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  • Title: Anton Antonovich Dobkevich papers
    Date (inclusive): 1898-1923
    Collection Number: 2000C64
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, military documents, and photographs, relating to Russian military activities in World War I, the Russian Civil War, and the Chinese Eastern Railway.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Dobkevich, Anton Antonovich, 1892-


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anton Antonovich Dobkevich papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information


    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.


    A. A. Dobkevich was born on 18 January 1894 (1892 according to other records) in the city of Dubno. Commissioned as an officer upon graduation from the Kiev Military School in 1913 (1912) in the 3rd Zaamurskii pogranichnyi pekhotnyi polk, he transferred to the 6th Zaamurskii pogranichnyi pekhotnyi polk upon its departure for the front in February 1915. On the Southwestern (Russian) front of the First World War, he commanded the machine-gun detachment of an armored train and was appointed commander of the armored car "Zaamurets" in June 1916. Following this, Dobkevich served with the 1st Zaamurskii Zheleznodorozhnyi polk until his demobilization in 1918.
    In April 1918, he was appointed deputy commander of the engineering section of the Russian forces of the extraterritorial zone of the Chinese Eastern Railway, and thereafter served in various capacities, including commander of an armored train, along the Chinese Eastern Railway until 1920. He emigrated to the United States in 1922, and died in California in January 1973.


    1892 January 18 (O. S.) Born, Dubno, Volynskaia guberniia, Russia
    1910 Graduated, Pervyi Moskovskii kadetskii korpus
    1912 Graduated, Kievskoe voennoe uchilishche
      Sub-Lieutenant, 3-ii Zaamurskii pogranichnyi pekhotnyi polk
    1915 Transferred, 6-oi Zaamurskii pogranichnyi pekhotnyi polk
      Wounded and awarded St. George cross
      Transferred to 74<emph render="super">-yi</emph> Sibirskii oboznyi batalion
    1916 Lieutenant, 2-ia Zaamurskaia zheleznodorozhnaia brigada
    1918 Discharged from Russian army
      Enlisted, Chinese Eastern Railway security forces
    1919 May-August Chief of staff, 1-aia partizanskaia kavaleriiskaia brigada
    1919 August-1920 January Senior adjutant, Otdel'naia Amurskaia kazach'ia brigada
    1920 July-1921 May Agent, Chinese Eastern Railway internal security
    1922 Arrived in the United States

    Scope and Content Note

    The papers of A. A. Dobkevich relate primarily to his service in the First World War and Russian Civil War (in Ataman B. V. Annenkov's unit, on an armored train, and in the security forces of the Chinese Eastern Railway). The collection also includes a few family photographs, and his father's (Lt. Colonel A. F. Dobkevich) military service record (1914).
    Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and the Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
    The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chinese Eastern Railway.
    Russia. Armii͡a.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union.
    World War, 1914-1918--Russia.
    World War, 1914-1918.