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  • Title: Vakhan Fomich Totomiants papers
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1951
    Collection Number: 2001C17
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In Russian and English.
    Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings and biographical data, relating to economic cooperative movements and theory, and to Russian émigré affairs.
    Creator: Totomiants, Vakhan F. (Vakhan Fomich), b. 1875


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vakhan Fomich Totomiants papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.


    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.

    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.


    Vakhan Fomich Totomiants was born into an Armenian family in Astrakhan' on 3 February 1875. He graduated from the University of Brussels (1898) and received his Ph. D. from the University of Kiev (1915). As a specialist in cooperative economics, he wrote several treatises on cooperatives and economics in general: Teoriia kooperatsii (1918), Istoriia ekonomicheskikh i sotsial'nykh uchenii (1921), Osnovy kooperatsii (1923), and Iz istorii russkoi ekonomicheskoi mysli (1956).
    Generally considered to be one of the leading figures in the field, he taught in Kharkov', Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg, and following his emigration from Russia at several universities and institutes in Germany, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria between the wars.


    1875 February 3 Born, Astrakhan', Russia
    1898 Ph.D., University of Brussels, Belgium
    1915 Ph.D., Kiev University
    1918 Author, Teoriia kooperatsii
    1921 Author, Istoriia ekonomicheskikh i sotsial'nykh uchenii
    1922-1930 Taught at several universities and institutes in Prague, Czechoslovakia
    1923 Author, Osnovy kooperatsii
    1943 Author, Iz moikh vospominanii
    1956 Author, Iz istorii russkoi ekonomicheskoi mysli

    Scope and Content Note

    Vakhan F. Totomiants was a prominent theorist of economic cooperation, with many published works on the subject to his credit. This collection contains a number of his newspaper articles, reviews of his works and unpublished writings, particularly on economic subjects.
    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 Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
    The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cooperative societies.