Register to the Archimandrite Amvrosii papers

Finding aid prepared by Vladimir von Tsurikov
Hoover Institution Archives
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© 2008, 2014


Title: Archimandrite Amvrosii papers
Date (inclusive): 1920-1977
Collection Number: 2008C45
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 6 microfilm reels (0.9 linear feet)
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
Creator: Amvrosii, Archimandrite (Konovalov), 1890-1971.

Access

The collection is open for research

Publication Rights

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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

Chronology

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.

Arrangement

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

Biography

Victor Andreevich Konovalov was born in St. Petersburg in 1890, joined the White Army during the Civil War in Russia in 1918, and was forced to evacuate to Constantinople in 1920. From 1921 to 1923 Konovalov was actively involved in the Russian Orthodox Church in Constantinople. He soon immigrated to Canada, where he became a self-proclaimed missionary. Konovalov subsequently became a Russian Orthodox monk and abbot of the Pokrov convent in Bluffton, Alberta, Canada.
Archimandrite Amvrosii (Konovalov) died in 1971 at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, N.Y.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'.
Russians--Canada.

Box: 1

Biographical File, 1920-1962.

Scope and Contents note

Includes ecclesiastical documents, military record, will. Arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Ecclesiastical certificates, 1922-1923

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Military record, 1920

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Will, 1938-1962

 

Correspondence, 1922-1965 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Cards and letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
 

General

 

General

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

1923-1949 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

1950-1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Mount Athos, 1924-1961.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with various monks from different monasteries on Mount Athos
 

Russian Orthodox Church

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

1923-1949 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

1950-1963

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Afanasii (Martos), Archbishop, 1961 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Aggei (?), Archimandrite, 1947-1961

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Aleksandrov, Nikolai N., 1947-1961

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Anastasii (Gribanovskii), Metropolitan, 1922-1962

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Andreevskii, Ivan Mikhailovich, 1949-1962

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Antonii (Khrapovitskii), Metropolitan, 1932-1933 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Antonii (Sinkevich), Archbishop, 1961-1965 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Apollinarii (Koshevoi), Archbishop, 1927-1939

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Ariadna (Michurina), Abbess, 1948-1956

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

Arsenii (Chakhovtsev), Bishop, 1930-1931 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

Averkii (Taushev), Archbishop, 1955-1965

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Baranova-Popova, ?, 1950

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Bari, Sofiia Nikolaevna, 1947-1950

Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Borzov, Nikolai Viktorovich, 1951 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Brazol', Boris L'vovich, 1948 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Buketov, Feofan, Reverend, 1948-1950

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Burdykov, Georgii, Reverend, 1933-1949

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

Chagaida, Onufrii, 1948-1951

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Chernavin, Ioann, Reverend, 1946-1948 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Chervinskii, Evgenii, Reverend, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

Danil'chik, Mikhail, Reverend, 1931-1933 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

Demchuk, Mr., 1947

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

Demidov, Vasilii, Reverend, 1947-1948 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

Deputatov, Nikolai Mikhailovich, 1941 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

Diakonik, Ilarion, 1949

Box/Folder: 2 : 23

Dionisii (Valedinskii), Metropolitan, 1932 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 24

Dydik, Leontii and Anna, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 25

Feodosii (Samoilovich), Archbishop, 1931-1965

Box/Folder: 2 : 26

Feofan (Bystrov), Archbishop, 1932

Box/Folder: 2 : 27

Filaret (Voznesenskii), Metropolitan, 1965

Box/Folder: 2 : 28

Gerasim (Shmal'ts), Archimandrite, (1946-1951 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 29

Grabbe, Georgii, Reverend, 1952-1959

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Grigor', Ioann, Reverend, 1932-1965 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Grinenko, Vladimir Kharitonovich, 1955

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Holy Trinity Monastery, 1946-1960 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Iakushin, Petr Mitrofanovich, 1947-1949

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Ieronim (Chernov), Archbishop, 1938-1948

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Ioasaf (Skorodumov), Archbishop, 1922-1958

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Kalinovskii, Anton Grigorievich, 1947-1951 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Kappanadzi, Ioason, Reverend, 1946-1948 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Kharit, Filip Vasilievich, 1946

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Kiziun, Aleksandr, Reverend, 1928

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Kokhanik, Petr, Reverend, 1947-1952 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Komarnitskii, Nikanor, Reverend, 1932-1961

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Konon-Ivashkevich, Mr., 1951

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Konstantin (Zaitsev), Archimandrite, 1935-1962

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Kontsevich, Elena Iur'evna and Ivan Mikhailovich, 1948-1963 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

Krupenskii, Aleksandr Nikolaevich, 1927-1930

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Kryzhanovskii, Nikolai Antonovich, 1940

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

Kutepov, Aleksei Pavlovich, 1929

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Kuterev, Boris Leonidovich, 1950

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

Ladinskii, Leonid, Reverend, 1956 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

Lavr (Shkurla), Abbot (later Archbishop and Metropolitan), 1958-1961

Box/Folder: 3 : 22

Lebedev, Manuil, Reverend, 1932

Box/Folder: 3 : 23

Legkii, Ioann, Reverend, 1951 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 24

Lekhovich, Vladimir Andreevich, 1928-1929 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes newspaper clipping and letter from General A. P. Kutepov to Lekhovich
Box/Folder: 3 : 25

Leontii (Bartoshevich), Archimandrite, 1945-1948 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 26

Leontii (Filippovich), Archbishop, 1957-1961

Box/Folder: 3 : 27

Levitskii, N., Reverend, 1951

Box/Folder: 3 : 28

Lototskii, Dimitrii Vasilievich, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 29

