Register of the I. V. Gessen papers

Finding aid prepared by Ronald Bulatoff
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: I. V. Gessen papers
Date (inclusive): 1919-1920
Collection Number: 38005
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian and English
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.7 linear feet)
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 into English from the Russian by E. Varneck, and a second entitled Legality versus Autocracy, edited and annotated by Ladis K. D. Kristof. Reminiscences also available on microfilm (1 reel).
Creator: Gessen, I. V. (Iosif Vladimirovich), 1866-1943.
Contributor: Kristof, Ladis K. D.
Contributor: Varneck, Elena, 1891-1976.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], I. V. Gessen papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1938.

Accruals

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Alternate Forms Available

Reminiscences translation, (box 3 folder 5 and box 4 folder 1) also available on microfilm (1 reel).

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 émigré figure in Berlin
1921-1937 Editor, Arkhiv Russkoi Revoliutsii (Berlin)
1937 Author, V Dvukh Vekakh, Berlin
1943 Died, New York City

Scope and Content of Collection

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 into English from the Russian by E. Varneck, and a second entitled Legality versus Autocracy, edited and annotated by Ladis K. D. Kristof.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Konstitut͡sionno-demokraticheskai͡a partii͡a.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.

 

V Dvukh Vekakh

Scope and Contents note

Typewritten English translations by Ladis K. D. Kristof and Elena Varneck of the book by I. V. Gessen originally published in Russian.
Box/Folder 1 : 1-6, 2 : 1-4

Drafts with annotations

Box/Folder 2 : 5, 3 : 1-4

Legality Versus Authority - The Memoirs of I. V. Gessen, translated and edited by Ladis K. D. Kristof

Box/Folder 3 : 5; 4 : 1

Reminiscences, translated by Elena Varneck

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Miscellany, 1919-1920

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous reports, correspondence, leaflets, and other material relating to the operations of the White Russian Army during the Russian Civil War in South Russia.