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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Antonina R. von Arnold papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1988
    Collection number: YY598
    Creator: Von Arnold, Antonina R., 1896-1988
    Extent: 1 folder, 23 microfilm reels (3.55 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, writings, financial records, printed matter, photographs, artwork, and memorabilia, relating to Russian émigré affairs, and to social work in California. Includes papers of other members of the Von Arnold family.
    Languages: Russian, and English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Antonina R. von Arnold Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    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

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

    Biographical Note

    1896 February 26 (O.S.) Born, Sedlets, Russia (Poland)
    1916 Death of Liubov' Romanovna von Arnold
    1923 Arrived in the United States
    1929 Death of Roman Apollonovich von Arnold
    1937 B.A., University of California, Berkeley, California
    1942 M.A., Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, California
    1963 Death of Ekaterina Khristoforovna von Arnold
    1964 Death of Boris von Arnold
    1967 Death of Sergey Scherbakoff
    1988 December 8 Died, San Francisco, California

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection contains the papers of Antonina Romanovna von Arnold, as well as papers relating to and produced by her father, mother, sister, brother, and other family members. Of particular interest are von Arnold's diaries and her untitled family chronicle (SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, Box 12). Together with the material in her biographical file and correspondence, these provide an in-depth view of the personal experience of a Russian immigrant in the United States. The FAMILY FILE contains the reminiscences of von Arnold's father, Roman Apollonovich, the police chief of Harbin, and materials on the career and life of his wife, Ekaterina Khristoforovna, founder and principal of the Harbin Dental College. Also of importance are the papers of von Arnold's second husband, the artist Sergey Scherbakoff (SERGEY SCHERBAKOFF FILE).
    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 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.


    Russians--United States.
    Social service--California.
    Von Arnold family.
    United States.