Register of the Antonina Dmitrievna Ignat'eva papers

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Title: Antonina Dmitrievna Ignat'eva papers
Date (inclusive): 1907-1967
Collection Number: 2018C11
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Russian and English
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, fictional and other writings, personal documents, printed matter, and photographs relating to the Russian Civil War in Siberia, and to Russian émigré affairs. Includes papers of other family members.
Creator: Ignat'eva, Antonina Dmitrievna
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2017.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Antonina Dmitrievna Ignat'eva papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

Russian resident of Chita, Siberia; subsequently émigré in the United States.
1900 29 April Born, Chita, Transbaikal Province, Russian Empire
1919 19 November Married Vladimir Romanovich Torchinov
1920 15 November Birth of daughter Zina
1922-1923 Lived in Qingdao (Tsingtao), China
1923 7 October Arrived in the United States (Seattle, Washington)
1926 30 November Moved to Los Angeles, California
1930 Last name changed from Torchinov to Torchin
1972 13 June Death of Vladimir Torchin
1982 2 January Died, Los Angeles, California

Scope and Content of Collection

Biographical materials, diaries, correspondence, writings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russians in Chita (Transbaikal Province) during the Revolution and Civil War (1917-1921), in China and the United States. Includes papers of other Ignat'ev Ignatieff family members.
This collection consists mainly of the writings and fragments of writings of Antonina (Nina) Dimitrievna Ignat'eva, the daughter of a rich Chita merchant, who from her school days was actively engaged in amateur literary and dramatic activities in Chita and Los Angeles. The most historically significant part of the collection is the diaries she kept in Chita from late June 1917 to late May 1918, November 1918 to February 1919, and a diary fragment covering late October to early November 1920. Through the eyes of a young adult one sees the spread of revolution in the Russian Far East and the subsequent civil war. Since her future husband was an adjutant to Ataman G. M. Semenov, she was also able to observe Semenov's domestic life.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russians -- United States
Russia -- Emigration and immigration
Siberia (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921

box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE 1922

box 1, folder 1

Educational records 1922

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Contains a notebook on cosmetic dermatology
box 1

CORRESPONDENCE 1923-1931 and undated

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Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 1, folder 2

Unidentified 1923-1931 and undated

box 1, folder 3

Grandmother 1931

box 1, folder 4

Ignat'ev (Ignatieff), Aleksandr and Mikhail Dimitrievich (brothers) 1923-1926 undated

box 1, folder 5

Ignat'eva, Mariia Dionis'evna (mother) undated

box 1, folder 6

Kulaev (Koulaieff), Ivan Vasil'evich 1926

box 1

DIARIES 1917-1930

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Daily entries, notes and inserts arranged chronologically
box 1, folder 7

Journal 1917-1919.

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Holograph. Contains records of class schedule, sculpting lessons, theater attendance, and other activities.
box 1, folder 8

Diary 1917-1918.

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Holograph. Contains entries from 27 Jun. 1917 – 21 May 1918. Also includes two interpolations from 1930.
box 1, folder 9

Diary 1918-1919.

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Holograph. Contains entries from 25 Nov. 1918 – 4 Feb. 1919
box 1, folder 10

Diary 1920

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Holograph. Contains entries from 22 Oct. – 10 Nov. 1920
box 1, folder 11

Diary 1927-1930.

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Holograph. Contains entries from 12 Jul. 1927 – 15 Nov. 1930
 

WRITINGS 1916-1932 and undated

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Fragments, plays and short stories, arranged chronologically by title
box 1

General

box 1, folder 12-37

Fragments undated.

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Holograph and typescript. Includes untitled fragments of brief plays, short stories, sketches and notes
box 2, folder 1

"Admiral Kolchak i Semenov," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 2

"A Few Words about Paul Bern," undated.

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Typescript
box 2, folder 3

"Desiat' liet tomu nazad," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 4

"Drakony. Shutka v odnom deistvie," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 5

"Etiud," undated.

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Typescript
box 2, folder 6

"Imenitoe kupechestvo. P'esa v 3-kh deistviiakh," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 7

"Lebed'," undated.

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Typescript
box 2, folder 8

"Maiorat. (Kratkii konspekt romana)," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 9

"Nervy. (Iz zapisnoi knizhki)," undated.

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Typescript
box 2, folder 10

"Sadko (iz derevni). Komediia v odnom deistvii i trekh kartinakh," undated.

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Typescript
box 2, folder 11

"S bol'shoi dorogi," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 12

"Sol' tsaritsy," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 13

"Stranitsy iz voennoi zhizni," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 14

"Tsyganskiia nastroeniia. Muzykal'naia pantomima," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 15

"Tysiacha vtoraia noch'," undated.

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Holograph and typescript
box 2, folder 16

"Vengeance. Etude," undated.

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Holograph. Also includes a draft letter to an unnamed editor
box 2, folder 17

"V kasting offisie. (Russian interview)," undated.

