Register of the Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie Records

Prepared by Anatol Shmelev
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie Records

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:
2000
Encoded by:
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© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie records,
Date (inclusive): 1876-1956
Collection number: 2000C41
Creator: Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie
Collection Size: 5 microfilm reels (0.75 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, financial records, writings, membership lists, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the study of Russian contributions to American history.
Language: Russian.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie Records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Administrative History

Russian-American historical association.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of the Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie (Russian Historical Society in America). Its founder and first president was A. P. Farafontov (1937-1940). The second president of the Society was an engineer, Mikhail Dem'ianovich Sedykh (1940-1948). The records consist their correspondence, writings and other materials collected by them in the course of the organization's activities, which included aid in the restoration of Fort Ross, California, celebrations honoring the 200 th anniversary of the European discovery of Alaska (1941), and other cultural events. Also present are writings and correspondence by prominent émigrés, such as A. A. Kersnovskii, P. V. Shkurkin, S. G. Svatikov, and others. Almost all the records of the collection date from 1933 to 1948, but the scrapbook on M. D. Sedykh (Office File/Members' papers/Sedykh) expands the temporal bounds to those shown in the series description.
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 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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Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Russians--United States--Study and teaching.
Russia
United States.


Series Description

box 1-5

Office File, 1907-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Activity reports, charter, clippings, correspondence, financial records, membership lists, members' papers, and other materials arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 5

Subject File, 1876-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Brochures, bulletins, clippings, correspondence, leaflets, writings and other printed matter, arranged alphabetically by heading
box 5

Photographs, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Three photographs, one possibly depicting M. D. Sedykh, and two photographs of flags created by L. Ia. Bukharin

Container List

Box 1

OFFICE FILE, 1907-1956

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Activity reports, 1938-1940

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Address lists.

Scope and Content Note

Includes appended correspondence concerning membership dues, 1937
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Applications for membership

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Charter, 1937

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Clippings about or mentioning the RIO

 

Correspondence issuing from and addressed to A. P. Farafontov and M. D. Sedykh as representatives of the Society.

Note

For correspondence between them see below, General/Internal correspondence
 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 6

General, 1937-1945 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Correspondence with U.S. cities bearing Russian place names, 1939

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Correspondence with various individuals and organizations relating to celebrations of the 200 th anniversary of the discovery of Alaska, 1941

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Internal correspondence, 1937-1948

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Unidentified, 1938-1939

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Abrosimova, A. T., 1938-1945 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Aleksei, Bishop of Alaska, 1940

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Al'tman, A., 1940-1941

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Andrews, Clarence L., 1937-1942

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Aref'ev, Vasilii Nikolaevich, 1937-1939

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Association of Former Russian Naval Officers in America, Inc., 1938-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some issues of the association's bulletins
Box/Folder 1 : 17

Baranov, Makarii, Rev., 1940-1943

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Baryborova, Sofiia Nikolaevna, n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Benzeman, Khristofor Martynovich, 1940-1944

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Borzov, Nikolai Viktorovich, 1940-1944

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Bunin, Ivan Mikhailovich, 1937-1942

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Chernavin, Ioann, Rev., 1938

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Dobrovidov, Vladimir Nikolaevich, 1941-1942

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Dudorov, Boris Petrovich, 1938

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Falenberg, Nikolai Fedorovich, 1943-1944

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Feofil (Theophilus), Metropolitan of North America, 1938-1944

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Gordenev, Milii Iul'evich, 1938-1942

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Grebenshchikov, Georgii Dmitrievich, 1938

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Karinskii, Nikolai Sergeevich, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Kokhanik, Petr, Rev., 1938

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Kropotkin, Aleksei Alekseevich, Prince, 1938

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Kuchinskaia, Elena Petrovna, 1943

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Kurganskii, V., 1948

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Lantzeff, George V., 1940-1941

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Lanz, Henry, 1941

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Laub, Anna, 1943

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Lebedev, Boris Pavlovich, 1938-1940

Box/Folder 2 : 19

Lebedev, Vladimir Pavlovich, 1938-1940

Box/Folder 2 : 20

Leontii, Bishop of Chicago, 1940-1945

Box/Folder 2 : 21

Maksutov, Dimitrii D., n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 22

Malozemova, Elizaveta Andreevna, 1940 and undated

 

Mikhailov, Konstantin Potapovich.

