Register of the Boris Bozhnev papers

Finding aid prepared by Lyalya Kharitonova
Hoover Institution Archives
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
(650) 723-3563
© 2014

Title: Boris Bozhnev papers
Date (inclusive): 1925-1984
Collection Number: 90044
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In Russian Russian and French.
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Papers of the Russian-French poet and artist Boris Bozhnev contain writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian literature and art and to émigré life in France.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Bozhnev, Boris.


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Boris Bozhnev papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.


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 . 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

Boris Bozhnev was a Russian poet, artist, and émigré in France.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of material relating to the life and work of the Russian-French poet and artist Boris Bozhnev. It includes writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs. The collection also includes a biography of Bozhnev by his wife Ella Kaminer-Bozhnev, her own memoir of their time together, and her correspondence.

Related Collection(s)

Boris Bozhnev papers, 1920-1981, Special Collections, Green Library, Stanford University

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kaminer-Bozhnev, Ella.
Russian literature.


Biographical file, 1935-1983

Box/Folder 1:1

"Ella/Boris, Marseille, Palestine, and Israel, 1939-1947," notebook 1939-1947

Box/Folder 1:2-4

Letters to Ella Kaminer (wife), 1937-1969

Box/Folder 1:5

Photographs of Bozhnev and Ella Kaminer, 1935-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes photograph of Russian composer Sergei Prokof'ev sighed to Boxhnev, 1923
Box/Folder 1:6-12

Bozhnev's biography by Ella Kaminer, 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes
Box/Folder 1:13

Clippings on Bozhnev, 1978-1980

Box/Folder 1:14-16, Box-folder 2:1-6

Exhibitions of paintings by Bozhnev in France, 1944-1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, catalogs, notes, and photocopies of paintings

Ella Kaminer's correspondence, 1960-1984

Box/Folder 2:7

General, 1960-1980

Box/Folder 2:8

Bakhrakh, Aleksandr, 1970-1980

Box/Folder 2:9

Bokov, Nicolas, 1979

Box/Folder 2:10

Drozdovsky, Cecile, 1979-1981

Box/Folder 2:11

Fleĭshman, Lasar, 1980-1984

Box/Folder 2:12

Henry, Lucien, 1976-1980

Box/Folder 2:13

The Institute of Modern Russian Culture, 1979-1980

Box/Folder 2:14

Kantor, Rachel, 1979

Box/Folder 2:15

Lempert, Iosif Mironovich, 1979-1981

Box/Folder 2:16

Levin, Mikhail, 1984

Box/Folder 2:17

Library of Congress, 1980

Box/Folder 2:18

Pastor, Gilbert 1975-1984

Box/Folder 2:20

Reznikova, Natal'ia Victorovna, 1973-1984

Box/Folder 2:21

Sedykh, Andreĭ, 1980

Box/Folder 2:22

Shakhnivich, Henrik, 1979-1980

Box/Folder 3:1

Valabrègue, Frederick, 1980

Box/Folder 3:2

Yardney, Susanne M., 1979-1982

Box/Folder 3:3

Zhaba, Sergeĭ Pavlovich, 1981


Writings, 1925-1959

Box/Folder 3:4

Bibliography, compiled by Ella Kaminer, 1981

Box/Folder 3:5

"Bor'ba za nesuchshestvovan'e, " 1925

Box/Folder 3:6

"Bouquet Latent," 1944

Box/Folder 3:7

"Chetvertyĭ razdel Shopena," 1952-1959

Box/Folder 3:8

"Chto Del'vig?" 1948

Box/Folder 3:9-10, Box-folder 4:1-2

"Chtob dol'she sna prodlilos' probuzhden'e," 1959

Box/Folder 4:3

"Elégie," 1954

Box/Folder 4:5

"Fontan," 1927

Box/Folder 4:6

"Fuga svetlykh sledov," 1948

Box/Folder 4:7

"Introduction a L"agrume"," 1935

Box/Folder 4:8

"Izgnanie iz ada," 1951-1957

Box/Folder 4:9

"Kolchan mufty, zimniĭ akkompaniment," 1949

Box/Folder 4:10

"Luchezarnaia tvoia," 1949

Box/Folder 4:11

"Nochnoĭ sneg zametaet sledy Venery," 1949-1950

Box/Folder 4:12

"Siiaet Bog so svechkoĭ za dushoĭ," 1950

Box/Folder 4:13

"Tris Préludes d'Hiver," 1958

Box/Folder 4:14

"Vo khlade sinevy svoeĭ drozhat almazy," 1951-1957

Box/Folder 4:15

Notes circa 1950