Register of the Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov papers

Finding aid prepared by Vladimir von Tsurikov
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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Title: Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov papers
Date (inclusive): 1884-1973
Collection Number: XX876
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Mainly in Russian
Physical Description: 1 folder, 5 microfilm reels (0.9 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, military documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian participation in World War I, the Russian Civil War, the Don Cossacks, and Russian émigré affairs.
Creator: Krasnov, P. N. (Petr Nikolaevich), 1869-1947
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University

Access

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Use

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2008

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], P. N. Krasnov papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

Location of Originals

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

Biographical / Historical

Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov was born into a Cossack military family: his father was a lieutenant-general, his grandfather, a general. Krasnov graduated from the Pavlovskoe voennoe uchilishche in 1888. He began his literary career early, authoring a log of his travels in the Far East in 1903. In 1910, Krasnov served as colonel and commanding officer of the First Siberian Cossack regiment. By 1914, Krasnov had risen to the rank of major general of the First Don division. Fleeing to the Don region to escape the Russian revolution, Krasnov was elected ataman of the Don Cossacks in 1918, after which he ousted the Soviets from the Don region and headed up the Don Cossack uprising. After suffering the ensuing defeat, Krasnov immigrated to Germany, retired from military life, and devoted himself to his literary career. Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov
During his retirement, General Krasnov published numerous books, many of which were translated into German, English, and other languages. He came out of his military retirement in 1943 to organize and lead Cossack units in the German Army. After Germany's defeat, General Krasnov was turned over to the Soviet authorities by the British Army. He was hung in Moscow in 1947.

Scope and Content of Collection

These papers reflect the literary activities of General Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov, Don Cossack Ataman, writer and historian. Most of his writings in emigration focus on the events leading up to the Russian revolution, as well as on the revolution and its aftermath themselves. Krasnov also focused on the history of the Don Cossacks. His writings have been published in translation in English, German and other languages. This collection consists of detailed correspondence mainly related to his writings and personal matters, and also reviews of his published works. The Speeches and Writings file consists mainly of correspondence related to and reviews of his writings.
The Subject File consists of various materials on the Don Cossacks, including minutes of meetings, reports, official documents and publications, dating from 1917 to 1944.
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.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into six series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, Don Cossack File, Printed Matter, and Photographs

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russia -- Emigration and immigration
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
World War, 1914-1918 -- Russia
Officers
Cossacks
Russia. Armii͡a

box 1

Biographical File 1884-1969 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, clippings, family file. Arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1, folder 1

Biographical sketch, "Portrait-Etude P. N. K. . .a," 1936.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
 

Clippings 1913-1969 and undated

box 1, folder 2

General 1913-1933 and undated

box 1, folder 3

Fortieth anniversary of Krasnov's literary activities 1931 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes related letter addressed to Konstantin Sergeevich ?
box 1, folder 4

Fiftieth anniversary of Krasnov being elevated to rank of officer 1939 and undated

box 1, folder 5

Hundredth anniversary of Krasnov's birth 1969

 

Family file 1884

box 1, folder 6

Letter, originally accompanied by a print of the tsarevich Nicholas, forwarded as a gift to Nikolai I. Krasnov by Alexander III 1884

 

Correspondence 1919-1944.

Scope and Contents note

Cards and letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 1, folder 7

General - Athonite monks 1930

 

Unidentified 1919-1943, and undated

box 1, folder 8

General 1919-1943

box 1, folder 9

Anastasiia (?) undated

box 1, folder 10

Anna Nikolaevna (?) 1923-1936 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes three newspaper clippings
box 1, folder 11

Mila (?) 1943

box 1, folder 12

Nadezhda (?) 1939

box 1, folder 13

Petr (?) 1931

box 1, folder 14

Amfiteatrov, Aleksandr Valentinovich 1922-1935

box 1, folder 15

Anastasii (Gribanovskii), Metropolitan 1938

box 1, folder 16

Annenkov, Boris V., Ataman 1920

box 1, folder 17

Antonii (Khrapovitskii), Metropolitan 1928-1935 and undated

box 1, folder 18

Artifeksov, Leonid Aleksandrovich undated

box 1, folder 19

Baikov, Nikolai Arkad'evich 1935-1936

box 1, folder 20

Berezovskii, Efim Prokop'evich 1936

box 1, folder 21

Bratstvo Prepodobnogo Iova Pochaevskogo 1936

box 1, folder 22

Buliubash, Evgenii Grigorievich 1938

box 1, folder 23

Chebotareva, T. undated.

Scope and Contents note

Incomplete letter
box 1, folder 24

Chebotari, Mariia 1940

box 1, folder 25

Cheslavskii, Vasilii Vladimirovich undated

box 1, folder 26

Chikhachev, Vladimir undated

box 1, folder 27

Cochenhausen, von, Conrad 1939-1943 and undated

 

Denisov, Sviatoslav Varlaamovich

box 1, folder 28

Undated

box 1, folder 29

1921-1922

box 2, folder 1

1923-1929

box 2, folder 2

1930-1938

box 2, folder 3

1939-1940

box 2, folder 4

D'iakova, E. 1930

box 2, folder 5

Durnovo, Sofiia Petrovna undated

box 2, folder 6

Eletskii, Leonid Vasil'evich, Prince 1925

box 2, folder 7

Fond imeni velikago kniazia Nikolaia Nikolaevicha 1929

 

Galich, Iurii.

