Register of the Mitrofan Ivanovich Retivov Papers

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Title: Mitrofan Ivanovich Retivov papers
Date (inclusive): 1946-1961
Collection Number: 2000C79
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 3 microfilm reels (0.45 linear feet)
Abstract: Writings, photographs, and miscellany, relating mainly to the medical profession in Russia prior to the Russian Revolution.
Creator: Retivov, Mitrofan Ivanovich, 1869-1961

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mitrofan Ivanovich Retivov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

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Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biography

M. I. Retivov was educated as a doctor. He served in various positions of responsibility prior to the Revolution: as director of the medical section of the Khar'kov workers' disability insurance company, as an organizer of sanatoria for tuberculosis patients in South Russia and the Caucasus, and as vice-president of the Pirogov medical conventions held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novocherkassk. Many of his writings are of an autobiographical character and describe his own life as a medical student as well as meetings with other members of the medical profession in pre-Revolutionary Russia.
During the Civil War, he served as chief doctor of one of the largest hospitals (1500 beds) in Khar'kov. Emigrating abroad following the Civil War, he served as a Red Cross doctor in Paraguay in 1932, during that country's war with Bolivia. He died on 19 March 1961 at the age of 92 in Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina. Retivov's son Georgii was one of the founding members of NTS.

Chronology

1869 Born, Russia
1901-1917 Vice-President of the Pirogov medical conventions in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novocherkassk
1917-1919 Director of a hospital in Khar'kov, Russia
1932 Major, Red Cross, Paraguay
1961 March 19 Died, Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina

Scope and Content Note

M. I. Retivov was a prominent doctor in pre-Revolutionary Russia. The collection contain autobiographical and semi-autobiographical writings, including memoirs of the Moscow University medical faculty in the 1890s, and a novel entitled "Moskva studencheskaia," as well as a study of V. I. Lenin and his role in Russian history. Other writings include a brief work on female doctors in pre-Revolutionary Russia.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Medicine--Russia.
Russia.
Russians--South America.
South America.

box 1

Biographical File, 1957-1961

Scope and Contents note

Obituaries of M. I. Retivov and his son, Georgii, and a short story by another son, Sergei
box 1

Correspondence, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Fragment of a letter by an unidentified individual
box 1-2

Writings, 1946-1949 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Holographs of articles, memoirs, book and speeches, arranged chronologically by title
box 2

Photographs, 1940s

Scope and Contents note

One album, consisting primarily of photographs of family members
Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1957-1961

 

Family file

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Georgii Mitrofanovich Retivov (son).

Scope and Contents note

Obituary
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Sergei Mitrofanovich Retivov (son).

Scope and Contents note

Short story entitled "Ego skripka," Novoe slovo, 1958 February. Holograph
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Obituary

Box/Folder 1 : 4

CORRESPONDENCE, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Fragment of a letter by an unidentified individual
 

WRITINGS, 1946-1949 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 5

General.

Scope and Contents note

Includes notebook containing drafts of letters to the editor, notes, summaries of writings and other matter, including family history
Box/Folder 1 : 6

"Etiudy o Rossii," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph. Notebook includes memoirs of medical faculty at Moscow University in the 1890s and an article entitled "Russkie zhenshchiny vrachi," published in Prague in 1942
Box/Folder 1 : 7

"Ministerstvo Narodnogo Prosveshcheniia vo vremia Dumskoi monarkhii," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph fragment of a larger work
Box/Folder 1 : 8-9

"Moskva studencheskaia," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 1 : 10

"Strannaia devushka," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 1 : 11

Untitled work on Paraguay, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph. Missing pp. 1-17
Box/Folder 1 : 12

"Moi vstrechi s russkimi liud'mi ottuda," lecture read before a meeting of the Russian colony at Asuncion, Paraguay, 1946 December 15

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
 

"Vladimir Il'ich Ul'ianov-Lenin," . 1949

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 1 : 13

Notes.

Scope and Contents note

Includes background materials, bibliography, plans and summaries of work
Box/Folder 1 : 14

Fragmentary drafts

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Preliminary complete draft

Box/Folder 2 : 2-4

Final draft (missing chapter XII)

Box/Folder 2 : 5

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1940s

Scope and Contents note

One album consisting primarily of family photographs