Scope and Content of Collection
Title: S. V. (Sviatoslav Varlaamovich) Denisov Papers
Collection number: 2008C65
Denisov, S. V. (Sviatoslav Varlaamovich)
30 microfilm reels
(4.5 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: These papers contain the correspondence and writings of Sviatoslav V. Denisov, Major General of the Don Cossack Army and participant
in the Don Cossack uprising of 1918. In emigration, Denisov was president of the Cossack Union in the United States, and an
active member of various Cossack organizations, especially the All-Cossack Union.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
Languages represented in the collection:
The collection is open for research
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
[Identification of item], S. V. (Sviatoslav Varlaamovich) Denisov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives
Alternative Forms of Material Available
Partial collection is available on Microfilm
Location of Originals
In part, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York
|1878 September 10
||Born, Stanitsa Piatiizbianskaia, Luganskaia oblast', Russia
||Graduated, Donskoi kadetskii korpus
||Graduated, Mikhailovskoe artilleriiskoe uchilishche
||Served, 21st Don Cossack battery
||Graduated, Nikolaevskaia akademiia general'nogo shtaba
||Adjutant, Ural Cossack division
||Commanding officer, 11th Don Cossack regiment
||Took part in the Don Cossack uprising
||Major General and commanding officer of the Don Cossack Army
||Emigrated to Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey)
Grazhdanskaia voina na Iuge Rossii 1918-1920
||Lived in Berlin, Germany
||Arrived in the United States of America
||Elected chair of Cossack Union in the United States
|1957 April 19
||Died, Stratford, CT
Scope and Content of Collection
These papers contain the correspondence and writings of Sviatoslav V. Denisov, major general in the Don Cossack Army and participant
in the Don Cossack uprising of 1918. In emigration, Denisov was chair of the Cossack Union in the United States, and an active
member of various Cossack organizations, especially the All-Cossack Union.
The Correspondence file includes extensive correspondence with leading Russian émigré military and social leaders, providing
a rich source of information on the activities of Cossack activities in the diaspora.
Denisov's Speeches and writings consist mainly of materials relating to his history of the White Army,
Belyi Al'bom, as well as research materials and articles on Cossack history.
The Subject file includes materials on the history of the Don Cossacks, the White Army, as well as Russian émigré organizations.
Particularly important are the documents dating from 1917 onwards relating to the Don Cossack Army. Of special significance
are the materials relating to the All-Cossack Union in the United States, as well as documents relating to the Don Cossack
Printed matter includes appeals and circulars from the civil war period, 1919-1920, published in territories occupied by the
Soobshcheniia Donskoi Armii (1919), issues of
Vol'naia kuban', and
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.
The collection is organized into seven series: Biographical file, Diary, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, Subject file,
Printed matter, and Miscellany
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the online catalog.
World War, 1914-1918.
Russkii Obshche-Voinskii Soiuz.
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