Register of the M. T. (Mikhail Trofimovich) Zarochentsev Papers

Prepared by Anatol Shmelev
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Register of the M. T. (Mikhail Trofimovich) Zarochentsev Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Anatol Shmelev
Date Completed:
2001
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Descriptive Summary

Title: M. T. (Mikhail Trofimovich) Zarochentsev papers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1959
Collection number: 2001C52
Creator: Zarochentsev, M. T. (Mikhail Trofimovich), b. 1879
Extent: 7 microfilm reels (1.05 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, patents, business records, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the meat and fish refrigeration industries.
Languages: English, and Russian.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], M. T. (Mikhail Trofimovich) Zarochentsev papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biographical Note

1879 September 18 Born, Stavropol', Russia
1907 Graduated, Institut putei soobshcheniia, Moscow, Russia
1910 Graduated, Moskovskii kommercheskii institut, Moscow, Russia
1911 Author, Kholodil'noe dielo
1912 Author, Ledniki
1922-1927 General Manager, A/S "Külmetus"
1930 Author, Between Two Oceans
1932 Founder, American Z Corporation

Scope and Content Note

Mikhail Trofimovich Zarochentsev (Zarotschenzeff) was a specialist in meat and fish refrigeration, a prolific inventor in the field and holder of a number of patents on methods of quick-freezing. The CAREER FILE contains information related to Zarochentsev's scientific work (notes, reports and calculations) and business activities, including his meat-packing operations: A/S "Külmetus"(Estonia), American Z Corporation, National Frosted Foods Sales Corp. and Z-Pack Corporation. It also includes articles, notes, patents, and promotional materials relating to the "Z" process of quick-freezing and related refrigeration issues.
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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Meat--Preservation.
Fishery products--Preservation.
Russians--United States.
Russia.
United States.

Occupations

Engineers.


Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, 1918-1959.

Scope and Content Note

Calling cards, clippings, curriculum vitae, diploma, membership certificates, receipts, and subject file, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1

Correspondence, 1943-1950 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Card and letters, arranged alphabetically by correspondent
box 1-3

Speeches and Writings, 1910-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, interviews, and scrapbook, arranged chronologically by title
box 4-7

Career File, 1912-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Business records, patents, scientific notes and subject file, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 7

Subject File, 1927-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Brochures and clippings, arranged alphabetically by subject
box 8-9

Printed Matter, 1914-1951.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily works on refrigeration, food processing, fox breeding, and meat- and fish-packing not directly related to Zarochentsev or his work. Not filmed
box 10

Photographs, 1929-1951.

Scope and Content Note

Albums and loose prints depicting Zarochentsev, frozen foods and food processing operations, places he visited and various individuals. Not filmed

Container List

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1918-1959.

Note

See also CAREER FILE for materials relating to Z's professional activities in this field
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Calling cards

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Clippings

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Curriculum vitae

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Diploma

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Membership certificates

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Receipts

 

Subject file

 

Jubilee of 1949 May 7

Box/Folder 1 : 7

General.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, poems and speeches read at the jubilee celebration
Box/Folder 1 : 8

Correspondence, 1949-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Letters of congratulation
Box/Folder 1 : 9

Scrapbooks

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Voloshin, A.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and clippings relating to his conflict with Zarochentsev
 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-1950 and undated.

Note

See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE/Subject file for correspondence relating to Zarochentsev's jubilee and conflict with A. Voloshin
Box/Folder 1 : 11

General, 1943-1947 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Kotomkin, Aleksandr, 1949-1950

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1910-1957.

Note

See also CAREER FILE for scientific notes and business reports and promotional materials, and scientific reports and patents
 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Interviews, 1933-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles citing Z's words and opinions
Box/Folder 1 : 14

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

Includes primarily clippings of newspaper articles and some typescripts
Box/Folder 2 : 1

Volume of Zarochentsev's pre-Revolutionary books, articles, and reports to scientific congresses.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Kholodil'noe dielo (Moscow, 1911), Kholod v plodovodstvie (Simferopol', 1911), Ledniki (Moscow, 1912), and other works
Box/Folder 2 : 2

"Kholodil'noe delo, ego printsipy i znachenie," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 2 : 3

"Nasha pishcha, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 2 : 4

"Tatianin den'," Novaia zaria, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 5

"Tekhnika khraneniia i perevozki baraniny," and "Osnovnye voprosy kommercheskoi eksploatatsii kholodnykh skladov," Trudy VI-go s'iezda po kholodil'nomu dielu v Moskvie, 1913.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy (includes entire conference proceedings)
Box/Folder 3 : 1

Kholod - drug cheloveka," public lecture, 1925 October 15.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript. Includes advertisements and programs for the lecture from 1932 to 1951
Box/Folder 3 : 2

"Precooling Stations in Russia," Refrigerating World, 1927 October.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 3

