Register of the Vekshin-Dutikow papers

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Title: Vekshin-Dutikow papers
Date (bulk): 1916-2013
Collection Number: 2014C47
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Mainly in Russian
Physical Description: 24 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 card file box (10.1 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, personal documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to life in displaced person camps in Germany after World War II, and to Russian émigré affairs. Includes papers of Irene Dutikow, daughter of Vladimir Vekshin, and of her husband, Vsevolod Dutikow, a Russian Orthodox priest.
Creator: Vekshin, Vladimir Alekseevich, 1890-1958
Creator: Dutikow, Irene
Creator: Dutikow, Vsevolod
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vekshin-Dutikow papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Biographical / Historical

Vladimir Vekshin was born in Haapsalu, Estonia. After graduation gymnasium he went to university. During World War I, he was transferred to the Nikolaev Cavalry School, fought on the fronts, participated in the White Movement. After the Red Army defeated the White Army, he returned to his homeland in Estonia. Vekshin was engaged in the cultivation of flowers and fruits in a personal plot in Haapsalu, opened an advertising agency in Tallinn. In 1944, he fled from the communist threat to Germany. He later emigrated to the United States.
Vsevolod (Mikhailovich) Dutikow (Vladimir Vekshin's son-in-law) was born on October 10, 1929 in the village of Aleksandrovskaia in the Stavropol' Territory. The son of a member of the Narodno-Trudovoi Soiuz (NTS) Mikhail Mikhailovich Dutikow (1908-1967), Vsevolod Dutikow emigrated with his parents from the USSR in 1943, along with German units to the west. After the end of the war, he first lived in Frankfurt-on-Maine, where in 1946 he entered the Russian Federal Law School together with his brother as a solo scout. In the school year 1946-1947 he studied at the gymnasium and lived in a boarding school in Wilhelmstal. In 1947, he returned to his parents in Frankfurt and worked at the Posev office. In 1950, he left Germany to reside in the United States. Dutikow received a technical education with a degree in metalworking technique. In 1977, he joined the Congress of Russian Americans (CRA), where he was a Secretary of the Main Board from 1977 to 1979. Since 1979, Dutikow has been the churchwarden of the Church of the Annunciation in Flushing (New York). Having received a spiritual education, he was a reader and subdeacon. Later Dutikov ordained as a priest in the bosom of the ROCOR (1991). At the same time he was appointed assistant confessor of the Tsarskoye Selo squad (New York). As archpriest, he was appointed in 1994 the rector of the Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, New York. Dutikow was a delegate of the Vth All-Diaspora Council of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (May 2006) from the Committee of Russian Orthodox Youth. He was awarded the right to wear a cross with ornaments (May 2008).
Dutikow was married to Irina Vladimirovna Vekshin, Vladimir Vekshin's daughter. She worked for many years as the head of the library at Radio Liberty in New York and was chairman of the Flushing department of the CRA.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is rich correspondence to Vekshin from friends and fellow officers while in displaced camps in Germany between 1945 and 1951. This is an extraordinary resource for the study of life in DP camps and the experience of forced migration caused by war.
Also included are Vekshin's personal papers, such as service records, promotion documents, and other materials, as well as a biographical and genealogical sketch by his daughter Irene Dutikow, and photographs of Vekshin's children.
Additional material added in 2017 include albums of press clippings and other matter related to Irene Dutikow (nee Vekshin) and other members of the Dutikow and Vekshin families from 1951 to1991 and undated, photo albums, album sheets and loose prints dating from 1930 to 2015, a framed watercolor of a Russian Orthodox Church, and miscellaneous songbooks produced by the Organizatsiia Rossiiskikh iunykh razvedchikov and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia dated from 1980 to 2008. Apart from family photos, the photographic material depicts Irene Dutikow's work at Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty from 1987 to 2001, the Congress of Russian Americans, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the Organizatsiia Rossiiskikh iunykh razvedchikov from 1983 to 1997, and her pilgrimages to Orthodox sites in the USA and abroad with Fr. Vsevolod Dutikow from 1989 to 2015.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russians -- United States
Russia -- Emigration and immigration
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees
Russians -- Estonia
Russkai͡ pravoslavnai͡a t͡serkov' zagranit͡seĭ

 

Family File 1880-2017

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, identification papers, government documents, certificates, service records, and photographs of the related Vekshin and Dutikow families.
box 11

History of the Vekshin family 1912-1921

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, genealogical charts, notes and forms, family lines and historical sketches, clippings and printed material relating to family matters and family history.
 

