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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Iosif Konstantinovich Okulich Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1894-1949
    Collection number: 99050
    Creator: Okulich, Iosif Konstantinovich, 1871-1949
    Extent: 7 microfilm reels (1 linear foot)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, speeches and writings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to agriculture in Russia prior to World War I, White Russian relations with the United States during the Russian Revolution and Civil War, and Russian émigré affairs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: Russian.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Iosif Konstantinovich Okulich Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1999

    Access Points

    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
    Russians in foreign countries.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
    Soviet Union.
    United States--Foreign relations.


    Russian agronomist; White Russian financial commissioner in the United States, 1919-1922; subsequently émigré in Canada.

    Biographical Note

    1871 November 13 Born, Krasnoiarsk, Russia
    1895 Degree, agricultural engineering, Eidgenössisches Polytechnikum, Zurich
      Entered government service as Resettlement Specialist of the Office of the Irkutsk Governor-General
    1897 State Agronomist for the Tomsk region
    1903 Director of the Special and Technical Crops Section of Department of Agriculture
    1906 Manager of State Properties for the Enisei Region
    1911 Financial and trade attaché in the Balkans
    1914 Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture for Hunting and Fishing
    1916 Member of the Council of the Ministry of Trade and Industry
    1918 Director of the Office of the Union of Siberian Creamery Associations in London
    1919 Special Financial Commissioner of the Russian Government for the U.S.A., England and France; Chief representative of the Union of Siberian Creamery Associations in America and Western Europe; Plenipotentiary of the Union of Siberian Credit Unions in North America
    1921 Plenipotentiary Representative of the Priamur Government in the U.S.
    1949 January 21 Died, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of the personal papers, correspondence, speeches and writings and collected materials of Iosif K. Okulich.
    It contains materials pertaining to the development of Russian agriculture and the cooperative movement in Siberia (particularly in the first half of the 20th century), to the Russian Civil War in Siberia and the Far East, and to the resettlement of émigré Cossacks from China and Europe to Canada in the 1920s-1940s. Also significant are Okulich's articles and collected information about political developments in the Soviet Union and about the Slav question in the 1920s-1940s, and his involvement in émigré life and undertakings, as reflected in correspondence with well-known émigré figures, and support for a number of émigré causes, including the establishment of the Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo and Museum of Russian Culture in San Francisco.
    Materials relating to family members who are better known under the anglicized surname Okulitch have retained this spelling.
    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 and copyright to them (with some exceptions) are the property of the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco. 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.