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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: M. T. (Mikhail Trofimovich) Zarochentsev papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1959
    Collection number: 2001C52
    Creator: Zarochentsev, M. T. (Mikhail Trofimovich), b. 1879
    Extent: 7 microfilm reels (1.05 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, patents, business records, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the meat and fish refrigeration industries.
    Languages: English, and Russian.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], M. T. (Mikhail Trofimovich) Zarochentsev papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Biographical Note

    1879 September 18 Born, Stavropol', Russia
    1907 Graduated, Institut putei soobshcheniia, Moscow, Russia
    1910 Graduated, Moskovskii kommercheskii institut, Moscow, Russia
    1911 Author, Kholodil'noe dielo
    1912 Author, Ledniki
    1922-1927 General Manager, A/S "Külmetus"
    1930 Author, Between Two Oceans
    1932 Founder, American Z Corporation

    Scope and Content Note

    Mikhail Trofimovich Zarochentsev (Zarotschenzeff) was a specialist in meat and fish refrigeration, a prolific inventor in the field and holder of a number of patents on methods of quick-freezing. The CAREER FILE contains information related to Zarochentsev's scientific work (notes, reports and calculations) and business activities, including his meat-packing operations: A/S "Külmetus"(Estonia), American Z Corporation, National Frosted Foods Sales Corp. and Z-Pack Corporation. It also includes articles, notes, patents, and promotional materials relating to the "Z" process of quick-freezing and related refrigeration issues.
    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 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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


    Fishery products--Preservation.
    Russians--United States.
    United States.