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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Alternative Forms of Material Available
  • Location of Original Materials
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Biography

  • Title: Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1967
    Collection Number: 2008C80
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
    Abstract: These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev, a historian, writer, and professor in emigration. Among his writings are works related to the Russian Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union under the German occupation.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Creator: Alekseev, Vasilii Ivanovich

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2008

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

    Location of Original Materials

    Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

    Chronology

    1906 October 6 Born, Vladimir, Russia
    1930 Graduated, Moscow State University
      Arrested and sentenced to five years in prison camp
    1934 Released from prison camp
    1941 Drafted
    1942 POW camp, Germany
    1951 Arrived in the United States
    1952 Author, Nevidimaia Rossiia
    1954 Author, Rossiia soldatskaia
    1955-1975 Taught Russian history, University of Minnesota
    1955 Author, The foreign policy of the Moscow Patriarchate, 1939-1953: materials for the history of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.S.R.
    1962 Author, The two Russian revolutions of 1917
    1967 Defended Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota
    1976 Author, The great revival: the Russian Church under German occupation
    1990 Author, Rol' tserkvi v sozdanii russkoi gosudarstva: period ot nashestviia tatar do Ivana III
    2002 October 8 Died, Minneapolis, MN

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev, a historian, writer, and professor in emigration. Among his writings are works related to the Russian Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union under the German occupation. The Speeches and writings and Subject file include notes and copied archival documents, relating to Alekseev's dissertation, and research interests.
    Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into three series: Correspondence, Speeches and writings, and Subject file

    Related Material

    V. I Alekseev Papers, T.C. Anderson library, University of Minnesota

    Biography

    Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev was born in Vladimir, Russia, on October 6, 1906. He graduated from Moscow University in 1930 and fell victim to the repressions of the Soviet government the same year, being arrested and sentenced to five years of labor in a prison camp. In 1941 he was drafted; by 1942 he was in a German POW camp. Fleeing repatriation to the Soviet Union, Alekseev managed to immigrate to the United States, where he arrived in 1951.
    In the United States, Alekseev begins his career as writer and historian, publishing numerous books on Russian history, such as Nevidimaia Rossiia, Rossiia soldatskaia, The Foreign Policy of the Moscow Patriarchate, 1939–1945, The Two Russian Revolutions of 1917, The Great Revival: the Russian Church under German Occupation, and Rol’ Tserkvi v sozdanii russkogo gosudarstva.
    Alekseev taught Russian history at the University of Minnesota from 1955 to1975 and defended his Ph.D. dissertation at the same institution in 1967.
    He died on October 8, 2002, in Minneapolis, MN.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'--History.
    Soviet Union--History--German occupation, 1941-1944.
    Soviet Union--History.