Register of the Nikolai Valentinov papers

Finding aid prepared by Olga Verhovskoy Dunlop
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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Title: Nikolai Valentinov papers
Date (inclusive): 1912-1964
Collection Number: 65003
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Russian and English
Physical Description: 9 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (3.9 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, clippings, reports, and photographs, relating to Russian revolutionary movements and emigre life, Imperial Russian and Soviet agricultural and economic policies, labor movements, Menshevism, and political events in Russia.
Creator: Valentinov, N. (Nikolaĭ), 1879-1964
Creator: Haimson, Leopold H.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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 Library & Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1965.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nikolai Valentinov Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

1879 Born, Morshansk, Tambov Province, Russia
1897 Enters Petersburg Institute of Technology, joins revolutionary movement and is exiled to Ufa
1900 Returns from exile, studies at Kiev Polytechnic Institute, is arrested for revolutionary activities, escapes to Europe
1903-1904 Meets Lenin in Geneva, joins Social Democratic Party (Bolsheviks)
1905 Returns to Russia, breaks with Lenin and the Bolshevik Party. Joins the Mensheviks
1905-1917 Begins lifelong engagement in journalism. Contributes to Russkoe Slovo and Kievskaia Mysl'. Resigns from Menshevik Party
1917-1927 Edits Torgovo-Promyshlennaia Gazeta, organ of the Supreme Council of National Economy of the U.S.S.R.
1928 Emigrates to Paris, France. Publishes in emigré and French press
1953 Author, Vstrechi s Leninym. English translation published in 1968 as Encounters with Lenin
1954 Author, Dva Goda s Simvolistami. English translation published in 1969 as Two Years With the Symbolists
1964 Dies, Paris, France
1969 Author (posthumously), The Early Years of Lenin

Scope and Content

This collection consists mostly of the correspondence and writings of Nikolai Vol'skii, also known under the pseudonyms Nikolai Valentinov and E. Iur'evskii. The collection covers the period of his emigration in Paris between 1932-1962. Of special interest is the first part of the collection, which includes his correspondence with fellow socialists in the emigration, (Mensheviks in particular). Also important is his correspondence with European and American scholars interested in the history of socialism and the Russian Revolution. The second part of the collection consists of typescript drafts of Valentinov's writings with holograph annotations, and an untitled holograph manuscript.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russia -- Emigration and immigration
Russia -- History
Socialism -- Russia
Mensheviks
Communism -- Soviet Union
Revolutionaries -- Russia
Industries -- Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- Economic policy
Agriculture -- Soviet Union
Labor movement -- Russia
Land tenure -- Russia
Peasants -- Russia
Rossiĭskai͡a sot͡sial-demokraticheskai͡a rabochai͡a partii͡a
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924

box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE 1958

Scope and Contents note

Membership cards for the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Association des Ecrivains Russes à Paris, 1958. Includes photographs
 

CORRESPONDENCE FILE 1935-1962

Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of correspondence on political subjects with fellow Russian socialists in the emigration, as well as with British and American scholars interested in the Russian revolutionary movement. Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 1

General

 

General

box 1, folder 2

Undated

box 1, folder 3

1950s

box 1, folder 4

1960s

 

Copies of Nikolai Valentinov's letters sent at his request by the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam

box 1, folder 5

Dan, Lydia 1953-1962

box 1, folder 6

Kuskova, Ekaterina 1957

box 1, folder 7

Stentsel', Z. 1937

 

Abramovich, Rafail

box 1, folder 8

1950-1953

box 1, folder 9

1954

box 1, folder 10

1955-1956

box 1, folder 11

1957

box 1, folder 12

1958

box 1, folder 13

1959

box 1, folder 14

1960

box 1, folder 15

1961-1963

box 1, folder 16

Aldanov, Mark 1954-1957

box 1, folder 17

Aleksinskii, G. 1947-1958

box 1, folder 18

American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia (Vanda Pampukh) 1953-1958

box 1, folder 19

Andreev, Nikolai 1956-1964

box 1, folder 20

Aronson, Gregor 1945-1963

box 1, folder 21

Bazili, Nikolai 1935-1937

 

Berberova, Nina

box 1, folder 22

1949-1953

box 1, folder 23

1954-1960

box 2, folder 1

Berlin, P. 1949-1955

box 2, folder 2

Blagov, Vladimir 1954

box 2, folder 3

Dalin, David 1948-1962

 

Dan, Lydia.

box 2, folder 4

Includes typescript with holograph annotations by Lydia Dan, entitled "Sotsialdemokratiia v rezoliutsiiakh londonskogo s"ezda" 1949-1959.

box 2, folder 5

1960-1963

box 2, folder 6

Le Figaro 1953-1956

box 2, folder 7

Gavri, Iurii 1963

box 2, folder 8

Gerua, Boris Vladimirovich 1961

box 2, folder 9

Goldstein, David 1954-1962

 

