Register of the Iosif Konstantinovich Okulich Papers, 1894-1949

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Register of the Iosif Konstantinovich Okulich Papers, 1894-1949

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Funding:
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.
Processed by:
Anatol Shmelev
Date Completed:
1999
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 2000 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

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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

Agriculture--Russia.
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.
Russia.
Soviet Union.
United States--Foreign relations.
Canada.

Biography

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.

Series Description

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1894-1949.

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

Personal papers, autobiographical essay, bibliography of works, educational and service records, identity documents, family correspondence and offprints of published articles by son, Vladimir J. Okulich. Arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

DIARIES, 1918-1930.

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

Bulk of entries from 1918 and 1919, but contains entries and clippings up to 1930
 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1924-1949.

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1906-1948.

Physical Description: Boxes 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and printed copies of articles, brochures, and books, arranged chronologically by title
 

SUBJECT FILE, 1918-1948.

Physical Description: Boxes 2-4

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, memoranda, legal documents (contracts, powers of attorney, etc.), reports, and other material collected or produced by Okulich, primarily in the course of his official activities as representative of various governments and organizations during 1918-1922, as well as on Cossack resettlement in Canada (to 1946), arranged alphabetically by subject
 

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1894-1938.

Physical Description: Box 5

Scope and Content Note

Album and individual photographs of Okulich and others
 

SCRAPBOOKS, 1917-1949.

Physical Description: Boxes 5-7

Scope and Content Note

Large-format scrapbooks containing pasted-in personal and service papers (documents, photographs, etc.) and newspaper columns, arranged alphabetically by physical form of contents and chronologically within

Container List

 

Biographical File, 1894-1949.

Additional Note

See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, SCRAPBOOKS
Box 1., Folder 1

Articles about or mentioning Okulich

Folder 2

Autobiographical essay

Folder 3

Bibliography

 

Correspondence

Folder 4

Konstantinov, Petr Filaretovich, 1948

Folder 5

Morozova, Olga, 1940. Includes letter of Vladimir Okulitch to same

Folder 6

Okulich, George, 1926 December 20

Folder 7

Okulitch, Vladimir, 1926-1930 and undated

Folder 8

Curriculum vitae

Folder 9

Educational records, 1894

Folder 10

Financial records

Folder 11

Materials collected by P. F. Konstantinov. Includes correspondence with Okulich family members

Folder 12

Official documents. Includes diplomatic passport, identity papers, letters of recommendation, powers of attorney and other records supporting Okulich in his official representative capacities, [1918]-1930

Folder 13

Service record, 1911

Folder 14

Subject file - Okulitch, Vladimir J. (son). Articles and offprints, 1937-1948

Folder 15

Miscellany

 

Diaries, 1918-1930.

Box 1., Folder 16

Includes some entries and clipping from 1929-1930

 

Correspondence, 1924-1949.

Additional Note

See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, SUBJECT FILE, SCRAPBOOKS
Box 1., Folder 17

General

Folder 18

Unidentified, 1935-1946

Folder 19

Arsenii, Archbishop, 1939. Includes letter from Rev. Antonii (Vasil'ev)

Folder 20

Balakshin, A., 1948

Folder 21

Bensin, Basil M., 1946. See also SUBJECT FILE/Russkoe sel'sko-khoziastvennoe obshchestvo

Folder 22

Bogdanovich, V., 1939

Folder 23

Bologov, G. K., 1946-1947

Folder 24

Butenko, Vasilii Feodorovich, 1937-1939

Folder 25

Chavchavadze, Paul, Prince, 1942

Folder 26

Chazov, Sergei Stepanovich, 1948

Folder 27

Condrashoff, S., 1947

Folder 28

Conry, Joseph A., 1939-1940

Folder 29

Ditchev, P., 1934

Folder 30

Emel'ianov, Ivan Vasil'evich, 1939. See also SUBJECT FILE

Folder 31

Fallenberg, Nikolai Fedorovich, 1947

Folder 32

Frankfurt, Solomon L'vovich, 1940-1947

Folder 33

Grot, Elena Petrovna, 1947

Folder 34

Guins, George C., 1942-1946. See also SCRAPBOOKS

Folder 35

Haensel, Paul, 1946-1947. See also SCRAPBOOKS

Folder 36

Iankovets [Jankauskas?], P., 1931-1939

Folder 37

Ignat'ev, Pavel Nikolaevich, Count, 1935-1942

Folder 38

Karinskii, N., 1947

Folder 39

Konstantinov, Petr Filaretovich, 1946-1949. See also SUBJECT FILE/Russkoe sel'sko-khoziastvennoe obshchestvo and SCRAPBOOKS