Dutikow (nee Vekshin), Irene 1930-2015

 

Biographical file 1930-2015

Scope and Contents

Includes identification documents, educational and employment records, and immigration papers. Arranged by physical form alphabetically.
box 1

Address books and notes 1952

box 10

Autobiography and family history notes 1961-1996

 

Educational documents 1938-1983

box 10

1938-1983

box 14

1979

 

Employment records 1970-2002

Scope and Contents

Includes applications for work, appointment letters, resumes, certificates of recognition, and photographs.
box 4

1970-2000

box 9

1981-2002

box 17

Family photo calendars 1998-2000

box 3

Graduation autograph book 1952

box 26

Identification documents and certificates 1930-1994

box 10

Naturalization papers 1957

box 26

Photographs 1972-2001

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs relating to the career of Irene Dutikow as a librarian at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc.
box 10

Printed matter 2005-2015

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings and articles relating to I. Dutikow.
box 24

Recognitions and achievements 1996-2009

Scope and Contents

The World Who's Who of Women, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who of American Women certificates.
box 5

Correspondence 1956-2014

box 5

1956-1992

box 3

1959-1992

box 3

2008-2010

box 10

Anderson, Karen 2001-2010

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs.
box 3

Minjaev, Martin 2004-2006

box 3

Tatunts, Arnold 2004-2010

box 3

Valiev, Murt Timurovich 2013-2014

box 10

Vershinin, Aleksandr 2001-2011

 

Writings 1957-1979

Scope and Contents

Includes background materials, correspondence and writings, arranged chronologically by title.
box 4

General 1957-1979

box 4

"Folklor in Pushkin" circa 1970

box 4

"Barmalei: a Tale in Verse by Kornei Chukovsky Translated by Irene Dutikov" 1973

box 4

"Bibliographical Guide to the History of the Russian Orthodox Church" 1974

box 4

"Tourism in the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia" 1975

box 17

"The Development of the Annunciation Icon iin Russia" 1979

box 4

"Kornei I. Chukovsky: a Bibliographical Study" 1979

box 23

Travel journals 1987-2011

Scope and Contents

Daily entries, notes, short stories and inserts, arranged chronologically.
box 24

Scrapbooks 1953-1991

Scope and Contents

Include clippings, calling cards, greeting cards and correspondence, event programs, menus, and notes in chronological progression relating to Irene Dutikow's life.
 

Dutikow, Vsevolod (Wsewolod)

 

Biographical file 1929-2017

Scope and Contents

Includes identification papers, certificates, ecclesiastical documents, correspondence, and printed matter. Arranged alphabetically by physical form.
box 6

Obituaries and letters of condolence to the family 2015-2016

 

Personal papers 1929-2015

Scope and Contents

Includes personal documents and certificates, ecclesiastical documents, and will. Arranged alphabetically by physical form.
box 2

1929-2015

box 26

1947-1987

box 2

Printed matter 1997-2017

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, leaflets, and brochures about or mentioning Father Dutikow.
 

Correspondence 1987-2012

box 2

General 1987-2012

box 2

Nikolai (Shevel'chinskii), father 1987-1996

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and scrapbook.
box 2

Russian Orthodox Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Israel 1993-1995

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with various monks.
box 2

Stephan (Envich), father 1990-1992

box 16

Diary 1989

 

Photographs 1930-2015

Scope and Contents

Prints of Father Vsevolod at church services and events.
box 22

1930-2008

box 17

1988-2002

box 21

2000-2002

box 19

2000-2012

box 21

40th anniversary of the St. Panteleimon Chapel on Lake Kittatinny in New Jersey. 2003

box 20

50th anniversary of Archpastoral Service by His Eminence Metropolitan Vitaly 2001

box 18

50th anniversary of the Parish in honor of St. Seraphim of Sarov the Wonderworker 2003

box 25

100th anniversary of Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, New York 2015

box 25

All-Diaspora Council at San Francisco 2006

box 25

Bishops annual visit of Holy Trinity Church in Astoria, New York 2009-2014

box 25

Bogoroditsky Lesninsky Monastery (Lesninsky dwelling), France 1996

box 25

Convent of St. Nicholas 2014

box 20

Graduation from Synod School 1971

box 18

Holy Spirit Day 2002

box 19

Kazan icon of the Blessed Mother of God in Bulgaria 1995

box 20

Litany on Site of the World Trade Center 2001

box 25

Mary Magdalen Church in Haapsalu, Estonia 2004

box 21

Nativity of the Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church, Albany, New York 2006

box 18

Ordination in the deacon 1989

box 18

Ordination in the priest 1991

box 25

Orthodox Youth Conference in Brazil 1997

box 25

Parish House at Astoria 2000

box 20

Russian Orthodox Church in Brazil 2002

box 21

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Howell, New Jersey 2005

box 21

St. Sergius Russian Orthodox Church at the Tolstoy Foundation Center 1997

box 18

Transfiguration of Jesus 2003

 

Trinity Day 2000-2014

box 20

2000, 2003-2004

box 18

2001-2002

box 25

2005, 2014

box 25

Trip to Bulgaria 2000

box 25

Trip to England and France 1996

 

Trips to Estonia 1998-2003

Scope and Contents

Includes printed matter.
box 21

1998

box 26

2003

box 18

Trip to Mansonville 2002

 

Sermons 1988-2015

Scope and Contents

Includes sermons and messages by Father Vsevolod. Arranged chronologically.
box 8

1988-2015

box 6

1989-2013

box 7

1989-2015

box 8

Writings 1975-1976

Scope and Contents

Includes background material, notes, and drafts.
box 10

Pierce-Vekshin, Tat'iana (Tanya) 2012-2015

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondencce and printed matter related to Pierce-Vekshin.
 

