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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Manuscript Collection
    Dates: 1914-1963
    Collection number: 2008C39
    Creator: Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Collection Size: 11 microfilm reels (1.65 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    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.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Russian

    Administrative Information


    The collection is open for research
    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], Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Manuscript Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by Hoover Institution Archives in 2008

    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 The majority of these materials are in Russian, and include previously unpublished memoirs, historical essays and poetry.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 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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the online catalog.


    World War, 1914-1918--Russia.
    Russia--History, Military.
    Russia--History--Nicholas II, 1894-1917.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Russia--Emigration and immigration.
    Holy Trinity Seminary (Jordanville, N.Y.)