Register of the Irina Grivnina papers

Finding aid prepared by Lora Soroka
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Title: Irina Grivnina papers
Date: 1928-2013
Collection Number: 2018C13
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian, English, and Dutch
Physical Description: 12 manuscript boxes, 11 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders (13.05 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, memoirs, other writings, printed matter, photographs, visual materials, and sound and video recordings relating to civil liberties in the Soviet Union, and especially to misuse of psychiatry for political repression in the Soviet Union.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Grivnina, Irina

Access

Box 23 closed until 2020 August 24.
The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2016.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Related Collection(s)

Aleksandr Ginzburg papers, Hoover Institution Archives; Vladimir Bukovskii papers, Hoover Institution Archives; Valentin Turchin papers, Hoover Institution Archives; Yuri Yarim-Agaev papers, Hoover Institution Archives; A.S. Esenin-Vol'pin papers, Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical Note

Irina Grivnina (b. 1945) received her education in electronics and mathematics at the Aeronautics University in Moscow and had worked as a mathematician for eleven years. In 1977 she started participating in the publication of the Samizdat ("self-publishing") magazine revealing psychiatric repression in the Soviet Union. Grivnina was a member of the Moscow Helsinki group. In 1980 she was arrested by the KGB and spent fourteen months in the Lefortovo prison. The court trial resulted in sentencing her to exile in Kazakhstan, where she spent two years. In 1983 Grivnina returned to Moscow and in 1985 she emigrated with her family to the Netherlands. Since then she has lived in Amsterdam, writing and translating for Dutch, American, and Russian newspapers and magazines and for the BBC Russian Service programs. Irina Grivnina is the author of six books published in the Netherlands; two of them were also published in Russian.

Scope and Content of Collection

The documents in Irina Grivnina papers reflect her participation in the dissident movement, arrest, prison term and internal exile, and fight for emigration. Her archive also documents her work as journalist and writer.
The collection is divided into ten series; some of them are described below.
The Biographical file consists mostly of Grivnina's trial documents and a number of complaints filed by Grivnina and her husband Vladimir Neplekhovich, in connections with her arrest, imprisonment, and especially exile. (In exile Irina was pregnant, and local KGB authorities insisted that she terminate her pregnancy.) The file also includes personal documents of Vladimir Neplekhovich reflecting complications he encountered at work because of Grivnina's dissident activities and arrest.
The Correspondence series contains conventional and electronic mail from Grivnina's family and friends. Attention should be paid to letters from Daniel Jaffe, a student from Israel, who met and befriended Grivnina in Moscow. Their correspondence lasted for twenty years, from 1978 to 1998.
Irina Grivnina wrote six novels in Russian; most of them were translated into Dutch and published in the Netherlands. Only one of her novels was published in Russian. Russian language novels and memoirs, mostly unpublished, are included in this collection. As a journalist, Irina Grivnina wrote extensively on political and cultural issues for newspapers and magazines and interviewed many prominent political and cultural figures from various countries for her BBC programs. These materials, as well as her translations, book reviews, lectures, and speeches on various occasions make Speeches and Writings series a valuable research resource.
The Writings by Others series includes stage adaptations by famous Russian theater director Mikhail Levitin (typescripts, unpublished); two plays by bard, dissident, and poet Yulii Kim; an essay by Vladimir Bukovskii.
The Subject File consists of personal documents of Grivnina's grandparents including work evaluation and KPSS member assessment of her grandfather, Colonel Pavel Al'tshuller, and Soviet military staff maps of the Stalingrad battle that he collected, and material gathered by Grivnina for a book she planned to write about Andeĭ Saklharov.
Photographs and slides in the Visual Materials contain images of famous Soviet and foreign writers, poets, and political figures (Vladimir Voinovich, Semen Lipkin, Inna Lisnianskaia, Venedikt Erofeev, Liudmila Petrushevskaia, Kendzaburō Ōe, Gunter Grass, Pavel Kohout, Václav Havel, and others) and of Soviet human rights activists (Mustafa Dzhemilev, Viacheslav Bakhmin, Vladimir Bukovskii, Aleksandr Podrabinek, and others), as well as photo reports from the Poésie International festival in Rotterdam, Pushkin conference in Bonn, Prague conference of dissidents residing in Russia and abroad, and the Glasnost' and Perstroika Congress. The series also includes photographs depicting Irina and her family in exile and in emigration.
The Sound and Video Recordings consist of interviews conducted by Grivnina or interviews of her.
While in prison, Grivnina worked hard to stay strong. For that purpose, in violation of prison rules, she knitted a sweater for herself and sewed a night gown out of her husband's shirt. She also treasured a pair of ears created for the Poésie International festival and signed by famous Russian writers and poets. When she emigrated to the Netherlands she was met by people holding textile signs "Irina Grivnina, Workers on Human Rights most welcome" and "Irina Grivnina Released." These items and other memorabilia can be found in the Memorabilia series.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Civil rights--Soviet Union.
Dissenters--Soviet Union.
Psychiatry--Soviet Union.
Russians--Netherlands.

