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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Location of Original Materials
  • Accruals
  • Related Collection(s)
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Oleg Ivanovich Pantiukhov papers
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1992
    Collection Number: 82063
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Language of Material: The collection is primarily in English and Russian, with some letters and documents in German, French and other languages
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 39 microfilm reels (6.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, reports, military documents, personnel lists, maps, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian participation in World War I, the Russian Revolution, and activities of His Majesty's 1st Rifle Household Troops Regiment during this period and subsequently in emigration.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Pantiukhov, Oleg Ivanovich, 1882-1974.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Oleg Ivanovich Pantiukhov papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1982. Incremental microfilm acquired in 2013.

    Location of Original Materials

    Microfilmed material originals are in private hands.


    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.

    Related Collection(s)

    Alex N. Kniazeff papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Mariia D. Vrangel' papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Boris I. Nedzvetskii papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Anatole S. Loukashkin papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    R. V. Polchaninov papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Victor V. Alexeeff papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1882 March 25 (O.S.) Born, Kiev, Russia
    1899 Graduated, Tiflisskii kadetskii korpus
    1901 Graduated, Pavlovskoe voennoe uchilishche
    1908 Married Nina Mikhailovna Dobrovol'skaia
    1909 Organized first Russian Boy Scout unit
    1915 Promoted to Colonel
    1919 Elected Chief Russian Scout
    1920 Emigrated to Turkey
    1922 September 4 Moved to the United States
    1929 Author, Russkim skautam: prikazy, instruktsii, informatsii i besiedy
    1944 Nina Mikhailovna Pantiukhova died
    1951 Moved to Nice, France
    1969 Author, O dniakh bylykh
    1973 October 25 Died, Nice, France

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Oleg Ivanovich Pantiukhov was a Colonel of the Imperial Russian Guard and the founder of the scouting movement in Russia in 1909. Most of the collection reflects these two aspects of his activities: a portion of the correspondence and some of Pantiukhov's writings and subject files deal with military matters: cadet corps, service in the guards and the life of Russian veterans in emigration.
    An increment to the Pantiukhov papers was loaned to the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013. The increment was arranged in 27 boxes by Hoover staff, who then prepared this finding aid. All of the materials in the increment were subsequently microfilmed or digitized for the Hoover Institution. After the microfilm/digital copies were made, the original materials were returned to the donor.
    The bulk of the collection is focused on the Russian scouting movement, from its formation and activities during the Russian civil war through its functioning as an émigré organization (or several organizations, as a result of splits). It appears that the country files were created or expanded by Pantiukhov's son, Oleg Olegovich Pantiukhov (who changed his name to John L. Bates in the United States): these cover primarily the interwar years and to a lesser degree the postwar years. Most of the postwar material on scouting is concentrated in correspondence with various scout leaders and active members. O. O. Pantiukhov kept up correspondence with his father's correspondents and continued to actively collect materials on Russian scouting abroad after his father's death: these activities are reflected in his own correspondence (in the Family file) and in the Russian scouting file. Nina Mikhailovna Pantiukhova was the head of the Russian Girl Guides and her papers (in the Family file) contain orders and correspondence that reflect her involvement.
    Other collected materials on anticommunism and émigré activities may be found in the subject file.


    The increment to the collection is organized into seven series: biographical file, family file, correspondence, speeches and writings, Russian scouting file, subject file, and oversize file.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russia. Armiia. Leib-gvardii strelkovyi ego velichestva polk, 1.
    Russia. Armii͡a--Officers.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    World War, 1914-1918--Russia.