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  • Location of Originals
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: George Constantine Guins papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1971
    Collection Number: XX314
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 9 microfilm reels (2.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, reports, declarations, and printed matter relating to the Russian Revolution and Civil War in the Siberian Far East, activities of anti-Bolshevik forces in Siberia, Japanese intervention, and the history, culture and legal systems of Russia and the Soviet Union. Includes biographical data on members of the Guins family.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Guins, George Constantine, 1887-1971.

    Location of Originals

    In part, originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items, computer media, and digital files. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos, films, or digital files 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 or digital material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Constantine Guins papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    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.

    Biographical Note

    1887 April 27 (N.S.) Born, Novogeorgievsk, Russia (Modlin, Poland)
    1909 Law degree, St. Petersburg University
    1910 Entered government service, Resettlement Office of Ministry of Agriculture
    1915 Law degree, St. Petersburg University
    1916 Privat-Dozent, St. Petersburg University
    1917 Chief Legal Counselor, Ministry of Provisions
    1918-1920 Manager of Affairs, Siberian (later All-Russian) Provisional Government (also held positions of Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Assistant Minister of Education, Chairman of State Economic Council)
    1921 Author, Sibir', soiuzniki i Kolchak
    1921-1926 Service on administration of Chinese Eastern Railway as Head of Chancellery and later Chief Controller
    1927 Author, Eticheskie problemy sovremennogo Kitaia
    1928 Author, Obosnovanie politiki prava v trudakh Professora L.I. Petrazhitskogo
    1929 Law degree, Paris
    1931-1932 Author, Novye idei v prave i osnovnye problemy sovremennosti
    1933 Author, Uchenie o prave i politicheskaia ekonomiia
    1936 Author, Ocherki sotsial'noi psikhologii
    1940 Author, Predprinimatel'
    1941 Author, Quo Vadis Europa?
    1941 Immigrated to the United States
    1946-1953 Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
    1954-1964 Consultant, Voice of America, United States Information Agency
    1971 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists mainly of the speeches, writings and lectures of George C. Guins for his émigré period.
    The collection contains important biographical material, including his third person autobiography and oral history interviews. Also of particular significance are his unpublished book manuscripts on the development of Russian history and culture, as well as on his academic specialty - legal theory.
    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
    Siberia (Russia)--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Law--Soviet Union.
    Russians--United States.
    Guins family