Register of the Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov collection

Finding aid prepared by Lyalya Kharitonova
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Title: Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov collection
Date (inclusive): 1919-2006
Collection Number: 2007C20
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Materials: In various languages.
Physical Description: 60 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (26.0 linear feet)
Abstract: Photocopies of, transcripts of, transcripts of extracts from, and summaries of, official internal documents of the Communist International. Includes copies of documents from records of various national Communist parties; sound recordings of interviews with associated individuals; and notes and printed matter relating to the Communist International.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Firsov, Fridrikh Igorevich, collector.

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2007.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Russian archivist and historian Fridrikh I. Firsov is a former Comintern specialist at the Central Party Archive, former department manager of the Russian Center for the Preservation and Study of Documents of Most Recent History in Moscow, and writer. He is best known for writing Secret Cables of the Comintern, The Secret World of American Communism, 34 goda v Institute marksizma-leninizma : Vospominaniia istorika, Kommunisty protiv fashizma i voiny: k 40-letiiiu VII kongressa Kominterna , as well as many articles on the history of the Communist International.

Scope and Content of Collection

"Archive of Fridrikh Firsov sprang up as a result of more than 40 years’ research work. The core of this work has always been study of the History of the Communist International (Comintern). The main part of archive is extracts and copies of the documents from the Russian State Archive of the Social-Political History (RGASP). They include materials of the inventory from Executive Committee of the Comintern. Also, the archive includes the documents from KGB archive (criminal records of the repressed political immigrants), materials from the Party Archives from Bulgaria and Democratic Republic of Germany. Constituent part of the private archive is typewritten and printed articles of various authors, translated materials, copies of extracts from various books, and reference sources. Every group of documents from the archives has its own reference enclosure.
The archive also includes the tape-recorded interviews with veterans of Comintern, interviews and presentations of Firsov, and working diaries.
Furthermore, we have to recognize the copies of cipher gram of Comintern, known under name of Mask-material. These documents were kindly presented to F. Firsov by Dr. John Haynes."
Source: "List of Materials in the Archive of Fridrikh Firsov," by F. Firsov and N. Soolkin, October 20, 2006. See Box 1.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Communist International.
Audiotapes.
Communism.

 

Inventories 1920-2006

Scope and Contents note

Listings of the collection contents created by Firsov.
Box 1

Books and articles on the Comintern and communist movement 1920-2003

Box 1

Inventory of the materials in the archive 2006

Box 1

Sound recordings 1986-1993

 

Archive Indexes 2006

Scope and Contents note

Guides provide record group level descriptions for archival holdings.
Box 2

III 1-27

Box 2

IV 1-30

Box 23

BL 1-25

Box 2

BO 1-14

Box 2

C 1-28

Box 21

CZ 1-26

Box 23

D 1-35

Box 2

DI 1-3

Box 23

DL 1-15

Box 2

DN 1-9

Box 2

EA 1-33

Box 23

EC 1-27

Box 2

F 1-25

Box 23

GD 1-77

Box 21

KG 1-23

Box 21

KI 1-29

Box 21

LD 1-25

Box 21

MAT 1-15

Box 21

M 1-7

Box 21

MB 1

Box 1

PDN 1-41

Box 2

PDN 42-60

Box 21

PO 1-33

Box 21

PRM 1-21

Box 21

PRN 1-21

Box 23

ST 1-24

Box 21

YA 1-43

 

Archival Materials 1922-2006

Box 15

III 1-27

Box 10

III 5

Box 16

IV 1, 5

Box 28

IV 2-4, 6-17

Box 15

IV 13, 19-29

Box 24

IV 30

Box 28

VII 1

Box 26

A

Box 14

BL 1-4, 6-13, 15-24

Box 25

BL 4, 14, 15, 25

Box 27

BO 1-14

Box 24

C 1-28

Box 11

CZ 1-26

Box 12

CZ 1-26 (continued)

Box 25

D 1-35

Box 16

DE 1-15

Box 24

DI 1-3

Box 24

DN 1-12

Box 25

EA 1

Box 28

EA 2-33

Box 11

EC 1-10

Box 24

EC 1-10, 16

Box 12

EC 13-27

Box 14

F 1-10

Box 26

F 15-17

Box 27

F 18, 22-25

Box 26

F 1(XVIII)

Box 28

F 20(XIX)