 

Biographical File 1953, 1979-1985, and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Court trial 1979-1981

General note

Includes search reports, indictment, sentence, and cassation. Also includes Grivnina's school record, 1953.
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Appeals, open letters, and complaints filed by Irina Grivnina 1982-1985 and undated

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically by year.
Box/Folder 1 : 3-6

Appeals, open letters, and complaints filed by Vladimir Neplekhovich, Grivnina's husband 1979-1985

General note

Includes some personal documents of Vladimir Neplekhovich.

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically by year.
Box/Folder 1 : 7

International campaign in defense of Irina Grivnina 1979-1985

Scope and Contents note

Invitations sent to Grivnina and her family; appeals and open letters to Soviet authorities and international communities, and other documents.

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically by year.
 

Correspondence 1979-2001

 

Mail 1979-2001

Arrangement Statement

Arranged alphabetically by name.
Box/Folder 23 : 1

Bezemer, J. W. 1988

General note

Includes typescript of Bezemer's speech "Zeventig Jaar Socializme in de Sovietunie" on January 22, 1987
Box/Folder 23 : 1

Demokraticheskaia Rossiia, informatsionno -izdatel'skoe ob''edinenie, 1990

General note

Includes invitation, visa questionnaire, and Austrian Airline business class card.
Box/Folder 23 : 1

Glotzer, Vladimir 1990-1995

Box/Folder 23 : 1

Ilza 1999

 

Jaffe, Daniel 1979-1998

Box/Folder 23 : 2

1979-1982

Box/Folder 23 : 3

1983-1988

Box/Folder 23 : 4

1989-1998

Box/Folder 23 : 5

Losskaia, Veronika 2000

Box/Folder 23 : 5

Pessina, Yulia (letter to her) 1982

Box/Folder 23 : 5

Reddaway, Peter (letter to him) 1980

Box/Folder 23 : 5

Schneider, Cynthia, Ambassador of the United States to the Netherlands 2001

General note

Includes invitation to the farewell dinner for Cynthia Schneider and a menu.
Box/Folder 23 : 5

Sysoev, Viacheslav 1992

Box/Folder 23 : 5

Worlës, John 1985

 

E-mail printouts 1998-1999, 2001-2002

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Belaia, Galina 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Blauwsteen Vadim 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Bolshoy, Aleksander 1998-1999

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Bos, Ronald 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Bukovskii, Vladimir 1999, 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Campbell, Arnold 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Damme, Marianne van 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Drapkina, Masha 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Harding, Yuki 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Hartman, Egbert M. 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Jofe, Daniil 1998-1999, 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Janssen, Jeroen 1999

Box/Folder 23 : 6

Kazmarek, Michael 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Kim, Natalia U. 1999

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Kovalev, Ivan S. 1998

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Lavut, Tat'iana 1999

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Leykina, Irina 2001-2002

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Lossky, Veronique 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Luryi, Yuri 1999

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Mulchand, Sangeeta 1999, 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Neplekhovich (Neplechovitsj), Vladimir 1998

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Neplechovitsj, Jana 1999, 2001-2002

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Neplechovitsj, Marianne 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Pronin, Anatolii 1999

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Pessina, Yulia 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Raleigh Group International 1999

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Raussen, Norbert 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Rottenberg, Hella 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Spencer, Deb and Telly 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Trommelen, Edwin 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Vologodskii , Alexander 1998, 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Werf, Greetje van der 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Yarim-Agaev, Yuri 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 7

Unidentified undated

 

Speeches and Writings 1985-2003 and undated

 

General'skaia doch' circa 1994

General note

Published in 1994 in Amsterdam and in 2005 in Moscow.
Box/Folder 1 : 8-11

Drafts undated

Box/Folder 2 : 1-3

Drafts (cont.) undated

Box/Folder 2 : 4-5

First version undated

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Final version undated

Box/Folder 2 : 7-8

The General's Daughter undated

General note

This is the Russian language novel General'skaia doch' translated into English.
 

"Mertvyi gorod," typescript circa 1992

General note

Published in 1992 in Amsterdam.
Box/Folder 2 : 9-12

Drafts with research materials undated

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Research materials undated

Box/Folder 3 : 2

"Moskva - mertvyi gorod," typescript circa 1990

General note

This typescript is a version of a novel "Mertvyi gorod"
Box/Folder 3 : 3

Final version undated

Box/Folder 3 : 4

"The Dead Town," typescript undated

General note

Russian language novel "Mertvyi gorod" translated into English.
Box/Folder 3 : 5-7

"Kto Vy, gospodin Gorbachev: Iznanka 'glasnosti' i 'perestroiki'" undated

General note

Includes research material and cover for the Dutch version of the book ( Wie bent u mijnheer Gorbatsjov? De Keerzijde van perestroika en glasnost)
Box/Folder 3 : 8-10

