Register of the Natalii︠a︡ Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina papers

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Title: Natalii︠a︡ Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina papers
Date (inclusive): 1964-2018
Collection Number: 2019C48
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, digital media (3.33 Linear Feet)
Physical Description: 37 digital files (.001 Gigabytes)
Abstract: Relates to social conditions in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. Includes extensive correspondence from the Russian social activist and political figure, I͡Ulii͡a Ginzburg, from the mid-1970s until the late 1990s. Many letters are addressed to Natalia Pervukhina, her husband Erik Pervukhin, Professor of Art at Missouri State University, and Pervukhina's mother. Includes letters from family and friends and letters, as well as a memoir, by Natalia Pervukhina with recollections about her life in the United States
Creator: Pervukhina, Natalia, 1943-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2018.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], I͡Ulii͡a Ginzburg correspondence, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Processing Information

Title changed from I͡Ulii͡a Ginzburg correspondence to Natalii͡a Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina papers in 2021 with the addition of a significant increment of materials.

Biographical Note

Natalia Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina (b. 1943) is a Professor emerita at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Natalia Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina was born and raised in Moscow in a family of Soviet intelligentsia. She had lived in the Soviet Union for more than thirty-five years. She graduated from the Moscow State University in 1967 with M.A. in English literature and upon graduation worked in various capacities. Relatively early in her life she became critical of the Soviet regime and its ideology. Her family emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1979.
After immigration to the United States, Natalia Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Russian from Bryn Mawr College. Her dissertation grew into a book, Anton Chekhov: the Sense and the Nonsense (Legas, 1993).
She has taught at Bryn Mawr College (1980-1986), Middlebury summer school (1982-2000), and at the University of Illinois, Urbana (1987-1994). Finally, she became Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and taught there from 1994 through 2019.
Natalia Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina authored a book of memoirs about her life in Moscow, and numerous articles on Chekhov, Pushkin, Solzhenitsyn, S. Zayaitsky, and M.Bulgakov in which she explored the connection between the author's narrative strategy and his world-view in English, Russian, and French.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Natalia Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina correspondence series consists primarily of correspondence with her family and friends, including distant family in France, co-workers and students. The most essential part of this series are letters she and her husband had received from Yulia Ginzburg, their longtime friend, translator, literary scholar, public figure, journalist, and editor.
The Lidiia Kamyshnikova correspondence series includes letters from family and friends depicting life in the Soviet Union/Russia.
The Eric Pervukhin file includes vast correspondence and writings. In addition to letters to and from Yuliia Ginzburg, the correspondence includes letters from Russian writer and translator Andrei Sergeev and Aleksandr Sumerkin, Russian-American translator, literary critic, and editor. The series also contains letters from family and friends in the Soviet Union/Russia, and in the United States, as well as job related correspondence. The Eric Pervukhin writings include poems, stories and a short novel.
The Digital materials series includes Natalia Kmyshnikova-Pervukhina recollections about her life in the United States, including her work at Middlebury Russian summer school where she met Russian and American famous figures in the area of Slavic Studies, Russian émigré of the three waves, and visitors from the Soviet Union. She vividly described her meetings with Joseph Brodsky and а lecture of G. Shmakov about Soviet Ballet.

Arrangement Statement

The collection is arranged into five major series: Natalia Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina correspondence series (1964-2014), Lidiia Kamyshnikova correspondence series (1980-1995), the Eric Pervukhin file (1964-2016), Printed matter (2000-2016), and Digital materials(1980-2018).
The bulk of the collection contains correspondence; the collection was divided into series based on the primary recipient and sender of letters. Natalia Kamyshnikova-Pervukhina, her Mother Lidiia Kamyshnikova, and Natalia's husband Eric Pervukhin.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 1970-1991
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1991-
Soviet Union -- Emigration and immigration
United States -- Emigration and immigration
Russians -- United States
Ginzburg, I͡Ulii͡a, 1941-2010 -- Correspondence
Pervukhina, Natalia, 1943- -- Correspondence
Pervukhin, Eric -- Correspondence

 

Наталья Камышникова-Первухина correspondence 1964-2014

Arrangement

Two groups of correspondence arranged by initial of last name, first by Cyrillic and then by Latinic
box 1, folder 1

Бейтер Александра 1992

box 1, folder 1

Бернштейн Лина 1988, 1991

box 1, folder 1

Бородина Наталья 1980-1991, 1997

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Федор Бородин and Анна Бородина
box 1, folder 2

