Register of the Elena Varneck papers

Finding aid prepared by Ronald Bulatoff
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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

Access

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Use

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The Elena Varneck papers consist primarily of Elena Varneck's translations from Russian into English of published and unpublished materials.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

box 1

CORRESPONDENCE 1930-1933

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent
box 1, folder 1

Unidentified 1930

box 1, folder 2

Gutman, Anatol 1933

box 1, folder 3

Mansvetov, Fedor 1931

box 1, folder 4

Puchkov, Fedor 1930

 

WRITINGS 1930s

Scope and Contents note

Undated autobiography, essays, notes, and report, arranged alphabetically by topic within an untitled category and then by title
 

Untitled typescripts with handwritten annotations, drafts, and notes

box 1, folder 5

General

box 1, folder 6

Biographical information on various diplomats, military personnel, and statesmen n.d.

box 1, folder 7

Russian Imperial Family, Murder of, 1918

 

Siberia - History

box 1, folder 8

General

 

Revolution, 1917-1923

box 1, folder 9-10

General

box 1, folder 11

Chronologies

box 1, folder 12

Kolchak government

box 1, folder 13

"Attempts to Create an All-Russian Government," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
box 1, folder 14

Autobiography n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript with handwritten annotations
box 2, folder 1-3

Autobiography n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript with handwritten annotations
box 2, folder 4

"Bolshevik Revolution," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Outline. Typescript
box 2, folder 5

"The Government of Admiral Kolchak," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript with handwritten annotations
box 2, folder 6

"Plan sbornika dokumentov i istoricheskikh materialov po revoliutsii, grazhdanskoi voiny i interventsii v Sibiri i na dal'nem vostoke," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
box 2, folder 7

"Report to the Provisional Government from the Commission for Investigating the Circumstances of Events of April 4-6, 1920, in Vladivostok," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript with handwritten annotations
 

TRANSLATIONS AND EXCERPTS FROM VARIOUS PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED SOURCES, . 1930s

Scope and Contents note

Primarily typescripts with handwritten annotations.Translations of articles, essays, memoirs, excerpts from books, and other materials, arranged alphabetically by topic within a general category and then by author. Includes notes relating to the translations
 

General

box 2, folder 8

General

box 2, folder 9

Chernov Manifesto

box 2, folder 10

Chinese Eastern Railway

box 3, folder 1

Izhevsk (Russia)

box 3, folder 2

Russia. Posol'stvo (United States), selected documents

box 3, folder 3-6

Samara government, 1918

 

Siberia

box 3, folder 7

Emigration

 

History

 

Pre-1917

box 3, folder 8

General

box 3, folder 9

Lena Massacre, 1912

box 3, folder 10

Revolution, 1905-1907

 

Revolution, 1917-1923

box 4, folder 1-6

General

box 5, folder 1-6

General

box 6, folder 1-7

General

box 7, folder 1-6

General

box 8, folder 1-6

General

box 9, folder 1-6

General

box 10, folder 1-4

General

 

Amur region

box 10, folder 5

General

box 10, folder 6

Blagoveshchensk

box 10, folder 7

Ataman warriors

box 10, folder 8

Chita

box 10, folder 9

Cooperatives

 

Cossacks

box 10, folder 10

General

box 10, folder 11

Orenburg Cossacks

box 10, folder 12

Ural Cossacks

box 10, folder 13

Derber government

box 11, folder 1-2

Directorate period and the Volga socialists

box 11, folder 3-4

Early Soviet rule

box 11, folder 5-7

Far East

 

Foreign intervention

box 11, folder 8-9

General

box 12

Czechoslovakia

box 12, folder 1-6

General

box 13, folder 1-2

Czechoslovak troops

box 13, folder 3

Mirbach intrigue

box 13, folder 4

Stalin agreement

box 13, folder 5

France

box 13, folder 6

Great Britain

box 13, folder 7

Hungary

box 13, folder 8-11

Japan

box 13, folder 12

Poland

 

United States

box 13, folder 13

General

box 13, folder 14

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces

box 14, folder 1

Gold reserve

box 14, folder 2

Government Directorate

box 14, folder 3

"Icy March"

box 14, folder 4

Irkutsk

box 14, folder 5

Kamchatka

box 14, folder 6

Khabarovsk

box 14, folder 7

Kolchak, Aleksandr V.

box 14, folder 8-9

Kolchak government

box 15, folder 1-2

Kolchak government

box 15, folder 3

Mongolia

box 15, folder 4

Nikolaevsk na Amure

box 15, folder 5

Omsk

box 15, folder 6-7

Overthrow of the government, 1918 November

box 15, folder 8

Partisan war

box 16, folder 1-2

Partisan war

box 16, folder 3

Prinkipo proposal

box 16, folder 4

Prisoners of war

box 16, folder 5

Sakhalin

box 16, folder 6

Secret White organizations

box 16, folder 7

Semenov, Grigorii

box 16, folder 8

Siberian Duma

box 16, folder 9

Social Revolutionaries

box 16, folder 10

Ufa

box 16, folder 11-12

Vladivostok

box 17, folder 1-2

Vladivostok

box 17, folder 3

Voevodin

box 17, folder 4

White armies

box 17, folder 5

Yakutia

box 17, folder 6

Nationalities

box 17, folder 7

Ungern-Shternberg, Roman

box 17, folder 8

Ural region

box 18, folder 1

Andrushkevich, Nikolai A., various writings relating to Siberia 1917-1923

box 18, folder 2

Efimov, A., "Expedition to the Suchan," Vestnik Veteranov n.d.

box 18, folder 3

Iaremenko, A. N., "Dnevnik Kommunista," Revoliutsiia na Dal'nem Vostoke, Moscow 1923