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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alex N. Kniazeff (Aleksei Nikolaevich Kniazev) papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1993
    Collection number: 2000C46
    Creator: Kniazeff, Alex N., 1909-1993
    Extent: 43 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 17 microfilm reels (13.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, minutes, financial records, bulletins, personal documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the Russian Boy Scouts movement abroad and to Russian émigré affairs. In part, microfilm.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Russian, and English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alex N. Kniazeff Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information


    Location of Originals

    In part, originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Biographical Note

    1909 August 5 (N.S.) Born, Tsitsihar, China
    1933 Degree, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Harbin Polytechnic Institute, Harbin, China
    1935-1948 Engineering and administrative positions, Kailan Mining Administration, Tientsin, China
      Scoutmaster, Tientsin, China
    1941 April 27 Married Eugenia Smikovska
    1949-1951 General Consulting Engineer, International Refugee Organization, Tubabao, Samar, Philippines
    1952-1955 Instructor of Russian, U. S. Army Language School, Monterey, California
    1955-1958 Instrumentation Designer, Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco, California
    1958-1974 Senior Draftsman, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, California
    1959- Scoutmaster, Natsional'naia organizatsiia rossiiskikh skautov (St. George's Knights)
    1993 Died, San Francisco, California

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection consists of correspondence, clippings and other matter reflecting Kniazeff's involvement in various émigré organizations. He was a member of the San Francisco Trans-Baikal Cossacks' Stanitza and of the Harbin Polytechnic Alumni Association, and senior scoutmaster of the Natsional'naia Organizatsiia Russkikh Skautov (National Organization of Russian Scouts, or St. George's Knights, as it was incorporated in California). Most of the collection relates to the history of the Russian Boy Scout movement abroad, particularly for the period 1963-1975.
    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.


    Boy Scouts.
    Natsional'naia organizatsiia russkikh skautov.
    Russians--United States.
    United States.