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  • Biography
  • Biographiccal Note: Ivan V. Emel'ianov
  • Biographiccal Note: Nataliia V. Emel'ianova
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  • Title: Ivan V. Emel'ianov Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1960
    Collection Number: 2000C22
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 14 microfilm reels (2.1 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the Russian agricultural cooperative movement and to the theory of economic cooperation. Includes papers of Nataliia V. Emel'ianova, chemist and wife of I. V. Emel'ianov.
    Language of Materials note: Mainly in Russian.
    Creator: Emel'ianov, Ivan V., 1880-1945


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ivan V. Emel'ianov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.


    A prominent specialist in the field of cooperative economic theory, I. V. Emel'ianov was born at Uspenskii zavod, Tobol'skaia guberniia, on 1 November 1880 (O. S.). In 1900, he graduated from Tobol'sk seminary, but decided to continue his education in the field of agronomy. In 1907 he graduated from Kiev Polytechnic Institute with a degree in that subject, proceeding to work as an agronomist for local zemstvo organizations. From 1910 to 1912 he served as agricultural agent for the Ekaterinoslavskoe zemstvo in the United States. Following his return to Russia, most of his career was spent in various capacities in the Khar'kov region, where he worked closely with cooperative organizations.
    In 1917, he was elected a member of the Khar'kov gubernskaia zemskaia uprava and Chairman of the Board of the Khar'kov Zemstvo Bureau of Small Credit. In September 1919 under the White regime he was appointed chairman of the Khar'kov gubernskaia zemskaia uprava. The same year, he became an officer of the Selosoyus cooperative and Moscow Narodny Bank. Arriving in Prague in 1921, he proceeded to help found the Russkii institut sel'sko-khoziaistvennoi kooperatsii (of which he was deputy director until 1927) and established the journals Zemledelie and Khutor, which he edited.
    Emigrating to the United States at the invitation of Rutgers University, he taught there until 1933, thereafter working for various government agencies as an economist. His Ph. D. thesis at Columbia, Economic Theory of Cooperation was completed in 1942, only some three years before his death in Washington, D.C. on 17 December 1945.

    Biographiccal Note: Ivan V. Emel'ianov

    1880 November 1 (O.S.) Born, Uspenskii Zavod, Tobol'sk guberniia, Russia
    1900 Graduated, Tobol'sk Seminary
    1907 Graduated, Kiev Polytechnic Institute
    1910-1912 Agricultural Agent of the Ekaterinoslavskoe zemstvo in the United States
    1912 Appointed agronomist for Khar'kovskoe gubernskoe zemstvo
    1913 February 6 Married Nataliia Osviatinskaia
    1917 Elected member of the Kar'kovskaia zemskaia uprava and appointed Chairman of the Board of the Khar'kov zemstvo Bureau of Small Credit
    1919 September Appointed director of the Khar'kovsakaia zemskaia uprava
    1919-1921 Member, Board of directors, Selosoyus, Limited and Moskovskii Narodnyi Bank (also their representative abroad)
    1921 Arrived, Prague, Czechoslovakia Editor, Zemledelie
    1921-1927 Professor of economics and Vice-Director, Russkii Institut sel'sko-khoziaistvennoi kooperatsii, Prague
    1922 Editor, Khutor
    1923 Magister of Agronomy (Agricultural economics), Department of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Russkaia akademicheskaia gruppa v Prage Author, Kooperativnyia organizatsii sredi zemlediel'tsev
    1927 Emigrated to the United States
    1927-1933 Professor, Rutgers University
    1933-1939 Economist, various positions, National Recovery Administration, Department of Labor, National Economic Committee
    1940-1945 Economic Analyst, U.S. Bureau of the Census
    1942 Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University Author, Economic Theory of Cooperation
    1945 December 17 Died, Washington, D.C.

    Biographiccal Note: Nataliia V. Emel'ianova

    1890 August 26 (O.S.) Born, Khar'kov, Russia (née Nataliia Osviatinskaia)
    1913 February 6 Married Ivan V. Emel'ianov, Khar'kov
    1919 Graduated, Khar'kov University
    1921 May Arrived, Prague, Czechoslovakia
    1925 Ph.D. (Dr. of Natural Sciences), Chemistry, Charles University, Prague Author, Researches with the Dropping Mercury Cathode: Nickel and Cobalt
    1925-1927 Research Assistant, Charles University
    1927 Arrived, New York
    1928 Author (with J. Heyrovský), Maxima on Current Voltage Curves
    1929-1932 Research Assistant, Laboratory of Experimental Therapeutics, Cornell University
    1940-1961 Russian language teacher, Washington, D.C., Berlitz School of Languages, CIA, and Trinity College)
    1948 March 25 Elected active member, New York Academy of Sciences
    1965 Died, Washington, D.C.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains the papers of the noted theoretician of cooperative economics, Ivan V. Emel'ianov. Most of the collection consists of his writings on cooperative issues and correspondence relating to his scholarly and social activities while in Czechoslovakia (1921-1927) and the United States (1927-1945). Special mention should be made of the correspondence and research material for his dissertation, subsequently published as The Economic Theory of Cooperation. Correspondence and subject file material also illustrate his involvement in Russian émigré organizations of an educational and social character in both countries. There is also a set of documents pertaining to his activities during the Russian Civil War, when he represented cooperative organizations in Europe.
    Many of Emel'ianov's publications are printed copies that include the entire issue of the periodicals they appeared in, which are very often themselves bibliographic rarities. A printed matter series, which includes a significant number of rare publications on cooperative issues by other authors, supplements Emel'ianov's own work in this field.
    His wife, Nataliia Emel'ianova, was a chemist by profession, and the collection contains a number of her scientific publications, as well as biographical information and correspondence detailing her involvement in émigré life.
    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

    Cooperative societies--Russia.
    Cooperative societies.
    Russians--United States.
    Soviet Union.
    United States.