[Marxism] Trotsky exhibition at Harvard

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Mar 18 08:15:52 MST 2006

Dear friends,

There will be a reception at Houghton Library on June 13, 2006, from about 
5:00-7:00 p.m. to inaugurate the exhibition of a portrait of Leon Trotsky 
by Dorothy Eisner (1937). Leslie Morris, Curator of Manuscripts at 
Houghton, Mike Taber of Pathfinder Press, and I will each make a few 
remarks:  about the Trotsky collection at  Houghton Library, the 2006 
re-edition of The Case of Leon Trotsky with a portrait of the Dewey 
Commission by Dorothy Eisner on the cover, and discovery of the material 
from the 1930s in the Dorothy Eisner and John D. McDonald archive (now at 
Beinecke Library).

You will receive a card about this later on.  If you are in the area and 
able to join us, we look forward to seeing you.



This is the first exhibition of a portrait of Leon Trotsky, as well as a 
sequence of letters and photographs of Trotsky, Frida Kahlo and members of 
the John Dewey Commission of Inquiry into the charges made against Trotsky 
in the Moscow Trials. The portrait is by Dorothy Eisner, an American 
artist, who traveled from New York City to Coyoacan, Mexico, in 1937 with 
her husband John McDonald to assist with the inquiry. The exhibit coincides 
with the reprinting of The Case of Leon Trotsky by Pathfinder Press.

Christie McDonald
Smith Professor of French Language and Literature
Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
431 Boylston Hall
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel:  617 496 3826, Fax: 617 496 4949 

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