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Register of the Iosif Vladimirovich Gessen Papers, 1919-1920
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Iosif Vladimirovich Gessen Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1920
    Collection number: 38005
    Creator: Gessen, Iosif Vladimirovich, 1866-1943
    Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes (1.7 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Reports, letters, and leaflets, relating to the White Army in the Russian Civil War. Includes two translations of I. V. Gessen's memoirs, V Dvukh Vekakh, one entitled Reminiscences, translated from the Russian by E. Varneck, and a second entitled Legality versus Autocracy, edited and annotated by Ladis K. D. Kristof.
    Language: Russian, with English translation.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Iosif Vladimirovich Gessen Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1938.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Konstitutsionno-demokraticheskaia partiia
    Soviet Union
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921
    Kristof, Ladis K. D.
    Varneck, Elena

    Biographical Note

    1866 Born, Odessa, Russia
    1885 Arrested and imprisoned in St. Petersburg, Russia Exiled to Vologda Province, Russia
    1896-1905 Attorney at the Russian Ministry of Justice
    1905 Member, Kadet Central Committee
    1919 Left Russia
    1920s-1930s Editor, Rech' (Berlin)
      Editor, Rul' (Berlin)
      Leading emigre figure in Berlin
    1921-1937 Editor, Arkhiv Russkoi Revoliutsii (Berlin)
    1937 Author, V Dvukh Vekakh, Berlin, 1937
    1943 Died, New York City