Register of the Taisiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova Papers

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Title: Taisiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova papers,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1978
Collection Number: 2001C28
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 7 microfilm reels (0.9 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, clippings, and photographs, relating to Russian literature and Russian émigré affairs.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Bazhenova, Taisiia Anatol'evna

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Taisiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biographical Note

Taissiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova, 1900-1978
T. A. Bazhenova was born on 17 May 1900 into a literary family: her father, Anatolii Dmitrievich Bazhenov, was, among other things, editor of the journal Irtysh, published by the administration of the Siberian Cossacks during the Russian Civil War. It was during the Civil War, in 1918, that T. A. Bazhenova published her first work: a poem in the Omsk newspaper Zaria. On arrival in Harbin in 1920, she became a correspondent of the newspapers Russkii golos and Zaria, and also served on the staff of the Society for the Study of Manchuria (Obshchestvo izucheniia Man'chzhurskogo kraia). Upon marrying Aleksandr Stepanovich Postnikov, she assumed his last name, but generally continued to publish her writings under her maiden name. Taisiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova.
In the United States, she was a correspondent for most of the major Russian newspapers on the West coast, also contributing articles, poems, short stories, and other pieces to journals and anthologies. Many of these are represented in the collection. Her newspaper articles primarily reflected émigré life, and included interviews with actors, writers, singers, and others.

Scope and Content Note

T. A. Bazhenova was a journalist and writer who wrote short stories and newspaper columns on a variety of subjects, mostly concerned with émigré life (sometimes under the pseudonyms Nina Krasovskaia (N. K.), N. Rusanov, and Miss Li). The collection contains many of her writings, as well as collected materials (almost exclusively clippings) on émigrés and their activities (apparently as background material for her own writings and interviews). Also of interest is her correspondence with various literary and cultural figures, particularly Russian poets in China.
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.
The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

China.
Russia.
Russian literature.
Russians--China.
Russians--United States.
United States.

box 1

Biographical File, 1922-1978

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, family file, identity paper, poems and scrapbook, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Clippings about or mentioning T. A. Bazhenova

 

Family file

 

Bazhenov, Anatolii Dmitrievich (father)

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Death notice

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Writings (newspaper columns)

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Bazhenova, Evdokiia Ivanovna (mother).

Scope and Contents note

Death notices
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Postnikov, Aleksandr Stepanovich (husband).

Scope and Contents note

Obituaries and death notices
Box/Folder 1 : 6

Identity paper

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Poems dedicated to T. A. Bazhenova

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Scrapbook.

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings of newspaper articles by or about her, and by and about her father, A. D. Bazhenov. Also includes some correspondence and photographs
Box/Folder 1 : 9

Miscellany

box 1

Correspondence, 1915-1974

Scope and Contents note

Letters, cards, and attachments, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Includes letters addressed to A. D. Bazhenov and A. S. Postnikov. See also Biographical File/Scrapbook
Box/Folder 1 : 10

General, 1925-1955 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes congratulatory letters on the 25th anniversary of her journalistic career, 1943
Box/Folder 1 : 11

Unidentified, 1915-1945 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Achair, Aleksei (Gryzov, Aleksei Alekseevich), 1927-1936

Scope and Contents note

Includes attached poems
Box/Folder 1 : 13

Berezovskii, E. P., 1925-1941

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Beta, Boris (Butkevich, Boris), []. 1924 or 1925

General note

See also Photographs for his likeness

Scope and Contents note

Includes attached poems.
Box/Folder 1 : 15

Bibinov, M. S., 1934-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Borzov, Nikolai, 1934-1935 and undated

 

Butkevich, Boris.

General note

See Beta, Boris
Box/Folder 1 : 17

Dolgushkin, E. G., 1952

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Eliseev, F., 1969

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Grebenshchikov, Georgii and Tat'iana, fragment 1960 and undated

 

Gryzov, Aleksei Alekseevich.

General note

See Achair, Aleksei
Box/Folder 1 : 20

Gryzov, Aleksei G., 1925-1932

General note

See also Subject File/Cossacks--Siberia
Box/Folder 1 : 21

Guins, George C., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 22

Highgate Road Social Science Research Station, Berkeley, California, 1971

Box/Folder 1 : 23

Ivanov, Vsevolod, 1924

Scope and Contents note

Includes attached poem
Box/Folder 1 : 24

Kal', Aleksei, 1937

Box/Folder 1 : 25

Kolosova, Marianna, 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 26

Kulaeva, G., 1948

Box/Folder 1 : 27

Malozemova, Elizaveta, 1934 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 28

Mazurova, A., 1946 and undated

 

Mitropol'skii, A.