"Ulitsa Mandel'shtama," typescript 2003 and undated

General note

Includes plans, notes, drafts, and a final version of the novel.
Box/Folder 4 : 1-6

"Ulitsa Mandel'shtama," typescript (cont.) 2003 and undated

Box/Folder 4 : 7

"Pamiati Rossii," typescript undated

General note

Collection of poems.
Box/Folder 4 : 7

"Svidanie" (The Meeting), typescript undated

General note

In Russian and English. Translated into English by Daniel M. Jaffe.
Box/Folder 4 : 8

"Interv'iu," typescript undated

Box/Folder 4 : 9-10

Translations 1988-2000

General note

Publications in periodicals and typescripts.
 

Essays 1984-2001

Box/Folder 4 : 11

"Nekotorye razmyshlenia o moei antisovetskoi deiatel'nosti," typescript 1984

Box/Folder 4 : 11

"Posviashchaetsia moemu muzhu," typescript circa 1984

General note

Dedicated to Grivnina's husband, Vladimir Neplechovich. Includes draft.
Box/Folder 4 : 11

Untitled (Neschastnye grazhdane kapitalistiheskikh stran), typescript 1984

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Untitled (Segodnia mne khochetsia pozdravit' kolleg iz televideniia Frantsii), typescript early 1980s

General note

Related to human rights under Gorbachev.
Box/Folder 4 : 11

Untitled (Udivitel'naia eto shtuka - perestroika!), holograph 1984

General note

Includes letter from Dr. Wolfgang Nuyken of 26 October 1984.
Box/Folder 4 : 11

"Chto nas zhdet?" typescript 1984-1985

Box/Folder 5 : 1

"Govoriat russkie emigranty," typescript with holograph notes ca 1985

Box/Folder 5 : 1

"K voprosu ob okhrane detstva i materinstva v Sovetskom Soiuze," typescript 1985

Box/Folder 5 : 1

"O festivale," holograph 1985

Box/Folder 5 : 1

"Ot Moskvy do Amsterdama," typescript 1985

Box/Folder 5 : 1

"Rozhdestvo v Rossii," typescript and clipping 1985

General note

In Russian and Dutch. Dutch version was published in Elsevier magazine.
Box/Folder 5 : 1

"Stoker," clipping 1985

General note

Publication in De Volkskrant of 5 November 1985. Includes the "Moskou schrijft" article by Stoker (clipping) and the Russian language draft of the publication (holograph).
Box/Folder 5 : 1

"Voennaia taina" (Le Secret Militaire), holograph and clipping 1985-1986

General note

In Russian, holograph. The essay was read by phone from Moscow for Belgian Capital & Business magazine (in French, clipping).
Box/Folder 5 : 1

Untitled (Boius', professional'nye zhurnalisty vsego mira...), typescript and holograph notes ca 1985

General note

Relates to the publication by B. Antonov in the Novoe vremia journal of 6 September 1985.
Box/Folder 5 : 2

"Het Leven op Het Plateland in de USSR," typescript 1986

General note

Relates to reorganizations in agriculture in the Soviet Union. In Dutch and Russian (untitled).
Box/Folder 5 : 2

"Iazyki i perestroika," typescript circa 1986

Box/Folder 5 : 2

"Leonard Peltier," typescript 1986

General note

In Russian and Dutch. Includes holograph notes.
Box/Folder 5 : 2

"Oleg Tumanov," typescript 1986

General note

Includes a holograph draft and a clipping.
Box/Folder 5 : 2

"Russkaia emigratsiia," typescript 1986

Box/Folder 5 : 3

"Voslenskii," typescript 1986

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Untitled (Dlia sovetskogo cheloveka...), typescript ca 1986

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Untitled (Gollandiia - traditsionno otkrytaia strana), typescript 1986

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Untitled (Ia ne vstrechala zdes'...), typescript 1986

General note

Relates to Andrei Sakharov.
Box/Folder 5 : 3

Untitled (Letom 1983 goda...) typescript and holograph 1986

General note

Relates to Gorbachev's measures to reduce consumption of alcoholic beverages by the population of the Soviet Union.
Box/Folder 5 : 3

Untitled (Organizatsiia "Za mirnuiu politiku" ob"ediniaet liudei...) typescript 1986

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Untitled (pages from the diary) typescript ca 1986

General note

Describes one week in life of Grivnina's family in the Netherlands.
Box/Folder 5 : 3

Untitled (V SSSR proizoshlo udivitel'noe sobytie...), holograph circa 1987

General note

Relates to Andrei Sakharov.
Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Avtomatizatsiia na Volge," typescript 1987

Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Razmyshleniia o svobode, glasnosti i mirnom sosushchestvovanii," typescript 1987

Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Russische Tonbandkultur: Liedermacher in der Sowjetunion," clipping 1987

