Register of the Nikolai Valentinov Papers, 1912-1964

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Register of the Nikolai Valentinov Papers, 1912-1964

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Olga Verhovskoy Dunlop
Date Completed:
1998
Encoded by:
Michael C. Conkin
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nikolai Valentinov Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1912-1964
Collection number: 65003
Creator: Valentinov, N. (Nikolai), 1879-1964
Collection Size: 9 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope 3.9 linear feet)
Repository: 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.
Language: Russian and English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nikolai Valentinov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1965.

Accruals

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Access Points

Lenin, Vladimir Il'ich, 1870-1924.
Rossiiskaia sotsial-demokraticheskaia rabochaia partiia.
Mensheviks.
Agriculture--Soviet Union.
Communism.
Labor movement--Russia.
Land tenure--Russia.
Peasantry--Russia.
Revolutionaries--Russia.
Russians in foreign countries.
Socialism--Russia.
Russia.
Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--Economic policy.
Russia--History.
Soviet Union--Industries.

Biographical Note

1879 Born, Morshansk, Tambov Province, Russia
1897 Enters Petersburg Institute of Technology, joins revolutionary movement and is exiled to Ufa
1900 Returns from exile, studies at Kiev Polytechnic Institute, is arrested for revolutionary activities, escapes to Europe
1903-1904 Meets Lenin in Geneva, joins Social Democratic Party (Bolsheviks)
1905 Returns to Russia, breaks with Lenin and the Bolshevik Party. Joins the Mensheviks
1905-1917 Begins lifelong engagement in journalism. Contributes to Russkoe Slovo and Kievskaia Mysl'. Resigns from Menshevik Party
1917-1927 Edits Torgovo-Promyshlennaia Gazeta, organ of the Supreme Council of National Economy of the U.S.S.R.
1928 Emigrates to Paris, France. Publishes in emigré and French press
1953 Author, Vstrechi s Leninym. English translation published in 1968 as Encounters with Lenin
1954 Author, Dva Goda s Simvolistami. English translation published in 1969 as Two Years With the Symbolists
1964 Dies, Paris, France
1969 Author (posthumously), 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 manuscript.

Series Description

Box No. 1.

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1958.

Scope and Content Note

Membership cards of Nikolai Valentinov
Box No. 1.-5.

CORRESPONDENCE, 1935-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Consists primarily of correspondence on political subjects with fellow Russian socialists in the emigration, as well as with British and American scholars interested in the Russian revolutionary movement. Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box No. 6.-8

WRITINGS, 1932-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript drafts of articles, an unfinished manuscript, and miscellaneous material used in the preparation of Valentinov's writings. Arranged by physical form and therein chronologically by title
Box No. 9.

PRINTED MATTER, 1912-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings from Russian emigré, Soviet, and French press. Arranged alphabetically by language of publication
Photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1953-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Nine prints depicting Nikolai Valentinov and others

Container List

Box Box No. 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1958

Scope and Content Note

Membership cards for the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Association des Ecrivains Russes à Paris, 1958. Includes photographs
 

CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1935-1962

Box 1.

General

 

General

Folder 2

Undated

Folder 3

1950s

Folder 4

1960s

 

Copies of Nikolai Valentinov's letters sent at his request by the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam

Folder 5

Dan, Lydia, 1953-1962

Folder 6

Kuskova, Ekaterina, 1957

Folder 7

Stentsel', Z., 1937

 

Abramovich, Rafail

Folder 8

1950-1953

Folder 9

1954

Folder 10

1955-1956

Folder 11

1957

Folder 12

1958

Folder 13

1959

Folder 14

1960

Folder 15

1961-1963

Folder 16

Aldanov, Mark, 1954-1957

Folder 17

Aleksinskii, G., 1947-1958

Folder 18

American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia (Vanda Pampukh), 1953-1958

Folder 19

Andreev, Nikolai, 1956-1964

Folder 20

Aronson, Gregor, 1945-1963

Folder 21

Bazili, Nikolai, 1935-1937

 

Berberova, Nina

Folder 22

1949-1953

Folder 23

1954-1960

Box 2., Folder 1

Berlin, P., 1949-1955

Folder 2

Blagov, Vladimir, 1954

Folder 3

Dalin, David, 1948-1962

 

Dan, Lydia.

