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  • Title: Alexander and Ethel Pronin collection
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1996
    Collection Number: 91052
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 12 manuscript boxes, 3 videocassette boxes, 1 oversize box, 394 motion picture film reels (88.7 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Writings, notes, printed matter, photographs, sound recordings, video tapes, motion picture film, and miscellany relating to aspects of Russian and Soviet culture and history.
    source: Pronin, Alexander
    Creator: Pronin, Ethel
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alexander and Ethel Pronin collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical note

    Dr. Alexander Georgievich Pronin (1927-2007) was a writer and professor of Russian Studies at California State University, Fresno for 28 years. Author: Russian Folk Arts, Byliny, Heroic Tales of Old Russia

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of writings, notes, printed matter, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture films relating to aspects of Russian and Soviet culture and history. The papers include materials of Pronin's father, Russian-American entomologist Georgii Pronin.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Video tapes
    Motion pictures
    Russia -- Civilization
    Russia -- History
    Soviet Union -- Civilization
    Soviet Union -- Pictorial works
    Soviet Union -- History
    Russia -- Pictorial works
    Pronin, Alexander