General note

Published in the newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, no. 124, 1 June 1987. Includes original Russian version (typescript) and a letter from Irma Bregna.
Box/Folder 5 : 4

Untitled (21-22 maia 1987 g. v Amsterdame proshel 5-i Sakharovskii kongress...), typescript 1987

Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Doktor Zhivago, razreshen!," typescript 1988

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Untitled (17-i kinofestival' v Rotterdame...) 1988

General note

Relates to film director Sergei Paradzhanov. Includes photographs depicting Sergei Paradzhanov and Lilia Brik.
Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Chitaia sovetskie gazety," typescript 1988

Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Natan Eidel'man," typescript 1989

General note

Also BBC program
Box/Folder 5 : 5

"Amsterdam - Warschau - Moskou," typescript circa 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 5

"Irina Grivnina razgovarivaet s Donom Askarianom," typescript 1990

General note

See also Box 6, folder...
Box/Folder 5 : 5

"Literatura i kommertsiia," typescript 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 5

"Liubimye druz'ia," typescript ca 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 5

"Perezhivet li Gorbachev god 2000-i? Popytka prognoza," typescript circa 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 5

"Pochemu Vy ne khotite vernut'sia?," typescript 1990

General note

In Russian and English.
Box/Folder 5 : 6

"Poetom mozhesh' ty ne byt'," typescript ca 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 6

"Postroivshii zamok," typescript circa 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 6

"Problemy narkomanii," typescript 1990

General note

In Russian and Czech. Czech version published in the Lidové noviny magazine of 11 January 1990 (included). Includes a leaflet and pamphlet relating to drug abuse.
Box/Folder 5 : 6

"Stikhi k Chekhii,' typescript 1990

General note

Published in the almanac Panorama of June 22-29, 1990 (clipping included).
Box/Folder 5 : 7

"V dni radio," typescript circa 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 7

"Vologodskii," typescript with holograph notes ca 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 7

"Save Gorby? No! - Replace Gorby? Yes!," typescript 1990

General note

In Russian and English. Russian text is untitled. Translated from Russian into English by Marianne Neplechovitsj
Box/Folder 5 : 7

Untitled (16 maia v Amsterdamskom svbodnom universitete sostoialas' diskussiia...), typescript circa 1990

General note

Essays relates to the discussion held at the Amsterdam Free University about the situation in the Soviet Union.
Box/Folder 5 : 7

Untitled (Leo Geerts rodilsia v 1935 godu...), typescript circa 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Untitled (Leonid Batkin, odin iz samykh izvestnykh publitsistov SSSR), typescript 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Untitled (Govoriat, mirom praviat idei...), typescript circa 1990

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"Deti Akhmatovoi," typescript 1991

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"Dozhivet li Gorbi do 2000-go goda?," typescript 1991

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"If the World is Ready for the New Revolution in Russia," typescript 1990s

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"Komu nuzhny arkhivy KGB," typescript circa 1991

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"Paruir," typescript circa 1991

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"Poeziia i politika (beseda s Iunoi Morits)," typescript 1991

Box/Folder 5 : 8

"Slava Sysoev: 'Ia vsegda risoval eti khari partiinye: tol'ko pogliadite na nikh, eto zhe urody...'," typescript 1991-1992

General note

Two versions.
Box/Folder 5 : 8

"Spasibo perestroike! Teper' nas puskaiut v 'valiutnye' bary," typescript 1991

General note

See also box 5, folder...
Box/Folder 5 : 9

"Budushchii president Rossii?" typescript 1992

Box/Folder 5 : 9

"Kak fashizm ni nazovi...," typescript 1992

Box/Folder 5 : 9

" Komitas, een film van Don Askarjan," typescript 1992

General note

Includes notes, a clipping, and related correspondence (1992-1993)
Box/Folder 5 : 9

"Pamiati Iana Palakha," typescript 1993

Box/Folder 5 : 9

"Popytka memuarov," typescript 1993

Box/Folder 5 : 9

"Pamiati Mariny," draft ca 1994

Box/Folder 5 : 9

"Serp i molot," typescript 1994 (1995)

Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Chechenskaia voina i 'Memorial'," clipping 1995

General note

Published in the almanac Panorama of September 13-19, 1995.
Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Poet i vechnost' (pamiati Iosifa Brodskogo)," typescript 1996

Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Progulki s d'iavolom (Melkie 'besy' v Mastere i Margarite Mikhaila Bulgakova)," typescript 1996

Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Vbegaet mertvyi gospodin...," typescript 1997

Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Amsterdam Heeft't!" typescript 1998

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Untitled (My priekhali v Amasterdam 15 let nazad...), typescript 2000

General note

Includes a printout of an e-mail letter from Margreet Strijbosch of 17 August 2000.
Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Mastera i marodery," typescript 2001

General note

Short version was published in the newspaper Novoe russkoe slovo in 2001.
Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Ōe Kenzaburō," typescript undated

 

BBC programs, typescripts 1986-1991 and undated

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 6 : 1

1986-1987

Box/Folder 6 : 2

1987

Box/Folder 6 : 3

1988-1989

Box/Folder 6 : 4

1989-1991 and undated

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Book reviews 1987, 1992

General note

Includes reviews of Spravochnik po Gulagu by Jacques Rossi, Oni (Them: Stalin's Polish Puppets) by Teresa Torańska, Antisovetskii Sovetskii Soiuz by Vladimir Voinovich, and Byt i bytie Mariny Tsvetaevoi.
 