Folder 4

1949-1959. Includes typescript with holograph annotations by Lydia Dan, entitled "Sotsialdemokratiia v rezoliutsiiakh londonskogo s"ezda"

Folder 5

1960-1963

Folder 6

Le Figaro, 1953-1956

Folder 7

Gavri, Iurii, 1963

Folder 8

Gerua, Boris Vladimirovich, 1961

Folder 9

Goldstein, David, 1954-1962

 

Gul', Roman

Folder 10

Undated

Folder 11

1945-1950

Folder 12

1951-1956

Folder 13

1957-1960

Folder 14

1961-1963

 

Haimson, Leopold

Folder 15

Undated-1959

Folder 16

1960

Folder 17

1961-1962

Folder 18

1963-1964

Box 3.

Institut für Erforschung der Geschichte und Kultur der UdSSR e. V.

Folder 1

1952-1954

Folder 2

1955

Folder 3

Jasny, N., 1960

 

Karpovich, Mikhail

Folder 4

1948-1956

Folder 5

1957-1959

Folder 6

KHeraskov, Ivan, 1956-1963

Folder 7

KHomiakov, G., 1959-1961

Folder 8

Kon, Vera, 1959-1962

 

Kuskova, Ekaterina

Folder 9

1944-1949

Folder 10

1950-1954

Folder 11

1955

Folder 12

1956-1958

Folder 13

Levitas, Solomon, 1953

Folder 14

Maklakov, Vasilii, 1948-1954

Folder 15

Makovskii, S., 1958

Folder 16

Mel'gunov, Sergei, 1946-1955

Folder 17

Meyer, Alfred, 1955-1957

Box 4., Folder 1

Mogilevskii, V., 1956-1960

Folder 2-4

Monod-Herzen, Edouard, 1944-1945

 

Nicolaevsky, Boris

Folder 5

1946-1949

Folder 6

1950-1951

Folder 7

1952

Folder 8

1953-1954

Folder 9

1955-1956

Folder 10

1957-1962

Folder 11

Nivat, Georges, 1962

Folder 12

Olberg, Paul, 1954-1960

Folder 13

Pavlovskii, M., 1956-1958

Folder 14

Pipes, Richard, 1959-1962

Folder 15

Poliakov, A., n.d.

Folder 16

Prokopovich, Sergei, 1939-1946

Folder 17

Raeff, Mark, 1960-1961

Folder 18

Rozenfel'd, O., 1954-1960

Folder 19

Rumanov, A.(?) and Lidiia, 1947-1960

Folder 20

Samson, Jean Paul, 1957-1960

Folder 21

Sapir, Boris, 1960

Folder 22

Sapiro, J. H., 1961-1962

Folder 23

Shapiro, Leonard, 1957-1964

Box 5.

Shub, David ( Jewish Daily Forward)

Folder 1

Undated and fragments

Folder 2

1944-1947

Folder 3

1948-1950

Folder 4

1951-1952

Folder 5

1953-1957

Folder 6

Shvarts, S. Includes correspondence with Chekhov Publishing House, 1952-1958

 

Stentsel', E. and Z.

Folder 7

Undated and fragments

Folder 8

1944-1957

Folder 9

1958-1960

Folder 10

1961-1964

Folder 11

Struve, Aleksei and Gleb, 1954-1960

Folder 12

Szeftel, Marc, 1952

Folder 13

Teffi, n.d.

Folder 14

Trotsky, I., 1954

Folder 15

Ul'ianov, N. (Radio Liberty), 1953-1956

Folder 16

Vel'min, Anatolii, 1953-1956

 

Vishniak, Mark

Folder 17

1949-1957

Folder 18

1958-1965

Folder 19

Vodov, S. ( Russkaia Mysl'), 1951-1963

Folder 20

Weinbaum, Mark ( Novoye Russkoe Slovo), 1951-1964

Folder 21

Wolfe, Bertram, 1958-1963

Folder 22

Wraga, R., 1962

Folder 23

Zaitsev, Boris, 1952-1963

Folder 24

Zeeler, Vladimir, 1948-1954

Folder 25

Zenzinov, Vladimir, 1947-1949

 

WRITINGS, 1932-1960

Box 6.

Typescript drafts

Folder 1

General. Untitled

Folder 2

"Demagogiia I arifmetika", n.d.

Folder 3

"Iz moei knigi Makh I Marksizm", n.d.

