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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Alternative Forms of Material Available
  • Location of Originals
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography

  • Title: Nikolai Dmitrievich Talberg Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1967
    Collection Number: 2008C60
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: (3 linear feet) 20 microfilm reels
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, diaries, notes, and printed matter, relating to Russian history, the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, and Russian émigré affairs.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Creator: Tal'berg, N. D.


    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], N. D. Tal'berg papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by Hoover Institution Archives in 2008


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    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


    1886 July 10 Born, Korostyshev, Kiev guberniia, Russia
    1907 Graduated, Imperatorskoe uchilishche pravovedeniia
    1907-1917 Served, Ministry of Internal Affairs
    1927 Author, Tserkovnyi Raskol
    1929 Author, Sviataia Rus'
    1950-1967 Professor, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, NY
    1960 Author, Otechestvennaia byl': iubileinyi sbornik
    1964 Author, <title render="italic">Istoriia russkoi tserkvi</title>
      Author, <title render="italic">Istoriia khristianskoi tserkvi</title>
    1966 Author, K sorokalietiiu pagubnago evlogianskago raskola
    1967 May 29 Died, Jordanville, NY

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Nikolai Talberg, a government official in pre-Revolutionary Russia and historian, writer, and professor in emigration. Among his writings are works related to late 19th and early 20th century history, partially based on his own reminiscences and those of others. Major themes include the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, politics and contemporary issues of the Russian diaspora.
    The SUBJECT FILE includes materials on the history of the Russian Orthodox Church and especially on the various jurisdictional conflicts that affected the Church in emigration. Particularly important are the documents dating from 1945 onwards relating to such conflicts in the United States. Of special significance is the correspondence of Archbishop Vitalii Maksimenko with representatives of different dioceses, parishes and organizations.
    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 Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Orthodox 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.


    Nikolai Dmitrievich Talberg was born in Korostyshev, Russia, on July 10, 1886. B His family, of Swedish origin, moved to Russia from Finland during the reign of Catherine the Great. Both his father and grandfather were affiliated with Kiev University. Talberg studied at the Imperatorskoe uchilishche pravovedeniia, graduating with a gold medal in 1907. For the next ten years he served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
    In 1917, after the Russian Revolution, Talberg moved to the Caucasus but returned to Petersburg the same year and joined a secret monarchist organization headed by N. E. Markov. In 1919, Talberg left Russia, arriving in Berlin in 1920, where he continued to be affiliated and actively involved in Markov’s monarchist organization, the Vysshii monarkhicheskii sovet.
    With his move to Belgrade, Talberg also became more involved with the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia, eventually moving to the United States, where he accepted a teaching position at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, New York. Talberg authored several history textbooks, some still in use today at theological seminaries. He also published widely on Russian secular and church history.
    Nikolai Dmitrievich Talberg died on May 29, 1967, in Jordanville, New York.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russians--United States.
    Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'.