"Chilling in Bacon Factories," Ice and Cold Storage, 1927 December-1928 January.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 4

"Schnellkühlprozess geschlachteter Schweine bei der Herstellung von Bacon," Zeitschrift für Eis- und Kälte-Industrie, 1928.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 5

"Congélation rapide de viande et de poisson à l'entrepôt frigorifique de Paris-Vaugirard," Et des industries frigorifiques, 1929 February-March.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 6

Between Two Oceans, 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Promotional leaflet
Box/Folder 3 : 7

"Quick Freezing of Various Meat Cuts and Edible Offals," Meat Trades' Journal, 1930 April 17.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 8

"Rapid Chilling and Freezing of Fish and Meat in Atomised Brine," Ice and Cold Storage, 1930 August.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 9

"Latest Achievements in Rapid Freezing and Chilling Methods," paper read before a meeting of the British Association of Refrigeration, at the Hall of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Storey's Gate, Westminster, S.W., England, 1930 December 4.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy and abstract from proceedings
Box/Folder 3 : 10

"Conservation of Fish on Trawlers," The Fish Trades Gazette, 1931 April 25.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 11

"Preservation of Fish on Trawlers," The Fish Trades Gazette, 1931 June 27.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 12

"Quick-Freezing Opening New Perspectives in the Fish Industry," paper presented at the International Fisheries Congress, Paris, France, 1931 July 20-25.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 13

"Dry and Wet Freezing in the Meat Industry," Ice and Refrigeration, 1932 February.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 14

"Neues vom 'Z'-Schnellgefrier-Verfahren in Amerika," Die Kälte-Industrie, 1932 November.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 15

"The Z Process on Packaged Food Manufacturing," Ice and Refrigeration, 1932 November.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 3 : 16

"Quick Freezing Abroad," letter to the editor, Refrigeration, 1933 July.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 17

"Refrigeration of Fish in Newfoundland," Refrigeration, 1933 October.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 18

"Preservation of Poultry," Refrigerating Engineering, 1933 December.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 19

"Quick Freezing Poultry," The National Provisioner, 1933 December 9.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 20

"Fischgefrieranlage nach dem 'Z'-Verfahren," Die Kälte-Industrie, 1934.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 21

"Refrigeration of Fish in Newfoundland," Cold Storage and Produce Review, 1934 February 15.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 22

"Problems in Quick Freezing of Spinach," Ice and Refrigeration, 1934 March.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 23

"Fish Freezing Advances in Newfoundland," Fishing Gazette, 1934 July.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 24

"Old Problems in the Fishing Industry and New Ways of Solving Them," Ice and Refrigeration, 1934 October.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 25

"El Sistema 'Z' en Norteamerica," Industrias pesqueras, 1934 December 15.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 26

"Want to Be Van Winkle? Try Freezing Process," Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 1935 August 18.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 27

"The Practical Application of Refrigeration in the Fishing Industry," Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 1935 September.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 28

"The Quick Freezing and Marketing of Ducks," Ice and Refrigeration, 1936 July.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 29

"Advances in Quick-Freezing During Past Four Years," Distribution and Warehousing, 1936 September.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 30

"Four Years Progress in Quick-Freezing," Ice and Refrigeration, 1936 September.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 31

"Schnellgefrieranlage für Enten in Amerika," Die Kälte-Industrie, 1936 September.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 32

"How 'Z' Quick-Freezing Process Is Used By the Long Island Duck Industry," Refrigeration News, 1936 September 2.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 33

"Quick Freezing in England," Quick Frozen Foods, 1938 August 1.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 34

"Quick Frozen Foods for the World Armies," Quick Frozen Foods, 1938 October 15.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 35

"World Wide Development of Quick Freezing," Quick Frozen Foods, 1938 December 15.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 36

"Frosted Foods Today: Where Do We Go From Here?" Fishing Gazette, 1939 February.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 37

"How Quick Frozen Foods Came Into Being - And Stayed," Quick Frozen Foods, 1939 February 15.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 38

"The Altek System of Refrigerated Transport in Europe," Ice and Refrigeration, 1939 April-May.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 39

"Quick Freezing Shows Progress in Foreign Fisheries," Quick Frozen Foods, 1939 May 15.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 40

"Quick-Frozen Meat Supplies: Efficient Distribution for the Forces and Civilian Population," Modern Refrigeration, 1939 December 21.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 41

"'Flexible Froster' Experiments," American Egg and Poultry Review, 1940 March.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 42

"New Plan for Wartime Meat Handling," The National Provisioner, 1940 March 30.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 43

"Frosted Foods in the Ice and Cold Storage Industry," Ice and Refrigeration, 1941 February.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 44

"Sovremennoe miasnoe snabzhenie armii i naseleniia," 1941 December 2.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 45

"Ot Labradora do Ognennoi zemli," 1942 February 1.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 46

