Register of the Vl. Zhabinskii papers

Finding aid prepared by Lyalya Kharitonova
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Vl. Zhabinskii papers
Date (inclusive): 1944-1995
Collection Number: 2005C17
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 31 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 phonorecord (13.0 linear feet)
Abstract: Radio broadcast scripts and sound recordings, fictional writings, memoranda, notes, correspondence, and printed matter relating to Radio Liberty broadcasting to the Soviet Union, and to Russian literature.
Language of the Materials : In Russian and English.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Zhabinskii, Vl. (Vladimir), 1914-


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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.


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Biographical Note

Vladimir Zhabinskii was a Russian émigré in the United States; Radio Liberty broadcast editor and commentator, and novelist writing under the pseudonyms Vladimir IUrasov and V. Rudol'f.

Scope and Content of Collection

Zhabinskii was a Radio Liberty broadcast editor and commentator, and historian with a subject specialty in the twentieth-century Soviet Union. The bulk of the materials relate to his work for Radio Liberty and include radio broadcast scripts and sound recordings, memoranda, notes, correspondence, and printed matter relating to Radio Liberty broadcasting to the Soviet Union, and to Russian literature. Zhabinskii's writings include both non-fiction and fiction works, such as articles, short stories, and novels.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Radio Liberty (Munich, Germany)
Russian literature.
Russians--United States.

Box 28

Biographical File 1944-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes photo-copied identification cards, "Excerpt from Black List of the Criminal Investigation Department of KGB," and clippings.
Box 28, Boxes 15-16, Boxes 20-21

Correspondence 1949-1995

Scope and Contents note

Includes address books, business cards, and drafts.
Box 16

Photographs 1949-1958

Scope and Contents note

Prints depicting Zhabinskii with friends.

Printed Matter 1952-1980

Box 6

Svoboda, organ poslevoennykh emigrantov iz SSSR 1952-1960

Box 16

Arms of Friendship (Veterans' Bulletin) 1963

Box 16

A Helsinki Record: The Availability of Soviet Russian Literature in the United States, Helsinki Watch 1980

Box 16

Bez prikras i umolchanii, kratkii obzor dinastii Romanovykh, by V. Vetrov 1979


Radio Liberty File 1953-1985


Broadcast scripts 1953-1977

Box 23-24, Box 10, Box 2-4, Box 6-8, Box 14, Box 17

Scripts 1962-1977 1953-1977

Box 22-23

"Podpolkovnik Panin" 1953-1954

Box 27

Correspondence 1972-1979

Box 8, Box 13

Memoranda 1969-1981

Box 21, Box 9-10

Research papers 1960-1985

Box 7

English-Russian Usage Dictionary, typescript circa 1970

Box 13

Printed matter 1954-1966


Sound Recordings 1960-1978

Box 18, Box 11-12

7-inch open reel tapes citca 1960

Scope and Contents note

Soviet songs and poems by authors.
Box 32

Compact sound cassettes 1976-1978

Scope and Contents note

Conferences and interviews. Includes an interview with Aleksandra L'vovna Tolstaia (Alexandra Lvovna Tolstaya).
Record cabinet

Phonorecord: "Evgeni Evtushenko reciting his poetry," Fassett Recording Studio 18 May 1961


Speeches and Writings 1957-1992

Box 27

"Address by Vladimir Yurasov, Editor and Commentator Radio Liberty," at the New York State Civil Defense Commission Semiannual Civil Defense Conference 1969

Box 27

"Between God and KGB" 1979

Box 27

Contemporary Literature in the USSR, Orthodox Concern for the Life of the World 1975

Box 27

"Five Conversations" circa 1970

Box 14

Kartinki s vystavki 1959

Box 6, Box 28

"Notes and Ideas," drafts circa 1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and clippings.
Box 28

Moia istoriia, Zvezda, Sankt-Petersburg 1992

Boxes 25-27, Box 30, Box 1, Boxes 19-20

Parallax, typescript, galleys, and printed copy 1965-1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings and correspondence in response to the book.
Box 27

Russia's Angry Veterans, article, The American Legion Magazine 1957

Box 16

Statements before the U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations 1968-1987


Subject File 1958-1990

Box 28

Human overpopulation 1973-1987

Scope and Contents note

Clippings and notes.
Box 13

Jamestown Foundation 1977-1990

Scope and Contents note

Includes Zhabisnskii's proposals, correspondence, and biographical data.
Box 27

"Literaturnyi al'manakh," project 1958

Box 13

Russian-American Club of Syracuse 1968

Box 13

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich 1978


Soviet dissidents 1980

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, printed matter, and clippings. See also Writings by Others.

Writings by Others 1950-1990

Scope and Contents note

Consist of "Samizdat" writings submitted to the RFE/RL. Includes correspondence.
Box 8, Box 24

General 1968-1979

Scope and Contents note

Short articles, essays and notes.
Box 14

Bogdanov, L., "Tishina nad polen" circa 1960

Box 14

Burkin, I., "Khozhdenie sa tri moria" 1971

Box 8

Giment, I., "Obyknovennyi protsess" 1974

Box 8

Gosin, Naum, "Brillianty dlia diktatury proletariata" circa 1980

Box 8

Iakhot, S., "Opravdanie zla" 1975

Box 13

Ianov, A., "Pis'ma russkoi oppozitsii" circa 1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence.
Box 8

Klenov, A., "Tri strany" 1977

Box 21

Klimov, Grigorii, "Ispoved' nenormal'nogo cheloveka" circa 1970

Box 13

Oreshkin, Peter, "Vavilonskii fenomen" 1979

Box 14

Panfilov, A., "Za kulisami "Radio Svoboda" 1974

Box 14

Sanders, "Living of the West" circa 1990

Box 14

Unidentified, "Biograficheskii ocherk" circa 1950

Box 14

Watts, G., "Operation Escape" circa 1970