Scope and Content Note
Title: Elena Varneck papers
Date (inclusive): 1930-1933
Collection Number: XX272
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
18 manuscript boxes
(7.5 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Research notes, drafts of writings, and translations, relating to a proposed publication entitled Revolution and Civil War
In Siberia and the Far East, pertaining to events of the Russian Revolution and Civil War in Siberia.
Varneck, Elena, 1891-1976
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.
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Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
[Identification of item], Elena Varneck Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
||Born, Kiev, Russia
||Translator at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for the Provisional Government
||Translator at the Harvard University Medical School
||Research Associate at the Hoover Institution
The Testimony of Kolchak and Other Siberian Materials, published by Stanford University Press
||Translator at the U.S. Department of State and at the first United Nations Conference
||Instructor of Russian language at Stanford University
||Died, Stanford, CA
Scope and Content Note
The Elena Varneck papers consist primarily of Elena Varneck's translations from Russian into English of published and unpublished
materials. Much of the translations are from newspapers and serials. Various aspects of social conditions and events during
the revolution and civil war in Siberia, 1917-1923, are made accessible in these translations. Some of these translations
were used in Varneck's book
The Testimony of Kolchak and Other Siberian Materials (1935).
In the writings series, E. Varneck's typescript autobiography details events and conditions in Russia prior to the 1917 Revolution.
Included are various references to the educational system and military schools during that time. This series also reflects
Varneck's own research and findings relating to the revolution and civil war in both Russia and Siberia.
There are also many translations on the same subject by E. Varneck of various manuscripts at the Hoover Institution Library
& Archives. These materials are cataloged by the name of author with an added entry under the name Elena Varneck. They are
also accessible by using the appropriate subject heading in the card catalog.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920
Siberia (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921