Register of the H. S. Dakin papers

Finding aid prepared by Lyalya Kharitonova
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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2018


Title: H. S. Dakin papers
Date (inclusive): 1958-1988
Collection Number: 91029
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English and Russian
Physical Description: 9 manuscript boxes (3.6 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, serial issues, bulletins, newsletters, pamphlets, and other printed matter relating to the status of religious freedom in the Soviet Union and other communist countries, and to dissidents in the Soviet Union and other communist countries. Includes drafts of documentary publications of the Christian Committee for the Defense of Believers' Rights in the USSR and of the Washington Research Center.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Dakin, H. S.
Creator: Khristianskii komitet zashchity prav veruiushchikh v SSSR.
Creator: Washington Research Center (San Francisco, Calif.)

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], H. S. Dakin papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Henry Saltonstall Dakin (1936 – 2010) was an American scientist, entrepreneur, publisher, cultural ambassador, peacemaker, and global communications pioneer.
After graduating from Harvard University in 1958, Dakin did research in health physics at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and designed a pocket radiation detector that is still in use today. During the 1970s, Dakin's interests in consciousness, parapsychology, computer technology, and environmental conservation generated leading-edge projects at his Washington Street offices in San Francisco. His love of printing led him to explore early innovations in desktop publishing and many other publishing ventures. He wrote a book on Kirlian photography High-Voltage Photography and also published religious documents smuggled from Soviet political prisons in the Samizdat Bulletin. Dakin also wrote a major guide to doing business in Moscow.
In 1988 the New York Times featured two of the many groups he fostered: Center for Citizen Initiatives, which exchanged business delegations of thousands of Americans and Soviets, and the San Francisco/Moscow Teleport, which introduced e-mail to the Soviet Union and later became a global telecom company. Dakin also established the San Francisco Waldorf School, which is the largest Waldorf School in North America.

Scope and Content of Collection

The H. S. Dakin papers are comprised of correspondence, writings, serial issues, bulletins, newsletters, pamphlets, and other printed matter relating to the status of religious freedom in the Soviet Union and other communist countries, and to dissidents in the Soviet Union and other communist countries. Includes drafts of documentary publications of the Christian Committee for the Defense of Believers' Rights in the USSR and of the Washington Research Center.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Civil rights--Soviet Union.
Communism and religion.
Dissenters--Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--Religion.

 

"Documents of the Christian Committee for the Defense of Believers' Rights in the USSR, Russian Texts with Summary Translations," volumes 1-13, Washington Research Center 1978

Arrangement Statement

The records are arranged as originally received.
Box/Folder 1 : 1-9, Box/Folder 2 : 1-5

Volume 1

Box/Folder 2 : 6-8, Box/Folder 3 : 1-3

Volume 2

Box/Folder 3 : 4-7

Volume 3

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Volume 4

Box/Folder 3 : 9, Box/Folder 4 : 1-2

Volume 5

Box/Folder 4 : 3-5

Volume 6

Box/Folder 4 : 6-10

Volume 7

Box/Folder 4 : 11, Box/Folder 5 : 1-2

Volumes 8-9

Box/Folder 5 : 3-8

Volume 10

Box/Folder 5 : 9, Box/Folder 6 : 1

Volume 11

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Volume 12

Box/Folder 6 : 3-10

Volume 13

 

Alternate Sources for Texts 1958-1980

Scope and Contents note

Includes originals and copies of documents received by the Washington Research Center from Moscow Khristianskii Komitet Zashchity Prav Veruiushchikh v SSSR (The Christian Committee for the Defense of Believers' Rights in the USSR) in the form of correspondence, appeals, statements, speeches and writings, and press summaries.
Box/Folder 7 : 1-12, Box/Folder 8 : 1

Hard copies and originals

Box/Folder 9 : 16-17

Microfilm (negative) strips

 

Writings 1977-1982

Scope and Contents note

Includes typescript copies and printed copies of books written, compiled, or edited by Dakin. Arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 8 : 2

"Birnam Wood Is Here: Letters on Civil Rights in the U.S.S.R.," 1977

Box/Folder 8 : 3

"Press Conference at the Apartment of Fr. Dmitri Dudko on April, 1977, in Response to Article in Literatutnaia Gazeta on 13 and 20 April, 1977," 1977

Box/Folder 8 : 4

High-Voltage Photography, 1978

Box/Folder 8 : 5

The CCDRR (Christian Committee for the Defense of Believers' Rights in the USSR) Documents, Volume XIII, 1982

 

Printed Matter 1966-1988

Arrangement Statement

Arranged by physical form and thereunder alphabetically.
 

