Register of the Nikolai F. Kostriukov papers

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Title: Nikolai F. Kostriukov papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-1985
Collection Number: 2000C45
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Russian and English
Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, promotional materials, and photographs, relating to the General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus.
Creator: Kostri͡ukov, Nikolaĭ F., 1899-
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

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Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nikolai F. Kostriukov Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biography

N. F. Kostriukov was the long-time conductor of the General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus. He was born on 3 December 1898 in Tsymlianskaia stanitsa in the Don Cossack region. He studied mining engineering in Czechoslovakia in the 1920s, but never graduated because in 1927 he established the General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus, with which he toured the world for nearly half a century. His chorus became almost as well-known as that of Serge Jaroff.
Throughout the 1920s, the chorus toured Europe, and by the early 1930s it began making appearances in South America, Africa, and Asia. The chorus was based in Prague until 1939, when it moved to the United States. It recorded a number of albums on the Victor label. Kostriukov died in New York on 9 November 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Nikolai F. Kostriukov was the conductor and director of the General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus, and these papers reflect the history of that chorus, its tours and concerts. Materials include concert programs, reviews, photographs, and correspondence.
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 Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russians -- United States
Choral societies -- United States
General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus

box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE 1930-1950

General note

See also GENERAL PLATOFF DON COSSACK CHORUS
reel 1

Award, bestowed upon Kostriukov by Ahmad Pasha Bey, ruler of Tunisia 1930

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 1.
 

Biographical questionnaire for Museum of Russian Culture 1950

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 2.
 

CORRESPONDENCE 1928-1985

General note

See also GENERAL PLATOFF DON COSSACK CHORUS/Scrapbooks
 

Artsybasheva, E. 1928

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 3.
 

Kojanovich, Basilio 1930

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 4.
 

Krasnov, Petr N. 1934-1938

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 5. Includes autographed photo attached to final letter
 

Museum of Russian Culture 1985

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 6.
 

Semenov, G. M. 1938-1939

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 7.
 

Zuev, A. V. 1939

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 8.
 

WRITINGS 1970 and undated

 

Letter to the editor 1970 October 27

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 9.
 

Notes on the history of the chorus and its appearances in various countries

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 10.
 

GENERAL PLATOFF DON COSSACK CHORUS FILE 1927-1972

 

Addresses in honor of Kostriukov and the chorus 1929-1938

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 11.
 

Advertisements for concerts

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 12. Includes posters
 

Clippings about Kostriukov and the chorus, including reviews 1937-1972 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 13.
 

Concert programs and promotional materials

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 14.
 

List of tours and concerts given from 1927 to 1972

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 15.
 

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 1-4. Include advertisements, clippings, correspondence, programs, promotional materials, reviews and other material
 

Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents note

Museums of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 1-3.
 

PHOTOGRAPHS 1932-1948 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 4. Twenty-six photos of the chorus appearing in various venues. Includes autographed photos
 

MISCELLANY 1939

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 5. Autographed musical notes presented to Kostriukov