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  • Title: Vladimir Vasil'evich Krat papers
    Date (inclusive): 1889-2007
    Collection Number: 2015C44
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (5.2 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, personal documents, printed matter, and photographs relating to the petroleum industry and to Russian émigré affairs. Includes some papers of other family members.
    Creator: Krat, Vladimir Vasil'evich, 1889-
    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

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vladimir Vasil'evich Krat papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Russian mining and petroleum engineer; subsequently émigré in the United States.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Biographical File contains birth certificates, baptismal certificates, educational records, employment records, and military service records pertaining to Krat and some of his family. The family file within this series contains correspondence between Krat and his family members, including correspondence received by his wife, Daria Ivanovna, and their daughter, Olga. There is also correspondence from Krat's brother, Agei Vasilevich.
    The Writings series contains essays Krat wrote on various subjects, as well as associated correspondence.
    The Correspondence series consists of letters received by Krat originating from émigré organizations and various prominent people in the Russian diaspora. Many contain information about life in the diaspora and also efforts to secure the immigration of Displaced Persons.
    The Subject File contains many newspaper clippings about the Russian diaspora, as well as documents on mining and the oil industry. The subject file on the oil industry contains a number of large blueprints of oil wells, as well as geological charts.
    The Photographs series in this collection contains images of mining operations and Krat's life in Los Angeles, as well as miscellaneous photographs from the nineteenth century.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russians -- United States
    Petroleum industry and trade