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  • Title: Vladimir N. Ipatieff papers
    Date (inclusive): 1896-1953
    Collection Number: 2000C14
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In various languages
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 7 microfilm reels (1.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, patents, biographical data, and photographs, relating to chemical research in Russia and the Soviet Union, and to Russian émigré affairs.
    Creator: Ipatieff, Vladimir N. (Vladimir Nikolaevich), 1867-1952
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    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

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1999.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vladimir N. Ipatieff papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.


    1867 November 21 (N.S.) Born, Moscow
    1887 Graduated, Mikhailovskoe artilleriiskoe uchilishche
    1892 Graduated, Mikhailovskaia artilleriiskaia akademiia Married Varvara Dmitrievna Ermakova
    1902 Professor, Mikhailovskaia artilleriiskaia akademiia
    1907 Ph.D., chemistry, Petrograd University
    1910 Major-General, Imperial Russian Army
    1914 Director of Commission for Preparation of Explosives, Russian army
    1916 Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
    1927 Founded High Pressure Institute
    1930 Left the U.S.S.R.
    1931 Professor, Northwestern University
    1939 Member, National Academy of Sciences, United States
    1952 November 29 Died, Chicago, Illinois

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains the patents and scientific articles of Vladimir N. Ipatieff for his émigré period, as well as a significant amount of biographical material.
    Of particular value are the biographical materials collected by Ipatieff and others describing his life and scientific achievements. These materials include clippings, photographs, correspondence, speeches and writings by and about Ipatieff, and relate also to his public and social activities and accomplishments, especially for the benefit of the émigré community.
    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 Library & Archives. The original materials and copyright to them (with some exceptions) are the property of the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Library & 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

    Russians -- United States
    Chemistry -- Russia
    Chemistry -- Soviet Union