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Register of the Vitalii Ivanovich Petropavlovskii Papers, 1917-1933
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Vitalii Ivanovich Petropavlovskii Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1933
    Collection number: 99051
    Creator: Petropavlovskii, Vitalii Ivanovich
    Extent: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, financial records, and printed matter, relating to relations of the Russian Provisional and White Russian governments with the United States during the Russian Revolution and Civil War.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: Russian.

    Administrative Information


    Collection 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], Vitalii Ivanovich Petropavlovskii Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1999


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Access Points

    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
    Russia--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations--Russia.
    Soviet Union.
    United States--Foreign relations.


    Russian government purchasing agent in the United States, 1917-1921

    Biographical Note

    ? Born, Russia
    ? Engineering degree
    1912 Enters government service as official of Russian State Control
    1916 Chief Auditor, Department of Railway Accounting, Russian State Control
    1917 Appointed Representative of Russian State Control, U.S.A.
    1921 Retired with liquidation of Russian State Control Office

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of materials relating to financial reviews of the activities of the Russkii zagotovitel'nyi komitet (Russian Purchasing Committee) and other official Russian financial and purchasing agencies in the U.S.A., as well as of reports of the activities of the Control office, correspondence with Ambassador B. A. Bakhmeteff, Financial Agent S. A. Ughet, as well as with direct superiors and subordinates in the Russian State Control.
    The collection also deals with general Russian financial issues and allegations of financial improprieties among Russian officials and commissions.
    Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials and copyright to them (with some exceptions) are the property of the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
    The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.