A Register of the Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev Papers

Finding aid prepared by Vladimir von Tsurikov
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev Papers
Date (inclusive): 1954-1967
Collection Number: 2008C80
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
Abstract: These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev, a historian, writer, and professor in emigration. Among his writings are works related to the Russian Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union under the German occupation.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
Creator: Alekseev, Vasilii Ivanovich

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2008

Alternative Forms of Material Available

A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

Location of Original Materials

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

Chronology

1906 October 6 Born, Vladimir, Russia
1930 Graduated, Moscow State University
  Arrested and sentenced to five years in prison camp
1934 Released from prison camp
1941 Drafted
1942 POW camp, Germany
1951 Arrived in the United States
1952 Author, Nevidimaia Rossiia
1954 Author, Rossiia soldatskaia
1955-1975 Taught Russian history, University of Minnesota
1955 Author, The foreign policy of the Moscow Patriarchate, 1939-1953: materials for the history of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.S.R.
1962 Author, The two Russian revolutions of 1917
1967 Defended Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota
1976 Author, The great revival: the Russian Church under German occupation
1990 Author, Rol' tserkvi v sozdanii russkoi gosudarstva: period ot nashestviia tatar do Ivana III
2002 October 8 Died, Minneapolis, MN

Scope and Content of Collection

These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev, a historian, writer, and professor in emigration. Among his writings are works related to the Russian Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union under the German occupation. The Speeches and writings and Subject file include notes and copied archival documents, relating to Alekseev's dissertation, and research interests.
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 the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series: Correspondence, Speeches and writings, and Subject file

Related Material

V. I Alekseev Papers, T.C. Anderson library, University of Minnesota

Biography

Vasilii Ivanovich Alekseev was born in Vladimir, Russia, on October 6, 1906. He graduated from Moscow University in 1930 and fell victim to the repressions of the Soviet government the same year, being arrested and sentenced to five years of labor in a prison camp. In 1941 he was drafted; by 1942 he was in a German POW camp. Fleeing repatriation to the Soviet Union, Alekseev managed to immigrate to the United States, where he arrived in 1951.
In the United States, Alekseev begins his career as writer and historian, publishing numerous books on Russian history, such as Nevidimaia Rossiia, Rossiia soldatskaia, The Foreign Policy of the Moscow Patriarchate, 1939–1945, The Two Russian Revolutions of 1917, The Great Revival: the Russian Church under German Occupation, and Rol’ Tserkvi v sozdanii russkogo gosudarstva.
Alekseev taught Russian history at the University of Minnesota from 1955 to1975 and defended his Ph.D. dissertation at the same institution in 1967.
He died on October 8, 2002, in Minneapolis, MN.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'--History.
Soviet Union--History--German occupation, 1941-1944.
Soviet Union--History.

Box: 1

Correspondence, 1954-1958 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Leontii, Bishop, 1954

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Shchukin, Sergei, Reverend, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Vissarion (Pui), Metropolitan, 1958.

Scope and Contents note

Includes "L'Archeveque Roumain Vissarion en Transnistrie (Ucraine) en 1943," undated typescript
 

Speeches and writings, 1967 and undated.

Scope and Contents note

Articles, monographs, and notes, arranged chronologically by title
 

Notes, undated

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

General

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Interviews

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Notebook

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

German legislation in regards to the Russian Orthodox Church, 1941-1944

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Ministry for Eastern Territories, Third Reich

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Records of the Security police of the Third Reich

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'--History--Belarus

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'--History--Poland

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Smolensk archives

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Ukrainian Orthodox Church, biographical data on hierarchs

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

World War, 1939-1945, Camp Plattling, Germany

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Zhurnal moskovskoi patriarkhii

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

"Moskovskaia patriarkhiia, religioznyi pod"em v Rossii i sovetskaia propaganda," undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 1 : 17

"Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov' na okkupirovannoi nemtsami territorii," undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder: 1 : 18

"Smert' ekzarkha Sergiia Voskresenskogo i vybory moskovskogo patriarkha v svete sekretnykh nemetskikh dokumentov," undated.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript, includes notes
 

"The Russian Orthodox Church under German occupation," 1967.

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

Bibliography

Box/Folder: 1 : 20-21

Typescript.

Scope and Contents note

Includes related notes
Box: 2-4

Subject file, undated.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photocopies from various archives, as well as related notes and citations from published works. Not filmed, originals retained by Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary.
 

Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'--History

 

Soviet Union--History

 

Soviet Union--History--German occupation, 1941-1944.

Scope and Contents note

Includes materials on the Russian Orthodox Church in Belarus, and the Ukraine