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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Alternative Forms of Material Available
  • Location of Originals
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Biography

  • Title: S. V. (Sviatoslav Varlaamovich) Denisov Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1966
    Collection Number: 2008C65
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 30 microfilm reels (4.5 linear feet)
    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
    Creator: Denisov, S. V. (Sviatoslav Varlaamovich)

    Access

    The collection is open for research

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], S. V. (Sviatoslav Varlaamovich) Denisov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    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

    Chronology

    1878 September 10 Born, Stanitsa Piatiizbianskaia, Luganskaia oblast', Russia
    1896 Graduated, Donskoi kadetskii korpus
    1898 Graduated, Mikhailovskoe artilleriiskoe uchilishche
    1898-1905 Served, 21st Don Cossack battery
    1908 Graduated, Nikolaevskaia akademiia general'nogo shtaba
    1914 Adjutant, Ural Cossack division
    1915 Colonel
    1916-1918 Commanding officer, 11th Don Cossack regiment
    1918 Took part in the Don Cossack uprising
    1918 Major General and commanding officer of the Don Cossack Army
    1919 Emigrated to Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey)
    1921 Author, Zapiski. Grazhdanskaia voina na Iuge Rossii 1918-1920
    1922-1923 Lived in Berlin, Germany
    1923 Arrived in the United States of America
    1923 Elected chair of Cossack Union in the United States
    1937 Author, Belyi al'bom
    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 ataman elections.
    Printed matter includes appeals and circulars from the civil war period, 1919-1920, published in territories occupied by the White Army, Soobshcheniia Donskoi Armii (1919), issues of Vol'naia kuban', and Velikaia Rossiia.
    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.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into seven series: Biographical file, Diary, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, Subject file, Printed matter, and Miscellany

    Related Material

    Nikolai Vasil'evich Fedorov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Petr Nikolaevich Donskov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

    Biography

    After he arrived in the United States in 1923, Sviatoslav Denisov became a prominent and active figure in the Russian Cossack community, becoming chair of the Cossack Union and a member of various Cossack organizations.
    Born in Stanitsa Piatiizbianskaia, Russia, on September 10, 1878,to a traditional Cossack family, he embarked on a military career, graduating from the Donskoi kadetskii korpus in 1896 and the Mikhailovskoe artilleriiskoe uchilishche in 1898. He served in the Twenty-first Don Cossack battery and completed the Nikolaevskaia akademiia general’nogo shtaba in 1908. In 1918, he was a commanding officer in the Don Cossack uprising; that same year he was elevated to the rank of major general and commanding officer of the Don Cossack Army.
    Denisov immigrated to Constantinople in 1919 and then to the United States, where (as noted above) he played an important role in the formation of Cossack organizations and charitable associations and was an outspoken activist on issues relating to Cossack life in general. He also published a history of the White Army, entitled Belyi al’bom.
    Sviatoslav Varlaamovich Denisov died on April 19, 1957, in Stratford, Connecticut.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Don Cossacks.
    Diaries.
    Photographs.
    Russia--History.
    Russians--Far East.
    Russians--United States.
    Russkii Obshche-Voinskii Soiuz.
    World War, 1914-1918.