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  • Title: Elena Varneck papers
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1933
    Collection Number: XX272
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 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.
    Creator: 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.


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

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Biographical Note

    1891 Born, Kiev, Russia
    1917 Translator at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for the Provisional Government
    1928-1929 Translator at the Harvard University Medical School
    1929-1942 Research Associate at the Hoover Institution
    1935 Editor of The Testimony of Kolchak and Other Siberian Materials, published by Stanford University Press
    1942-1945 Translator at the U.S. Department of State and at the first United Nations Conference
    1948-1951 Instructor of Russian language at Stanford University
    1976 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  The Elena Varneck papers consist primarily of Elena Varneck's translations from Russian into English of published and unpublished materials.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