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  • Title: Nikolaǐ Morshen papers
    Date (inclusive): 1949-2008
    Collection Number: 2013C30
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Mainly in Russian.
    Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes 2.5 linear feet
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and audiovisual material, relating to Russian literature. Includes papers of Nikolaǐ Narokov, Russian writer and father of Nikolaǐ Morshen.
    Location note: Hoover Institution Archives.
    Creator: Morshen, Nikolaǐ.


    The collection is open for research. The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Nikolaǐ Morshen papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical note

    Nikolai Nikolaevich Marchenko, a Russian émigré writer best known under the pen name Nikolai Morshen, taught Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey and wrote poetry in his spare time. His father, Nikolai Vladimirovich Marchenko, pen name Nikolai Narokov, is known for two novels: Mogu! and Mnimye velichiny, translated into English as The Chains of Fear (Chicago: Regnery, 1958).

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection includes drafts of writings by both Nikolaǐ Narokov and Nikolaǐ Morshen, some of them autobiographical, particularly reminiscences and sketches reflecting their experiences under Soviet rule. A small amount of correspondence concerns their lives as displaced persons in Germany following the Second World War; also included are the writings of another émigré and colleague, Vladimir Markov, a professor of Russian literature at the University of California at Los Angeles.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Narokov, Nikolai.
    Russian literature.
    Russians--United States.