Brochures 1968-1981

Box/Folder 8 : 6

The Abuse of Psychiatry in the USSR, 1976

Box/Folder 8 : 7

The Esalen Catalog, 1979-1980

Box/Folder 8 : 8

Khristianskii komitet zashchity prav veruiushchikh v SSSR; dokumenty, 1977

Box/Folder 8 : 9

Lektsii o pravovom polozhenii rabochikh v SSSR, by Valerii Chalidze, 1976

Box/Folder 8 : 10

Letters to the Soviet Authorities: A Handbook of Advice for AI Groups, 1977

Box/Folder 8 : 11

One Hundred Years of the First Orthodox Parish in San Francisco, 1968

Box/Folder 8 : 12

The Present Situation of the Baptist Church in Romania, by Iosif Ton, 1973

Box/Folder 8 : 13

The Reign of Terror, by Ilie Vrancuta, 1978

Box/Folder 1 : 2, Box/Folder 8 : 14

Saint Herman Calendar 1978

Box/Folder 8 : 15

Soviet Christian Prisoner List 1981

Box/Folder 8 : 16

Tikhonaire 76, published by the Student Government of the Tikhon's Theological Seminary, 1976

Box/Folder 8 : 17

The Truth About the Russian Church Abroad, by M. Rodzianko, 1975

Box/Folder 8 : 18

Why Soviet Troops Are in Afghanistan, by William Pomeroy, 1980

 

Bulletins 1973-1981

Box/Folder 8 : 19

North Atlantic Assembly Bulletin, Nos. 9-11 (1978), 17-18 (1980), 21 (1981)

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Pax Christi Internation Bulletin, No. 35, 1980 March 25

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Prava cheloveka: sbornik mezhdunarodnykh dogovorov Organizatsii Ob"edinennykh Natsii, 1973

 

Newsletters, 1975-1978

Box/Folder 9 : 3

F.A.S. (The Federation of American Scientists) Newsletter, Vol. 30, Nos.1-3, 6 (1977), Vol. 31, Nos. 2-4 (1978)

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Outcry!, Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry, November-December (1975), February-July, October-November (1976), March-April (1977)

Box/Folder 9 : 5

UNU (The United Nations University) Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1976

 

Serial issues, 1966-1988

Box/Folder 9 : 6

L'Altra Europa, Centro Russia Cristiana, No. 5 (203), 1985

Box/Folder 9 : 7

Amnesty Action, 1977 June

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Glaube in der 2. Welt : G 2 W ; Zeitschr. für Fragen von Religion, Atheismus u. Menschenrecht / Informationsdienst G2W: Id-G2W., Nos. 4-5, 1978

Box/Folder 9 : 9

Light of Christ, a Journal of Orthdox Life and Thought in Russia and the West Today,Vol. IV, No.2-3, 1988

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Le Messger Orthodoxe, No. 73, 1976

Box/Folder 9 : 11

One World, Nos. 24-25, 1977

Box/Folder 9 : 12

The Orthodox Monitor, 1979 January-February

Box/Folder 9 : 13

Religiia i ateizm v SSSR, Nos. 11-12 (1978), No. 1 (1980)

Box/Folder 9 : 14

Religion und atheismus in der UdSSR, Nos. 7-8 (1978), 1-2, 5-6 (1979), 4 (1980)

Box/Folder 9 : 15

St. Vladimir's Seminary Quarterly, Vol. 10, Nos.1-2, 1966