Gul', Roman

box 2, folder 10

Undated

box 2, folder 11

1945-1950

box 2, folder 12

1951-1956

box 2, folder 13

1957-1960

box 2, folder 14

1961-1963

 

Haimson, Leopold

box 2, folder 15

Undated-1959

box 2, folder 16

1960

box 2, folder 17

1961-1962

box 2, folder 18

1963-1964

box 3

Institut für Erforschung der Geschichte und Kultur der UdSSR e. V.

box 3, folder 1

1952-1954

box 3, folder 2

1955

box 3, folder 3

Jasny, N. 1960

 

Karpovich, Mikhail

box 3, folder 4

1948-1956

box 3, folder 5

1957-1959

box 3, folder 6

KHeraskov, Ivan 1956-1963

box 3, folder 7

KHomiakov, G. 1959-1961

box 3, folder 8

Kon, Vera 1959-1962

 

Kuskova, Ekaterina

box 3, folder 9

1944-1949

box 3, folder 10

1950-1954

box 3, folder 11

1955

box 3, folder 12

1956-1958

box 3, folder 13

Levitas, Solomon 1953

box 3, folder 14

Maklakov, Vasilii 1948-1954

box 3, folder 15

Makovskii, S. 1958

box 3, folder 16

Mel'gunov, Sergei 1946-1955

box 3, folder 17

Meyer, Alfred 1955-1957

box 4, folder 1

Mogilevskii, V. 1956-1960

box 4, folder 2-4

Monod-Herzen, Edouard 1944-1945

 

Nicolaevsky, Boris

box 4, folder 5

1946-1949

box 4, folder 6

1950-1951

box 4, folder 7

1952

box 4, folder 8

1953-1954

box 4, folder 9

1955-1956

box 4, folder 10

1957-1962

box 4, folder 11

Nivat, Georges 1962

box 4, folder 12

Olberg, Paul 1954-1960

box 4, folder 13

Pavlovskii, M. 1956-1958

box 4, folder 14

Pipes, Richard 1959-1962

box 4, folder 15

Poliakov, A. n.d.

box 4, folder 16

Prokopovich, Sergei 1939-1946

box 4, folder 17

Raeff, Mark 1960-1961

box 4, folder 18

Rozenfel'd, O. 1954-1960

box 4, folder 19

Rumanov, A.(?) and Lidiia 1947-1960

box 4, folder 20

Samson, Jean Paul 1957-1960

box 4, folder 21

Sapir, Boris 1960

box 4, folder 22

Sapiro, J. H. 1961-1962

box 4, folder 23

Shapiro, Leonard 1957-1964

box 5

Shub, David ( Jewish Daily Forward)

box 5, folder 1

and fragments Undated

box 5, folder 2

1944-1947

box 5, folder 3

1948-1950

box 5, folder 4

1951-1952

box 5, folder 5

1953-1957

box 5, folder 6

Shvarts, S. Includes correspondence with Chekhov Publishing House 1952-1958

 

Stentsel', E. and Z.

box 5, folder 7

and fragments Undated

box 5, folder 8

1944-1957

box 5, folder 9

1958-1960

box 5, folder 10

1961-1964

box 5, folder 11

Struve, Aleksei and Gleb 1954-1960

box 5, folder 12

Szeftel, Marc 1952

box 5, folder 13

Teffi n.d.

box 5, folder 14

Trotsky, I. 1954

box 5, folder 15

Ul'ianov, N. (Radio Liberty) 1953-1956

box 5, folder 16

Vel'min, Anatolii 1953-1956

 

Vishniak, Mark

box 5, folder 17

1949-1957

box 5, folder 18

1958-1965

box 5, folder 19

Vodov, S. ( Russkaia Mysl') 1951-1963

box 5, folder 20

Weinbaum, Mark ( Novoye Russkoe Slovo) 1951-1964

box 5, folder 21

Wolfe, Bertram 1958-1963

box 5, folder 22

Wraga, R. 1962

box 5, folder 23

Zaitsev, Boris 1952-1963

box 5, folder 24

Zeeler, Vladimir 1948-1954

box 5, folder 25

Zenzinov, Vladimir 1947-1949

 

WRITINGS 1932-1960

Scope and Contents

Typescript drafts of articles, an unfinished manuscript, and miscellaneous material used in the preparation of Valentinov's writings. Arranged by physical form and therein chronologically by title
box 6

Typescript drafts

box 6, folder 1

General. Untitled

box 6, folder 2

"Demagogiia I arifmetika" n.d.

box 6, folder 3

"Iz moei knigi Makh I Marksizm" n.d.

