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Inventory of the Michael Blinov collection
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Collections

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Michael Blinov collection
    Dates: 1826-1985
    Collection Number: 2003C39
    Collector: Blinov, Michael, collector.
    Collection Size: 19 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (8.0 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Memoirs, other writings, correspondence, personal documents, bulletins, newsletters, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian military history, especially during World War I and the Russian Civil War, and to Russian émigré affairs. Includes papers of individual émigrés and records of émigré veterans' organizations.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Russian English French

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Microfilm use only.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Michael Blinov collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2003.

    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Michael (Mikhail) Blinov received the material in his collection from major émigré organizations in California: the Society of the Russian Veterans of World War I, Los Angeles, the Society of the Russian Veterans of World War I, Inc. (San Francisco) and the San Francisco division of the Russian All-Military Union (Russkii obshchevoinskii soiuz - ROVS).
    These veterans' organizations, in addition to their organizational records, preserved memoirs, other writings, correspondence, personal documents, bulletins, newsletters, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian military history, especially during World War I and the Russian Civil War, and to Russian émigré affairs, created by smaller or subordinate émigré organizations and individual émigrés. Among those, materials donated by Leonid Krivosheev are of high historical value. He was the director of the Museum of the Leib-Gvardii Volynskii polk (regiment), and in that capacity he collected materials on the regiment's history going as far back as the 1860s.
    Research files for the "Dom Romanovykh" (House of the Romanovs) reference book are also of extreme interest, because they contain documents and illustrations relating to the Russian royal family.
    A number of memoirs describe episodes and events of World War 1, the 1917 February and October revolutions and Civil War in Russia. The collection includes illustrations and photographs reflecting the everyday life of Russian troops at Gallipoli and émigré life in various countries.
    The collection is divided into two major groups according to the organizations that collected the documents: the Society of the Russian Veterans of World War I, Los Angeles and the Society of the Russian Veterans of World War I, Inc. (San Francisco); and into two smaller groups according to individual collectors. Within these groups the material was arranged following the original order of the documents.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    World War, 1914-1918--Russia.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Russia--Emigration and immigration.
    Russia--History, Military.

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