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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Tat'iana Zhilkina papers
    Dates: 1914-2005
    Collection Number: 2011C25
    Creator: Zhilkina, Tat'iana
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, notes, and photocopies of clerical documents, relating to the Russian community and Russian Orthodox Church in the United States, and including drafts of and research materials for the book by Tat'iana Zhilkina, Stoiane v istine (Moscow, 2005); and sound recordings of interviews conducted by Tat'iana Zhilkina of workers who constructed the Baikal-Amur Railroad.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Russian

    Administrative Information


    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Tat'iana Zhilkina papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.


    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Russian historian.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection is subdivided into two topics. The first consists of fourteen reels of taped oral history interviews with builders involved in constructing the Baikalo-Amurskaia magistral (BAM), 1975-77. This was the last of the grandiose construction projects undertaken in the Soviet Union. The interviewees, ranging from students and novice construction workers to engineers and managers, came to work on BAM from all over the USSR. A handwritten index to the interviews is contained on three leaves.
    The second focal point in the collection is a box of papers containing background materials for Zhilkina's book Stoianie v istine. Transcripts of oral history interviews, research notes, photographs, correspondence, and other documents concern the history of the Russian civil war and the postrevolutionary immigration to China and San Francisco.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'.
    Russians--United States.
    Baikalo-Amurskaia magistral'.
    Railroads--Soviet Union.