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  • Title: I. V. Gessen papers
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1920
    Collection Number: 38005
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian and English
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.7 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Reports, letters, and leaflets relating to the White Army in the Russian Civil War. Includes two translations of I. V. Gessen's memoirs, V Dvukh Vekakh, one entitled Reminiscences, translated into English from the Russian by E. Varneck, and a second entitled Legality versus Autocracy, edited and annotated by Ladis K. D. Kristof. Reminiscences also available on microfilm (1 reel).
    Creator: Varneck, Elena, 1891-1976
    Creator: Gessen, I. V. (Iosif Vladimirovich), 1866-1943
    Creator: Kristof, Ladis K. D.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    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.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1938.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], I. V. Gessen papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Reminiscences translation, (box 3 folder 5 and box 4 folder 1) also available on microfilm (1 reel).

    Biographical Note

    1866 Born, Odessa, Russia
    1885 Arrested and imprisoned in St. Petersburg, Russia
      Exiled to Vologda Province, Russia
    1896-1905 Attorney at the Russian Ministry of Justice
    1905 Member, Kadet Central Committee
    1919 Left Russia
    1920s-1930s Leading émigré figure in Berlin
      Editor, Rul' (Berlin)
      Editor, Rech' (Berlin)
    1921-1937 Editor, Arkhiv Russkoi Revoliutsii (Berlin)
    1937 Author, V Dvukh Vekakh, Berlin
    1943 Died, New York City

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Reports, letters, and leaflets relating to the White Army in the Russian Civil War. Includes two translations of I. V. Gessen's memoirs, V Dvukh Vekakh, one entitled Reminiscences, translated into English from the Russian by E. Varneck, and a second entitled Legality versus Autocracy, edited and annotated by Ladis K. D. Kristof.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
    Konstitut͡sionno-demokraticheskai͡a partii͡a