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  • Title: Sergei Aleksandrovich Golovan papers
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1921
    Collection Number: 28005
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (3.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, military orders, communiqués, and clippings, relating to the Russian Civil War, and White Russian military relations with Switzerland.
    Creator: Golovan, Sergeĭ Aleksandrovich
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    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 in 1928.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sergei Aleksandrovich Golovan Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection contains material from the office of Maj.-Gen. Sergei Golovan, head of the Rossiiskaia Voennaia Agentura v Shveitsarii (Russian Military Agency in Switzerland). It covers the period 1919-1921 and includes correspondence, orders, and operational, political and intelligence reports received from various White Russian offices and officials, including the headquarters of the Vooruzhennyia Sily Iuga Rossii (VSIUR) (Armed Forces of South Russia) and the Voennyi Predstavitel' Verkhovnago Pravitelia pri Soiuznykh Pravitel'stvakh I Soiuznom Verkhovnom Komandovanii (Military Representative of the Supreme Ruler to the Allied Governments and Allied Supreme Command). Most of this material is related to Russian military personnel residing or passing through Switzerland and especially to sick and invalid former prisoners of war in Swiss sanatoria.
    Also included are proclamations and other official publications of VSIUR and a collection of clippings from the Russian, Swiss, and British press.
    This collection was first arranged by Lieut.-Gen. Nikolai Golovin and the present register fully retains this arrangement, in which the material is divided numerically into files.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Soviet Union -- History -- Allied intervention, 1918-1920
    Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
    Russians -- Switzerland
    Military attachés