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Holograph
box 2, folder 18

"Iz t'my k svietu," 1916

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Holograph
box 2, folder 19

"Ia prines na tvoi grob belosnezhnye rozy. Novella," 1919

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Holograph
box 2, folder 20

"On i ona. Novella," 1919

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Holograph and typescript
box 2, folder 21

"Pod zaborom. (Iz zhizni bogemy). (Etiud)," 1920

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Holograph
box 2, folder 22

"Tanagrskiia statuetki. (S natury)," 1921

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Holograph
box 2, folder 23

"Nikto," 1924

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Holograph
box 2, folder 24

"Nobody," 1924

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Typescript
box 2, folder 25

"Pin'-Din'. Ddramaticheskii etiud v 1 d. i 3 kart. (Iz zakulisnoi zhizni)," 1925

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Holograph
box 2, folder 26

"Olvais'," 1926

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Holograph
box 2, folder 27

"Osenniia nastroeniia," 1926

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Holograph
box 2, folder 28

Untitled 1926

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Holograph
box 2, folder 29

"Liubov' i svoboda. Novella," 1927

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Holograph
box 2, folder 30

"Korabli. (Rozhdestvenskaia novella)," 1928

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Holograph
box 2, folder 31

"Russkii byt. (Komediia v odnom deistvii)," 1929

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Typescript
box 2, folder 32-33

Untitled adaptation of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty" for the stage (in Russian) 1929

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Holograph and typescript. See also PRINTED MATTER/Programs for the 1930 production at the Russian Women's Aid Society of Los Angeles
box 2, folder 34

"Bezprizornaia. Muzykal'naia drama-misteriia," 1930

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Holograph
box 2, folder 35

Untitled 1930

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Holograph
box 2, folder 36

"Greza bielaia," 1932

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Typescript
box 2

WRITINGS BY OTHERS 1919 and undated.

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Arranged alphabetically by author
box 2, folder 37

Anonymous, "U lukomor'ia dub srubili…," undated.

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Holograph. An adaptation of the Prologue to A. S. Pushkin's "Ruslan and Ludmilla" in the form of political satire on Stalin's regime ca 1935
box 2, folder 38

Ghermanoff, George F., "Umiraiushchiia serdtsa," undated.

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Typescript
box 2, folder 39

Likhachev, Mikhail Mikhailovich, "Mariia," 1919

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Typescript. A brief play featuring Nina Ignat'ev, Vladimir Torchinov, Ataman G. M. Semenov's wife Mariia, and others
box 2, folder 40

Sheshmintsev, Sergei, "Vecherniia grezy," undated.

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Holograph
box 3

FAMILY FILE 1907-1967 and undated.

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Papers of other members of the Ignat'ev (Ignatieff) family, arranged alphabetically by name and therein by physical form
box 3

Ignat'ev (Ignatieff), Aleksandr Dimitrievich (brother) 1919-1929

box 3

Biographical file 1919-1923 and undated

box 3, folder 1

Identity papers 1923

box 3, folder 2

Military service records 1919-1922

box 3

Correspondence 1921-1929 and undated

box 3, folder 3

Unidentified 1921-1924 and undated

box 3, folder 4

Ignat'eva, Tat'iana Stepanovna undated

box 3, folder 5

Samarina, A. 1923

box 3, folder 6

Semenov, D. 1923

box 3, folder 7

Sheshmintsev, Sergei 1921-1923 and undated

box 3, folder 8

Sheshmintsev, Viktor 1929 and undated

box 3, folder 9

Financial records 1923 and undated

box 3, folder 10

Miscellany undated

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A notebook listing durable paints and describing various glues, and a set-design drawing
 

Ignat'eva, Mariia Dionis'evna (mother) 1907-1923 undated

box 3

Correspondence

box 3, folder 11

General 1921-1923 and undated

box 3, folder 12

Ignat'eva, Nina Dimitrievna 1917-1922 undated

box 3, folder 13

Kulaev (Koulaieff), Ivan Vasil'evich 1922

box 3, folder 14

Reminiscences 1907

box 3

Torchinov (Torchinoff, Torchin), Vladimir Romanovich (husband) 1927-1967 and undated

box 3, folder 15

Correspondence undated

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Letter from V. Chernykh
box 3, folder 16

Financial records 1927-1967 and undated

box 3

PRINTED MATTER 1914-1937 and undated

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Booklet, clippings, journal, and programs
box 3, folder 17

Clippings undated

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Includes an incomplete clipping from an unidentified Chita newspaper regarding the confiscation of Ignat'ev family property
box 3, folder 18

From Letters of Congratulation to I. V. Koulaieff on His Eightieth Birthday, January 20, 1937, n.l., n.p. 1937

box 3, folder 19

Programs 1930 and undated.

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Includes program to Nina D. Ignat'eva's (Torchina's) adaptation and staging of "Sleeping Beauty"
box 3, folder 20

Solntse Rossii, (St. Petersburg, Russia)

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1914: #232(29)-233(30) [incomplete], 247(45), 249(46)-252(49), 255(52) and six unnumbered issues
box 3

PHOTOGRAPHS undated [circa 1919-1920]

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Three prints depicting Nina D. Ignat'eva (Ignatieff), General Grigorii Mikhailovich Semenov, and his adjutant Vladimir Romanovich Torchinov (Torchinoff)
box 3, folder 21

Ignat'eva (Ignatieff), Nina Dimitrievna undated

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One print
box 3, folder 22

Semenov, Grigorii Mikhailovich undated [ca 1919-1920].

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One print depicting General Semenov with an unidentified Japanese officer. The print is pasted to a portion of an album page. On the reverse are photographs of two unidentified individuals.
box 3, folder 23

Torchinov (Torchinoff), Vladimir Romanovich undated [ca 1920]

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One print