Note

See Members' papers/Farafontov, Aleksandr Pavlovich
Box/Folder 2 : 23

Mladorosskaia partiia, 1937-1939

Box/Folder 2 : 24

Moskov, Evgenii Aleksandrovich, 1937-1939

Box/Folder 2 : 25

Navrotskii, Iurii Aleksandrovich, 1938-1943

Box/Folder 2 : 26

Nikitin, Dmitrii Vladimirovich, 1937-1941

Box/Folder 2 : 27

Novaia zaria, 1937-1938

Box/Folder 2 : 28

Obshchestvo russkikh veteranov velikoi voiny, 1937-1945

Box/Folder 2 : 29

Orlov, Ivan Petrovich, 1940-1942

Box/Folder 2 : 30

Ponomarev, Fedor Petrovich, 1937

Box/Folder 2 : 31

Porokhovshchikov, Petr Sergeevich, 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 32

Prisadskii, Aleksandr, Rev., 1940-1942

Box/Folder 2 : 33

Prishchepenko, Nikolai Iosifovich, 1941-1944

Box/Folder 2 : 34

Rklitskaia, Liudmila (Rklitsky, Ludmila), 1940-1943.

Scope and Content Note

Includes lecture programs
Box/Folder 2 : 35

Rossiia, 1938-1943

Box/Folder 2 : 36

Russian Center, San Francisco, 1940-1941

Box/Folder 2 : 37

Russkoe pravoslavnoe kafolicheskoe obshchestvo vzaimopomoshchi (Russian Orthodox Catholic Mutual Aid Society), 1937-1938

Box/Folder 2 : 38

St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Catholic Society of America, 1943-1946

Box/Folder 2 : 39

Schmidt, Adolph E., 1937-1938

Box/Folder 2 : 40

Shapiro, Nadezhda Lazarevna, 1937

Box/Folder 2 : 41

Sharaev, Lev Antonovich, 1940-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clipping of Shumanskii's article, "Istoriia knigopechataniia v Rossii," Rossiia, 1938 May 22
 

Shkurkin, Pavel Vasil'evich.

Note

See Members' papers/Shkurkin, Pavel Vasil'evich/ Correspondence
Box/Folder 2 : 42

Shumanskii, Klementii Vasil'evich, 1938-1939

 

Svatikov, Sergei Grigor'evich.

Note

See Members' papers/Svatikov, Sergei Grigor'evich/ Correspondence
Box/Folder 2 : 43

Sviet, 1937-1943

Box/Folder 2 : 44

Tel'berg, Georgii Gustavovich, 1944

Box/Folder 2 : 45

Tiurleminskii, Aleksei Ivanovich, 1938-1940

Box/Folder 2 : 46

Tokarev, T. F., 1937-1938 and undated

Box/Folder 2 : 47

Tulintsev, Iurii Nikolaevich, 1941

Box/Folder 2 : 48

Vakar, Nikolai Platonovich, 1943-1944

Box/Folder 2 : 49

Vasilii, Grand Duke, 1943-1944.

Note

Consists mainly of correspondence with Western Union Telegraph Company regarding refund of payment for undelivered telegram to Grand Duke Vasilii
Box/Folder 2 : 50

Vinokurov (Vinokooroff), M. Z., 1937

Box/Folder 2 : 51

Vitalii, Archbishop, 1938

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Financial records, 1937-1946

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Instructions for affiliates

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Library of the Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, notes, lists of publications received
Box/Folder 3 : 4

Membership lists.

Scope and Content Note

May also include names of prospective members
 

Members' papers

 

Farafontov, Aleksandr Pavlovich

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Letter of recommendation for, 1944

 

Writings, 1938-[1940] and undated

Box/Folder 3 : 6

"Chashka chaia Russkago Istoricheskago obshchestva v Amerikie," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 7

"K konchinie ottsa Aleksandra Viacheslavova," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 8

"K predstoiashchemu semidesiatilietiiu P. V. Shkurkina," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 9

"K 126-ti-lietnei godovshchinie Forta Ross," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 10

"Ostatki russkoi stariny," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 11

Untitled, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clipping
Box/Folder 3 : 12

"V Russkom istoricheskom obshchestvie," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph. Includes undated letter to P. P. Balakshin
Box/Folder 3 : 13

Malen'kii rabotnik, 1913-1915.

