Scope and Content of Collection
Title: V. N. Zhernakov Papers
Collection number: 2002C68
Zhernakov, V. N. (Vladimir Nikolaevich), 1909-1977.
35 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes
14.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and photographs of Zhernakov, a russian émigré scholar in Manchuria, Australia and
the United States. Materials relate to the society,
culture and natural history of Manchuria, and to Russian émigré affairs.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages represented in the collection:
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[Identification of item], V. N. Zhernakov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002.
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|1909 August 21
||Born, Omsk, Siberia
||Arrived in Harbin and enrolled for study at the Commercial High School
||Entered the Harbin Juridical Institute
||Appointed assistant dean of the Economic-Engineering Department of the Harbin Polytechnic Institute, where he also taught
and directed the Research Sector
||Deputy director of the Obshchestvo Izucheniia Man’chzhurskogo, Kraia, Harbin
||Research consultant at the Obshchestvo Izucheniia Man’chzhurskogo, Kraia, Harbin
||Left Harbin for Australia
||Director of the YMCA in Yallourn
||Emigrated to the United States
|1977 February 15
||Died, Oakland, California
Scope and Content of Collection
The papers of Vladimir Zhernakov, acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002, relate mainly to culture, society and
natural history in Manchuria during the first half of the 20th century. Vladimir Zhernakov continued his career as a scholar
of Far Eastern natural history after his departure from Harbin, Manchuria, in 1962.
The bulk of the collection consists of Zhernakov's writings, which describe the area of Harbin and include topics of natural
history in Manchuria. Zhernakov also wrote several biographies of prominent Russian émigré scientists. Also included are
important writings on Russian émigré activities in Harbin.
Of significance is the published material, which includes rare Russian émigré newspapers and serials. Printed matter and
other publications relate primarily to the study of natural history and to various aspects of Harbin, Manchuria.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.