Vekshin (nee Minjaeva), Liudmila 1920-1989

 

Correspondence 1944-1989

box 13

1944-1985

box 3

1948-1986

box 5

1984-1989

box 22

Photographs 1920-1962

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of her family.
 

Vekshin, Vladimir 1880-1961

 

Biographical File 1880-1959

Scope and Contents

Includes identification and educational documents, employment records, and immigration papers of Vladimir and other members of family. Arranged by physical form alphabetically.
box 19

Address book circa 1945

box 19

Educational documents 1918-1919

box 19

Employment records 1937-1951

box 19

Identification documents and certificates 1880-1956

box 19

Military records 1912-1918

 

Correspondence 1944-1961

Scope and Contents

Cards and letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 1

Drobotova, A. 1946-1949

box 1

Ehlertz, W. 1949

box 1

Eller, Antonina 1947-1955

box 1

Horn, A. 1946-1948

box 1

Klemarov, A. 1948-1948

box 1

Kometz, G. 1953-1955

box 1

Kuzmin, A. 1945-1950

box 1

Parnpuu, Georg 1945-1954

box 1

Randpold, P. 1946-1958

box 1

Rud. Koll 1946-1953

box 1

Thamm, Leo 1944-1954

box 19

Vekshin, Irina (Irene) 1948-1949

box 1

Young, Fred and Linda 1956-1961

box 22

Photographs 1925-1950

 

Subject File 1912-2015

box 10

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music 1973-1980

Scope and Contents

Classical concert programs, including Lara Dutikov's perfomance.
 

Congress of Russian-Americans, Inc. 1970-1988

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, newsletters, appeals, and photographs.
box 20

Circa 1970

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs taken at the Fifth National Convention.
box 18

1979-1985

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence.
box 22

1983-1988

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Mstislav Rostropovich at his induction ceremony into the Russian-American Hall of Fame.
box 16

Nikolaevskii Cavalry Academy (Николаевское Кавалерийское Училище) 1912-1984

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed matter, maps, and photographs relating to cavalry .
 

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) 1955-2015

Scope and Contents

Includes correpondence, writings, and printed matter. Original folder titles and arrangement were maintained.
box 17

Vth All-Diaspora Cathedral 2008

box 21

All-Diaspora Pastoral Meeting 2003

box 16

Church school 1990-1994

box 16

Churchwarden 1955

box 16

Decrees 1993-1996

box 16

Easter circa 1970

Scope and Contents

Broadcast script
box 16

Ecumenism 1993-1994

box 18

Glorification of John of Shanghai and San Francisco Wonderworker 2004

box 16

Pastoral theology 1963-1993

box 9

Relations with the Moscow Patriarchate 2003-2015

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence and printed matter.
 

Organization of Russian Young Pathfinders (Организация Российских Юных Разведчиков) 1958-1997

box 26

Annual summer camps 1979-1988

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of the Dutikov family at the camp.
box 26

Annual Cadet Ball 1958-1980

Scope and Contents

Includes photograph of Princess Vera Konstantinovna Romanov.
box 26

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 1983-1997

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs depicting the Dutikov family at pilgrimage tours to Israel and Egypt.
box 26

Printed matter 1980-1990

Scope and Contents

Includes Пессенник Организации Российских Юных Разведчиков
 

Audiovisual File 2008

Scope and Contents

Videorecordings of the Vth All-Diaspora Cathedral (18 Sony MiniDV Tapes)
 

Oversize Material 1898-2008

box 14

Vth All-Diaspora Cathedral 2008

Scope and Contents

Group photograph of participants
box 15

Aleksei L'vovich Vekshin's certificates of recognition for a high performing charity 1898-1901

box 14

Bishop Gabriel, Father Gregory and Father Vsevolod (Wsevolod) 2008

Scope and Contents

Group photo with parishioners
box 14

Father Vsevolod's (Wsevolod's) Deacon Ordination Certificate 1989

box 14

Irene Vekshin Dutikow's certificates of completion courses at Hunter College 1979

box 14

Maria-Magdalena Congregational 170 Years Anniversary, an article by J. Ives 2006

box 28

Посвящается Дъйствительному Статскому Совътнику Алексъю Львовичу Въкшину: "Тебъ поемъ Херувимская", два церковныхъ хора, сочиненiе О. Ф. Томашекъ , gift edition circa 1900

box 12

Material not yet described

box 27

Material not yet described