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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Elena Varneck papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1933
    Collection number: XX272
    Creator: Varneck, Elena, 1891-1976
    Extent: 18 manuscript boxes (7.5 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Elena Varneck Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

    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  The Elena Varneck papers consist primarily of Elena Varneck's translations from Russian into English of published and unpublished materials.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 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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


    Siberia (Russia)--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.