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  • Title: Lev I͡Akovlev papers
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1990
    Collection Number: 2020C3
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Russian and English
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Lev I͡Akovlev was a Russian Imperial Navy officer who immigrated to the United States and became a musical critic in the San Francisco Bay Area. The collection contains personal papers, photographs, printed materials, and correspondence.
    Creator: I︠A︡kovlev, Lev Nikolaevich, 1888-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2021.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lev I͡Akovlev papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Processing Information

    An accession inventory is a basic description of an archival collection (or a part thereof) for which a detailed finding aid has yet to be created. Additionally, no attempt at intellectual arrangement has been made. The depth of description varies depending on the format of the materials and the amount of pre-existing description when the materials were acquired. An accession inventory might also be labeled as such if it is a fully digital collection, in which the digital files have yet to be processed.

    Biographical Note

    Russian Imperial Navy officer who first came to the United States in a government mission and stayed after the revolution, becoming a musical critic in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Personal papers, photographs, printed materials, and correspondence, reflecting Iakovlev's activity assisting Russian émigré students to immigrate to the United States and promoting Russian arts and music in America. Includes rare printed materials (music and performance guides from the 1930s and 1940s) and correspondence with prominent émigrés including George Guins and Rodion Berezov.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russians -- United States
    Music -- United States
    Music -- Societies, etc.
    Political refugees
    Soviet Union
    Soviet Union -- Emigration and immigration
    United States -- Emigration and immigration