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  • Title: I. A. Kurganov papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1980
    Collection Number: 2001C74
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 27 manuscript boxes, 3 card file boxes (12.5 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, card files, and printed matter, relating to economics, anti-communist movements, and Russian émigré affairs. Includes records of the Koordinatsionnyi TSentr Antibol'shevistskoi Bor'by and some papers of Aleksandr Kerensky.
    Creator: Kerensky, Aleksandr Fyodorovich, 1881-1970
    Creator: Kurganov, I. A. (Ivan Alekseevich)
    Creator: Koordinat͡sionnyĭ t͡sentr antibolʹshevistskoĭ borʹby
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 2001.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], I. A. Kurganov papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1895, January 14 Born, Russia
    1914-1920 Officer in the Russian Imperial Army during World War I and served with the anti-Bolshevik forces under Admiral Kolchak in Siberia. Captured by the Red Army, imprisoned and eventually released
    1924-1930 Lectured at Leningrad University
    1930-1942 Lectured at the Leningrad Financial-Economic Institute
    1934 Became Professor of Economics
    1935-1941 Held chair at the Institute of Soviet Cooperative Trade in Moscow
    1939 Ph.D. in Economics
    1942 Evacuated from Leningrad with the Financial-Economic Institute to the North Caucasus
    1943 Arrived in Berlin, Germany
    1950 Emigrated to the United States
    1951-1956 Held a leading position and presided over the Coordinating Center of Anti-Bolshevik Struggle
    1958 Author, Reformizm v SSSR, Sel'skoe khoziaistvo na novom etape, Sovremennoe polozhenie vlasti v SSSR
    1961 Author, Natsii SSSR i russkii vopros
    1967 Author, Sem'ia v SSSR, 1917-1967
    1968 Author, Zhenshchiny i kommunizm
    1971 Author, Women in the USSR
    1980 Died

    Scope and Content Note

    The papers of Ivan Alekseevich Kurganov, acquired in 2001, consist of correspondence, published and unpublished writings, including manuscripts of books and articles, reports, and memoranda. These materials document the political and intellectual life of Professor Kurganov and his contemporaries from the early 1950s through the late 1970s. Kurganov's associates included well-known Russian émigrés such as Sergei P. Mel'gunov, Mikhail Karpovich, V. Orekhov, Vladmir Samarin, and many others. The most important correspondent was Alexander Kerensky.
    After World War II, Kurganov worked as a journalist for the Russian émigré press. His work as a journalist is reflected in the speeches and writings series. Between the years 1959 and 1980 Professor Kurganov published several books, and many articles and pamphlets, also included in the series.
    Included in the Kurganov collection are the records of the Coordinating Center of Anti-Bolshevik Struggle (Munich), which sought to unify the political activities of various anti-Soviet Russian émigré organizations. From 1951 to 1956, Professor Kurganov held a leading position in and later presided over the Center. During this time, he worked closely with Alexander Kerensky and Sergei P. Mel'gunov. The records of the Coordinating Center provide a wealth of information on anti-Soviet activities in the Russian émigré community during the 1950s. Of great interest are Alexander Kerensky's letters on his anti-Soviet political activities, relations with a new generation of Russian émigrés (displaced persons), and his stance on many other issues.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Anti-communist movements
    Russians -- Germany