Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Michael Blinov collection
Collection Number: 2003C39
Collector: Blinov, Michael, collector.
19 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box
(8.0 linear feet)
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
Microfilm use only.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Michael Blinov collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2003.
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
. 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.
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.
Vrangel' Collection, 1916-1929, Hoover Institution Archives
Mariia Dmitrievna Vrangel' Collection, 1915-1944, Hoover Institution Archives
Vooruzhennye Sily na IUgie Rossii. Nachal'nik snabzheniia Records, 1916-1926, Hoover Institution Archives
Vooruzhennye Sily na IUgie Rossii. Sudnoe otdielenie. Records, 1918-1927, Hoover Institution Archives
Alexandre Georgievich Tarsaidze Papers, 1648-1977, Hoover Institution Archives