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Register of the Catherine A. Gumensky (Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Gumenskaia) Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Catherine A. Gumensky (Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Gumenskaia) papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1913-1985
    Collection number: 2000C84
    Creator: Gumensky, Catherine A., 1897-1988
    Collection Size: 13 microfilm reels (2.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, financial records, clippings, and photographs, relating mainly to Russian émigré and family affairs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Russian, and English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Catherine A. Gumensky Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information


    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Biographical Note

    1897 July 14 (N.S.) Born, Kazan', Russia
    1914-1917 Student, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia
    1921 Married Dmitrii B. Gumensky
      Arrived in the United States
    1925 B.A., University of California, Berkeley, California
      M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    1927 Naturalized as a U.S. citizen
    1932 Divorced Dmitrii B. Gumensky
    1945-1952 Translator, U.S. Army, European High Command
    1988 Died, Apple Valley, California

    Scope and Content Note

    Catherine A. Gumensky was a California artist of local note. The collection contains materials relating to her work as an artist and other biographical data, as well as her children's stories. Of particular significance is the family file, which contains a large amount of correspondence (of Catherine, her mother Neonila Platonovna Aristova, and others) with family members in the Soviet Union and other countries from the 1920s through the 1980s, as well as writings of other family members.
    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 Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
    The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


    Russians--United States.
    United States.