Scope and Content Note

Four issues of a mimeographed holograph and typed periodical for schoolchildren edited by A. P. Farafontov
Box/Folder 3 : 14

Bazarnaia vydumka, 1915 summer.

Scope and Content Note

One issue of a mimeographed holograph children's journal, probably edited by A. P. Farafontov
Box/Folder 3 : 15

"Znaete-li vy," 1937-1938.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript. Series of newspaper columns
Box/Folder 3 : 16

"Zhizn' za Khrista," 1938 August 21.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 17

"Konstantin Potapovivh Mikhailov," [1939 January 2].

Scope and Content Note

Typescript. Includes background materials such as correspondence with Mikhailov, 1938-1939, photographs of him and Mikhailov's newspaper articles and letters to the editor, 1933-1938
Box/Folder 3 : 18

Letter to the editor, Novaia Zaria, 1939 January 6.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 3 : 19

"O diadie Vlasie," [1940].

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 20

Kiiashchenko, Georgii Titovich.

Scope and Content Note

Includes condolences on his death, the charter of a society to honor the memory of Nicholas II, with attached correspondence, 1938, and #14 (1931) of Vera i pravda
Box/Folder 3 : 21

Mogil'nikov, Georgii Semenovich.

Scope and Content Note

Includes issue of Budni (San Francisco, #6, 1938 Dec. 2) and Russkii listok (Seattle, #47, 1938 Sept. 21), as well as typescript entitled "Za kogo golosovat'," [1936]
 

Sedykh (Sedich), Mikhail Dem'ianovich

Box/Folder 3 : 22

General.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to his career as an engineer
Box/Folder 4 : 1

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, photographs, writings, and printed matter relating to the life and career of M. D. Sedykh
 

Shkurkin, Pavel Vasil'evich

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Correspondence with A. P. Farafontov, 1935-1943 and undated

 

Writings

Box/Folder 4 : 3

"Khranilishcha kul'tury," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 4

"Vremia Vladimira Sviatogo i ego rol' v istorii," Novaia zaria, 1938 August 4.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Miscellany.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping about Shkurkin and notes by Farafontov regarding his visit to San Francisco in April 1939
 

Svatikov, Sergei Grigor'evich

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Correspondence with A. P. Farafontov, 1937-1939

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Writing, "Amerika i russkie poety XVIII-go vieka," [1938].

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 4 : 8

Miscellany

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Memoranda

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Minutes of meetings, 1937-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notices of meetings and related material
 

Publications

 

Iubileinyi sbornik, 1741-1941, [1942]

Box/Folder 4 : 11

General

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Printed copy

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Correspondence, 1941-1946

 

Zapiski Russkago Istoricheskago Obshchestva v Amerikie

Box/Folder 5 : 2

General.

Scope and Content Note

Editorial notes and drafts, including proposed tables of contents, reviews, and typed draft of article by A. Kersnovskii, entitled "Iz proshlago Rossii," n.d. Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 3

Printed copies (issues dated 1938 October and 1939 March)

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1876-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence and printed matter
Box/Folder 5 : 4

Bazhenov, Anatolii Dmitrievich

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Den' russkogo rebenka

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Fire departments--California--San Francisco.

Scope and Content Note

Includes information on the Veteran Firemen's Association of San Francisco
Box/Folder 5 : 7

Fort Ross, California.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, correspondence (mainly with officials of the California State Division of Beaches and Parks, as well as with Metropolitan Feofil and others) relating to restoration activities, 1939-1947
Box/Folder 5 : 8

General Platoff's Don Cossack Choir

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Greek, Russian, Slavonian Orthodox Eastern Church and Benevolent Society

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Holy Trinity Russian Eastern Orthodox Cathedral, San Francisco

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Russkii kul'turno-istoricheskii muzei, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo

Box/Folder 5 : 14

Tomaroff, Aron

Box/Folder 5 : 15

Miscellany.

Scope and Content Note

Brochures, clippings, and leaflets
Box/Folder 5 : 16

PHOTOGRAPHS, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

One photograph of an unidentified individual, possibly M. D. Sedykh, and two photographs of flags created by L. Ia. Bukharin