas I. Approximately 2,800 signatures appear on 191 pages.
|Box 281-283||Envelopes, canceled stamps. v.d.|
|Box 284-289||Oversize. n.d.|
|Box 290||Clippings and articles about the Soviet Union. 1935-1979|
Newspaper clippings (1938-1973) are both in English and Russian. Most concern Soviet science; some are general. Printed matter includes reports by the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1961, 1963, and 1965), a folder of reprints about Soviet science, and miscellany.
|Box 291||Clippings and articles about Pavlov. 1933-1972|
Clippings about Pavlov (12 folders, 1924-1976) are in English and in Russian (Pravda, Izvestia). Some offprints about Pavlov are also filed in this box.
|Box 292||Russian children's books. n.d.|
On one of his trips to Russia in the 1950s, Gantt acquired Russian children's books. The Gantt collection includes 26 of these, published in the 1950s and written in Russian, and three copies of a storybook translated into English and published in Russia.
|Box 293-301||Reprints, Gantt's scientific papers. 1935-1970|