Scope and Content
Title: Nikolai Valentinov Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1912-1964
Collection number: 65003
Valentinov, N. (Nikolai), 1879-1964
9 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope
3.9 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, clippings, reports, and photographs, relating to Russian
revolutionary movements and emigre life, Imperial Russian and Soviet agricultural and
economic policies, labor movements, Menshevism, and political events in Russia.
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], Nikolai Valentinov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1965.
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Lenin, Vladimir Il'ich, 1870-1924.
Rossiiskaia sotsial-demokraticheskaia rabochaia partiia.
Russians in foreign countries.
Soviet Union--Economic policy.
||Born, Morshansk, Tambov Province, Russia
||Enters Petersburg Institute of Technology, joins revolutionary movement and is exiled to Ufa
||Returns from exile, studies at Kiev Polytechnic Institute, is arrested for revolutionary activities, escapes to Europe
||Meets Lenin in Geneva, joins Social Democratic Party (Bolsheviks)
||Returns to Russia, breaks with Lenin and the Bolshevik Party. Joins the Mensheviks
||Begins lifelong engagement in journalism. Contributes to
Russkoe Slovo and
Kievskaia Mysl'. Resigns from Menshevik Party
Torgovo-Promyshlennaia Gazeta, organ of the Supreme Council of National Economy of the U.S.S.R.
||Emigrates to Paris, France. Publishes in emigré and French press
Vstrechi s Leninym. English translation published in 1968 as
Encounters with Lenin
Dva Goda s Simvolistami. English translation published in 1969 as
Two Years With the Symbolists
||Dies, Paris, France
The Early Years of Lenin
Scope and Content
This collection consists mostly of the correspondence and writings of Nikolai Vol'skii,
also known under the pseudonyms Nikolai Valentinov and E. Iur'evskii. The collection
covers the period of his emigration in Paris between 1932-1962. Of special interest is
the first part of the collection, which includes his correspondence with fellow socialists
in the emigration, (Mensheviks in particular). Also important is his correspondence with
European and American scholars interested in the history of socialism and the Russian
Revolution. The second part of the collection consists of typescript drafts of
Valentinov's writings with holograph annotations, and an untitled holograph