Overview of the Tat'iana Zhilkina papers

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Title: Tat'iana Zhilkina papers
Date (inclusive): 1914-2005
Collection Number: 2011C25
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes (0.8 Linear Feet)
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.
Creator: Zhilkina, Tat'i͡ana
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tat'iana Zhilkina papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russians -- United States
Railroads -- Soviet Union
Russkai͡a pravoslavnai͡a t͡serkovʹ
Fil'shin, G. I. (Gennadiĭ Innokent'evich)
Baĭkalo-Amurskai͡a magistralʹ


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