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Partial Register of the Boris N. Volkov Papers, 1915-1963
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Description
Speeches and writings, correspondence, clippings, other printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian literature, the Russian Civil War in Siberia and Mongolia, the career of the White Russian commander Baron Ungern-Shternberg, Russian émigré affairs, and anti-communist movements in the United States. Includes a translation by Elena Varneck and a fictionalized autobiographical account of the Russian Civil War.
Background
B. N. Volkov was born in Ekaterinoslavl' (Siberia) on 30 May 1894 (N.S.). A university student in law, he volunteered for military duty at the front in 1915, serving in Poland and the Caucasus as commander of a medical unit responsible for retrieving wounded soldiers from the front lines. In December 1917, he was involved in an anti-Bolshevik uprising in Irkutsk. During the Russian Civil War, Volkov served as an agent of the Siberian Provisional (later All-Russian) government in Mongolia.
Extent
1 manuscript box, 23 microfilm reels, digital files (3.9 linear feet)
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For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection 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.