Folder 40

Krutovskii, Vladimir Mikhailovich, 1924-1936

Folder 41

Lavrent'ev, Konstantin Ivanovich, 1938-1939

Folder 42

Mel'gunov, Sergei Petrovich, 1948

Folder 43

Mel'nikov, Nikolai Mikhailovich, 1925

Folder 44

Mollov, Ianaki S., 1934

Folder 45

Novikov, Viktor Kirillovich, 1946-1947

Folder 46

Pistohlkorz, Eugen von, 1946

Folder 47

Rogozinskaia, V., 1940

Folder 48

Sedakov, Boris Vasil'evich, 1938

Folder 49

Seiatel' [periodical], 1948

Folder 50

Serebrennikov, Ivan Innokent'evich, 1938-1939

Folder 51

Shendrikov, I., 1948. See also SUBJECT FILE

Folder 52

Sirotkin, Vasilii Vasil'evich, 1938-1940

Folder 53

Sokharev, V., 1938-1940

Folder 54

Struve, Petr Berngardovich, 1925

Folder 55

Winterstein, Ernest Ivanovich, 1939-1940

Folder 56

Zaitsev, Pavel Ivanovich, 1948-1949

Folder 57

Zarotschenzeff, Mikhail Trofimovich, 1939

Folder 58

Zarubezhnyi soiuz russkikh voennykh invalidov, 1930-1940

 

Speeches And Writings, 1906-1948.

Additional Note

See also SCRAPBOOKS
 

General

Box 1., Folder 59

Notes

Folder 60

Newspaper columns, 1921-1939

Folder 61

"Chistye sorta i uluchshennye sorta, vyvedennye selektsiei iz russkikh pshenits," n.d. Holograph

Folder 62

"O svobodie soviesti v Sov. Rossii," n.d. Typescript (fragment)

Folder 63

Etude sur la fabrication du beurre en Sibérie occidentale, Milano, 1906. Printed copy. Introduction contains Okulich's signature as likely compiler

Box 2., Folder 1

Sel'sko-khoziaistvennyi kredit v Bolgarii, St. Petersburg, 1911. Printed copy

Folder 2

Liesnoe khoziaistvo i torgovlia liesom v Bolgarii i Serbii, 1914. Printed copy

Folder 3

Sovremennye politiko-ekonomicheskie voprosy Sibiri, 1917. Printed copy

Folder 4

Zaprosy vnieshnei torgovli Sibiri, 1918. Printed copy

Folder 5

"Agriculture in Siberia," World Agriculture, 1921 Autumn. Printed copy

Folder 6

Vysshee sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obrazovanie v S. Amerike, Praga, 1922. Printed copy

Folder 7

"Sibirskii Dal'nii Vostok i liesnaia torgovlia Tikhago okeana," Trudy pervago s"ezda russkikh dieiatelei sel'skago khoziaistva, 1924. Printed copy. For Czech translation, entitled Sibirsky Dalny Vychod a lesni obchod Ticheho Oceanu, Praga, 1924, see SCRAPBOOKS/General/"Materialy I. K. Okulicha"

Folder 8

"General A. N. Pepeliaev," Kazach'i dumy, 1924 February 15. Typescript

Folder 9-10

"Molochnoe delo," 1928. Holograph and typescript. Includes background notes, clippings and illustrations. Also includes printed material from second edition, Molochnoe delo: Rukovodstvo dlia sel'skih khoziaev, St. Petersburg, 1914, and correspondence regarding proposed publication, 1933

Folder 11

"Ob ustroenii Sibiri," Vol'naia Sibir', 1930. Includes article under same title from an unidentified periodical, 1931 August 31. Printed copy

Folder 12

"Vzaimootnoshenie Sibiri k Rossii [sic]," Vestnik Obshchestva Sibiriakov v Chekhoslovatskoi respublike, 1931 August 1. Printed copy

Folder 13

"Vivat Akademia: Proekt organizatsii Akademii sel'sko-khoziaistvennoi promyshlennosti v Sibiri," 1940 August. Holograph and typescript

Folder 14

"Karpatskaia Rus'," Russkii natsional'nyi kalendar', 1945. Printed copy

Folder 15

"General A. I. Denikin i evrei," 1946 May 10. Typescript

Folder 16

"Griadushchee budushchee," Obshchekazachii zhurnal, 1947. Printed copy

Folder 17

"Ispytaniia emigranta," Russkaia zhizn', 1947. Typescript (missing first page), 1931 December 1, and printed copy

Folder 18

"Krepostnoe krest'anstvo," Russkii natsional'nyi kalendar', 1947. Printed copy

Folder 19

"Uspeshnaia sovetskaia rabota," Russkii natsional'nyi kalendar', 1948. Printed copy

Folder 20

"Zakat nauki v Sov. Soiuze," 1948 November 10. Typescript

Folder 21

"Muki bolgarskogo naroda, II," Russkaia zhizn', 1948 December 26. Typescript

 

Subject File, 1918-1948

Box 2., Folder 22

Agriculture--Russia

Folder 23

Communism

Folder 24

Cossacks. "Pereselenie kazakov," 1923-1946. Includes correspondence and printed matter relating to Okulich's activities in assisting the emigration of Cossacks from China and Europe (primarily Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia) to Canada

Box 3., Folder 1

Denikin, Anton Ivanovich

Folder 2

Krivoshein, A. V.

