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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Location of Originals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note for the Museum of Russian Culture materials
  • Scope and Content Note for the Holy Trinity Seminary materials

  • Title: Konstantin Nikolaevich Nikolaev papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1968
    Collection Number: 2000C86
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 7 microfilm reels (1 linear foot)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, and printed matter, relating to Russian émigré lawyers in the United States, and to resettlement of Russian refugees in the United States.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    creator: Nikolaev, K. N. (Konstantin Nikolaevich), 1884-1965

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Konstantin Nikolaevich Nikolaev Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by Hoover Institution Archives in 2003 and 2008

    Location of Originals

    In part, Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco. In part, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

    Biographical Note

    1884, April 12 Born, Kiev, Russia
    1905 Graduated, Iiuridicheskii fakul'tet Imperatorskogo Kievskogo universiteta Sv. Vladimira
    1911-1918 Attorney in Kiev, Russia
    1920 May Arrived in Warsaw, Poland
    1926-1933 Legal advisor to the Orthodox Church in Poland
    1927 Author, <title render="italic">Sud prisiazhnykh v Rossii (1864-1917)</title>
      Author, <title render="italic">Pravovoe polozhenie Sv. Avtokefal'noi Tserkvi v Pol'she</title>
    1931 Author, Vossoedinenie uniatov s Pravoslavnoi Tser-kov'iu v 1839 g.i Konkordat Rima s Rossiei v 1847 g.
    1933-1944 Lived in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
    1934 Author, Pravovoe polozhenie Pravoslavnoi Tserkvi i naroda russkogo v rasseianii sushchego
    1946 Organized the Union of Russian Jurists in Germany
    1950 Author, <title render="italic">Vostochnyi obriad</title>
      Organized the Union of Russian Jurists Former DPs in the USA, serves as chair
    1965 June 26 Died, New York, NY

    Scope and Content Note for the Museum of Russian Culture materials

    The papers of a leading émigré activist and lawyer, Konstantin Nikolaevich Nikolaev (1884-1965). It includes Nikolaev's correspondence with other Russian émigrés, and German and American authorities, regarding the resettling of Russian refugees in the United States following the Second World War, as well as materials relating to two émigré legal organizations directed by Nikolaev.
    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.

    Scope and Content Note for the Holy Trinity Seminary materials

    These papers provide insight into the life of the Orthodox Church in Poland in the Interwar period, where Konstantin Nikolaev served as legal advisor to the Orthodox Church in Poland, until he was forced into exile to Yugoslavia, where he continued to be active in the offices of Patriarch Varnava and Metropolitan Anastasii. Nikolaev was a defender of human rights, especially in regards to the Russian émigrés, which is reflected in this collection, particularly in the Subject File in the papers of the Union of Russian Jurists. Therefore, these papers reflect his activities on behalf of Russian émigrés at large.
    The Correspondence is mainly of a personal nature, however, the Subject File includes detailed correspondence related to Nikolaev's role as chair of the Union of Russian Jurists Former DPs in the USA, which was founded by him as a continuation of the Union of Russian Jurists in Germany, which he also established.
    Nikolaev's legal and advocacy activities are also reflected in his Speeches and Writings, which are in part represented in these papers. Particularly significant in this regard are "Bor'ba russkikh tserkovnykh i obshchestvennykh organizatsii za zhizn' russkikh DP v Germanii," and "Istoriia dieiatel'nosti russkikh tserkovnykh i obshchestvennykh organizatsii v okkupatsionnykh zonakh Germanii po zashchitie zhizni i svobody b. sovietskikh grazhdan pred amerikanskimi vlastiami." Also significant is his memoir, "Moi zhiznennyi put'," which describes his early life, military career, service in the White Army during the Russian Civil War, and émigré activities.
    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 the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    International relief.
    Lawyers--Russia.
    Lawyers--United States.
    Refugees.
    Russia.
    Russians--United States.
    United States.