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  • Title: Mikhail Mikhailovich Kostenko papers
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1972
    Date (bulk): 1904-1928
    Collection Number: 2006C42
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the Material: English and Russian.
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (1.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, personal and military documents, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Russian military operations in the Russo-Japanese War and World War I and to Russian émigré activities. Includes some later family correspondence.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives.
    Creator: Kostenko, Mikhail Mikhailovich, 1881-1928.


    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], Mikhail Mikhailovich Kostenko papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2006.


    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.

    Related Collection(s)

    Pavel Aleksandrovich Bazarov papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical Note

    1881 Born in Russia
    1899 Joined the Russian Imperial Army
    1901-1904 Road and topographical surveying in Manchuria (Northeast China) for Russian military
    1904 Fought in Russo-Japanese War
    1907-1912 Road and topographical surveying in Japan
    1914-1916 Fought in World War I as an aviation officer and promoted to Colonel in the 8th Siberian Mountain Artillery of the Russian Imperial Army. Decorated with St. George's Military Cross
    1918 Applied through the United States Embassy in Japan for permission to join the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
    1920 Immigrated to the United States
    1922-1928 Map draftsman for Rand McNally & Co. and South American division of the American Geographical Society
    1928 Died in New York City, NY

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection documents the military career of Mikhail Mikhailovich Kostenko during the Russo-Japanese War and World War I, as well as his post-war immigration to the United States. The collection includes family documents, military records, correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia.
    The Biographical File relates mainly to Kostenko's life in the United States, and includes identification documents, naturalization records, and family records. In particular, there is collected correspondence and genealogical information gathered by Kostenko's son, Barry (Boris) Kostenko.
    The Military Career File relates to Kostenko’s military career and Russian military operations, especially in Japan between 1904 and 1920, and consists of reports, orders, certificates, sketches, and maps.
    The Photographs are mostly from Kostenko's time spent stationed in Japan, and Memorabilia consists of medals, badges, ribbons, military adornments, and map draftsman tools.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russia. Armiia--Officers
    Russians--United States.
    Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905.
    World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Eastern Front.