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  • Title: Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary manuscript collection
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1963
    Collection Number: 2008C39
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Mainly in Russian
    Physical Description: 11 microfilm reels (1.65 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs and other writings by Russian military officers and other émigrés, relating to imperial Russian military history, Russian participation in World War I, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, and Russian émigré affairs. Collected by Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York.
    Creator: Holy Trinity Seminary (Jordanville, N.Y.)
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University


    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 Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2008

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Manuscript Collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    Full collection is available on Microfilm

    Location of Originals

    In part, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains individual holographs and typescripts (with occasional associated correspondence) donated to Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. The majority of these materials are in Russian, and include previously unpublished memoirs, historical essays and poetry. Among the authors are veterans of the White Army, whose memoirs focus, among other topics, on Imperial Russia, the revolution of 1917, the Russian Civil War, and émigré existence.
    Among the manuscripts relating to the Russian Army in the First World War are V. Granberg, "27-aia pekhotnaia diviziia v boiu pod Stallupenenom i v srazhenii pod Gumbinenom," and Georgii Ottonovich Raukh, "2-aia gvardeiskaia kavaleriiskaia diviziia v Vostochnoi Prussii 23 iiunia – 7 sentiabria 1914 goda." The third volume of the memoirs of Prince Nikolai Zhevakhov, former assistant ober-prokuror of the Holy Synod, concerning his life and activities in emigration, are a continuation of two previously published volumes of memoirs covering the period 1915-1917. This third volume was never published.
    Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russia -- Emigration and immigration
    Russia -- History, Military
    Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia
    Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917