Венгринова Любовь 1996

box 1, folder 2

Виноградова Екатерина (Катя) 1990-2009, undated

box 1, folder 3-4

Ворона Людмила (Мила) 1980-1992

 

Гинзбург Юлия 1964

box 1, folder 5-7

Letters to her 1964-1978, 1993-1995

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Эрик Первухин and letters from addressed to both, Н. Камышникова and Эрик Первухин
box 1, folder 8-9

Letters from her 1974, 1979-1984

Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Лидия Камышникова, typescripts of some Ginzburg's letters with Natalia's comments to them.
box 2, folder 1-3

Letters from her 1985-1998

box 2, folder 4-6

Transcript of letters, with comments 1974, 1979-1998

box 2, folder 7

Златeва Ида 1989

box 2, folder 7

Израэли Алина 1987-1988, 1991

box 2, folder 7

Камышников Александр 1979

Scope and Contents

Includes Natalia Pervukhin family information
box 2, folder 7

Камышникова Галина 1999, undated

box 2, folder 7-8

Камышникова Лидия (mother of Natalia) 1991, undated

box 2, folder 9

Котина Наталья 1985-1995

box 2, folder 9

Красавченко Татьяна (Танька) 1987-1994

box 2, folder 9

Кузьмичева Ольга 1995-2001

Scope and Contents

Includes letter to her.
box 2, folder 9

Лысова Екатерина 1999-2002

box 2, folder 10

Людомирская Г. 1993

box 2, folder 10-11

Малахова Ирина 1975-1994

box 2, folder 11

Невлер Инга and Леонид 1991

box 3, folder 1-4

Первухина Анна (daughter) 1975, 1982-2008

Scope and Contents

Includes letters to and from family and friends the day Anna was born, memorable papers with Anna's drawings, greetings, student works, and Natalia travel notes for her; and letters to and from the parents.
box 3, folder 5

Первухина Инга (sister-in-law) 1989, 2003, undated

box 3, folder 6-7

Первухин Эрик (husband) 1964, 1975-1999

box 3, folder 8

Привальская Светлана 1988-1998

box 3, folder 9

Раскина Александра and Александр Венцель ("Сашки") 1990-1999

box 3, folder 10

Сараскина Л.И. 1992

box 3, folder 10

Серебряный Сергей 1992

box 3, folder 10

Старостина Наталья and Александр Дорошевич 1980-1981, 1990, 1994

box 3, folder 10

Суховерко Татьяна and Владимир 1991-1995

box 3, folder 11

Тростина К. 1995-1996

box 3, folder 11

Туркова Е.С. 1996

box 3, folder 11

Фридланд Галина (Галя) 1989

box 3, folder 11

Фридман Вульф and Наталья 1968, 1981-1988

box 3, folder 11

Шпильберг-Арамина Евгения undated

box 3, folder 11

Яблоновская Дина (Дуня) 1981-1983

box 3, folder 11

Яблонский Павел 1980

box 4, folder 1

Unidentified or identified by the first name 1975-2005

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by first name
 

From extended family in France 1975-2004

box 4, folder 2-3

Dupont, Nicole 1975, 1980, 1984-1995

box 4, folder 4

Gontarbut, Nadya 2001-2004

box 4, folder 4

Gontarbut, Sania and Denis 1980, 1994

box 4, folder 5

Joseph, Leah and Sam 1980, 1991-1994

box 4, folder 6-7

Koifman, Alksandre (Шура) 1987-1997

Scope and Contents

Includes Koifman family tree, a letter from Aronin, and writing by Lion Koifman "My escape from Germany, 1941"
box 4, folder 8

American Association of Teaches of Slavic and East European Languages 2014

box 4, folder 8

Atin-Bat, Luba 1980

Scope and Contents

Includes letter from Claire Nicole and her resume.
box 4, folder 8

Bernstein, Lina circa 1999

box 4, folder 8

Bonnet, Solĕne 1983 July 13

box 4, folder 8

Bridgwood, Joan undated

box 4, folder 8

Bryn Mawr College 1980, 1983

box 4, folder 8

Coifman, Vicky 1993 July 27

box 4, folder 9

Erdman, Leslie E. (Natalia's students) 1982-1989, undated

box 4, folder 10

Fallen, James E. 1990, 1995-1999, 2003

box 4, folder 11

Feat, Willow 2004

box 4, folder 11

Fisher, Rolph and Ruth 1994-1998

Scope and Contents

Includes letter from Rolph Fisher to l. Leighton of 1998
box 4, folder 11

Fraueke, Peter 1993 (?)