Maloshev, Mr., 1949

Box/Folder: 3 : 30

Mannerheim, Carl Gustaf Emil, 1939

Box/Folder: 3 : 31

Maslov, Diodor Nikolaevich, 1949

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Meletii (Zaborovskii), Metropolitan, 1941

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Merzheevskii, Vladimir Danilovich, 1957-1963

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Mikhailov, Vasilii, Reverend, undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Miller, Evgenii Karlovich, General, 1929

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

Mishukov, Aleksandr Feodorovich, 1943-1947 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

Morozov, Ivan, 1933-1934

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Nikolai (Karpov), Bishop, 1932

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Nikon (Rklitskii), Bishop, 1936-1964

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Panteleev, Sergii, Reverend, 1940-1961

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Panteleimon (Rudyk), Archbishop, 1955

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

Platon (Rozhdestvenskii), Metropolitan, 1926 and undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

Poliakov, Sergei, 1924

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Polonskii, Sergei Pavlovich, 1959-1965 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photograph of Archimandrite Amvrosii (Konovalov)
Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Pol'skii, Mikhail, Reverend, 1949-1957

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Rimarenko, Adrian, Reverend (later Bishop), 1959-1962

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

Romanov, V. S., 1949-1950

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Rybakov, Nikolai Pavlovich, 1932-1959

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Sabo, Georgii, 1948-1952

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Savva (Sarachevich), Bishop, 1958-1961

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

Serafim (Ivanov), Archbishop, 1932-1961

Box/Folder: 4 : 21

Serafim (Svezhevskii), Bishop, 1951

Box/Folder: 4 : 22

Shaliakin, Feodor Gavrilovich, 1946-1952

Box/Folder: 4 : 23

Shaposhnikov, Vasilii, Reverend, 1940-1941

Box/Folder: 4 : 24

Sharov, Nikolai Aleksandrovich, 1946

Box/Folder: 4 : 25

Shomin, M. I., 1948-1949

Box/Folder: 4 : 26

Solada, Mikhail, 1958

Box/Folder: 4 : 27

Sul'zhikov, Aleksandr Viktorovich, 1927-1933

Box/Folder: 4 : 28

Sumarokov, Evgenii Nikolaevich, 1941

Box/Folder: 4 : 29

Starukhin, Marko, 1947-1948

Box/Folder: 4 : 30

Stepanov, Nikolai, 1949

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, 1928-1959

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Teliatnikov, N., undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Tikhon (Liashchenko), Bishop, 1932

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Tikhon (Troitskii), Archbishop, 1931-1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Tsuglevich, Aleksandr, Reverend, 1930-1935

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Turianitsa, Mikhail Il'ich, 1964 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Urusova, Nataliia Vladimirovna, 1958-1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Varshavskii, Sigizmund, 1948-1951

Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Vdovichenko, Petr, Reverend, 1932-1933

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Venedikt (Bobkovskii), Bishop, 1951

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Vitalii (Maksimenko), Archbishop, 1939-1951

Box/Folder: 5 : 12

Vitalii (Ustinov), Bishop, 1934-1967

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

Vorobets, Sergei Lukich and Dominika Iosifovna, 1946-1952 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 14

Zavalishin, Boris Arkadievich, 1947 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes signed typescript entitled "Nash pozor"
Box/Folder: 5 : 15

Znamenskii, Aleksandr, Reverend, 1946-1951 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 16

Znamenskii, Georgii, 1947 and undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 17

Zosima (?), Archimandrite, 1948-1949 and undated

 

Speeches and Writings, 1922-1977 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Announcements, appeals, articles, greetings, notebooks, notes, open letters, and sermons, arranged chronologically by title
 

General

Box/Folder: 5 : 18

Announcements, appeals, greetings, 1946-1961 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescripts, printed copy and holographs
Box/Folder: 5 : 19

Articles, 1951-1963 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescripts
Box/Folder: 5 : 20

Letters to the editor, 1932-1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 21

Notebook, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
 

Notes

Box/Folder: 5 : 22

General, 1933-1964 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Holographs and typescripts
Box/Folder: 5 : 23

Lives of saints, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescripts
Box/Folder: 5 : 24

Open letters, 1922-1933.

Scope and Contents note

Typescripts
Box/Folder: 5 : 25

Sermons, 1945-1962 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Holographs and typescripts
Box/Folder: 5 : 26

Speeches, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 5 : 27

"Fra Ieronim Savaranola – neponiatyi i nepriznannyi sviatoi," Russkaia zhizn', 1977, Nos. 8762-8778.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder: 5 : 28

"Istina i apostasiia," 1963.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder: 5 : 29

"Nastavleniia ieroskhimonakha Amvrosiia, startsa Optinoi pustyni," 1940.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript. Includes foreword by V. Konovalov and dedication to Hierodeacon Avenir
Box/Folder: 5 : 30

"Sobytiia poslednikh dnei po svidetel'stvu sviatykh prorokov," undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box: 6

Subject File, 1922-1963 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Curriculum vitae of diocesan clergy, brochures, inventories, leaflets, minutes, notes, periodical, personal documents and certificates, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Nezym, Semen Semenovich, 1924.

Scope and Contents note

Personal documents and certificates
 

Russkaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov' Zagranitsei

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

General - Leaflets, 1936-1963 and undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Alberta, Canada, 1931-1959 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes curriculum vitae of diocesan clergy, lists of relics held at Pokrov skete in Bluffton, Alberta, minutes of diocesan meetings, liturgical notes
Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Iz dieianii arkhiereiskago sobora Russkoi Pravoslavnoi Tserkvi Zagranitsei, 1960

Box/Folder: 6 : 5-8

Tserkovnyia viedomosti, 1922-1930.

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on missing issues and provenance
Box/Folder: 6 : 9

Photographs, 1948-1963 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Ten prints depicting Archimandrite Amvrosii (Konovalov)