Scope and Content Note
Title: Mother Ariadna papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1984
Collection number: 2001C12
1 microfilm reel.
(0.15 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: History, letters, and printed matter, relating to the Russian Orthodox convent Bogoroditse-Vladimirskaia zhenskaia obitel'
in China and relocated in California.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection is open for research.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Mother Ariadna Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Location of Originals
Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
Abbess, Bogoroditse-Vladimirskaia zhenskaia obitel' (convent).
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of materials relating to the history of the Bogoroditse-Vladimirskaia zhenskaia obitel' (convent)
in Harbin and Shanghai, China, and San Francisco, California. There are also biographical materials relating to Abess Rufina,
Ariadna's predecessor, who founded the convent in Harbin in 1924 and led it through its first 13 years (Rufina died in Shanghai
in 1937). The convent remained in the care of Abess Ariadna through the Second World War, evacuation from China and reestablishment
in San Francisco in 1948.
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 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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United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Bogoroditse-Vladimirskaia zhenskaia obitel'.
Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'.