Register of the Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev papers

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Title: Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev papers
Date (inclusive): 1898-1976
Collection Number: 2000C62
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 6 microfilm reels (0.9 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, financial records, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian choirs in the United States.
Creator: Ignat'ev, Semen Dmitrievich, 1891-1974
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

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Use

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Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biography

S. D. Ignat'ev was born near the town of Ostrov, Pskovskaia guberniia, on 25 January 1891 (O. S.). While in the White army in South Russia, he married Aleksandra Ivanovna Kozlova, thus cementing his association with the Kuban' Cossacks. Evacuation to Gallipoli was followed by several years in Bulgaria.
A musician by training, he formed a chorus and musical ensemble of émigré Kuban' Cossacks around 1926, touring with them across Europe through the 1940s. During these years, he lived primarily in Germany, and in one of his writings describes his experiences in Berlin in 1945. The Second World War brought about the dissolution of the Kuban' Cossack Chorus. In 1950, Ignat'ev moved to Sweden (where he found employment mounting specimens for the botanical department of the Swedish Museum of Natural History), and then in 1955 to San Francisco, changing his musical venue to conducting church choirs (his education included the Pskov seminary, where he received a thorough grounding in liturgical music). Ignat'ev died in San Francisco in May 1974

Scope and Content Note

Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev was well-known as a composer and conductor of the Kuban' Cossack Chorus, and later of church choirs. This collection consists mainly of materials relating to these activities. Other subjects include autobiographical writings dealing with his experiences on Gallipoli in the early 1920s and in Berlin in 1945, as well as writings, subject files and printed matter relating to Russian Orthodox liturgical music. Some of the correspondence is with relatives in the Soviet Union.
Detailed processing and preservation microfilming of 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 at the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, as its property. A transfer table of 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
Choral societies -- United States

box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE 1910-1972

reel 1

Address book

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 1.
 

Articles about or mentioning Ignat'ev

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 2.
 

Congratulatory notes honoring Ignat'ev and his chorus

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Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 3.
 

Contract

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 4.
 

Family file -- Aleksandra Ignat'eva

 

Identity papers

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 5.
 

School records

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 6.
 

Identity papers

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 7. Includes naturalization and marriage certificates, residence, work and travel permits
 

Letters of recommendation for Ignat'ev

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 8.
 

Program of musical production involving S. D. and A. I. Ignat'ev

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 9. Includes photographs
 

School records

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 10.
 

Scrapbook

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 11. Includes correspondence and autographs
 

Miscellany

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 12.
 

CORRESPONDENCE 1926-1976

General note

See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE/Scrapbook.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence to and from Ignat'ev's wife, Aleksandra Ivanovna
 

General

reel 1

Greeting cards 1941-1970

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 13.
 

Letters 1948-1975

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 1 : 14.
box 2

Postcards 1926-1970

 

General

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 1.
 

Family

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 2.
reel 1

Unidentified 1964-1970 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 3.
 

Alekseev, Pavel I. 1962-1964 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 4.
 

Anna, Igumen'ia 1959-1965 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 5.
 

Arnemann (?), Vera 1960-1968

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 6.
 

Associazione Femminile Italiana 1929

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 7.
 

Barankeev, Ivan 1963-1971

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 8.
 

Baskakova, L. 1959

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 9.
 

Benigsen, Elena Ivanovna 1960-1967

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 10.
 

Bogolepov, Aleksei Aleksandrovich 1961-1970

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 11.
 

Boiarintsev, M. 1961

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 12.
 

Brandt, Guido 1928-1930

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 13.
 

Cedergren, A. and G. 1952-1964

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 14.
 

Chub, I. A. 1970-1971

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 15.
 

Degtiarev, Mikhail Pavlovich 1956-1971

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 16.
reel 2

Frömke, Natalia 1963-1965

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 17.
 

Funk, A. 1963-1964

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 18.
 

Gartong, Marianna 1960

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 19. Includes letter from Gartong to Archbishop Ioann of San Francisco, 1964
 

Gavrilov, Petr E. 1970

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 2 : 20.
 

Germany (Federal Republic, 1949-). Generalkonsulat (San Francisco) 1964

 

Ioann, Archbishop of San Francisco 1946

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 1.
 

Ioann (Pommer), Archbishop of Latvia 1931

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 2.
 

Iur'eva, M. 1937

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 3.
 

Ivanov, Boris I. 1970 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 4.
 

Kiut (?), N. D. [1929]

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 5.
 

Koshlakov, M., Rev. 1942-1976

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 6.
 

Koshlich, Georgii Pavlovich 1941-1970

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 7.
 

Kozlova, Valentina I. 1970-1976

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 8.
 

Kramarevskaia, V. 1959-1969

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 9.
 

Krivosheev, A. 1961-1965

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 10.
 

Kvartirova, A. and M. 1969 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 11.
 

Ladinskii, Leonid, Rev. 1970-1971

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 12.
 

Langlet, Nina 1961-1973

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 13. Includes poem by Valdemar Langlet
 

Leoussoff, Kseniia 1955

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 14.
 

Levitov, M. 1971-1974

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 15.
 

Lubimtsev, M. and S. 1953-1970 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 16.
 

Mantulin, Valentin N. 1969

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 17.
 

Mikhailichenko, Vasilii Stepanovich 1963

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 18.
 

Ob"edinenie russkikh natsional'nykh organizatsii v Germanii 1936-1937

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 19.
 

Obshchestvo byvshikh dieiatelei Imperatorskago rossiiskago krasnago kresta v Germanii 1940

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 20.
 

Olen', I. 1955-1961

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 21.
 

Petrenko, N. 1970-1971

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 22.
 

Petrova, Lidiia 1960-1963

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 23.
 

