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Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie records
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  • Location of Originals
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content Note

  • Title: Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie records
    Date (inclusive): 1876-1956
    Collection Number: 2000C41
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 5 microfilm reels (0.75 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, financial records, writings, membership lists, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the study of Russian contributions to American history.
    Creator: Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Ameriki͡e


    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 the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie Records, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Administrative History

    Russian-American historical association.

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection contains the records of the Russkoe istoricheskoe obshchestvo v Amerikie (Russian Historical Society in America). Its founder and first president was A. P. Farafontov (1937-1940). The second president of the Society was an engineer, Mikhail Dem'ianovich Sedykh (1940-1948). The records consist their correspondence, writings and other materials collected by them in the course of the organization's activities, which included aid in the restoration of Fort Ross, California, celebrations honoring the 200 th anniversary of the European discovery of Alaska (1941), and other cultural events. Also present are writings and correspondence by prominent émigrés, such as A. A. Kersnovskii, P. V. Shkurkin, S. G. Svatikov, and others. Almost all the records of the collection date from 1933 to 1948, but the scrapbook on M. D. Sedykh (Office File/Members' papers/Sedykh) expands the temporal bounds to those shown in the series description.
    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 -- Study and teaching