Box 28

F 21(XX)

Box 26

F 11(N)

Box 26

F 12(O)

Box 26

F 13(P)

Box 26

F 14(R)

Box 3

GD 1-50

Box 24

GD 5, 67, 76

Box 4

GD 51-77

Box 25

K 1-29

Box 24

KG 1-23

Box 29

LD 1-3

Box 30

LD 4-6

Box 7

LD 7-9

Box 11

LD 10

Box 5

LD 11

Box 24

LD 12

Box 6

LD 13-15

Box 8

LD 16

Box 9

LD 17

Box 8

LD 18

Box 9

LD 19-20

Box 5

LD 21

Box 4

LD 22

Box 5

LD 23

Box 9

LD 24

Box 15

M 1-7

Box 3

MAT 1

Box 22

MAT 2

Box 13

MAT 3

Box 13

MAT 4

Box 13

MAT 5

Box 10

MAT 6

Box 22

MAT 7

Box 10

MAT 8

Box 22

MAT 9

Box 23

MAT 13

Box 11

MAT 11

Box 10

MAT 12 1994

Box 23

MAT 13

Box 13

MAT 14

Box 10

MAT 15

Box 17

PDN 1-3

Box 18

PDN 4-5

Box 55

RDN 6-10

Box 56

RDN 11-15

Box 57

RDN 16-20

Box 31

RDN 21

Box 58

RDN 21-25

Box 59

RDN 26-30

Box 18

PDN 31-32

Box 19

PDN 33-37

Box 20

PDN 38-42

Box 31

RDN 43-45

Box 60

RDN 46-50

Box 32

RDN 51-55

Box 33

RDN 56-60

Box 17

PO 1-33

Box 50

PRN 1-5

Box 51

PRN 4-7

Box 52

PRN 6-11

Box 47

PRN 9-11

Box 53

PRN 12-15

Box 54

PRN 16-20

Box 16

ST 1-20

Box 17

ST 21-34

Box 16

YA 1-43

 

Pseudonyms and abbreviation of the names and titles

Box 34

2006

Box 35

2006 (continued)

 

Copies of Ciphergram of Comintern (Mask-Material) 1934-1937

Scope and Contents note

Secret coded telegraphs exchanged between Communist Party leaders around the world and their overseers at the Communist International (Comintern) headquarters in Moscow.
Box 37

HW 17 Government Code and Cypher School: Decrypts of Communist International (Comintern) messages 1933-1937

Box 47

France-Spain 1936

 

Moscow-Amsterdam 1934-1936

Box 39

1934-1935

Box 40

1935-1936

Box 39

Moscow-Athens 1935

 

Moscow-Copenhagen 1934-1936

Box 44

1934-1936

Box 45

1936

 

Moscow-Basile 1935-1936

Box 43

1935-1936

Box 44

1936

 

Moscow-London 1934-1937

Box 45

1934-1935

Box 46

1935-1937

 

Moscow-Paris 1934-1935

Box 41

1934

Box 42

1934-1935

 

Moscow-Prague 1934-1936

Box 44

1934-1935

Box 40

1935

Box 41

1935-1936

 

Moscow-Madrid 1935-1937

Box 39

1935-1936

Box 38

1936-1937

 

Moscow-Stockholm 1935-1936

Box 47

1935-1936

Box 38

1936

Box 38

Moscow-New York 1935-1936

 

Moscow-Vienna 1934-1935

Box 38

1934

Box 40

1934-1935

Box 39

1935

 

Diaries 1985-1992

Box 48

1985-1992

Box 36

1988-1989

Box 37

1989-1991

 

Printed Matter 1922-1924

Box 61

Biulleten' IV Kongressa Kommunisticheskogo Internatsionala, nos. 1, 3-5, 7-15, 18-20, 22-23, 30, 32 1922

Box 61

Kommunisticheskii Internatsional, nos. 1 (1919), 15 (1920), 1 (1924)

 

Sound Recordings 1988-1993

Scope and Contents note

Compact audio cassettes
Box 49

Firsov interviews 1988-1993

Scope and Contents note

Sound recordings of interviews, relating to aspects of the history of the Comintern.
Box 49

Evgenii Shir, Iurii Koval'chuk, I. Ol"shevskii, and Marina Ktevskaia 1988

Scope and Contents note

Sound recordings of speeches and conversations.