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  • Location of Originals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note

  • Title: George Koudinoff (Georgii Vassil'evich Kudinov) papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1969
    Collection Number: 2001C29
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In Russian and English.
    Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
    Abstract: Clippings, programs, letters, and photographs, relating to Russian opera.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Koudinoff, George, d. 1969


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Koudinoff Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information


    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Biographical Note

    ? Born, Russia
    1923 Studied singing in Harbin
    1931(?)-1948 Baritone, the Russian Light Opera Company, the Russian Opera Comique, Shanghai Opera House and Obshchedostupnii Teatr pod upr. V. Klarina in Shanghai, China
    1948 Moved to the United States
    1948-1950(?) Soloist, Jaroff Don Cossack Chorus
    1969 March 17 Died, San Francisco

    Scope and Content Note

    George Koudinoff (aka George Koudinov/Kudinoff) was a baritone who performed with the Russian Light Opera Company, the Russian Opera Comique, Shanghai Opera House, and Obshchedostupnii Teatr pod upr. V. Klarina in Shanghai. After moving to the United States in 1948, he was a soloist in the Jaroff Don Cossack Chorus, then he became a waiter in a San Francisco restaurant.
    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

    Russians--United States.
    United States.