Register of the H. S. Dakin papers
Finding aid prepared by Lyalya Kharitonova
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6003
Title: H. S. Dakin papers
Date (inclusive): 1958-1988
Collection Number: 91029
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
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.
Dakin, H. S.
Khristianskiĭ komitet zashchity prav verui͡ushchikh v SSSR
Washington Research Center (San Francisco, Calif.)
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
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Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1991.
[Identification of item], H. S. Dakin papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Language of the Materials
In English and Russian.
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
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
Soviet Union -- Religion
Dissenters -- Soviet Union
Civil rights -- Soviet Union
Communism and 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
The records are arranged as originally received.
Alternate Sources for Texts
Scope and Contents
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 7, folder 1-12
Hard copies and originals
box 8, folder 1
Hard copies and originals
box 9, folder 16-17
Microfilm (negative) strips
Scope and Contents
Includes typescript copies and printed copies of books written, compiled, or edited by Dakin. Arranged chronologically.
box 8, folder 2
"Birnam Wood Is Here: Letters on Civil Rights in the U.S.S.R.,"
box 8, folder 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,"
box 8, folder 4
box 8, folder 5
The CCDRR (Christian Committee for the Defense of Believers' Rights in the USSR) Documents, Volume XIII,
Arranged by physical form and thereunder alphabetically.
box 8, folder 6
The Abuse of Psychiatry in the USSR,
box 8, folder 7
The Esalen Catalog,
box 8, folder 8
Khristianskii komitet zashchity prav veruiushchikh v SSSR; dokumenty,
box 8, folder 9
Lektsii o pravovom polozhenii rabochikh v SSSR, by Valerii Chalidze,
box 8, folder 10
Letters to the Soviet Authorities: A Handbook of Advice for AI Groups,
box 8, folder 11
One Hundred Years of the First Orthodox Parish in San Francisco,
box 8, folder 12
The Present Situation of the Baptist Church in Romania, by Iosif Ton,
box 8, folder 13
The Reign of Terror, by Ilie Vrancuta,
box 1, folder 2
Saint Herman Calendar 1978
box 8, folder 14
Saint Herman Calendar 1978
box 8, folder 15
Soviet Christian Prisoner List
box 8, folder 16
Tikhonaire 76, published by the Student Government of the Tikhon's Theological Seminary,
box 8, folder 17
The Truth About the Russian Church Abroad, by M. Rodzianko,
box 8, folder 18
Why Soviet Troops Are in Afghanistan, by William Pomeroy,
box 8, folder 19
North Atlantic Assembly Bulletin, Nos. 9-11 (1978), 17-18 (1980), 21 (1981)
box 9, folder 1
Pax Christi Internation Bulletin, No. 35,
1980 March 25
box 9, folder 2
Prava cheloveka: sbornik mezhdunarodnykh dogovorov Organizatsii Ob"edinennykh Natsii,
box 9, folder 3
F.A.S. (The Federation of American Scientists) Newsletter, Vol. 30, Nos.1-3, 6 (1977), Vol. 31, Nos. 2-4 (1978)
box 9, folder 4
Outcry!, Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry, November-December (1975), February-July, October-November (1976), March-April (1977)
box 9, folder 5
UNU (The United Nations University) Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2,
box 9, folder 6
L'Altra Europa, Centro Russia Cristiana, No. 5 (203),
box 9, folder 7
box 9, folder 8
Glaube in der 2. Welt : G 2 W ; Zeitschr. für Fragen von Religion, Atheismus u. Menschenrecht / Informationsdienst G2W: Id-G2W., Nos. 4-5,
box 9, folder 9
Light of Christ, a Journal of Orthdox Life and Thought in Russia and the West Today,Vol. IV, No.2-3,
box 9, folder 10
Le Messger Orthodoxe, No. 73,
box 9, folder 11
One World, Nos. 24-25,
box 9, folder 12
The Orthodox Monitor,
box 9, folder 13
Religiia i ateizm v SSSR, Nos. 11-12 (1978), No. 1 (1980)
box 9, folder 14
Religion und atheismus in der UdSSR, Nos. 7-8 (1978), 1-2, 5-6 (1979), 4 (1980)
box 9, folder 15
St. Vladimir's Seminary Quarterly, Vol. 10, Nos.1-2,