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Inventory of the Arsenii Ivanovich Formakov papers
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  • Title: Arsenii Ivanovich Formakov papers
    Date: 1910's-1983
    Collection Number: 2002C37
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs, other writings, correspondence, and photographs, relating to conditions in forced labor camps in the Soviet Union.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Formakov, Arsenii Ivanovich, 1922-1983.


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arsenii Ivanovich Formakov papers, [Box number], 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/Historical Note

    1900 March 15 Born, Libava, Latvia
    1920s Studied at Institute of Engineering in Petrograd, Russia
    1920s Teacher in Daugavpils, Latvia
    1920s Editor of Dvinskii Golos (Voice of Dvinsk)
    1925 Author, Vechera Proshlogo, collected poems
    1926 Author , V Puti, collected poems, Dvinsk
    1930 Author, Nasha Iunost', novel
    1932 June 12 Married Anna Ivanovna Zakaznova
    1934 Author, Vstrecha, collected poems, Daugavpils
    1938 Author, Faina, novel
    1940 - 1947 December Exiled to Siberia
    1949 September - 1955 August Exiled to Siberia for the second time
    1955 August Returned to Riga after amnesty
    1960s through 1980s Worked for local Latvian radio music programs
    1960s through 1980s Translator of Latvian poetry
    1983 March 7 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers of Arsenii Ivanovich Formakov, Latvia-based Russian poet, teacher, journalist, and writer who was twice exiled to Siberia, consist of correspondence, memoirs, other writings, and photographs, relating to conditions in forced labor camps in the Soviet Union. The Correspondence contains letters from Formakov to his wife and children and letters to Formakov, from other poets and publishers. Included are several copies of letters from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, relating to his gulag book and labor camps. The Writings includes memoirs, stories, and poems. The Printed Matter includes poems, songs lyrics, and music scores by other poets and songwriters. The Miscellany includes Formakov's watercolor drawings, portaits, drawings from labor camps, clippings, and other documents. The Photographs consists of four photo albums with prints depicting family life scenes and other topics.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Forced labor--Soviet Union.