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Register of the Vitalii Ivanovich Petropavlovskii Papers, 1917-1933
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Series Description


OFFICE FILE, 1917-1933.

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, instructions, directives, financial documents and registers, clippings and other printed matter. The original arrangement of this collection into numerical files by Petropavlovskii has been preserved, but material within the files has been described in greater detail


Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

One book

Container List


Office File, 1917-1933

Box 1., Folder 1

File 1. "Sobstvennoe delo po sluzhbe v S.-A.S.Sh. V. I. Petropavlovskogo." Official correspondence with Russian Ambassador B. A. Bakhmeteff, Financial Agent in the U.S., S. A. Ughet, his assistant, D. P. Pertsov, Petropavlovskii's subordinate, V. I. Zbyshevskii, and others; certificates, clippings and other papers relating to Petropavlovskii's appointment in June 1917, including certificate signed by Secretary of State Robert Lansing recognizing his authority, 1918 November 1. Also includes reports to and correspondence with superiors in Petrograd (M. I. Skipetrov) and Omsk (G. Krasnov), list of employees of the Russian State Control Office in the U.S.A., with group photograph, correspondence, financial reports and other documents relating to the closing of the Office and liquidation of its affairs in 1921

Folder 2

File 2. "Svedeniia o deiatel'nosti gosudarstvennogo kontrolia v S. A. S. Sh." Official reports of the activities of the State Control Office, with supporting documentation and correspondence

Folder 3

File 3. "Sobranie zakonopolozhenii, rasporiazhenii, pravil, instruktsii i proektov, kasaiushchikhsia Gosudarstvennogo Kontrolia, a takzhe polozhenii ob uchrezhdeniiakh zagotovitel'nogo i torgovogo naznacheniia." Compilation of laws, instructions, orders and rules governing the activities of the State Control Office as well as of official purchasing and trade commissions

Folder 4

File 4. "Raznye doklady i dublikaty." Includes correspondence with B. A. Bakhmeteff, S. A. Ughet, and others, minutes of meetings of the Russkii zagotovitel'nyi komitet, 1917-1918, official rules and regulations governing the work of various Russian governmental organizations, and documents relating to the fate of the archive and materials of the Office of Russian State Control in the U.S.A.

Folder 5

File 5. "Raznye materialy po Ross. Gosud. Kontroliu v Sev. Amer. Soed. Sht." Includes brochure by D. G. Ter-Asaturov, Dopolnitel'naia zapiska o deiatel'nosti rossiiskogo predstavitel'stva v Amerike (Pictou, N.S., Canada, 1925) and typewritten answers of M. M. Karpovich and D. P. Pertsov to the author's earlier accusations of financial improprieties, as well as correspondence between Ughet and Petropavlovskii relating to same. Also includes typescript by W. J. Novitsky, "Russian Gold Reserve"


Miscellany, 1918.

Box 1., Folder 6

One book by M. I. Gaiduk, entitled Utiug (New York, 1918)