Register of the Leon Volkov Papers, 1948-1974

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Register of the Leon Volkov Papers, 1948-1974

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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Processed by:
Ronald M. Bulatoff
Date Completed:
November 1977
© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Leon Volkov Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1948-1974
Collection number: 77088
Creator: Volkov, Leon, 1914-1974
Collection Size: 7 manuscript boxes 2.9 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, clippings, press excerpts, and printed matter, relating to social and political conditions in the Soviet Union, Soviet foreign policy, international politics, and Russian refugee life
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leon Volkov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.


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Access Points

Civil rights--Soviet Union
Dissenters--Soviet Union
Jews--Soviet Union
Russians in foreign countries
World politics
Soviet Union
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union--Foreign relations
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1936-1953
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1953-1985
Soviet Union--Social conditions
United States--Foreign relations

Series Decription

Box Box No. 1

Diary, 1968, 1972-74.

Scope and Content Note

Diary and diary notes, arranged chronologically.
Box Box No. 1

Correspondence, 1948-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.
Box Box No. 1-3

Speeches and Writings, 1948-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and printed copies of speeches and writings, arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Box No. 3-7

Subject File, 1948-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, clippings, printed matter, etc., arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Box No. 7


Scope and Content Note

Clippings, miscellaneous printed matter, notes, etc.

Container list

Box Box No. 1

Diaries, 1968, 1972-74

Box 1

February 1968


December 1972 - January 1974


Correspondence, 1948-1973

Box 1

A.B.C. Press Service (Amsterdam), 1948


American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia, Inc., 1952


Berg, H. T., 1953


Berlingske Tidende (Copenhagen), 1948


Blackstock, Paul W., 1963-64


Chekhov Publishing House (New York), 1951


East European Fund, Inc. (New York), 1951


Free Russia Fund, Inc. (New York), 1951


Garthoff, Raymond L., 1951


Hatch, Richard W., 1952


Herald Tribune (New York), 1951


Hovell, B. B., 1952


Kamkin, Victor (bookstore), 1963


Kelly, Edna F., 1952


Klay, Andor, 1973


Kline, Harry Byrd, 1973


Korbel, J. J., 1953


Leigh, W. Colston, Inc. (New York), 1963-66


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952


Milanytch, Athanas M., 1953


Mylk, Eugene A., 1953


Ory, Joseph S., 1953


Picozzi, Mary, 1953


The Rand Corporation, 1951


Scribner's Publishing Company (New York), 1971


Sperber, Richard, 1953


Stanley, John, 1951


Trabue, William, 1951-52


Traylor, Idris R., Jr., 1968


U. S. Department of Justice. Office of the Attorney General., 1953


U.S. Department of State. Division of Research for USSR and Eastern Europe., 1952




Speeches and Writings, 1948-1971

Box 1

Abraham Abramovich


An Attempt at an Autobiography, February 8, 1971


Clippings of published articles by L. Volkov, 1948-1959


Control of the Soviet Army


David and Tovarishch


Devushki - Smertnitsy (Women of Death). English translation included.


Georgi Malenkov


Klimentii Efremovich Voroshilov


Letter to the Russian People


Guerrilla Warfare


Interview with R. L. Garthoff, undated

Box 2

The Long-Range Air Force of the Soviet Union


A Partisan Detachment in European USSR


The Pit of Death


Plan - Efektivnaia Psikhologicheskaia Voina Protiv Sovetskoi Armii v Mirnoe Vremia i vo Vremia Voiny (A Plan - Effective Psychological Warfare Against the Soviet Army in Peacetime and During War)


Printsipial'nye Razgovory - Tsikl Radio Peredach Dlia Sovetskikh Ofitserov (Principal Conversations - A Cycle of Radio Broadcasts for Soviet Officers)


Proposed projects


The Red Army and the Army of the U.S.A.