Interviews 1985-2000

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Interviews of Irina Grivnina 1985, 1989, 2000

General note

Includes interviews of Irina Grivnina at the Moscow Youth Festival, and by the Belgian TV and TELEAK (the Netherlands)

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically
 

Interviews by Irina Grivnina 1986-1997

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically
Box/Folder 6 : 7

Akeksandr Zinov'ev 1986

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Mikhail Voslenskii 1986

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Gruppa Doverie 1986; 1990

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Vladimir Bukovskii 1990

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Viktor Anpilov circa 1991

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Viktor Anpilov circa 1991

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Transcripts of recorded interviews 1997

General note

Includes interviews of Viacheslav Bakhmin, Feliks Serebrov, and Leonard Ternovskyi.
Box/Folder 6 : 9

Lectures and presentations 1986-1992

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically

General note

Includes lectures on Russian women, Russian literature, and Russian intelligentsia and speeches for KRO-TV on disintegration of the Soviet Union and for VOKS on the danger of dictatorship of the far rights in Russia; and on the Gorbachev perestroika at the De Wereld van Morgen (The world of tomorrow) conference.
 

Writings by Others 1929-2013

Arrangement Statement

Arranged alphabetically by name.
Box/Folder 6 : 10

Agushevich, A., poems, holograph 1929-1931

General note

Notebook. Included Agushevich's payment record.
Box/Folder 6 : 10

Akhmatova, Anna, "Rekviem", typescript undated

Arrangement Statement

Typed underground copy confiscated by the KGB and later recovered by Irina Grivnina.
Box/Folder 6 : 10

Bek, Tat'iana, poems, typescript and photocopies undated

General note

See also photographs of Tat'iana Bek in Box 11.
Box/Folder 6 : 10

Brodsky, Joseph, "In Praise of Cleo" typescript with editor's corrections undated

General note

See also photographs of Joseph Brodsky in Box 11.
Box/Folder 6 : 11

Glotzer, Vladimir 1989, 1993

General note

Photocopies, signed by the author for Irina Grivnina in 1994. Includes an essay by Petrov, V. N., "Daniil Kharms," in the Panorama iskusstv series, with the 1994 inscription to Irina Grivnina by Vladimir Glotser, photocopy.
 

"Kharms sobiraet knigu," in the Russkaia literatura journal, no. 1, 1989, photocopy 1989

 

"Ob odnoi bukve u Daniila Kharmsa," in the Russkaia literatura journal, no. 1, 1993, photocopy 1993

General note

Signed by author for Irina Grivnina.
Box/Folder 6 : 11

Golitsyn, Vladimir, two poems on the occasion of Grivnina's family emigration, holograph, 1985

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Iudkovskaia, Irina circa 2003, 2013

 

Untitled (Seichas menia, konechno, smeshat liudi...), typescript circa 2003

 

"V Rossii u menia takikh vozmozhnostei ne bylo..., " typescript circa 2013

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Kim, Iulii, and Vladimir Dashkevich, "Klop,"opera libretto after Mayakovsky plays, typescript (photocopy) undated

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Kim, Iulii, "Professor Faust," play in four parts, typescript 1985

General note

Signed by author for Irina Grivnina.
Box/Folder 7 : 2-3

Leont'ev, Dmitrii, "Dnevnik v chetyrekh glavakh," typescript 1978

General note

Dmitrii Leont'ev, musician and dissident, worked for the Solzhenitsyn Foundation. He committed suicide in 1982.
 

Levitin, Mikhail. Stage adaptations 1986-1989

General note

Includes posters and brochures advertising productions of the Ermitazh theater directed by Mikhail Levitin.
Box/Folder 7 : 4-5

Olesha, Iurii, "Nishchii ili smert' Zanda," draft play, typescript 1986

General note

Includes research materials (clippings) and Ermitazh theater bills and catalogs.
Box/Folder 7 : 6

Vvedenskii, Aleksandr, Nikolai Oleinikov and Nikolai Zabolotskii. "Vecher v sumasshedshem dome," typescript 1989

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Lisnianskaia, Inna, Various publications (clippings), 1990

General note

Includes a clipping with inscription from the author to Irina Grivnina.
Box/Folder 7 : 7

Miller, Larisa. "Pogovorim o strannostiakh liubvi," typescript, 1990

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Morits, Iuna, "Katorga, kakaia blagodat'! (Boris Pasternak - ispytanie zhizneliubiem)," typescript, photocopy, circa 1990