box 6, folder 4

"Kak raspredelialsia v g. narodnyi dokhod S.S.S.R.", n.d. 1937

box 6, folder 5

"Men'shevizm I ego propaganda idei revoliutsionnogo samoupravleniia" n.d.

box 6, folder 6

"Men'shevizm I problema vlasti" n.d.

box 6, folder 7

"La méthode suédoise ou la méthode soviétique?" n.d.

box 6, folder 8

"Mozhno li verit' sovetskim ischisleniiam natsional'nogo dokhoda?" n.d.

box 6, folder 9-11

"Na grani dvukh epokh" n.d.

box 6, folder 12

"Natsional'nyi dokhod S.S.S.R." n.d.

box 6, folder 13

"O frantsuzskoi revoliutsii Chemu ona uchit?", n.d. 1936-1937:

box 6, folder 14

"O 'pustom meste'" n.d.

box 6, folder 15

"Obshcherusskaia konferetsiia I Plekhanov" n.d.

box 6, folder 16

"Opasnye tsyfry I fakty" n.d.

box 6, folder 17

"Ot Aleksandra III k Leninu" n.d.

box 6, folder 18

"Pis'mo Makha" n.d.

box 6, folder 19

"Promyshlennost' v fevral'skuiu revoliutsiiu, gody voennogo kommunizma I period 1920-1923 g.g." n.d.

box 6, folder 20

"Propaganda I istoriia" n.d.

box 6, folder 21

Review of Vasilii Zen'kovski, Istoriia russkoi filosofii n.d.

box 6, folder 22

"Rossiia v predvoennyia gody 1908-1913", n.d.

box 6, folder 23-26

"Rozhdenie men'shevizma" n.d.

box 7, folder 1

"Russkoe rabochee dvizhenie za 1880-1914 gody", n.d.

box 7, folder 2

"S.S.S.R. I problema kratkosrochnogo

box 7, folder 3

"Trotskistkaia oppozitsiia I bor'ba s neiu" n.d.

box 7, folder 4

"V kadrakh velikoi tekhnicheskoi revoliutsii" n.d.

box 7, folder 5-7

"Vokrug Lenina" n.d.

box 7, folder 8

"Vtorichnye pokhorony velichaishego polkovodtsa" n.d.

box 7, folder 9

"Bor'ba za chistoe mesto" 1932

box 7, folder 10

"Dovoennaia industriia eia uroven' I osnovnyia problemy" 1932

box 7, folder 11

"Zagadki Liutetsii" 1932

box 7, folder 12

"Ob umiraiushchikh zamkakh I ischezaiushchikh burzhuaznykh kvartirakh" 1933

box 7, folder 13

"Groznyi vopros, gorodam ne khvataet vody" 1934

box 7, folder 14

"Umiraiushchaia roskosh" 1934

box 7, folder 15

"Zhilishchnyi vopros v Moskve I Parizhe" 1934

box 7, folder 16

"Chudo na vostoke, piatiletnii plan I rozhdenie sovetskoi industrii" 1935

box 7, folder 17

"Kuda idet S.S.S.R.?" 1935

box 7, folder 18-21

"Vzgliad v budushchee" 1935-1936

box 7, folder 22

"Ozhivshii Kreml'" 1936

box 8, folder 1

"Russkaia derevnia I sel'skoe khoziaistvo za period 1906-1917" 1937

box 8, folder 2

"Biudzhet S.S.S.R." 1937-1938

box 8, folder 3

"Domaine des trusts et de la nationalisation" 1945

box 8, folder 4

"Velikaia taina Kremlia" 1953

box 8, folder 5-7

Memoirs, Includes, "Neobkhodimoe poiasnenie" 1956.

box 8, folder 8

Review of Mirovaia sotsialistichkaia sistema 1958

box 8, folder 9

"Otvet Denike" 1960

box 8, folder 10

Miscellaneous material entitled "Mirovaia revoliutsiia: Eia smysl, put', zakony", used in lectures 1945-1946

box 8, folder 11-12

Untitled holograph n.d.

 

PRINTED MATTER, Clippings 1912-1962.

Scope and Contents

Clippings from Russian emigré, Soviet, and French press. Arranged alphabetically by language of publication
box 9, folder 1

French

 

Russian

box 9, folder 2

General - Soviet newspapers

box 9, folder 3

Novaia Zhizn'

box 9, folder 4-6

Novoye Russkoye Slovo

box 9, folder 7

Russkaia Mysl'

box 9, folder 8

Miscellany

audio_visual Photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS 1953-1960.

Scope and Contents note

One portrait print of Nikolai Valentinov, one portrait print of IU. Dalin, one print of Lydia Dan, one portrait print of A. Potresov, four prints of Sergei Prokopovich, and one print of Elena Stensel' (envelope A)