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Inventory of the V. N. Zhernakov Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: V. N. Zhernakov Papers
    Dates: 1862-1976
    Collection number: 2002C68
    Creator: Zhernakov, V. N. (Vladimir Nikolaevich), 1909-1977.
    Collection Size: 35 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes 14.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, printed matter, and photographs of Zhernakov, a russian émigré scholar in Manchuria, Australia and the United States. Materials relate to the society, culture and natural history of Manchuria, and to Russian émigré affairs.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Russian, English

    Administrative Information


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    Publication Rights

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], V. N. Zhernakov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002.


    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.

    Biographical Note

    1909 August 21 Born, Omsk, Siberia
    1921 Arrived in Harbin and enrolled for study at the Commercial High School
    1926 Entered the Harbin Juridical Institute
    1946 Appointed assistant dean of the Economic-Engineering Department of the Harbin Polytechnic Institute, where he also taught and directed the Research Sector
    1951-1959 Deputy director of the Obshchestvo Izucheniia Man’chzhurskogo, Kraia, Harbin
    1959-1962 Research consultant at the Obshchestvo Izucheniia Man’chzhurskogo, Kraia, Harbin
    1962 Left Harbin for Australia
    1963-1971 Director of the YMCA in Yallourn
    1972 Emigrated to the United States
    1977 February 15 Died, Oakland, California

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers of Vladimir Zhernakov, acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002, relate mainly to culture, society and natural history in Manchuria during the first half of the 20th century. Vladimir Zhernakov continued his career as a scholar of Far Eastern natural history after his departure from Harbin, Manchuria, in 1962.
    The bulk of the collection consists of Zhernakov's writings, which describe the area of Harbin and include topics of natural history in Manchuria. Zhernakov also wrote several biographies of prominent Russian émigré scientists. Also included are important writings on Russian émigré activities in Harbin.
    Of significance is the published material, which includes rare Russian émigré newspapers and serials. Printed matter and other publications relate primarily to the study of natural history and to various aspects of Harbin, Manchuria.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Manchuria (China)
    Russians--United States.