Overview of the Anna Abramovna Stepanova papers

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Title: Anna Abramovna Stepanova papers
Date: 1936-1986
Collection Number: 2013C13
Creator: Stepanova, Anna Abramovna, 1910-1987.
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Photographs, clippings and certificates, relating to a women's automobile race in honor of the 1936 Soviet constitution. Includes photographs of Soviet officials and autographed portrait of Aleksandra Kollontai.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Anna Abramovna Stepanova papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2013.


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Biographical/Historical Note

Anna Abramovna Stepanova (Faikina) (1910–87) was a Soviet journalist.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection relates to Soviet feminism and the Soviet propaganda system. Stepanova participated in a 10,000–kilometer Women's Auto Race in honor of Stalin's constitution in 1936; the race is documented in a number of photographs and associated materials. In other photographs, she and her husband, Aleksandr Vasil'evich Stepanov (1906–65), are shown with I. G. Bolshakov, the Soviet minister of cinematography from 1946 to 1953, S. A. Lozovskii, head of the Sovinformbiuro (the official news and propaganda agency of the Soviet government, formed during the Second World War), as well as Soviet military leaders Marshals V. D. Sokolovskii and S. M. Budennyi. Another highlight of the collection is an autographed photographic print from Alexandra Kollontai, a Bolshevik feminist and ambassador to Mexico and Sweden, to Stepanova.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kollontai, A. (Aleksandra), 1872-1952.
Automobile racing--Soviet Union.
Women--Soviet Union.