Register of the Michael M. Byckoff Collection

Michael K. MacKenzie
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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© 2005, 2012
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Michael M. Byckoff Collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by: Michael K. MacKenzie
2005
Date Completed:
2005, revised 2012
Encoded by:
Lisa Miller, revised by Elizabeth Phillips, 2012
© 2005, 2012 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Preliminary Inventory of the Michael M. Byckoff Collection
Dates: 1769-1995
Collection number: 83042
Collector: Byckoff, Michael M., collector
Collection Size: 17 oversize boxes (9 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Currency, banknotes, and stamps, issued by the Russian Imperial and Soviet governments, and by various regional and local governments and banks during the period of the Russian Civil War.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Russian and others

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Michael M. Byckoff Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Michael M. Byckoff collection consists of currency, banknotes, and postage stamp currency issued by the Russian Imperial and Soviet governments, and by various regional and local governments and banks during the period of the Russian Civil War.
The container list provided here lists the albums in each box of the collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Money--Russia.
Money--Soviet Union.
Postage-stamps--Russia.
Postage-stamps--Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Miscellanea.

Other Finding Aids

The items in this collection are being individually cataloged by Michael K. MacKenzie, Byckoff's grandson, using three currency catalogs: (1) Kardakov's catalog, in German and Russian, which has no illustrations of the currency; (2) Rybichenkov's catalog, in Russian, which is the most complete catalog but has very few illustrations of the currency; and (3) Pick's Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, in English, which is less complex than the other catalogs. The format used by MacKenzie for listing each item and its catalog numbers from the three catalogs is explained in the key accompanying the item-level description.
At present MacKenzie's item-level description is available for one album, labeled "Crimea" (box 8). As additional albums are cataloged by MacKenzie, the descriptions will be added to the detailed finding aid for this collection, which is available at the Hoover Institution Archives reading room.

Box: 1

Printed Matter

Box: 1

Paper Money of Russia and the USSR, by Albert I. Malyshev, Vladimir I. Tarankov, and Igor N. Smirenny, published 1991

Box: 1

The Complete Catalog of Paper Banknotes and Bills of Russia, the USSR and CIS Countries, 1769-1994, by Peter F. Ryabchenko, published 1995

Box: 1-17

Albums

Box: 1

Photograph album. Miscellaneous bonds

Box: 2

"Private." Miscellaneous notes, postage currency, and bonds

Box: 3

"Private." Various ribbons, notes, bonds

Box: 4

Album of local issue notes

Box: 5

"Bukhara." Includes notes of the Emirate of Bukhara [Khanate of Bukhara], the Soviet People's Republic of Bukhara [Bukharskaia Narodnaia Sovetskaia Respublica], Khiva, Khan, and the Khorezm People's Soviet Republic

Box: 7

"Central Asia." Notes of the Turkestan region, the Transcaspian regional government, the British Military Mission in the Transcaspian region, Semirech'e, and miscellaneous notes, stamps, and bonds

Box: 6

"Central." Includes notes and bonds of the Northern Region, Northwest Front, Archangel'sk government territory, as well as other miscellaneous notes

Box: 8

"Crimea." Includes notes of the Crimea territorial government; Don Cossack government; South Russia, High Command of the Armed Forces; British State Treasury; and Plenipotentiary for Food of the Government Territory of Kherson, as well as other miscellaneous notes.

Note

A detailed description, with catalog numbers, is available.
Box: 9

"Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania." Includes Arnsenburg notes and notes of Lithuania and Memel Notgeld

Box: 10

"Imperial." Various notes of the Czarist empire

Box: 11

"N. Caucasus"

Box: 12

"Siberia #1." Notes and bonds

Box: 13

"Siberia #2." Notes of the Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, and Irkutsk regions, as well as various cities and local regions

Box: 13

"Siberia #3." Includes Shanghai Russian and Japanese occupation of Manchuria notes

Box: 14

"Transcaucasian." Notes and bonds from Transcaucasian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic [Zakavkazskaia Sotsialisticheskaia Federativnaia Sovetskaia Respublica], Transcaucasian, Armenia-Autonomous Republic, and various other regions and territories

Box: 15

Map of the Chinese Eastern Railroad

Box: 15

"Ukraine #1." Notes of the Liep'ja region in Latvia and other regions and cities, the State Bank in Kiev, the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, and the German occupation in World War II

Box: 16

"Ukraine #2." Local issue notes

Box: 17

"U.S.S.R." Notes, postage stamp currency, and bonds