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  • Title: Stefan Liashevskii papers
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1982
    Collection Number: 2008C42
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, and photographs, relating to the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian émigré affairs.
    Creator: Li͡ashevskiĭ, Stefan
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University


    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

    Materials were acquired by Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2008

    Preferred Citation

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

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

    Location of Originals

    In part, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York


    1899 June 17 Born, Taganrog, Russia
    19??-1934 Faculty, Novocherkassk Tekhnikum, USSR
    1934-1936 Senior geologist, Azov-Black Sea Trust, Rostov-on-Don, USSR
    1936-1939 Imprisoned in Siberian concentration camp
    1939 Senior geologist, Krasnodar', USSR
    1943 Ordained to priesthood, Taganrog, Russia
    1947 Author, Pervye liudi na zemle, po Bibleiskomu skazaniiu i dannym sovremennoi arkheologii
      Author, Pervoe velikoe tysiacheletie
    1953 Author, Prepodobnyi German Aliaskinskii
    1960 Author, Pervonachal'naia vetkhozavetnaia tserkov' v svete noveishikh raskopok i issledovanii
    1977 Author, Doistoricheskaia Rus': istoriko-arkheolo-gicheskoe issledovanie
    1986 Died, Augusta, ME


    Stefan Liashevskii was born in Taganrog, Russia, on June 17, 1899, and educated at the Novecherkassk tekhnikum, graduating in 1934. He worked as senior geologist for the Azov-Black Sea Trust in Rostov-on-Don until he was arrested in 1936 and imprisoned in a Siberian concentration camp for three years. On his release, Liashevskii returned to working as geologist. In 1943, however, he was ordained to the priesthood by the Russian Orthodox Church. As the Reverend Stefan Liashevskii, he immigrated to Germany in 1944, where he served in various parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia, including the Saint Prokopius church in Lübeck. Liashevskii arrived in the United States in 1957 and served briefly in the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate before being assigned to a parish in Maine under the auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia. He was also a biblical scholar, historian and writer, publishing several works on various topics, including biblical archeology and lives of the saints.
    Reverend Stefan Liashevskii died in 1986 in Augusta, Maine.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers reflect the writings, papers and research interests of Stefan Liashevskii, a geologist in the USSR, archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church, biblical scholar, and historian in emigration. Stefan Liashevskii had close relations with a number of Russian Orthodox hierarchs, which is reflected in his Correspondence File. Among his correspondents were Patriarch Aleksii (Simanskii), Metropolitan Iosif (Chernov) and Metropolitan Nikolai (Eremin).
    The Speeches and Writings FILE includes several historical essays and articles dedicated to ecclesiastical figures known personally by Liashevskii in Russia and in emigration, such as Patriarch Tikhon (Belavin), Metropolitan Serafim (Lade), Hieromonk Sofronii (Sakharov) and others.
    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 the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russians -- United States
    Russkai͡a pravoslavnai͡a t͡serkovʹ