Scope and Content Note
Title: Pavel Timofeevich Filip'ev papers,
Date (inclusive): 1925-1981
Collection number: 2000C117
Filip'ev, Pavel Timofeevich, 1896-1981
16 microfilm reels
(2.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Writings, notes, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to the authenticity of the Vlesova Kniga, the early history
of Russia and the Slavs, and Russian émigré affairs.
Collection is open for research.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Pavel Timofeevich Filip'ev Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Location of Originals
Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
|1896 December 27 (N.S.)
||Born, Ekaterinodar, Russia
||Graduated, Tiflis Military College
||Arrived in Yugoslavia, employed as a draftsman, and artist
||Arrived in Czechoslovakia as an engineering student
||Served as a highway engineer in the service of the Czechoslovakian government
||Employed as a policeman, tanner, draftsman, sculptor and in various other capacities in Munich, Germany
||Emigrated to the United States
||Died, San Francisco, California
Scope and Content Note
The centerpiece of this collection is Filip'ev's research material: clippings, correspondence, notes, printed matter, and
writings associated with his interest in early Russian history, particularly the so-called "Vles Kniga" or "Doshchechki Izenbeka,"
a forged series of writings alleged by believers to have been produced on the territory of Russia prior to the introduction
of the Cyrillic alphabet. Filip'ev expended an enormous amount of time and energy deciphering these writings and attempting
to prove their veracity, as well as arguing that they represented an entirely new vision of early Russian and Slavic history.
His correspondence and notes on this and related topics shed light on the story of the emergence of this forgery and its effect
on the émigré community as well as on believers in the Soviet Union.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Forgery of manuscripts.