General note

See Goncharenko, Iurii, 1938
box 2, folder 8

Glaz, Ol'ga 1922-1938 and undated

box 2, folder 9

Glovatskii, Boris 1938

box 2, folder 10

Goncharenko, Iurii 1932-1936

box 2, folder 11

Grebenshchikov, Georgii undated

box 2, folder 12

Herrick, Byron (U.S. Ambassador in Paris) undated

box 2, folder 13

Ioann (?), Archimandrite 1941

box 2, folder 14

Ionov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich 1928

box 2, folder 15

Juvin, Lucien 1929 and undated

box 2, folder 16

Kasatkin-Rostovskii, Feodor Nikolaevich 1935-1941 and undated

box 2, folder 17

Khodnev, Dmitrii 1933-1938

box 2, folder 18

Kira Kirillovna, Grand Duchess 1939

box 2, folder 19

Koverda, Boris 1937-1938

box 2, folder 20

Leikhtenbergskii (Leuchtenberg), Georgii Nikolaevich 1925

box 2, folder 21

Leikhtenbergskii (Leuchtenberg), Konstantin 1938

box 2, folder 22

Militsa Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess 1924-1943 and undated

box 2, folder 23

Miller, Evgenii K., General 1930-1931

box 2, folder 24

Nikolai, Grand Duke of Russia 1923

box 2, folder 25

Olga Aleksandrovna, Grand Duchess 1927

box 2, folder 26

Omerov, Nika undated

box 2, folder 27

Orekhov, Vasilii Vasil'evich 1938

box 2, folder 28

Paleolog, Sergei Nikolaevich 1924-1929

box 2, folder 29

Popov, K 1934

box 2, folder 30

Popova, N. undated

box 2, folder 31

Postoronkin, Vladimir Nikitich 1936

box 2, folder 32

Roman Petrovich, Prince 1932

box 2, folder 33

Shcherbachev, A. undated

box 2, folder 34

Shinkarenko, N. 1936-1937

box 2, folder 35

Shmelev, Ivan Sergeevich 1936

box 2, folder 36

Skripkina, Vera 1937

box 2, folder 37

Struve, Petr 1936

box 2, folder 38

Suvorin, Aleksei Alekseevich 1921-1922 and undated

box 2, folder 39

Suvorin, Mikhail Alekseevich 1922-1929

box 2, folder 40

Svechin, Mikhail Andreevich 1929

box 2, folder 41

Turoverov, Nikolai Nikolaevich 1938-1941

box 2, folder 42

Vechernee Vremia 1919

box 3, folder 1

Velikoshnaia, T. 1922

box 3, folder 2

Vera Konstantinovna, Grand Duchess 1941

box 3, folder 3

Vinogradov, Vasilii, Archpriest 1930

box 3, folder 4

Volkova, Mariia 1943-1944.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photograph
box 3, folder 5

Vrangel', Ol'ga undated

box 3, folder 6

Vrangel', Petr Nikolaevich 1926 and undated

 

Speeches and Writings 1910-1944 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes articles, contracts, correspondence relating to author's writings, reviews in different languages, arranged according to original order
 

General

 

Open letters 1921-1934

box 3, folder 7

Miscellaneous 1922-1934 and undated

box 3, folder 8

Pis'ma kazakam 1921-1927

box 3, folder 9

"Kto ubival russkikh tsarei," 1921.

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy
box 3, folder 10

Lectures 1936 and undated

box 3, folder 11

"Ob organizatsiiakh," 1921.

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy
 

Correspondence 1921-1944

 

General

box 3, folder 12

Bookstore "Grad Kitezh," 1922-1923 and undated

box 3, folder 13

Contracts, documents related to publishing houses and bookstores 1921-1923 and undated

box 3, folder 14

Controversy regarding Krasnov's article "Tuda i ottuda," 1928 and undated.

box 3, folder 15

General 1923-1943 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters, newspaper clipping
box 3, folder 16

Amazonka pustyni 1932-1939 and undated

box 3, folder 17

Belaia svitka 1928-1944 and undated

box 3, folder 18

Bozhii tron 1922

box 3, folder 19

Domoi 1936-1943 and undated

box 3, folder 20

Dusha armii 1928-1941

box 3, folder 21

Edinaia nedelimaia 1925-1940 and undated

box 3, folder 22

Ekaterina Velikaia 1935-1941 and undated

box 3, folder 23

Istoricheskie ocherki Dona 1944

box 3, folder 24

Kazaki v Abessinii 1941

box 3, folder 25

Largo 1931-1943 and undated

box 3, folder 26

Lozh' 1939-1942 and undated

box 3, folder 27

Mantyk 1935-1939 and undated

box 3, folder 28

Na rubezhe Kitaia 1938-1939 and undated

box 3, folder 29

Nakanune voiny 1936-1938

box 3, folder 30

Nenavist' 1934-1935 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence relating to literary award
box 3, folder 31

