Inventory of the Bengt Jangfeldt papers

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Title: Bengt Jangfeldt papers
Date (inclusive): 1911-2007
Collection Number: 2018C38
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian, English, and Swedish
Physical Description: 27 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 8 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (24.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and audiovisual material relating to Russian literature and especially to Joseph Brodsky and Vladimir Mayakovsky. Includes correspondence with Brodsky and research material collected for a biography of Mayakovsky and other publications.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Jangfeldt, Bengt, 1948-

Access

Boxes 2-3 closed until 2024 January 24. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bengt Jangfeldt papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2018.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Bengt Jangfeldt, born 1948 in Stockholm, is a Swedish professor, author, translator, and researcher. He worked as an associate professor of Slavonic languages at Stockholm University and from 1989-2000 was the chief editor of Artes magazine.
His biography on Axel Munthe, Axel Munthe: The Road to San Michele, was published in 2003 and won the Swedish Academy's prize for biography. He published another large-scale biography about the myth-garlanded Russian poet Mayakovsky in 2007 and was awarded the prestigious August Prize for non-fiction. Jangfeldt also published a biography of Raoul Wallenberg, who, at immense personal risk, rescued many of Budapest's Jews from the Holocaust.
Jangfeldt also translated works from Joseph Brodsky and other Russian poets and prose-writers into Swedish. He was a close friend of Joseph Brodsky during the last ten years of Brodsky's life, which resulted in him writing Språket är Gud. Anteckningar om Joseph Brodsky ( Language Is God: Notes about Joseph Brodsky), which was translated into many languages.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and audiovisual material relating to Russian literature and especially to Joseph Brodsky and Vladimir Mayakovsky. Includes correspondence with Brodsky and research material collected for a biography of Mayakovsky and other publications.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996.
Mayakovsky, Vladimir, 1893-1930.
Russian literature.

Box 1

Biographical File

Box 2

CLOSED

Box 3

CLOSED

Box 4

Joseph Brodsky File

Box 5

Joseph Brodsky File (continued)

Box 6

Vladimir Mayakovsky File

Box 7

Vladimir Mayakovsky File (continued)

Box 7

Vladimir Mayakovsky File (continued)

Box 8

Vladimir Mayakovsky File (continued)

Box 9

Vladimir Mayakovsky File (continued)

Box 10

Vladimir Mayakovsky File (continued)

Box 11

Vladimir Mayakovsky File (continued)

Box 12

Vladimir Mayakovsky File (continued)

Box 13

Vladimir Mayakovsky File (continued)

Box 13

Roman Jakobson File

Box 14

Igor Severianin File

Box 15

Igor Severianin File (continued)

Box 16

Lili Brik File

Box 17

Lili Brik File (continued)

Box 17

Vasili A. Katanian File

Box 17

Osip Brik File

Box 18

Osip Brik File (continued)

Box 19

Khardzhiev File

Box 20

Arkadii Vaksberg File

Box 20

Mikhail Kuz'min File

Box 20

Osip Madel'shtam File

 

Subject File

Box 20

Russian Avant-Garde

Box 21

Russian Avant-Garde: Rare publications

Box 22

Russian Avant-Garde: Futurizm

Box 23

Futurizm

Box 24

Futurizm (continued)

Box 24

Far East publications

Box 25

Proletkul't

Box 26

Printed Matter

Scope and Contents note

Contains Jangfeldt's conference papers and essays as well as books by other authors with inscriptions, including works by Gennady Aigi, Joseph Brodsky, and Alexis Rannit.
Box 27

Research Materials

Scope and Contents note

Card catalog with excerpts for research.
 

Oversize Materials

Box 28

Printed matter, clippings, and an etching

Box 28

Clippings and photocopies

Map case

Poster and clippings

Box 30

Microfilm Reels

Scope and Contents note

Microfilmed research materials
Box 31

Microfilm Reels (continued)

Box 32

Video Recordings

Box 33

Video Recordings (continued)

Box 33

Video Recordings (continued)

Box 34

Video Recordings (continued)

Box 35

Sound Recordings

Scope and Contents note

Contains cassette tapes, sound reels, and a record. Includes interviews by Jangfeldt of Lili Birk, Lev Kopelev, Yuri Lotman, Efim Etkind, Andrey Siniavskii, Boris Pasternak, and others.
Box 36

Sound Recordings (continued)