Register of the A. V. (Anton Vasil'evich) Turkul papers

Finding aid prepared by Lyalya Kharitonova
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: A. V. (Anton Vasil'evich) Turkul papers
Date (inclusive): 1911-1908
Collection Number: 2007C51
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Russian and English
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (2.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: The bulk of the papers of Turkel, a Major general in the White Russian army and commanding general of the Drozdovska´i`a strelkova´i`a divizi´i`a consist of correspondence with former comrades-in-arms relating to memories of the Civil War, as well as to émigré politics in the 1950s. The papers also include writings, printed matter, and photographs.
Creator: Turkul, A. V. (Anton Vasilʹevich)
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2007. This collection was loaned for microfilming, with the originals returned to the donor.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A. V. (Anton Vasil'evich) Turkul papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Processing Information

Original documents from the collection were loaned to be microfilmed and returned to Boris Parr in 2007. The original microfilmed materials (formally box 1) from the collection were returned from the donor in 2019 with additional collection materials. The collection was fully reprocessed with new description in 2022. The original container list for the microfilm can be served upon request.

Biographical Chronology

1892 December 11 Born, Russia
1910 February 9 Entered military service, 56th Zhitomir Regiment
1914 October 20 Promoted to ensign
1916 September 19 Promoted to lieutenant
1918 January 8 Joins Col. M. G. Drozdovskii's unit in Romania
1919 May 14 Promoted to captain
1919 July 4 Promoted to colonel
1920 April 3 Promoted to major general
1920 August 7 Appointed commander of the Drozdovskii Division
1957 Died, Munich, Germany

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection of papers contains the service records of General Anton Vasil'evich Turkul covering the period of the Russian Civil War, in which Turkul commanded the Drozdovskii Division. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence with former comrades-in-arms relating to memories of the Civil War, as well as to émigré politics in the 1950s. As editor of the journals Vlasovets and Dobrovolets, Turkul played a role in some of the political battles that took place among various groups, both military and civilian, in the emigration at that time (c. 1950-1957). Also of interest are materials relating to the construction of the monument "Дроздовский мемориал" at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery, Paris, France. The collection also includes thirty-eight prints of various scenes, from members of the Drozdovskii Division football club on Gallipoli in 1921 to anniversary banquets held in the 1930s-1960s. Some photographs are marked with names of participants on the reverse.


The collection is organized into five series: Biographical File, Family File, Correspondence, Subject File, and Photographs.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russia -- Emigration and immigration
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
Russia (Territory under White armies, 1918-1920). Armii͡a
Russia (Territory under White armies, 1918-1920). Dobrovolʹcheskai͡a armii͡a. Drozdovskai͡a strelkovai͡a divizii͡a


Biographical File 1911-1967


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes military service records, immigration and travel papers, and other materials relating to the life and career of A. Turkul.
box 1, folder 6

Послужной списокъ 1911-1921

Scope and Contents

Military service records
box 1, folder 1

General 1936-1958

Scope and Contents

Includes biographical notes.
box 1, folder 2-5

Immigration papers 1947-1954

Scope and Contents

Includes legal documents, correspondence, clippings, and notes.
box 1, folder 7-10

Obituaries and condolences 1957-1967

Scope and Contents

Includes articles, poems, memoirs, clippings, and condolence letters written to the family.
box 4

Memorabilia 1957

Scope and Contents

Ribbons fron A. Turkul's coffin (2)

Family File 1957-1980


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Letters of condolences
box 1, folder 23-24

Туркул Александра Федоровна 1957-1963

Scope and Contents

Correspondence. See also : Biographical File, Obituaries and condolences
box 1, folder 25

Туркул Тамара Антоновна 1980

Scope and Contents

Condolence letter on a death of a her mother Aleksandra Fedorovna

Correspondence 1947-1957


Arranged alphabetically by name.

Scope and Contents

Includes letters to Turkul's widow, Aleksandra Fedorovna.

General 1948-1957

Scope and Contents

Congratulatory letters to and from White émigré community. Includes unidentified letters.
box 1, folder 11-13

Incoming 1950-1957

box 1, folder 14

Outgoing 1948-1957

box 1, folder 15

Unidentified 1952-1957

box 2, folder 28

All-Russian Liberation Committee 1950-1956

box 1, folder 16

Анастасий, Митрополит 1954-1956

box 1, folder 20

Архангельский Алексей Петрович 1948-1955

box 2, folder 27

Волков Михаил Георгиевич 1955-1956

box 2, folder 19

Высший Монархический Совет 1950-1953

box 2, folder 1

Глазенап Игорь Леонидович 1955

box 2, folder 2

Гордеев Андрей Дмитриевич 1955-1957

box 2, folder 3

Грибанов Иларион Иванович 1953-1955

box 2, folder 9

Exil et Liberté  1954

box 1, folder 22

Заика Николай Семенович 1955

box 2, folder 29

Зимнинский Владимир Владимирович 1955

box 1, folder 21

Казаков Виктор Николаевич 1956

box 2, folder 11

Корольков Николай Евдокимович 1955-1956

box 2, folder 30

Конгресс за права и свободу в России 1957

box 2, folder 12

Кучеров Михаил 1956

box 2, folder 7

Лебедев Ф. 1956

box 2, folder 13

Менько Лев 1955

box 2, folder 14

Муценек-Мартов Вильгельм Карлович 1955

box 2, folder 15

Немешаев Николай Алексеевич 1954-1955

box 2, folder 16

Низовцев 1955-1957

box 2, folder 17

Орехов Василий Васильевич 1955

box 2, folder 20

Орлов Г. 1951

box 2, folder 21

Пенкин А. circa 1950

box 2, folder 22

Протасевич Виктор Александрович 1951-1957

box 1, folder 19

Савельев М. 1956

box 2, folder 24

Сергиевский Борис Николаевич 1952-1956

box 2, folder 23

Сердаковский Лев 1950-1955

box 2, folder 18

Сикорский Игорь Иванович 1947-1956

box 2, folder 25

Тарсаидзе Александр Георгиевич 1954

box 2, folder 10

Феодосий, Игумен 1954-1955

box 1, folder 17

Фишер Екатерина Сергеевна 1954-1977

box 2, folder 4

Фомин Александр Николаевич 1955

box 1, folder 18

Харчевский Владимир Григорьевич 1956-1957

box 2, folder 5

Холопов 1955

box 2, folder 8

Черепов Владимир Александрович 1954-1955

box 2, folder 6

Шереметев Николай 1951

box 2, folder 26

Veterans Association of the General Drozdowsky Division, Inc 1951-1957

box 3, folder 3-5

Photographs 1920-1956

Scope and Contents

Thirty-eight prints depicting A. V. Turkul , V. G. Kharzhevskii, and others (primarily officers of the Drozdovskii Division in emigration)

Subject File 1920-1956

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, photographs, and printed matter relating to the history of the Drozdovskii Division.
box 3, folder 1-2

"Дроздовский мемориал" at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois Russian Cemetery circa 1950

Scope and Contents

Includes drawings and descriptive notes of the construction of the monument, and photographs taken at the event of the consecration of the monument.
box 2, folder 31-32

Журналы «Доброволец» и «Власовец» 1948-1956

Scope and Contents

Editorial files include correspondence, papers submitted to the journal, subscriptions, orders, and clippings.