Register of the Konstantin Nikolaevich Nikolaev Papers

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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.

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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.

Microfilm reel 1-4

Museum of Russian Culture materials microfilm

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Biographical File, 1951

Scope and Contents note

Clipping about Nikolaev
 

Correspondence, . 1946-1951

General note

See also Subject File/Obshchestvo russkikh zarubezhnykh iuristov

Arrangement note

Organized alphabetically by name of correspondent and in subject files of the donor's creation
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

General.

Scope and Contents note

Files created by Nikolaev
Box/Folder 1 : 2

"Perepiska s obshchestvennymi uchrezhdeniiami, uchenymi i redaktsiiami," 1946-1949

Box/Folder 1 : 3-5

"Perepiska s raznymi litsami," 1946-1948

Box/Folder 2 : 1

"Perepiska s raznymi litsami," 1946-1948

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Gol'denveizer, Aleksei Aleksandrovich, . 1945-1949

Scope and Contents note

Includes related bulletins, clippings, legal documents, and notices
Box/Folder 2 : 3

Konstantinov, Petr Filaretovich, 1951

 

Speeches and Writings, 1947-1952

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper columns and one booklet
Box/Folder 2 : 4-6

General - Newspaper columns, . 1949-1952

Scope and Contents note

Includes table of contents for each folder
Box/Folder 2 : 7

Prorocheskii smysl russkoi literatury, . 1947

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 8

Pathless, . 1948

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box 3

Subject File, 1946-1960

Scope and Contents note

Circulars, clippings, correspondence, certificates, periodicals and other printed matter, arranged alphabetically by heading
Box/Folder 3 : 1

Lawyers, Russian

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Ob"edinenie russkikh iuristov b. Di-Pi v Amerike

 

Obshchestvo russkikh zarubezhnykh iuristov

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Correspondence, 1946-1947

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Office file.

Scope and Contents note

Includes certificates, clippings, circulars and related matter
Box/Folder 3 : 5-6

Printed matter.

Scope and Contents note

Includes published reports, brochures and periodical entitled Zapiski Obschestva russkikh zarubezhnykh iuristov
Microfilm reels 5-7

Holy Trinity Seminary materials microfilm

Box/Folder: 1

Biographical File, 1930-1968 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical information, curriculum vitae, identification documents, and immigration records. Arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Clippings, 1947-1961

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Curriculum vitae, 1945-1968 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical sketches
Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Gramota of the Russian Orthodox Church, correspondence relating to, 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Identification documents, 1930

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Immigration records, 1948-1949

 

Correspondence, 1948-1964 and undated.

General note

See also Subject File/Union of Russian Jurists Former DPs in the USA file

Scope and Contents note

Cards and letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box/Folder: 1 : 6

General, 1956-1957 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Unidentified, 1951-1958

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Agreneva-Slavianskaia, Margarita, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Aver'ino, Zakharii Pavlovich, 1954

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Avondrood, Igor Konstantinovich, 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Bel'deminov, Sergei I., 1948.

Scope and Contents note

Includes "K ubiistvu verkhovnogo pravitelia admiral A. V. Kolchaka," undated. Typescript
Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Bozhenko, Mariia, 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Chirkov, N., 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Chugunov, T. K., 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Danilovskii, A., 1958

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

de Dieck, Polina Aleksandrovna, 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Dubrovskii, Vsevolod Konstantinovich, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

Glazenap, Petr Vladimirovich, 1949

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Glebov, Ivan A., 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

Holy Trinity Monastery, 1950-1960 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

Iakovlev, D., 1956 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

Kalinovich, Pavel, Reverend, 1954

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

Kalishevskii, A. N., 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 24

Khodnev, Dimitrii, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 25

Kobylin, Viktor Sergeevich, 1956-1958

Box/Folder: 1 : 26

Kriabrova, Irina Nikolaevna, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 27

Latyshev, S. and E., 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 28

Lekhno, Valentin Iosifovich, 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 29

Levitskii, Dimitrii Aleksandrovich, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 30

Lutskaia, Ferida, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 31

Lyzlov, Evgenii, Reverend, 1952-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 32

Maevskii, Vladislav Al'bionovich, 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 33

Mal'tseva, Antonina Ivanovna, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 34

Merzheevskii, Vladimir Danilovich, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 35

Mikhailovskii, A., 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 36

Mirov, Dimitrii Stepanovich, 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 37

Mitkevich, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 38

Nashe vremia, 1953

Box/Folder: 1 : 39

Naumov, A., 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 40

Pol'skii, Mikhail, Reverend, 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 41

Popov, P. A., 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 42

Pronin, Feodor Maksimovich, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 43

Pronin, Vasilii Mikhailovich, 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 44

Proshin, K., 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 45

Prozar, N., 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 46

Russian Corps Combattants (Soiuz chinov Russkogo Korpusa), undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 47

Sadovskaia, T., undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 48

Samoilenko, Feodor Petrovich, 1954.

