Overview of the Nikolaĭ Evgen'evich Khokhlov papers

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Title: Nikolaĭ Evgen'evich Khokhlov papers
Date (inclusive): 1956-1993
Collection Number: 2011C23
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In English, Russian and German
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, digital media (1.2 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, testimony, notes, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to Soviet secret service operations, research in parapsychology, and psychological warfare applications.
Creator: Khokhlov, Nikolaĭ Evgenʹevich, 1922-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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Use

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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nikolaĭ Evgen'evich Khokhlov papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

Soviet intelligence officer; defector to the United States; parapsychology researcher.
Working for the KGB, Khokhlov was sent to Germany in 1954 to assassinate the head of the anti-Soviet émigré organization NTS. He declined to carry out his mission and defected to the West, where he wrote his memoirs and became a specialist in Soviet military espionage and psychology. Khokhlov taught at California State University at San Bernardino from 1968 to 1992. He died in 2007.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, writings, testimony, notes, printed matter, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to Soviet secret service operations, research in parapsychology, and psychological warfare applications.
Also included are a list of Soviet specialists in psychological warfare and parapsychology, and correspondence and photographs of Khokhlov. The earliest document in the collection is a transcript of Khokhlov's appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Secret service -- Soviet Union
Psychological warfare
Parapsychology

 

Sound recordings 1993

box MC29

Sound recordings of lectures by Nikolai E. Khokhlov 1993 April 17-30

Scope and Contents note

These sound recordings contain the only surviving excerpts from a series of lectures delivered by the late Professor Nikolai E. Khokhlov at a conference on spiritual life held at the St. Gregory Palamas Monastery in Etma, California, between April 17 and April 30, 1993 (Old Style). Dr. Khokhlov was the keynote speaker and delivered three lectures on the Soviet Union's battle with the Russian Orthodox Church and Soviet interest in para-psychological forces and evil in forming the new "Soviet man," who was to be without religious beliefs. In these excerpts, Professor Khokhlov discusses his work in parapsychology in the Soviet Union and at Duke University, as well as the interest of U.S. intelligence agencies, with whom he collaborated, in parapsychological phenomena. The CDs constitute an interesting overview, in Khohlov's own words, of his ideas on science, religion, and the Soviet experience. (Description from note in CD case. Consists of 2 audio CD-Rs.) Use copy reference number: 2011c23_a_0005917
 

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