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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Archimandrite Amvrosii papers
    Dates: 1920-1977
    Collection number: 2008C45
    Creator: Amvrosii, Archimandrite (Konovalov), 1890-1971.
    Collection Size: 6 microfilm reels (0.9 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, and photographs, relating to the Russian Orthodox Church and to Russian émigré affairs.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Russian

    Administrative Information


    The collection is open for research

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Archimandrite Amvrosii (Konovalov) 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


    1890 Born Victor Andreevich Konovalov, St. Petersburg, Russia
    1920 Evacuated to Constantinople
    1963 Author, Istina i apostasiia
    1971 Died, Jordanville, NY

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains the papers of Viktor Andreevich Konovalov, a self-proclaimed missionary of Canada in emigration, and later a Russian Orthodox monk and abbot of the Pokrov Skete in Bluffton, Alberta, Canada. Konovalov's rich Correspondence includes letters to and from prominent hierarchs of the Russian diaspora, located throughout the world, and provides a significant source for information on Russian Orthodoxy in North America in the Interwar years as well as in the immediate aftermath of World War II. In addition, Konovalov's papers present a valuable record of the functioning and economic struggles of the Pokrov Skete in Alberta, Canada.
    The Speeches and Writings file reflects the personal interests of Fr. Amvrosii, which included eschatological research as well as studies of holy fathers and church history. The Subject File materials relating to the history of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, including an almost complete collection of "Tserkovnyia viedomosti," the official ecclesiastical periodical of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia during the Interwar years.
    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.


    The collection is organized into five series: Biographical file, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, and Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the online catalog.