Pol', V. 1961-1962

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 24.
 

Polozhenskii, Sergei, Rev. 1942-1972

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 25.
 

Sakharov, D. 1936-1961

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 26.
 

Scholuch, A. 1965

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 27.
 

Sergiia, Matushka 1968 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 28.
 

Smolenskii, Sergei A. 1961-1970

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 29.
 

Snarskaia, Liubov' Ivanovna 1940-1968 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 30.
 

Timashev, A. 1937-1960

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 31.
 

Tolstaia, M. 1954-1962

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 32.
 

Ugriumov, Aleksei Ivanovich 1967-1968

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 33. Includes related letter by A. Pliushkova
 

Ustinova, Ritta 1973

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 34.
 

Varashkevich, Boris 1943

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 35.
 

Veiglas, Nikolai, Rev. 1968-1972

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 36.
 

Verevkina, Mariia 1964-1968

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 37.
 

Voronkova, S. 1960-1961

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 38. Includes related letter by unidentified correspondent
 

Zhdanov, Nikita Romanovich 1961-1970

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 39.
 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS 1917-1966

 

General

reel 2

General

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 40. Includes various notes and miscellaneous writings, mainly relating to Russian church music, n.d. Holograph and typescript
reel 3

Letters to the editor 1966 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 41.
 

Musical compositions

 

General

 

Copyrights to musical notes

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 42.
 

Miscellany

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 43. Includes lists of notes for balalaika orchestras and similar material
 

"Dosug v dieistvuiushchei armii: Niechto v rodie dnevnika," . 1917

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 44. Holograph
 

S nami Bog 1966

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 3 : 45. Printed copy
reel 4, reel 3

Poetry 1949-1962 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 1-2 (reel 3) and Box/Folder 4 : 3 (reel 4). May include poems not authored by Ignat'ev, but which he set to music
 

"Adiutantik," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 4. Holograph
 

"Bogoslovie v zvukakh," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 5. Typescript
 

"D. S. Bortnianskii," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 6. Typescript. Includes background materials and typed notes on Bortnianskii's operas
 

"Gallipoliiskii pamiatnik," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 7. Notes and typescript
 

"Kniaz' Igor'," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 8. Typescript
 

"O Glazunovie," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 9. Background notes and holograph
 

"Palestrina," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 10. Holograph
 

"Pamiatnik," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 11. Printed copy (possibly from Chasovoi)
 

"Pskovitianka," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 12. Typescript
 

Untitled reminiscences of N. V. Plevitskaia n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 13. Typescript
 

"Kratkoe rukovodstvo k prakticheskomu izucheniiu Oktoikh ili Osmoglasnika," 1947

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 14. Typescript
 

"Ringaren," Katrineholms-Kuriren, , and Svenska Dagbladet 1953 December 22 1953 December 27

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 4 : 15. Printed copies
box 5

"Glinka," 1957

 

Notes and background materials

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 1-2.
 

Typescript

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 3.
 

"Khor Kubanskikh kazakov u Gosudaryni-Imperatritsy," Russkaia zhizn 1958 November 25

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 4. Printed copy
 

"A. G. Rubinshtein," [1959]

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 5. Typescript
 

"Chistyi Chetverg v osazhdennom Berline," Russkaia zhizn' 1966 April 16

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 6. Typescript and printed copy
 

SUBJECT FILE 1927-1974

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, notes, and printed matter
reel 4

Church of the Transfiguration, Stockholm, Sweden

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 7.
 

Glück, Christian

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 8.
 

Haydn, Franz-Josef

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 9.
 

Holy Trinity Cathedral, San Francisco, California

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 10.
 

Kubanskii kazachii khor

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 11.
 

Liadov, A. K.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 12.
reel 5

Lissenko, Georg

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 13.
 

Obshchestvo russkikh veteranov Velikoi voiny, San Francisco, California

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 14.
 

Orthodox Eastern Church--Hymns

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 15.
 

Rakhmaninov, S. V.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 5 : 16.
 

Religion

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 6 : 1.
 

Rimskii-Korsakov, N. A.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 6 : 2.
 

Russkaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov' (Orthodox Eastern Church)

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 6 : 3-6.
 

Serov, A. N.

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 6 : 7.
reel 6

Voice

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 6 : 8.
 

Miscellany

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 6 : 9.
 

PRINTED MATTER 1898-1974

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Cossacks, Russian culture, military history and miscellaneous subjects
 

Bulletins

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 7 : 1.
 

Clippings

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 7 : 2-3.
 

Periodicals

Scope and Contents note

Museum of Russian Culture Box/Folder 7 : 4.
box 8

PHOTOGRAPHS (not microfilmed) c. 1910-1974

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed.
box 8, folder 1-6

Albums

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed. Photographs primarily of Ignat'ev and his ensemble on tour, family members, and miscellaneous events and places
box 9

Prints

box 9, folder 1

Ignat'ev, Semen Dmitrievich

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed.
box 9, folder 2

Ignat'eva, Aleksandra Ivanovna

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed.
box 9, folder 3-5

Family photographs

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed.
box 9, folder 6-7

Kuban' Cossack Chorus and balalaika orchestra

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed.
 

Miscellany

box 9, folder 8

Group photographs, which may include Ignat'ev and his wife

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed.
box 10, folder 1

Miscellany

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed.
box 10, folder 2

Negatives (1 packet, 3 boxes and 7 booklets)

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed.
box 10, folder 3

ARTWORK n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed. One watercolor painting of a pastoral scene
box 10, folder 4

FINANCIAL RECORDS 1927-1974

Scope and Contents note

Originals located at the Museum of Russian Culture; items were not microfilmed. Bank statements, receipts, financial calculations and other matter.