Register of the George E. Barantseff collection

Finding aid prepared by Olga Verhovskoy Dunlop
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 2003
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003

Title: George E. Barantseff collection
Date (inclusive): 1814-2001
Collection Number: 2000C1
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 3 oversize boxes, 1 card file box (1.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Printed matter, photographs, memorabilia, and miscellany, relating to aspects of Russian imperial, military and émigré history.
source: Barantseff, George E.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


Box 3 may not be used without permission of the Archivist; access copies available in Box 1. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Acquisition Information


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George E. Barantseff Collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Scope and Content Note

The collection of Colonel Count George Barantseff consists mostly of printed matter and memorabilia related to Imperial Russia from Alexander II to Nicholas II and to the Russian emigration in China in the 1930s.
Of special interest are memorabilia belonging to the Barantseff family, including medals awarded to them by members of the imperial family.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russia -- Emigration and immigration
Russia -- History, Military
Russia -- History
Barantseff, George E.


Biographical File 1999

Scope and Contents note

Letter of appreciation
box 1

Letter of appreciation from the United States Coast Guard and miscellaneous printed matter re Alaska 1999


Writings 1991

Scope and Contents note

Essay re Romania

Barantseff, George, "A Current Major Issue in International Affairs: Romania," 1991

Scope and Contents note


Printed Matter 1814-1993

Scope and Contents note

Books and periodicals related to the Russian imperial family, the Russian emigration in China, and Russian medals. Arranged alphabetically by physical form and therein by author



V noch' na 17 iiulia 1918g., Izdanie detskago lageria imeni Tsesarevicha Vladimira, Tsingtao (Qingdao) 1936


Bozherianov, N., Trista Let Tsarstvovaniia Doma Romanovykh, Saint-Petersburg 1912


Durov, V., Russkie i sovetskie boevye nagrady, Moscow 1990


Moskovskii Otdel Obshchestva Popicheniia o Bednykh i Bol'nykh Detiakh, Al'bom-Knizhka Soderzhashchii Snimki iz Zhizni Naslednika Tsesarevicha i Velikago Kniazia Alekseia Nikolaevicha, Moscow 1913


Nestor, Archbishop, Ocherki Dal'niago Vostoka, Belgrade 1934


Nevskii, V., Vokrug Sveta Pod Russkim Flagom, Detgiz 1953


Nikitina, V., Ordena Rossii, Moscow 1991


Porter, Robert Ker, Narrative of the Campaign in Russia During the Year 1812, Hartford 1814


Sheveleva, E., Nagrudnye Znaki Russkoi Armii, Saint-Petersburg 1993




Pravoslavnaia Rus', San Francisco 1978 July 17


Russkaia Zhizn', Jordanville, New York 1968 July 17


Miscellany 1967

Scope and Contents note

Defense Language Institute certificate of appreciation

Defense Language Institute certificate of appreciation awarded to George N. Markov 1967


Photographs 1923-1994

Scope and Contents note

Five prints related to the Russian imperial family, the Barantseff family, and the Russian emigration in China

1 print depicting Count Evgenii Barantseff 1923


1 print depicting Colonel George Barantseff 1994


1 print depicting the Russian imperial family undated


1 print depicting Archbishop Nestor 1934


1 print depicting the White Russian Volunteer Force, Tientsin(?), China 1930s(?)


Memorabilia 1901-1930s

Scope and Contents note

Badges and medals related to Imperial Russia and the Russian emigration in China, pocket watch from the workshop of Pavel Bure, and Russian officer's sword. Arranged alphabetically by physical form


box 2

Gold-colored badge, bearing the cipher of Empress Mariia Feodorovna, given to Countess Barantseff in recognition of her support for educational institutions under the empress's patronage undated

box 2

3 membership badges issued by colonial clubs in Tientsin, China 1930s



box 2

Silver medal bearing the likeness of Emperor Alexander II undated

Scope and Contents note

Remained in the possession of Count Barantseff and was never issued to the public
box 2

Silver medal bearing cipher of Emperor Nicholas II, awarded to combattants in the Boxer Rebellion 1900-1901

box 2

Silver medal celebrating the tri-centennial of the Romanov dynasty 1913

box 2

Pocket watch undated

Scope and Contents note

Silver with gold plate initials from the workshop of Pavel Bure, watchmaker to the court of Nicholas II
box 1

Russian officer's sword, with pommel bearing the cipher of Emperor Nicholas II (use copies only) undated

Scope and Contents note

The sword was broken in half so that Count Barantseff could smuggle it out of Russia and into Japan at the end of the Russian Civil War.


Original item located in Box 3 restricted; use copies in Box 1.
box 4

Not yet described.