box 4, folder 11

Gorodetsky, Gabriel 1995

box 4, folder 11

Greisenbeck, Donna 1988, 1990

box 4, folder 11

Hoffman, Greg 1981-1983

box 4, folder 12

Jewish Family Service of Southern New Jersey 1985

box 4, folder 12

Johnson, Paul undated

box 4, folder 12

Klimoff, Alekseĭ (Алеша) 1984-1985, 1990

box 4, folder 12

Kline, George 1988-1989, 1998-2006

box 5, folder 1

Kogan, Joseph 1991

box 5, folder 1

Kuffel, Josif 2009-2010

box 5, folder 1

Lieberman, Susan 1980-1994

box 5, folder 2

Lobytsyna, Maria 1999

Scope and Contents

Letters to her and from her
box 5, folder 3

McCornack, Reuben and Kathleen O'Reilly 2004

box 5, folder 3

Mazijn, Paul 1995

box 5, folder 3

Meijers, Ruud 1999

box 5, folder 3

Millar, Elizabeth 1980

box 5, folder 3

Mozejko, Eduard 1990

box 5, folder 3

Nelson, Eric 1997, 1999

box 5, folder 4

Pasternak-Slater, Ann (Liza) 1975-1997

box 5, folder 4

Popkin, Cathy 1993

box 5, folder 4

Raskin, Viktor 1980

Scope and Contents

Letter of recommendation
box 5, folder 5

Religious organization 2002-2004, 2009

Scope and Contents

Letters from Sister M. Eugene Nolan and Sister Kerèsè Brophy (Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin, Ireland)
box 5, folder 6

Rotshteĭn, Arnold M. 1980

box 5, folder 6

Shuster, Evelyn 1984

box 5, folder 6

Smirnov, Igor 1988

box 5, folder 6

Spat, Judith 1980

box 5, folder 6

Stern, Mona 1994

box 5, folder 6

Tall, Emily 1980-1981

box 5, folder 6

Tempest, Richard 1994, 1997

box 5, folder 7

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1993-1994

box 5, folder 7

University of Pittsburgh 1987

box 5, folder 7

University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1996

box 5, folder 7

Utgof, Grigori 1999

box 5, folder 7

Votava, Karen 1990

Scope and Contents

Includes pictures of Kittens and photocopy of the Cats Magazine
box 5, folder 7

Wyshkind, Sofia 1993

box 5, folder 7

Yad Vashen 1999

box 5, folder 7

Zobyssina (?), Maria 2000, 2004

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs.
box 5, folder 8

Identified by first name 1980, 1989-1991, undated

 

Лидия Камышникова correspondence 1980-1995

box 5, folder 9

Гинзбург Юлия 1980-1981

Scope and Contents

Includes letter to Наталья Первухина
box 5, folder 9

Гринцер Мария 1991, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes letter to her, 1983
box 5, folder 9

Коломинская Мария 1985, undated

box 5, folder 9

Коншин Святослав and Ольга Коншина 1988-1994

Scope and Contents

Includes questionnaire of the US State Department
box 5, folder 10

Лысова Екатерина 1982-1995

box 5, folder 10

Мандельштам, Мария 1992-1995

box 6, folder 1

Первухина Анна (Ася, granddaughter) 1987-1995, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes undated letters to her and notes by Л. Камышникова, 1998-2000
box 6, folder 2

Первухина (Камышникова) Наталья 1984-1995, undated

box 6, folder 3-4

Рапопорт Эльза Давыдовна 1988-1993

box 6, folder 4

Славуцкая Роза 1981-1986

box 6, folder 4

Трейвас А.З. 1985

box 6, folder 4

Identified by first name 1993, undated

 

Эрик Первухин file 1964-2016

 

Correspondence 1964-1998

Arrangement

Two groups of correspondence arranged by initial of last name, first by Cyrillic and then by Latinic
 

