Scope and Content Note
Title: Basil M. Bensin papers,
Date (inclusive): 1913-1970
Collection number: 2001C60
Bensin, Basil M.
1 microfilm reel
(0.15 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Speeches and writings, biographical data, and photographs, relating to agriculture, especially in northern climates, and to
Russian émigré affairs.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection is open for research.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Basil M. Bensin Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Location of Originals
Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
|1881 January 30 (O.S.)
||M. S., Agricultural Sciences, University of Minnesota
||Returned to Russia
Izuchenie zasukhoustoichivykh ras sel'sko-khoziaistvennykh rastenii
Sel'skoe khoziaistvo i kooperatsiia v S.-Amerikie
Shkola i sel'skoe khoziaistvo
||Arrived in the United States
||Agronomist, Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station
||Instructor, University of Alaska
Scope and Content Note
Basil M. Benzin (Vasilii Mitrofanovich Benzin) was an agricultural expert active in Russia (to 1920), Czechoslovakia (1921-1930)
and the United States (1910-1912 and 1930 to his death). The collection includes his written works on varioua aspects of agronomy
and its economic organization, as well as a file of unique materials on the history of Russian Sokol organizations in Europe
and the United States (SUBJECT FILE/Athletic clubs). Also interesting are the files on his son's (Igor Bensen) career as an
engineer for General Electric and inventor of flying contraptions (BIOGRAPHICAL FILE/Family file/Bensen, Igor, and PHOTOGRAPHS/Bensen,
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 Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also
provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian
Culture, San Francisco as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the
Hoover Institution Archives.
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