New Descriptions of Russian & Soviet Collections Available Online

Friday, January 16, 2015
Poster Collection, RU/SU 121; Russian Pictorial, Envelope AP (Hoover Institution Archives)

Finding aids to the following Russian and Soviet collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Constantin W. Boldyreff Papers

The papers of Boldyreff, the founder and organizer of the Russian underground group Natsional'no Trudovoi Soiuz (NTS) and the former head of Georgetown University’s Russian department, consist of documents relating to the settlement of displaced persons at the end of World War II, Russian émigré affairs, communism and conditions in the Soviet Union, and activities of NTS and other anti-communist organizations.

Boris Bozhnev Papers

The papers of the Russian-French poet and artist Boris Bozhnev contain writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs relating to Russian literature and to émigré life in France.

Candle in the Wind Motion Picture Film

This film footage depicts various religious communities within the Soviet Union and attempts to document the relationship between church and state in the Soviet Union. The collection includes raw footage, outtakes, and original source footage.

Aleksei Vladimirovich fon Shvarts Papers

The papers of this general of the Russian Imperial army include a diary, correspondence, memoirs, writings, notes, and printed matter, relating to Russian military campaigns in the Caucasus and Eastern Europe during World War I and the Russian Revolution.

Barbara J. Hazard Papers               

An American artist born in 1931, Barbara J. Hazard was heavily involved in supporting the Tovarishchestvo eksperimental'nogo izobrazitel'nogo isskustva (Fellowship for Experimental Fine Art) with St. Petersburg artists throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Her papers include letters by Russian artists, photographs of their artwork, and exhibit catalogs.              

Aleksandr Alekseevich Maslov Papers

This collection contains the personal documents, photographs, and correspondence of the White Army officer and Russian émigré Aleksandr Alekseevich Maslov. The papers reflect his personal life, his commercial activities in China, and his life as a Russian émigré.

Hede Massing Papers

Relating to Soviet espionage activities in the United States in the 1930s, the papers of this Soviet espionage agent and subsequent anti-communist include correspondence, writings, police reports, clippings, and photographs.

Fedor Rostovtseff Papers

Rostovtseff was a Russian officer in the White Army who escaped from Russia in the wake of the civil war to France. His papers include writings, reports, notes and outlines for lectures, clippings, memorabilia, and syllabi for courses in Russian high schools in Paris, relating to Russian history from 1850 to 1940, French history, and logic.

Gregory G. Shinkarenko Papers

The papers of this Russian-American translator include writings, translations, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to Russian émigré life, fictional and historical writing by Russian émigrés, especially regarding Russian naval history, and the right-wing Russian émigré party Mladorosskaia Partiia.

Anatolii Pavlovich Timofievich Papers

The collection of this Russian physician consists mainly of autograph letters from various members of the Romanov family and other Russian dignitaries and nobility. The collection also includes photographs of the Romanov family, printed matter, clippings, and memorabilia.