Folder 3

Merkulov, Spiridon D.

Folder 4-8

Russia (Territory under White Armies, 1918-1920). Consists of correspondence, clippings and printed matter produced or collected in the course of activities as financial representative of the All-Russian Government (Omsk) and as representative of Priamur Government in the U.S., 1919-1922. Includes correspondence with A. G. Sobolev regarding conditions in the Russian Far East and the activities of the Priamur government, 1920-1922, V. L. Burtsev, A. V. Krivoshein, A. A. Bublikov, I. G. Znamenskii, S. A. Ughet, B. A. Bakhmeteff and others

 

Russkoe sel'sko-khoziaistvennoe obshchestvo. Consists mainly of correspondence

Box 4., Folder 1

Bensin, Basil M., 1939-1940. Includes related correspondence, notably with I. V. Emel'ianov and P. F. Konstantinov, as well as a typed draft of Bensin's "K istorii vozniknoveniia i razvitii nauki agroekologii," 1939

Folder 2

Konstantinov, Petr Filaretovich, 1937-1942. Includes related correspondence with other figures connected with the above organization

Folder 3

Soiuz Sibirskikh kreditnykh soiuzov. Includes correspondence and official documents, 1920

Folder 4-8

Soiuz sibirskikh maslodel'nykh artelei (subsequently Siberian Agricultural Union). Consists of correspondence, clippings, instructions, legal documents, financial records and other materials relating to the activities of the Soiuz sibirskikh maslodel'nykh artelei (Union of Siberian Creamery Associations) and to Okulich as its representative abroad, 1918-1924. Includes materials relating to Okulich's activities in London and France in 1918 and in the United States up to 1924 (liquidation of Boston office of the Siberian Agricultural Union), as well as materials on the Civil War in Russia. Also includes correspondence with I. V. Emel'ianov, A. A. Balakshin, A. N. Chmutin, I. N. and S. N. Shendrikov and others

Folder 9

Sovet upolnomochennykh organizatsii Avtonomnoi Sibiri. Correspondence, 1930-1936

Folder 10

Miscellany

 

Photographs, 1894-1938

Box 5., Folder 1

Two photographs of Okulich and one group photograph of the members of the Russkii sel'sko-khoziaistvennyi soiuz, 1938

Folder 2

Photo album, entitled "Upravlenie gosudarstvennymi imushchestvami Eniseiskoi gubernii, 1910 g.," consisting of photographs of people and places connected with Okulich's government service

 

Scrapbooks, 1917-1949.

Additional Note

This series contains a variety of material from each of the above series, pasted into scrapbooks with little regard for order. Some scrapbooks, composed entirely of newspaper clippings, proceed in a generally accurate chronological progression, which is reflected in the order followed below, but most include clippings from earlier or later periods (roughly from 1921). May also include articles by others about Okulich or mentioning him, as well as background clippings
 

Newspaper columns

Box 5., Folder 3

1921-1939

Folder 4

1935-1939

Box 6., Folder 1

1935-1944. Includes photograph of the Okulich summer house in Finland, 1915, and a letter to George C. Guins, 1942

Folder 2

1944-1946

Folder 3

1947-1948

Folder 4

1948-1949

 

Personal materials, including photographs, correspondence, official documents, biographical materials and writings by or about Okulich

 

General - "Materialy I. K. Okulicha"

Box 7., Folder 1

Subtitled "K poezdke I. K. Okulich 1914 goda." Consists of map of Murman region and photographs detailing Okulich's visit to the area

Folder 2

Includes his Sibirsky Dalny Vychod a lesni obchod Ticheho Oceanu, Prague, 1924, typed autobiographical essay and biographies of children, power of attorney from eastern Russian Cossack hosts and Union of Agronomists and Cooperative Workers of Siberia, 1919, correspondence with A. V. Kolchak, 1919, V. L. Burtsev, 1921, Baroness M. D. Vrangel, 1933, and a large number of his newspaper columns, c. 1940s

Folder 3

Includes correspondence, notably with Paul Haensel, 1937-1938, D. P. Prianishnikov, 1932-1947, identity papers and service documents, articles by or about Okulich

Folder 4

Konstantinov, P. F., "Petrovka i petrovtsy," Russkaia zhizn', 1945 December 27-29