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Nekipelov, Viktor, Untitled poem (Ot naviazshikh slov, ot istlevshikh idei...), typescript undated

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Podrabinek Aleksandr, interview transcript 1997

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Temchin, Evgenii, "Chuzhoi," typescript 1970s

 

Conferences and Congresses 1987-1989

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 7 : 9

Conference of the International Parliamentary Group for Human Rights in the Soviet Union, Berlin November 1987

General note

Includes program materials, correspondence, and printed matter.
Box/Folder 7 : 9

Perestroika: Opportunities for Real Détente? Third International Round Table Conference, working materials September 1988

General note

Includes program, list of participants, interview of M. Tatu and Vladimir Bukovskii, and BBC program prepared by Irina Grivnina.
Box/Folder 7 : 10-11

Fifty Third PEN Club Congress, Maastricht May 1989

General note

Includes working materials; international secretary report; draft resolutions; speeches by Michael Scammell, Andrei Bitov, Anatolii Rybakov, Algirdas Landsbergis, and Rudy Kousbroek; and Grivnina's report and notes.
 

Subject File 1928-1976

 

Elena and Pavel Al'tshuller 1928-1976

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Correspondence 1940-1941, 1971 and undated

General note

Letters from D.A. Lukhmanov and Kseniia Lukhmanova, a postcard from Irina Grivnina, and a greeting card and a telegram.
Box/Folder 8 : 2

Personal documents of Elena Al'tshuller 1928-1961 and undated

General note

Includes work records, certificates, membership cards, and other documents.
 

Personal documents of Pavel Al'tshuller 1931-1970

General note

Includes KPSS member assessment, officer's evaluation, identification and membership cards, certificates of appreciation and other certificates, financial documents, drawings, appointment orders, retirement papers, and other documents.
Box/Folder 8 : 3

1931-1950

Box/Folder 8 : 4

1951-1976

Box/Folder 12 : 1

1951-1976 (cont.)

 

Andrei Sakharov project 1973, 1984-1993

Box/Folder 8 : 5

A.D. Sakharov memorial events 1990-1991

General note

Includes documents relating to A.D. Sakharov memorial congresses and a memorial lecture by Boris Al'tshuller in the University of Oslo (typescript, signed for Irina Grivnina).
Box/Folder 8 : 5-9

Research material 1973, 1989-1991

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically.

General note

Includes printed matter and clippings.
Box/Folder 12 : 3

Research material (cont.) 1973, 1989-1991

 

Printed Matter 1980-1994

Box/Folder 9 : 2-4

Brochures, pamphlets and leaflets 1980-1997

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 9 : 5-6

Boekovski Berichten 1982-1986 and undated

General note

Published by the Bukovsky Foundation in Amsterdam.
Box/Folder 9 : 7

Bloch, Sidney and Peter Reddaway. Diagnoz: Inakomyslie 1981

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Bukovsky papers, no. 1 and no. 9, Amsterdam 1983, 1985

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

In English and Dutch.
Box/Folder 9 : 9

Pochta v SSSR, informatsionnyi biulleten' organizatsii Freedom of Communications 1987-1990

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Clippings 1988-1994

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically.

Arrangement Statement

Includes articles about or by Irina Grivnina.
 

Photographs 1920s-1998 and undated

Arrangement Statement

Arranged by physical form and then chronologically.
 

Photographic prints 1920s-1998

Scope and Contents note

Arranged by groups, with variable arrangement within each group.
Box 10

Featuring Irina Grivnina with her family, friends, and political figures 1950s-1986

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically.

General note

Includes postcards depicting Irina Grivnina, with appeal to M. Gorbachev and the USSR Prosecutor General to free Grivnina.
Box/Folder 11 : 1

Featuring Irina Grivnina with her family, friends, and political figures (cont.) 1950s-1986

Box 10

Dissidents 1970s-1986

Arrangement Statement

Arranged alphabetically by name.

General note

Includes photographs depicting Viacheslav Bakhmin, Larisa Bogoraz, Iurii Belov, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Vladimir Golitsyn, Irina Iakir, Ivan Kovalev, Tat'iana Osipova, Aleksandr Podrabinek, Marina Ruminskaia, Natan Shcharanskii, Iurii Shikhanovich, Iosyp Terelia, Leonard Ternovskyi, Tat'iana Velikanova, Aleksandr Voloshanovich, and other
Box 10

Cultural and political figures 1980s-1990s

Arrangement Statement

Arranged alphabetically by name.