Opavshie list'ia 1923-1924

box 4, folder 1

Ot dvuglavogo orla k krasnomu znameni 1923-1943 and undated

box 4, folder 2

Pavlony 1926-1944

box 4, folder 3

Podvig 1932 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter from Patriarch Varnava (Rusich)
box 4, folder 4

Poniat'-Prostit' 1924-1943 and undated

box 4, folder 5

S Ermakom na Sibir' 1930

box 4, folder 6

S kazakami i kavkazkimi gotsami 1943

box 4, folder 7

S nami Bog 1927 and undated

box 4, folder 8

Tsareubiitsy 1938-1943 and undated

box 4, folder 9

Tsesarevna 1933-1934 and undated

box 4, folder 10

Venok na mogilu neizvestnomu soldatu 1928

box 4, folder 11

Vse prokhodit 1926-1931 and undated

box 4, folder 12

Vsevelikoe voisko donskoe undated

box 4, folder 13

Vypash 1931-1943 and undated

box 4, folder 14

Za chertopolokhom 1922-1923 and undated

 

Reviews 1910-1944 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes reviews in Dutch, English, French and German
box 4, folder 15

General 1920-1938

box 4, folder 16

Amazonka pustyni 1922-1925

box 4, folder 17

Arkhiv russkoi revoliutsii 1921-1922 and undated

box 4, folder 18

Belaia svitka 1928-1930 and undated

box 4, folder 19

Domoi 1936-1940

box 4, folder 20

Dusha armii 1927-1940 and undated

box 4, folder 21

Edinaia-nedelimaia 1925-1926 and undated

box 4, folder 22

Ekaterina Velikaia 1937-1940 and undated

box 5, folder 1

Kartiny bylogo tikhogo dona 1910

box 5, folder 2

Largo 1930

box 5, folder 3

Lozh' undated

box 5, folder 4

Mantyk 1929

box 5, folder 5

Na rubezhe Kitaia 1939 and undated

box 5, folder 6

Nakanune voiny 1936-1937

box 5, folder 7

Nenavist' 1934-1939 and undated

box 5, folder 8

Opavshie list'ia 1923-1929

box 5, folder 9

Ot dvuglavogo orla k krasnomu znameni 1921-1939 and undated

box 5, folder 10

Pavlony 1944

box 5, folder 11

Poniat'-prostit' 1924-1929 and undated

box 5, folder 12

S Ermakom na sibir' 1930 and undated

box 5, folder 13

S nami Bog 1927

box 5, folder 14

>Step' 1925-1931

box 5, folder 15

Tsareubiitsy 1938-1940 and undated

box 5, folder 16

Tsesarevna 1933 and undated

box 5, folder 17

V Manchzhurskoi glushi undated

box 5, folder 18

Vse prokhodit 1925-1927 and undated

box 5, folder 19

Vypash' 1931 and undated

box 5, folder 20

Za chertopolokhom 1922

 

Don Cossack File 1917-1935 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Official documents, correspondence, reports and publications of the Don Cossacks, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 5, folder 21

Don Cossacks in France.

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials on the elections of a new Don Cossack ataman, 1935 and undated
box 5, folder 22

Kazachii soiuz v Amerike.

Scope and Contents note

Includes lists of members, minutes of meetings, statutes, 1934 and undated
box 5, folder 23

Obshchestvo revnitelei donskoi istorii i pravdy 1921

box 5, folder 24

Official publication of the Vsevelikoe voisko donskoe, title page missing.

Scope and Contents note

Includes decisions made by the 4th gathering dedicated to education, 1918. Printed copy
box 5, folder 25

Reports No. 361 and 372, signed by Major General Krasnov 1917

box 5, folder 26

Sbornik uzakonenii i rasporiazhenii 1918.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
box 5, folder 27

Shurashov, Ivan, "VI-mu eparkhial'nomu s"ezdu, Donskoi staroobriadcheskoi eparkhii. Doklad," 1918.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
 

Printed Matter 1929-1931.

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper and pamphlets, signed and dedicated to P. N. Krasnov
box 5, folder 28

Amfiteatrov, Aleksandr, "Literatura v izgnanii," 1929, and "Una letteratura in esilio," 1930.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copies. Dedicated to Petr N. Krasnov and signed by author
box 5, folder 29

Sibirskii kazak 1931.

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper signed by A. G. Gryzov, dedicated to Petr N. Krasnov
box 5, folder 30

Photographs 1922-1973.

Scope and Contents note

Twenty-six prints of Don Cossacks in the diaspora; includes one print of Viacheslav Ivanovich Volkov, signed on reverse by his daughter, and eight prints from a Cossack in Paraguay