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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Vrangel' collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1929
    Collection Number: 27001
    Physical Description: 164 manuscript boxes, 13 oversize boxes, 59 maps (82 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Reports, orders, correspondence, memoranda, dispatches, financial records, minutes, printed matter, maps, and photographs, relating to Russian military operations in France during World War I; White Russian diplomatic activities and military operations, especially in southern Russia, during the Russian Revolution and Civil War, including military purchasing and intelligence operations; administration of territory under White Russian control during the Civil War; the evacuation of White Russian military personnel and civilians from the Crimea in 1920; and the resettlement of Russian refugees in Turkey and various European countries. Includes records of the Russian Expeditionary Corps in France, the Volunteer Army, the Armed Forces of Southern Russia, the Northwestern Army, the Foreign Supply Directorate, military representatives in foreign countries and attached to the Allied Supreme Command, and the Russian Army in exile, and some personal papers of Baron Petr Vrangel', commander-in-chief successively of the Armed Forces of Southern Russia and Russian Army.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: Russian.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Microfilm use only (except for maps and photographs that have not been microfilmed, as noted in container list).
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vrangel' collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in .

    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.

    Alternative Form Available

    Also available on microfilm (220 reels), except for maps and photographs noted in container list.

    Indexing Terms

    World War, 1914-1918--Russia
    World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Campaigns
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Refugees
    Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920
    Ukraine--History--Revolution, 1917-1921
    Refugees
    Russians--Turkey
    Russians in foreign countries
    International relief
    Russia
    Ukraine
    Soviet Union
    Turkey
    World War, 1914-1918
    Russia. Armiia--Officers

    Biographical Note

    1878, August 15 Born, Novo-Aleksandrovsk (Zaraisk), Russia into family of Baltic nobility. Spends childhood and youth in Rostov-na-Donu. Receives engineering degree from Gornyi Institut Imperatritsy Ekateriny II, St. Petersburg
    1901-1902 Completes requirements of Nikolaevskoe Kavaleriiskoe Uchilishche (I-yi razriad)) and Nikolaevskaia Akademiia General'nago SHtaba (I-yi razriad). Is commissioned cornet in Gvardeiskaia Kavaleriia
    1904-1905 Takes part in Russo-Japanese War with 2-oi Argunskii Kazachii Polk and later Otdl'nyi Divizion Razvedchikov. Receives decorations and promotion for bravery
    1906 Begins service in Leib-Gvardii Konnyi Polk
    1910 Completes courses of Akademiia General'nago SHtaba
    1914-1917 Takes part in World War I. Begins as Captain of Cavalry, receives St. George's Cross for bravery in the field; is promoted to rank of colonel
    1915 Appointed commander of Nerchinskii Polk, Zabaikal'skoe Kazachee Voisko
    1916 Promoted to Maj.-Gen. and given command of Ussuriiskaia Konnaia Diviziia
    1917 Resigns from army
    1918-1919 Joins Volunteer Army in Ekaterinodar. Is appointed commander of 1-ia Konnaia Diviziia and promoted Lieut.-Gen. by Lieut.-Gen. A. Denikin. Later given command of Volunteer Army and Army of the Caucasus
    1920, February Resigns from army
    1920, March Appointed Commander-in-Chief of Vooruzhennyia Sily IUga Rossii (V.S.IU.R.) and Military Governor of South Russia. Attempts to reorganize army and carry out land and local government reform
    1920, November After fall of White Movement, organizes evacuation of V.S.IU.R. and civilian refugees first to Constantinople and later to Balkans. Establishes headquarters of Russian army-in-exile in Sremski Karlovci, Yugoslavia
    1928, April 25 Dies, Brussels, Belgium

    Scope and Content

    The Vrangel' collection is composed of a group of official archives belonging to Russian government agencies and military departments active during WWI, the Russian Civil War and the first period of Russian emigration. The collection was originally organized by Lieut.-Gen. N. Golovin in 1927. Each archive within the collection was retained as an independent entity while at the same time the collection as a whole was divided into 353 files. The present register maintains this arrangement while attempting to greatly expand the description of material found in individual files.