General note

Includes photographs depicting Don Askarian and frames from his film Comitas, Bella Akhmadulina, Andrei Ariev, Sergei Averintsev, Tatiana Bek, Joseph Brodsky, Efim Etkind, Václav Havel, with members of the Czechoslovak government, Iurii Karabchievskii, Iulii KIm, Evgenii Lagutin, Semen Lipkin, Inna Lisnianskaia, Larisa Miller, Tat'iana Morozova, Olesia Nikolaeva, Liudmila Petrushevskaia, Viktoriia Shveitzer, Kurt Vonnegut, Aleksandr Zinov'ev, and others.
Box/Folder 11 : 2-3

Cultural and political figures (cont.) 1980s-1990s

Box/Folder 11 : 4

Prague Spring 1989

 

Views of various countries 1964-1998

Arrangement Statement

Arranged alphabeticaly by country.

General note

Includes photographs of everyday life in Armenia; street views in Russia; views of Prague, Paris, and Switzerland associated with Tsvetaeva, Nabokov, and Rilke.
Box 10

Unidentified undated

Box 10

Prints from Tamara's album 1920s-1957, 1983, and undated

General note

Tamara was known to Grivnina by her first name. Her album with photographs, a couple of poems, a letter, and postcards. she received by chance but preserved because the photographs document the life of a family for a period of almost 40 years.
Box/Folder 11 : 6-9

Film strips 1970s-1990 and undated

Arrangement Statement

Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 11 : 6

Soviet prisons and psychiatric hospitals 1970s

Box/Folder 11 : 7

Frankfurt Book Fair 1987

Box/Folder 11 : 7

Pushkin Congress, Bonn 1987

Box/Folder 11 : 7

Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam 1989

Box/Folder 11 : 8

Prague Spring 1989

Box/Folder 11 : 8

Glasnost' Congress, Amsterdam 1990

Box/Folder 11 : 8

Road to Freedom, Cato Institute conference 1990

Box/Folder 11 : 9

Undated

General note

Includes photographs depicting the Amnesty International Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, and dissidents and Russian writers.
Box/Folder 11 : 10-12

Slides 1989-1990 and undated

General note

Depict Prague Spring and Irina's trip to Russia (Moscow) and other countries.
Box/Folder 11 : 13, Boxes 12-14, 22

Memorabilia 1937-1998

Scope and Contents note

Includes press cards, Soviet currency and food coupons, button pins, a postcard by the writer Konstantin Paustovskii (holograph), a handkerchief hand-painted by Grivnina's co-prisoner, night gown and sweater made by Grivnina in prison in violation of prison rules, two textile posters with hand-written inscription in support of Irina Grivnina, and other objects. Also includes plastic ears made at the Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam, 1990, placed on a board signed by poets Bella Akhmadulina, Evgenii Rein, Oliver Reynolds, Natan Zach, Duo Duo, and by Boris Messerer.
 

Sound and Video Recordings 1980-2002

 

Sound recordings 1980-2002

General note

155 sound tape reels.
 

Recordings of individuals 1980-2002

General note

Recordings of interviews, presentations, speeches, etc.. Also included are concerts either by human rights activists, or connected with political events. Some tapes include recording of two people listed by name of the first person.

Arrangement Statement

Arranged alphabetically by name.
Box 15

Airikian, Paruir, and Don Askarian undated

 

Akhmadulina, Bella circa 1989

 

Al'tshuller, Boris 1990

 

Ar'ev, Andrei, Joseph Brodsky, and Arsenii Roginskii undated

 

Askarian, Don, three cassettes 1989, 1993.

Box 15

Averintsev, Sergei, two cassettes undated

 

Babenysheva, Inna undated

 

Bakhmin, Viacheslav, two cassettes undated

 

Batkin, Leonid, two cassettes undated

 

Bek, Tat'iana, Andrei Vorontsov, and Evgenii Lagutin undated

 

Bitov, Andrei, and Anatolii Rybakov 1989 and undated

General note

One cassette with Bitov recording only, and another one with Bitov and Rybakov recordings.
 

Boland, Hans 1989

 

Brodsky, Joseph, three cassettes 1988, 1991 and undated

 

Bukovskii, Vladimir undated

 

Chudakov and Natan Eidel'man undated

 

Eidel'man, Natan, and Efim Etkind undated

 

Eidel'man, Natan, two cassettes undated

 

Edel'man, Natan, and Veniamin Smekhov undated

 

Erofeev, Viktor undated

 

Erlikh, Viktor 1995

 

Yeltsin, Boris, two cassettes undated

 

Gandlevskii, Sergei 1989

 

Ginzburg, Iurii 1990

 

Gladilin, Anatolii 1993

Box 15

Glotzer, Vladimir, two cassettes 1993-1994

Box 16

Gorin, Grigorii, two cassettes undated

 

Grivnina, Irina, report from the Ragan-Gorbachev Summit in Geneva 1985, 1988

General note

Includes interview of Genrikh(?) Ioffe about Mikhail Gorbachev, 1988.
 

Guberman, Igor' 2002

 

Gvozditskii, Viktor undated

 

Havel, Václav, press-conference undated

 

Iskander, Fazil', five cassettes 1994 and undated

General note

Also includes recordings of Viktoriia Tokareva and of unidentified people.
 