The Soviet Army and the West, October 1948


The Soviet Officer


Soviet Partisans


Soviet Society: Attitudes and Reactions (in Russian)


Soviet Society and Soviet Man Today


Spasenie Sbitogo Letchika (Rescue of a Shot Down Pilot)


Speaking engagements


Stena Placha (Wailing Wall)

Box 3

Tainy Dvizhenii Kremlia (Secrets of Kremlin Operations)


Two Worlds


Vysshii Politicheskii Komandnyi Sostav Sovetskoi Armii (Higher Political Command Structure of the Soviet Army)


Ya Yevrey - I'm a Jew, March 23, 1971


Miscellaneous drafts and notes


Subject File, 1948-1973

Box 3

Agreements and contracts


Agreements between the government of the United States and Leon Volkov, 1951-52


American Political Science Association


Association of Former Servicemen of the Soviet Army


Association of Post-war Refugees from the Soviet Union


Boiter, Albert, Five Years of `Samizdat' - A Bibliography,April 1971


Brzezinski, Zbigniew


American Globalism (reprint, Survey, No. 58, January 1966)


Five Years After Khrushchev (reprint, Survey, No. 72, Summer 1969)


The Soviet Past and Future (reprint, Encounter, March 1970)

Box 4

Clippings on Leon Volkov, 1953-54


Columbia University. School of International Affairs. The Soviet Union and Arms Control: Report on a Study of Soviet Attitudes Toward Arms Control and Disarmament. Prepared for the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1963-64


Danilov, Vladimir Stepanovich, Serious Talks - Cycle of Broadcasts to Soviet Officers


East-West transactions as reported in the press, June 1972 - August 1973


Expenditures, expenses, financial matters


Freedom Foundation 1950 Awards Presentation, New York


Goralik, Nikolai, a Soviet refugee's description of conditions in the Soviet Union just before World War II


Iurasov, S., Na Repetitsii `Letchikov' (At a Rehearsal of Pilots)


Klay, Andor C.


Curriculum vitae






The Vanishing Crown


Koriakov, Mikhail, Partiinaia Liniia (Party Line)


Malakov, Sergei


The Fugitives, April 1954


Letchiki (The Fliers)


Lichnoe Schast'e (Personal Happiness)

Box 5

Piesa v 3-kh Deistviiakh (A Play in 3 Acts)


Zhizn' Vtoraia (Second Life)


Moorer, Admiral Thomas H., United States Military Posture for FY 1974, a statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee, March 28, 1973


Newsweek magazine


Nieman Fellowship, Harvard University, 1963


The Night They Raided Minsky's, 1961-63


Novosti Press Agency (Moscow)


Dadyants, Georgi, Confidence in the Prospects of Development - President Pompidou Ends His Tour of the Soviet Union


Pekarsky, Leonid, The USSR: Rhythm of Economy


Soviet Jews: Facts and Fiction


Oral statement of Steven Lazarus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East-West Trade, Department of Commerce, before the Joint Economic Committee of the United States, July 19, 1973


Peterson, Peter G., U.S. - Soviet Commercial Relationships in a New Era,August 1972


Pis'mo A. D. Sakharova, V. F. Turchina i R. A. Medvedeva Rukovoditeliam Partii i Pravitel'stva (A Letter from A. D. Sakharov, V. F. Turchin and R. A. Medvedv to the Leaders of the Party and the Government), March 19, 1970


Press excerpts dealing with international news events


June 15, 1964 - February 13, 1965


February 14, 1966 - October 8, 1966

Box 6

October 10, 1966 - September 30, 1967


October 2, 1967 - August 10, 1968


August 12, 1968 - June 14, 1969


November 1973


Programma Demokraticheskogo Dvizheniia Sovetskogo Soiuza (The Program of the Democratic Movement of the Soviet Union)


Radio Liberty panel discussion of western Samizdat experts, undated

Box 7

The Radio Liberty Register of `Samizdat', February 1971


Radio Reports, Inc., texts of Leon Volkov's articles, 1953


Sakharov, A. D. Razmyshleniia o Progresse, Mirnom Sosushchestvovanii i Intellektual'noi Svobode (Reflections on Progress, Peaceful Co-existence and Intellectual Freedom)


Shorin, Boris


The Life of a Soviet Jew


I. Child of the Revolution


II. The Beginning of the War


VII. The Red Army in Europe


The Soviet Review (White Plains, New York)


Vol. Xl, No. 2, Summer 1970


Vol. Xl, No. 1, Spring 1970


U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Foreign Demographic Analysis Division.


Demographic Trends in the U.S.S.R.: 1950 to 1990, by Frederick A. Leedy, May 1971


Manpower Trends in the U.S.S.R.: 1950 to 1980, by Murray Frshback, May 1971


U.S. exports to the U.S.S.R. by major product groups, 1971-73


U.S. trade status and prospects with socialist countries, September 1973


Zasorin, V., Kollektivnost' v rabote (Collectivism in Action), (Partiinaia Zhizn', No. 3, February 1969)



Box 7

Miscellaneous notes, printed matter and other material