Register of the Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo Records

Prepared by Anatol Shmelev
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo Records

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:
2000
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications
© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo records,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1948
Collection number: 2000C15
Creator: Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo
Collection Size: 4 microfilm reels (0.6 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, and reports, relating to Russian émigré participation in agriculture in the United States and Canada.
Language: Russian.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo Records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.

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.

Administrative History

Association of émigré Russian agronomists in North America.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the correspondence and office file of the Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo (Russian Agricultural Union of North America). Of particular interest are the issues of its bulletins, including the file of unpublished article drafts, which illustrate the breadth of its members' interests and activities. The correspondence is also a significant resource for the study of the contributions of Russian émigré agronomists and engineers to American and Canadian agricultural production and food processing (particularly grain, dairy products and spirits).
The correspondence is largely between the organization's founder, Petr Filaretovich Konstantinov, and its members, including V. M. Benzin, I. V. Emelianov, I. K. Okulich, M. T. Zarotschenzeff and others.
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 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.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Agriculture--United States.
Agriculture--Canada.
Russians--United States.
Russians--Canada.
Russia.
United States.
Canada.


Series Description

box 1-2

Correspondence, 1937-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Incoming and outgoing correspondence relating to the formation and activities of the association, arranged chronologically
box 3-4

Office File, 1935-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Consists mainly of organizational materials, minutes of meetings, annual statements, lists of members and miscellaneous correspondence, arranged alphabetically by physical form. Also includes issues of the organization's bulletin and unpublished articles written for it

Container List

Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1937-1948

 

Incoming

Box/Folder 1 : 1

1937 December 8 - 1938 July

Box/Folder 1 : 2

1938 July - 1939 July 1

Box/Folder 1 : 3

1939 July 1 - 1940 January 1

Box/Folder 1 : 4

1940 January 1 - 1941 January 1

Box/Folder 1 : 5

1942-1943

Box/Folder 2 : 1

1944-1948

 

Outgoing

Box/Folder 2 : 2

1937 December - 1939 June

Box/Folder 2 : 3

1939-1947

Box 3

OFFICE FILE, 1935-1947

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Activity reports, 1938-1939

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Annual report, 1939

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Founding documents.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts of charter, appeals for support to Russian agronomists abroad, 1935-1938
Box/Folder 3 : 4

Membership list, 1940 February 10

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Minutes of meetings, 1938-1945

 

Publications

 

Izvestiia Russkogo sel'sko-khoziaistvennogo obshchestva

Box/Folder 3 : 6

General.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of articles submitted for publication and related materials
Box/Folder 3 : 7

Issues #1-7, 1939-1941.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copies
Box/Folder 3 : 8

Miscellany.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reviews
Box/Folder 3 : 9

Katalog russkikh knig biblioteki Russkogo sel'sko-khoziaistvennogo obshchestva v Sev. Amerike, 1939.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 10

Obzor deiatel'nosti za 1938 g., 1939.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy. Includes correspondence between V. A. fon Reimers and P. F. Konstantinov and I. K. Okulich, 1940, originally bound or placed into the volume
 

Scrapbooks

Box/Folder 3 : 11

"O sel'skom khoz-ve Ameriki."

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, mainly from Russian émigré newspapers, regarding the state of farming and agricultural production in the United States. Also includes many articles by P. F. Konstantinov
Box/Folder 4 : 1

"Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo v Amerike."

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, photographs and the resumes or vitaes of members, as well as the charter, minutes of meetings, and annual reports of the organization
 

Subject file

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Agriculture

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Poultry.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and correspondence on poultry production
Box/Folder 4 : 4

Russian Center (Russkii tsentr), San Francisco

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Seeds--Soviet Union.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes and writings relating to transportation of seeds to the Soviet Union during the Second World War
Box/Folder 4 : 6

Miscellany.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts of appeals, proposals, projects and speeches, memoranda, notes, and receipts