"La congelación rapida en el progreso argentino," Revista argentina del frio, 1942 May-June.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 47

"Cutting Patagonian Lamb," Butcher's Advocate, 1942 September 9.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 48

"Quick Freezing Lamb in Tierra del Fuego," The National Provisioner, 1942 September 12.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 49

"South America Looms Big as Seafood Production Source," Fishing Gazette, 1942 November.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 50

"Quick Freezing," Butcher's Advocate, 1943 January 6.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 51

"Quick Freezing of Meats in South America," Refrigerating Engineering, 1943 August.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 52

"Sovremennoe polozhenie sushki pishchevykh produktov v S. Sh. Severnoi Ameriki," 1943 October 15.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 53

"Will Argentine Imports Spur Quick Freezing in the U.S.?" Meat, 1944 January.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 54

"Sterilization of Meat By Electronic Heating," Quick Frozen Foods, 1944 May-June.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 55

"Will Dielectric Heating Pave the Way for South American Meat?" Meat, 1944 December.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 56

"Nasha pishcha segodnia i posle voiny," Novaia zaria, 1945 August 7-8.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 57

"Quality Control: A 1946 Problem," Frosted Food Field, 1946 January.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 58

"Aeromobil'," Novaia zaria, 1946 January 10.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 59

"Frozen Berries in Alaska," Western Frozen Foods, 1947 January.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 60

"Posledniaia para liudei na zemle," Novaia zaria, 1948 January 23-27.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 61

"Fingalova peshchera," Novaia zaria, 1948 January 28.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy. Includes English translation
Box/Folder 3 : 62

"Sud'ba cheloveka," 1948 February 24.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph. Includes background materials
Box/Folder 3 : 63

Fakty moei zhizni," Novaia zaria, 1949 May 18-28.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 64

"Iubilei V. G. Mamul'ian," Novaia zaria, 1949 September 22.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 65

"Bud'te dobry," Novaia zaria, 1951 March 16.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 66

"Revoliutsiia na kukhne," Novaia zaria, 1957 May 7.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 67

"Desiat' zapovedei morali," Novaia zaria, 1957 June 19.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box 4

CAREER FILE, 1912-1950.

Note

See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS for articles on refrigeration and food processing

Scope and Content Note

Includes scientific notes and business-related interviews and promotional materials authored by M. T. and W. M. Zarochentsev.
Box/Folder 4 : 1

General, 1935-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles about or mentioning Zarochentsev and son and their discoveries, inventions and business activities, and scientific memoranda and reports
 

Business records, 1926-1950

 

A/S "Külmetus."

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports of the general manager (Zarochentsev), clippings, correspondence, instructions, regulations, and price lists
Box/Folder 4 : 2

Undated

Box/Folder 4 : 3

1926

Box/Folder 4 : 4

1927

Box/Folder 5 : 1-2

American Z Corporation, 1929-1942.

Scope and Content Note

Also known as International Z Corporation
Box/Folder 5 : 3

National Frosted Foods Sales Corp., 1938-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles by Zarochentsev's son, W. M. Zee, correspondence, and promotional materials
Box/Folder 5 : 4

Z-Pack Corporation, 1936-1938.

Scope and Content Note

Includes brochures, clippings, and promotional materials
 

Patents, 1923-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Patents on methods and equipment for freezing food products, arranged alphabetically by author
Box/Folder 5 : 5

A-C

Box/Folder 5 : 6

D-S

Box/Folder 6 : 1

T-Z

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Zarochentsev.

Scope and Content Note

Includes patents and lists of those applied for and granted, as well as diagrams of refrigeration equipment
 

Scientific notes, 1931-1935 and undated

Box/Folder 6 : 3

General.

Scope and Content Note

Calculations, diagrams, notes and sketches
Box/Folder 6 : 4-5

"Z" Process.

Note

For its implementation and industrial use, as well as for articles about it, see American Z Corporation
Box/Folder 7 : 2-5

Subject file - Refrigeration.

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles by W. M. Zarochentsev and issues of Quick Frozen Foods, on whose advisory board M. T. Zarochentsev served
 

SUBJECT FILE, 1927-1948

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Avak the Healer

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Communism

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Russkaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov'

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Miscellany

Box 8-9

PRINTED MATTER, 1914-1951.

Note

Not filmed.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily works on refrigeration, food processing, fox breeding, and meat- and fish-packing not directly related to Zarochentsev or his work
Box 10

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1929-1951.

Note

Not filmed.

Scope and Content Note

Albums and loose prints depicting Zarochentsev, frozen foods and food processing operations, places he visited and various individuals
Box/Folder 10 : 1

Albums

 

Loose prints

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Zarochentsev, M. T.

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Altek refrigerated freight cars

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Frigorifico Conference, 1944

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Frozen foods

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Sao Paolo, Brazil

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Miscellany