Folder 4

"Kak raspredelialsia v 1937 g. narodnyi dokhod S.S.S.R.", n.d.

Folder 5

"Men'shevizm I ego propaganda idei revoliutsionnogo samoupravleniia", n.d.

Folder 6

"Men'shevizm I problema vlasti", n.d.

Folder 7

"La méthode suédoise ou la méthode soviétique?", n.d.

Folder 8

"Mozhno li verit' sovetskim ischisleniiam natsional'nogo dokhoda?", n.d.

Folder 9-11

"Na grani dvukh epokh", n.d.

Folder 12

"Natsional'nyi dokhod S.S.S.R.", n.d.

Folder 13

"O frantsuzskoi revoliutsii 1936-1937: Chemu ona uchit?", n.d.

Folder 14

"O 'pustom meste'", n.d.

Folder 15

"Obshcherusskaia konferetsiia I Plekhanov", n.d.

Folder 16

"Opasnye tsyfry I fakty", n.d.

Folder 17

"Ot Aleksandra III k Leninu", n.d.

Folder 18

"Pis'mo Makha", n.d.

Folder 19

"Promyshlennost' v fevral'skuiu revoliutsiiu, gody voennogo kommunizma I period 1920-1923 g.g.", n.d.

Folder 20

"Propaganda I istoriia", n.d.

Folder 21

Review of Vasilii Zen'kovski, Istoriia russkoi filosofii, n.d.

Folder 22

"Rossiia v predvoennyia gody, 1908-1913", n.d.

Folder 23-26

"Rozhdenie men'shevizma", n.d.

Box 7., Folder 1

"Russkoe rabochee dvizhenie za 1880-1914 gody", n.d.

Folder 2

"S.S.S.R. I problema kratkosrochnogo

Folder 3

"Trotskistkaia oppozitsiia I bor'ba s neiu", n.d.

Folder 4

"V kadrakh velikoi tekhnicheskoi revoliutsii", n.d.

Folder 5-7

"Vokrug Lenina", n.d.

Folder 8

"Vtorichnye pokhorony velichaishego polkovodtsa", n.d.

Folder 9

"Bor'ba za chistoe mesto", 1932

Folder 10

"Dovoennaia industriia eia uroven' I osnovnyia problemy", 1932

Folder 11

"Zagadki Liutetsii", 1932

Folder 12

"Ob umiraiushchikh zamkakh I ischezaiushchikh burzhuaznykh kvartirakh", 1933

Folder 13

"Groznyi vopros, gorodam ne khvataet vody", 1934

Folder 14

"Umiraiushchaia roskosh", 1934

Folder 15

"Zhilishchnyi vopros v Moskve I Parizhe", 1934

Folder 16

"Chudo na vostoke, piatiletnii plan I rozhdenie sovetskoi industrii", 1935

Folder 17

"Kuda idet S.S.S.R.?", 1935

Folder 18-21

"Vzgliad v budushchee", 1935-1936

Folder 22

"Ozhivshii Kreml'", 1936

Box 8., Folder 1

"Russkaia derevnia I sel'skoe khoziaistvo za period 1906-1917", 1937

Folder 2

"Biudzhet S.S.S.R.", 1937-1938

Folder 3

"Domaine des trusts et de la nationalisation", 1945

Folder 4

"Velikaia taina Kremlia", 1953

Folder 5-7

Memoirs, 1956. Includes, "Neobkhodimoe poiasnenie"

Folder 8

Review of Mirovaia sotsialistichkaia sistema, 1958

Folder 9

"Otvet Denike", 1960

Folder 10

Miscellaneous material entitled "Mirovaia revoliutsiia: Eia smysl, put', zakony", used in lectures, 1945-1946

Folder 11-12

Untitled holograph, n.d.

 

PRINTED MATTER, 1912-1962. Clippings

Box 9., Folder 1

French

 

Russian

Folder 2

General - Soviet newspapers

Folder 3

Novaia Zhizn'

Folder 4-6

Novoye Russkoye Slovo

Folder 7

Russkaia Mysl'

Folder 8

Miscellany

av Photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1953-1960.

Scope and Content Note

One portrait print of Nikolai Valentinov, one portrait print of IU. Dalin, one print of Lydia Dan, one portrait print of A. Potresov, four prints of Sergei Prokopovich, and one print of Elena Stensel' (envelope A)