Scope and Contents note

Includes holograph of short memoir
Box/Folder: 1 : 49

Savva (Raevskii), Archbishop, 1957-1964

Box/Folder: 1 : 50

Semchevskii, Konstantin Vasil'evich, 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 51

Shapovalova, Nataliia, 1954

Box/Folder: 1 : 52

Slavinskaia, M., 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 53

Soglasie, 1953

Box/Folder: 1 : 54

Speranskaia, M., 1957 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 55

Stefan (Sevbo), Archbishop, 1960

Box/Folder: 1 : 56

Stuart, G., 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 57

Sukalo, A., 1954.

Scope and Contents note

Includes typescript of short memoir
Box/Folder: 1 : 58

Svitich, Aleksandr, 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 59

Terent'ev, Leonid Petrovich, 1956-1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 60

Timofeev, Mr., 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 61

Timoshenko, Elena Petrovna, 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 62

Vasil'ev, Sergei Aleksandrovich, 1954-1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 63

Vinogradov, A., 1957

Box/Folder: 1 : 64

Voskoboinikov, Aleksandr, 1956-1957 and undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 65

Zhar-Ptitsa, 1956

Box/Folder: 1 : 66

Zlatostviet, 1957

Box/Folder: 2

Speeches and Writings, 1934-1963.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, clippings, drafts, pamphlets, and speeches, arranged chronologically by title
Box/Folder: 2 : 1

General - Reviews, 1934-1954

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Untitled, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescripts
Box/Folder: 2 : 3

"K istorii bor'by za zhizn' i svobodu russkikh liudei v Evrope, poslie kapituliatsii Germanii,", undated.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 2 : 4

"Pravo i sud,", undated.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph. Includes related correspondence
Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Prorocheskii smysl russkoi literatury deviatnadtsatago vieka, 1947.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 2 : 6

"Rech' K. N. Nikolaeva na torzhestvennom sobranii v chest' arkhiereiskago sobora Russkoi Pravoslavnoi Tserkvi zagranitsei 10 dekabria 1950 goda v gorodie N'iu-Iorkie,", 1950.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder: 2 : 7

"Bor'ba russkikh tserkovnykh i obshchestvennykh organizatsii za zhizn' russkikh DP v Germanii,", 1951.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 2 : 8

"Den' russkoi skorbi,", 1951.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy. Includes dedication on cover by author, signed October 4, 1951
Box/Folder: 2 : 9

"Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoi. Smysl ego izobrazitel'nogo tvorchestva."

Scope and Contents note

Includes associated correspondence, 1953-1954
Box/Folder: 2 : 10

"Russkii sud," typescript.

Scope and Contents note

Includes related correspondence, 1953
Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Vatikan, Kiev, Moskva,", 1953.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
 

"Vostochnyi obriad i ego vozrozhdenie v Sievernoi i Iuzhnoi Amerikie v sviazi s razvitiem uniatstva v Kanadie"

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Typescript, 1953

Box/Folder: 2 : 13

Reviews, 1954 and undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 14

Correspondence, 1954-1957

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

"Apostol'skaia administratsiia na Lemkovshchine,", 1954.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder: 2 : 16

"Bor'ba za tserkovnoe dostoianie Pravoslavnoi Tserkvi v Pol'she,", 1954.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 2 : 17

"Iz dalekoi solnechnoi Kalifornii,", 1954.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder: 2 : 18

"Istoriia dieiatel'nosti russkikh tserkovnykh i obshchestvennykh organizatsii v okkupatsionnykh zonakh Germanii po zashchitie zhizni i svobody b. sovietskikh grazhdan pred amerikanskimi vlastiami,", undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript, incomplete. Includes related correspondence
Box/Folder: 2 : 19-22

"Moi zhiznennyi put',", 1958.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript, includes handwritten corrections
Box/Folder: 2 : 23

"Antonii Khrapovitskii, Metropolitan," notes and review, 1963.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph, printed copy, typescript
Box/Folder: 3

Writings by Others, 1946-1947 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by author
 

Unidentified

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

"Postanovka iuridicheskogo obrazovaniia v Sovetskoi Rossii,", 1947.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder: 3 : 2

"Ukrainskaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov',", 1946.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
 

Salatko, B. N.

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

"Zapiski sovietskago advokata,", undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
 

Subject File, 1946-1962.

Scope and Contents note

Brochures, clippings, correspondence, minutes of meetings, notes, and official documents leaflets, organizational documents, and pamphlets, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Catholicism, 1955-1961 and undated

 

Displaced persons

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

General, 1947-1948 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings
Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Amnesty, 1954 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Dom Russkoi Kul'tury, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

House of Free Russia, 1950-1955 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Medvietskii, S., 1954

 

Union of Russian Jurists Former DPs in the USA

 

General

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

General, 1946 and undated

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder: 3 : 11

1948-1951 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

1952

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

1953-1954

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Minutes of meetings, 1947-1956.

Scope and Contents note

Includes resolutions
Box/Folder: 3 : 15

American Civil Liberty Union, undated

 

Displaced Persons Commission

Box/Folder: 3 : 16

General, 1950

 

Case files

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

Langer, Alexandr, 1950-1952

Box/Folder: 3 : 18

Pushkarskii, Nikolai Iiulianovich, 1950-1951

Box/Folder: 3 : 19

Russian Orthodox Church, 1954-1962 and undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 20

United States Senate, 1954

 

Photograph, undated

Box/Folder: 3 : 21

One print of Konstantin N. Nikolaev at a banquet with a group of unidentified people, undated