Hoover Archives Acquires Significant Additions To The Eugene Levitsky Papers

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Eugene Levitsky, military officer of the Russian Civil War

Eugene Levitsky, military officer of the Russian Civil War
Eugene Levitsky, military officer of the Russian Civil War

In 1974 Hoover Archives acquired a brief autobiographical writing, composed by Eugene Levitsky, a Russian military officer, concerning a Russian civil war battle. This March the Archives was able to supplement that writing with additional writings, printed matter, and photographs related to Russian military operations during World War I and to the Russian Revolution to give it greater context and hence increase its value for researchers. Levitsky’s recently acquired papers contain several of his minor writings (articles, drafts, letter to the editor), as well as writings by others, including rare books inscribed to Levitsky by their authors. The main value of the collection are the photographs of the Russian civil war in the Far East, which depict Levitsky’s unit and fellow officers, artillery, armored trains, fortifications (probably Vladivostok), and scenes of the civil war, including some final engagements around Khabarovsk in 1922. Among the significant figures depicted in the prints are Generals Viktorin Molchanov and Mikhail Diterikhs.