General note

See Nesmelov, Arsenii
Box/Folder 1 : 29

Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, California, 1949 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 30

Naumenko, V., 1974

Box/Folder 1 : 31

Nesmelov, Arsenii (Mitropol'skii, A.), 1935

Box/Folder 1 : 32

Okulich, Iosif Konstantinovich, 1946

Box/Folder 1 : 33

Ostroumov, Boris Vasil'evich, 1925

Box/Folder 1 : 34

Serebrennikova, A., 1973

Box/Folder 1 : 35

Shcherbakov, Mikhail Vasil'evich, 1934-1935

Box/Folder 1 : 36

Shul'gin, Pavel, 1943-1944 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 37

Sten, Anna, 1935 and undated

General note

See also Biographical File/Scrapbook for additional letter and Subject File/Sten, Anna
Box/Folder 1 : 38

Sudakov, Aleksandr, 1942

Box/Folder 1 : 39

Volkova, Mariia, 1939 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 40

Zharov, Sergei, 1937

box 2-3

Speeches and Writings, 1919-1956 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper columns, poetry, and short stories, arranged chronologically by title. See also Biographical File/Scrapbook
 

General

 

Newspaper columns, 1920-1956 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes reviews, news coverage, and other brief matter. Lengthy and serialized pieces are arranged by title below
Box/Folder 2 : 1

Holographs

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Typescripts.

Scope and Contents note

Many items are untitled and/or fragmented
 

Printed copies

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Undated

Box/Folder 2 : 4

1920-1940

Box/Folder 2 : 5

1941-1956

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Poetry, 1919-1943 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Holograph, typescript and printed copies
Box/Folder 3 : 1

Short stories.

Scope and Contents note

Primarily untitled fragments. Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 2

"Amerikanskaia soldatka," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 3

"Apriel'," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 4

"Chuzhoi bereg," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 5

"Diadiushka Karakhana," . n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 3 : 6

"Kharbin - San Frantsisko," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 7

"Kuma," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 3 : 8

"Na sopkakh Man'chzhurii," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 3 : 9

"Rozhdestvenskie obychai," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 10

"Shkola Santa Klausov," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 11

"Siennoi bazar," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 12

Story of pre-Revolutionary Russian army life, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 13

"Vesna v revoliutsiiu," Viestnik Obshchestva russkikh veteranov Velikoi voiny, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 14

"Zelenyi abazhur," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 15

"Intimnost'," . 1924 April 27

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 16

"Stantsiia Oloviannaia," Viestnik Obshchestva russkikh veteranov Velikoi voiny, and Feniks, 1934 September 1935 September 15

Scope and Contents note

Holograph and printed copy
box 3-6

Subject File, 1919-1978

Scope and Contents note

Clippings and letter, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder 3 : 17

Actors--Russia

Box/Folder 3 : 18

Air pilots--Russia

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Artists--Russia

Box/Folder 3 : 20

Ballet dancers--Russia

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Brynner, Yul

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Cherkasskii, Aleksei

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Choirs (Music)--Russia

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Composers--Russia

 

Cossacks

Box/Folder 4 : 4

General

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Siberia

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Displaced persons

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Don Cossack Chorus (Conductor: Serge Jaroff)

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Dukhobors

Box/Folder 4 : 9

General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus.

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter from Rostislav Petrov to G. T. Sukhov, editor of Novaia zaria, 1940
Box/Folder 4 : 10

Kurenko, Mariia

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Mamoulian, Rouben

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Orchestra conductors--Russia

Box/Folder 4 : 13

Pianists--Russia

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Romanov family.

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings on émigré Romanovs and on various pretenders to the throne
Box/Folder 4 : 15

Russian literature

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Russian poetry.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a prose poem by Anton Sorokin entitled Simfoniia revoliutsii (Omsk, 1919)
Box/Folder 5 : 2-3

Russians--California--San Francisco

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Russians--China

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Russians--Philippines

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Russians--United States

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Russkaia Osvoboditel'naia Armiia

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Russkaia Osvoboditel'naia Armiia

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Scientists--Russia

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Shaliapin, Fedor

Box/Folder 6 : 3

Singers--Russia

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Sten, Anna

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Wood, Natalie

Box/Folder 6 : 7

World War, --Peace. 1939-1945

Scope and Contents note

Materials relating to the activities of Soviet delegates at the San Francisco Conference, 1951
Box/Folder 6 : 8-10

Miscellany

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Photographs, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Sixteen negatives and eighteen prints depicting Taisiia Bazhenova, Aleksandr Postnikov, Boris Beta, Sikorskii aircraft and miscellaneous other people, places and things