The Pasternak Trust
A Family Collection

The Pasternak Trust's archive includes:
An extensive correspondence between Boris Pasternak and his parents and sisters (1921-60).
The diaries of Olga Freidenberg, Boris's first cousin, classical scholar and co-theorist with Bakhtin.
These diaries cover in particular the Siege of Leningrad, which she lived through and survived.
First editions of Tolstoy's Resurrection, and other works illustrated by Leonid Pasternak.
A rich family photographic archive from the 1880s onwards.
A large collection of family papers and diaries.

Leonid with son Alexander

1911 Leonid and his son Alexander, preparing for the Union of Russian Artists' Spring Exhibition. Alexander is hanging his father’s picture of Tolstoy on his deathbed.