Register of the Basil M. Bensin Papers

Prepared by Anatol Shmelev
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-3563
Fax: (650) 725-3445
Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 2003
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Basil M. Bensin Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Anatol Shmelev
Date Completed:
2001
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications
© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Basil M. Bensin papers,
Date (inclusive): 1913-1970
Collection number: 2001C60
Creator: Bensin, Basil M.
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
Repository: 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
Languages: English, and Russian.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Basil M. Bensin Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biographical Note

1881 January 30 (O.S.) Born, Russia
1912 M. S., Agricultural Sciences, University of Minnesota
  Returned to Russia
1913 Author, Izuchenie zasukhoustoichivykh ras sel'sko-khoziaistvennykh rastenii
1923 Author, Sel'skoe khoziaistvo i kooperatsiia v S.-Amerikie
1924 Author, Shkola i sel'skoe khoziaistvo
1930 Arrived in the United States
1945-1948 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, Igor).
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.
The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Agriculture.
Russians--United States.
Russia.
United States.


Container List

Box 1

Biographical File, 1945-1951.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, award, bibliographies, clippings and family file, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Articles about B. M. Bensin.

Scope and Content Note

Includes entry from International Who's Who, 1948 June
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Award

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Bibliographies of works published

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Clippings about or mentioning B. M. Bensin

 

Family file

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Bensen, Igor Vasil'evich (son).

Note

See also PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content Note

Biographical materials.
Box/Folder 1 : 6

Benzin, A. M. (brother?).

Scope and Content Note

Clipping and description of his inventions
Box/Folder 1 : 7

Correspondence, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

One greeting card sent to N. A. Slobodchikov
Box 1

Speeches and Writings, 1913-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Articles and books, arranged chronologically by title
Box/Folder 1 : 8

"Agricultural Self-Sufficiency Possible in Alaska," Ketchikan Alaska Chronicle, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 9

"Agroecology: Basic Science of Agriculture," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 10

"Arctic Coldframes with Miracle Solar Reflectors for Northern Climates," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 11

"Arctic Solar Reflectors for Northern Climates," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 12

"K istorii vozniknoveniia i razvitiia nauki agroekologii," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 1 : 13

"'Russkii sokol:' Ego zadachi i tsieli v Amerikie," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 14

Izuchenie zasukhoustoichivykh ras sel'sko-khoziaistvennykh rastenii, 1913.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 15

Sel'skoe khoziaistvo i kooperatsiia v S.-Amerikie, 1923.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 16

Shkola i sel'skoe khoziaistvo, 1924.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 17

"O siemenakh i o posievie," and "Zasukhi i neurozhai v Rossii," Kalendar' dlia russkikh zemlediel'tsev na 1925 god, 1925.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 18

"Polevyia kul'tury Iuga i Iugo-Vostoka Rossii," Kalendar' dlia russkikh zemlediel'tsev na 1926 god, 1926.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 19

"Agroecological Studies of Maize Plant," Program of a lecture, 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 20

"Agroecological Exploration in the Soto La Marina Region, Mexico," The Geographical Review, 1935 April.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 21

"The Future of Orthodoxy in America," Russian Orthodox Journal, 1945.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 22

"Problems of Agricultural Microclimatology in Alaska," Farthest North Collegian, 1950 March.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 23

"Agroecological World Geography," Biologia, 1951.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 24

"Growing Warm Season Vegetables in Alaska," 1951 May.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 25

"Arctic Cold Frames for Northern Climates," 1952.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 26

"Coal Dust for Alaskan Gardens," 1952.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 1 : 27

"Warm Season Vegetables in Alaska," 1952.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box 1

Subject File, 1924-1937.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, receipt and printed matter arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder 1 : 28

Alaska.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides, brochures, railroad timetables, and receipt from Bensin's travels
Box/Folder 1 : 29

Athletic clubs.

Scope and Content Note

Materials on Czech and Russian Sokol organizations in Czechoslovakia and the United States
Box 1

Photographs, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Three prints of B. M. Bensin and five of Igor Bensen and his gyrocopters
Box/Folder 1 : 30

Bensin, B. M.

Scope and Content Note

Three prints
Box/Folder 1 : 31

Bensen, Igor V.

Scope and Content Note

Five prints of him and his gyrocopters