Accession Inventory of the Lev I͡Akovlev papers

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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


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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


Accession Inventory

box 1, folder 1-11

Paper material 1904-1990, undated

Scope and Contents

Personal papers and documents, writings, correspondence (including correspondence to Vera and Irene Iakovlev), and clippings.
box 1, folder 12-14

Photographs undated

Scope and Contents

Family portraits and photographs of unidentified stage performances.
box 2, folder 1-6

Printed material 1936-1965, undated

Scope and Contents

Music, theatre, and dance performance publications, primarily San Francisco-based.