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Isaenko (Evgeniia Sergeevna) papers
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Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian literature and to Russian émigré affairs. Includes some papers of Aleksei Leonidovich Isaenko, husband of Evgeniia Isaenko.
E. S. Isaenko was born Evgeniia Pechatkina in Askhabad on 16 December 1899, the daughter of General Sergei Pechatkin. Living in Harbin following the Revolution, she was among the first Russian students to depart for the United States in the early 1920s, where she continued her education at Pomona College. For personal reasons, she left college and went to San Francisco, making her living performing menial labor as a packer in a factory, dishwasher, seamstress, etc. Meanwhile, she devoted her free time to Russian social life, actively participating in musical, theatrical and literary presentations. She directed and acted in plays, and wrote articles, reviews, short stories and two books, Perekati-Pole (published in 1953) and Petr Ivanovich (1961).
1 manuscript box, 10 microfilm reels (1.9 Linear Feet)
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