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Register to Microfilm of the George Constantine Guins Papers, 1917-1971
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Constantine Guins Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1971
    Collection number: XX314
    Creator: Guins, George Constantine, 1887-1971
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 9 microfilm reels. (2.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, writings, notes, reports, declarations, and printed matter, relating to the Russian Revolution and Civil War in the Siberian Far East, activities of anti-Bolshevik forces in Siberia, Japanese intervention, and the history, culture and legal systems of Russia and the Soviet Union.
    Language: Russian.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Constantine Guins Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Location of Originals

    In part, originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    In part, microfilm.


    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
    Siberia (Russia)--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union.
    Law--Soviet Union.
    Russians--United States.
    United States.

    Biographical Note

    1887, April 27 (N.S.) Born, Novogeorgievsk, Russia (Modlin, Poland)
    1909 Law degree, St. Petersburg University
    1910 Entered government service, Resettlement Office of Ministry of Agriculture
    1915 Law degree, St. Petersburg University
    1916 Privat-Dozent, St. Petersburg University
    1917 Chief Legal Counselor, Ministry of Provisions
    1918-1920 Manager of Affairs, Siberian (later All-Russian) Provisional Government (also held positions of Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Assistant Minister of Education, Chairman of State Economic Council)
    1921 Author, Sibir', soiuzniki i Kolchak
    1921-1926 Service on administration of Chinese Eastern Railway as Head of Chancellery and later Chief Controller
    1927 Author, Eticheskie problemy sovremennogo Kitaia
    1928 Author, Obosnovanie politiki prava v trudakh Professora L.I. Petrazhitskogo
    1929 Law degree, Paris
    1931-1932 Author, Novye idei v prave i osnovnye problemy sovremennosti
    1933 Author, Uchenie o prave i politicheskaia ekonomiia
    1936 Author, Ocherki sotsial'noi psikhologii
    1940 Author, Predprinimatel'
    1941 Author, Quo Vadis Europa?
    1941 Emigrated to the United States
    1946-1953 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
    1954-1964 Consultant, Voice of America, United States Information Agency
    1971 Died

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists mainly of the speeches, writings and lectures of George C. Guins for his émigré period.
    The collection contains important biographical material, including his third person autobiography and oral history interviews. Also of particular significance are his unpublished book manuscripts on the development of Russian history and culture, as well as on his academic specialty - legal theory.
    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.