Inventory of the Kuroki Chikayoshi papers

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Title: Kuroki Chikayoshi papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1926
Collection Number: 2019C37
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Japanese
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, and printed matter, relating to gold allegedly transferred to Kuroki by Cossack ataman Grigorii Semenov.
Creator: Kuroki, Chikayoshi, 1883-1934
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], Kuroki Chikayoshi Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Biographical note

Captain, Japanese army; military adviser to White Russian forces during Russian Civil War.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Kuroki Chikayoshi papers contain correspondence, reports, and printed matter related to gold allegedly transferred to Kuroki by Cossack ataman Grigorii Semenov.
Kuroki was a military officer who joined the Russian Army in World War I. He acted as a military advisor to pro-Japanese leader of the White movement Grigorii Semenov. He was also close to Japanese general Araki Sadao and played an important role in Kōdōha (Imperial Way Faction)—a political faction that aimed to establish a military government in Japan in the 1920s and 1930s.
Grigorii Semenov, also known as Grigory Mikhaylovich Semenov (Григо́рий Миха́йлович Семёнов; 1890 –1946), was a Japanese-supported leader of the White movement in Transbaikal and its surrounding area from December 1917 to November 1920 and lieutenant general and Ataman of Baikal Cossacks (1919).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920
Semenov, G. (Grigoriĭ), 1890-1945

box 1, folder 1

Reports circa 1920-1923

box 1, folder 2

Newspaper articles circa 1920-1965

box 1, folder 3

Incoming correspondence circa 1917-1926

box 1, folder 4

Correspondence circa 1924-1926