The Anna Saakiants Collection was purchased from Russian literary critic and editor Anna Saakiants in 1993 and named after her. Anna Alexandrovna Saakiants was a long-time friend of poet Marina Tsvetaeva's daughter Ariadna Efron and coedited Tsvetaeva's Collected Works with Ariadna Efron. After Ariadna Efron's death in 1975, A. Saakiants inherited material in the Collection, which contributes to our understanding of the life, literary connections and creative laboratory of the authors represented here.
This Collection includes materials which belonged to several prominent figures in Russian literature - Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966), Klara Arsenieva (??), Nikolai Gumilev (1886-1921), Nadezhda Pavlovich (1895-1980), Alexei Remizov (1887-1957), Elena Tager (1895-1964), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941), and Maximilian Voloshin (1877-1932).
The 0.25 linear feet of material includes: correspondence, draft variants, memoirs and translations, and cover the period from 1911 to 1964.