With family and friends 1964-1998

box 6, folder 5

Алешковский (?) Юз 1986, undated

box 6, folder 5

Аничков Михаил 1980-1981

box 6, folder 5

Барабанов Валерий 1989

box 6, folder 5

Городецкая Н. 1980, undated

box 6, folder 5

Ельницкая Светлана 1989

box 6, folder 6

Ефремов А. А 1980-1984, undated

box 6, folder 6

Здорик Татьяна Борисовна 1983,1986-1987

box 6, folder 6

Иорданская Л. 1991 January-May

box 6, folder 6

Искин Леонид circa 1989

box 6, folder 7

Климов Е. 1983

box 6, folder 7

Молодый Вадим 1992

Scope and Contents

Includes his publication (photocopy)
box 6, folder 7

Морозов Станислав 1981-1982, undated

box 6, folder 7

Никитина Елена 1980-1990

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of her paintings
box 6, folder 8

Первухина Инга (Eric's sister) 1989-1993, undated

box 7, folder 1

Первухина Наталья 1964, 1973-1975, 1990-1993

Scope and Contents

Includes letter from Eric.
box 7, folder 2

Резников Сергей 1980-1986, undated

box 7, folder 2

Селезнева, Т. Ф. undated

box 7, folder 3-10

Сергеев Андрей and Галина Муравьева 1975-1998

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings and envelopes
box 7, folder 11

Смирнов Игорь 1988

box 7, folder 11

Сумеркин Александр 1987

box 7, folder 11

Unidentified 1980, 1991, undated

Scope and Contents

Some letters identified by first name. Includes two letters from Eric to unidentified person.
box 8, folder 1

Armytage, W.H.G., Professor 1981

box 8, folder 1

Collins, Olya 1985-1989

box 8, folder 2

Davis, Deborah and Jon 1986

box 8, folder 2

Faulkner, James Garret 1989, 1991

box 8, folder 2

Feuer, Matthew 1990-1992

box 8, folder 2

Glade, Shirley A. 1990

box 8, folder 2

Hill, Laura 1991

box 8, folder 2

Kramer (?), David 1992

box 8, folder 2

Ratnikoff, L. 1990

box 8, folder 2

Schipper (Заболоцкая), Marina 1983

box 8, folder 2

Unidentified 1990-1993

 

Job related 1981-1989

box 8, folder 3

Association of Jewish Book Publishers 1987

Scope and Contents

Includes slides, clipping, and letter from Vily and Yevgenia Palanker (photocopy)
box 8, folder 3

Ariel Gallery 1987

box 8, folder 3

Bethea, David 1987

box 8, folder 3

Chicago Art Festival Organizing Committee 1989

box 8, folder 3

Davidson, Dan 1986

Scope and Contents

Letter of support and photocopies of a poster
box 8, folder 3

Dimensional Illustrators Award Show 1989

box 8, folder 3

Dimensional Illustrators Inc. (Kathleen Ziegler) 1989

box 8, folder 3

Lippincot, Susan (Jewish Family Service) 1981

box 8, folder 3

Loeb, Kurt 1983

box 8, folder 3

Stanton, Jenny (Louisiana State University) 1987

box 8, folder 3

University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1987

 

Writings 1980-2016

box 8, folder 4

"Рассказы, замечания, письма и записки Веры Николаевны Шевардиной"; "Родные просторы", "Похвала сну Сергея Андреева" circa 1980

Scope and Contents

Typescript. Includes notes taken by Наталья Первухина at the meeting with Soviet writers А. Битов, Б. Окуджава, Вяч. Иванов, and Ф. Искандер
box 8, folder 5-6

"Рассказы, замечания, письма и записки Веры Николаевны Шевардиной";" Путеводитель по Третьяковской галерее" circa 1980

Scope and Contents

Computer generated publication, designed by Э. Первухин, with his introduction, drawings, and holograph corrections (two versions) and a published book in memory of Андерей Сергеев. Includes holograph letter.
box 8, folder 6

Poems circa 2000

 

Printed matter 2000-2005, 2016

box 8, folder 7

Вестник magazine, no. 10 2003 May

Scope and Contents

A story by Александра Раскина, p. 52. Includes 2 prints (photocopies) depicting А. Раскина and А. Венцель.
box 8, folder 7

Jackson auction catalog 2000

box 8, folder 8

417 magazine; UTNE Reader; clipping 2005, 2016

Scope and Contents

Publications about Эрик Первухин.
 

Digital materials 1980-2018, undated

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Scope and Contents

Includes mostly recollections of Наталья Камышникова-Первухина about her life in the US and memoirs of her friend Н.Ф. Also includes images of correspondence by Ginzburg.