Iudkovskaia, Irina 1999

 

Karminskii undated

 

Katsis, Marina undated,

 

Kigai, Natalia undated

 

Khardzhiev, Nikolai undated

 

Khazanov, Boris undated

 

Kichikhin, Aleksandr(?), and Georgii Khatsenkov 1990

 

Kim, Iulii, sixteen cassettes 1980-2002

Box 16

Klenskaia, Irina undated

Box 17

Kliamkin, Igor', two cassettes undated

 

Lennon, John, Prague undated

 

Lifshits, Sofia (wife of Lev Slavin) undated

 

Livnev, Sergei undated

 

Lokshin undated

 

McCartney, Paul, interview and concert undated

 

Mesiats, Vadim 2001

 

Mikhailov, Aleksandr, KGB press-center undated

 

Miller, Larisa, and Iurii Karabchievskii undated

 

Mnukhin, Lev 1994

 

Nemtsova, Dana (maybe Dina) undated

 

Nikolaeva, Olesia ca 1989

 

Petrushevskaia, Liudmila, two cassettes 1989-1990

 

Plisetskii, German, two cassettes undated

 

Polonskaia, Veronika undated

 

Popovskii, Mark 1987

 

Rein, Evgenii, and Bella Akhmadulina 1989

 

Reve, Karel van het, two cassettes 1996

 

Roginskii, Arsenii, and Marietta Chudakova unated

 

Roginskii, Arsenii, three cassettes 1992-1994

 

Rybakov, Anatolii, and Vladimir Voinovich undated

 

Rybakov, Anatolii, Frankfurt 1981

 

Saakiants, Anna undated

Box 17

Saushkin undated

Box 18

Sezeman, Dmitrii undated

Box 18

Shaitanov, Igor', two cassettes undated

 

Shcharannskii, Anatolii (Natan) 1986, 1988

 

Shteiger undated

 

Shveitser, Viktoriia 1995

 

Smelianskii, Anatolii 1994

 

Strelianyi, Anatolii 1990

 

Sumerkin, Aleksandr 1995

 

Sysoev, Viacheslav 1990

 

Tolstaia, Tat'iana, three cassetes undated

 

Urban, Ian, two interviews undated

 

Valiullina, Sana undated

 

Venclova, Tomas undated

 

Verheul, Kees undated

 

Voinovich, Vladimir, two cassettes circa 1986

 

Vozdvizhenskii, Viacheslav undated

 

Vysotskii, Vladimir undated

 

Yeltsyn, Boris, two cassettes undated

 

Zhirinovskii, Vladimir, two cassettes 1992 and undated

General note

Includes interview of Zhyrinovskii's press - attaché.
Box 18

Zholkovskii, Aleksandr 1997

 

Recordings of events 1987-ca 2000

Arrangement Statement

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 18

Day (Den') newspaper undated

 

Copenhagen conference, 1987

 

Israeli-Palestinian relations, three cassettes, ca 2000

Box 18

Mayakovsky museum, by Muza Nemirova, undated

Boxes 18-19

Memorial Society, four cassettes, 1992 and undated

General note

Includes materials by Mark Deich, Arsenii Roginskii, and others on Soviet archives, Iakov (?) Ettinger, etc.
Box 19

OBERIU evening, 1997

 

Občanské fórum (Civic Forum), Czechoslovakia, undated

 

Poetry International festival, Rotterdam, 1997

 

Rock groups in the Soviet Union, undated

 

Sakharov Congress, 1990

 

Young writers, undated

Box 19

Zakharov theater (Lenkom), by Mikhail Levitin undated

Box 19

Unidentified recordings 1996 and undated

Box 20

Video recordings, four video cassettes (VHS) 1986, 1998 and undated

 

Death of Poet: "Give me another Life!" Joseph Brodsky, 1940-1946 undated

 

Tijdsein 'Irina Grivnina' 1986

 

Iulii Kim na kontserte v DK "Meridian", two cassettes 1996

Box 21

Film reels undated

General note

Depict Irina Grivnina; her husband, Vladimir Neplekhovich; and human rights activists Genrikh Altunian, Viacheslav Bakhmin, Iurii Belov, Viktor Erofeev, Tat'iana Osipova, Aleksandr Podrabinek, the Polikanov family, the Ruminskii family, Leonard Ternovskyi, Valentin Turchin, Yuri Yarim-Agaev, Irina Zisel's, and others. Includes photocopies of legal papers.
 

Oversize Material 1942-1943, 2002-2013

Map case

Thirteen posters issued by the Moscow Memorial Society for All-Russian Competition of High School Students in History, 2002-2013

General note

Also includes a Dom Turbinykh poster and a Fakko & Sakko caricature sheet.
Box 22

Four Soviet Army military staff maps from the Stalingrad battle 1942-1943

General note

The maps were collected by Grivnina's grandfather, Pavel Al'tshuller, participant of the Stalingrad battle.