Register of the Catherine A. Gumensky (Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Gumenskaia) Papers

Prepared by Anatol Shmelev
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Catherine A. Gumensky (Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Gumenskaia) Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Anatol Shmelev
Date Completed:
2000
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© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

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.

Subjects

Russians--United States.
Russia.
United States.


Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, 1914-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Includes affidavits, clippings, employment, identity and real estate records, with related correspondence, notes, scrapbook and miscellany, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 2-9

Family File, 1913-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, writings and associated matter, arranged alphabetically by name of relative and therein by physical form
box 9-10

Correspondence, 1917-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Extrafamilial correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 10-11

Writings, 1934-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Background materials, correspondence and writings, arranged chronologically by title
box 12

Subject File, 1924-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, notes, writings and other matter, arranged alphabetically by subject
box 13-16

Photographs, 1910s-1980s.

Scope and Content Note

Several hundred items, including photographs of Catherine and Dmitrii Gumensky, other family members (including most of those appearing in the FAMILY FILE), Ella Young, and miscellaneous people and places
box 17

Financial Documents, 1948-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Income tax records, cancelled checks, property tax receipts, bank records, etc. Not filmed
box 17

Recipes, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and notes, primarily by N. P. Aristova. Not filmed

Container List

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1914-1983.

Note

For Gumensky's activities in the U.S. Army European High Command, 1945-1952, see SPEECHES AND WRITINGS/Untitled account of activities in Europe from 1945 to 1952, n.d.
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Addresses

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Affidavits of support, signed by Catherine Gumensky, to invite relatives to the U.S.

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Clippings

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Curriculum vitae

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Employment records

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Genealogical notes

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Identity papers.

Scope and Content Note

Includes driver's license, membership cards, passes, passports, social security card, immigration papers, vaccination records, and similar matter
Box/Folder 1 : 8

Programs

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Real estate records

Box/Folder 1 : 10

School records

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Scrapbook

Box/Folder 1 : 12-13

Miscellany.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notebooks with student lecture notes, jottings, sketches, impressions of life, etc., 1914-?
Box 2

FAMILY FILE, 1913-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and writings of and between family members (unless otherwise indicated, entries consist exclusively of correspondence). Correspondence with Catherine may include letters addressed to Catherine and Neonila or Dimitrii. Many letters also contain postscripts by other family members, and are generally classified under the name of the first correspondent, unless the postscript is significantly longer than the original letter
Box/Folder 2 : 1

Aleksandrova, Ekaterina Vladimirovna (niece), 1969-1983 and undated

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Aleksandrova, Irina Aleksandrovna (sister), 1917-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Vladimir Aleksandrov
Box/Folder 2 : 3

Aleksandrova, Nataliia Vladimirovna (niece), 1978-1982

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Aristova, Nadezhda (?), 1917-1923

 

Aristova, Neonila Platonovna (mother)

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Calendar, 1944 and undated

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder 2 : 6-8

Unidentified, 1913-1943

Box/Folder 3 : 1-4

Unidentified

 

Aleksandrova, Irina Aleksandrovna (daughter)

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1928-1930

Box/Folder 3 : 6

1931-1934

Box/Folder 3 : 7

1935-1945

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Bubnova, Mariia, 1936-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Includes postscripts by nun Leonida, qqv., and forwarded letters from Ol'ga Platonovna Veiss (sister), qqv.
Box/Folder 4 : 2

Butlerov, A., n.d.

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Buturlin, Sofiia, 1934-1939

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Demidov, Igor Igorevich, 1939-1945

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Demidov, Igor Platonovich, 1929-1945

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Demidova (Demidoff), Ekaterina, 1930-1931 and undated

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Gotlund, A. and Z., 1932-1941 and undated

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Gumenskaia, Taisiia Petrovna, 1936-1945

 

Gumensky, Catherine (daughter)

Box/Folder 4 : 9

1916-1923 and undated

Box/Folder 4 : 10

1924-1927

Box/Folder 4 : 11

1928-1933

Box/Folder 5 : 1

1941-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 2

Iakunchikova (Yakounchikoff), Varvara N., 1933-1934

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Ivashnenko, A., 1932

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Kazakov (Kasakoff), A. and T., 1929-1937 and undated

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Kovan'ko, Nataliia (granddaughter), 1929-1936

 

Kovan'ko, Ol'ga Aleksandrovna (daughter)

 

Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Includes postscripts by Nataliia Kovan'ko
Box/Folder 5 : 6

1927-1930

Box/Folder 5 : 7

1931-1933

Box/Folder 6 : 1

1934-1937

Box/Folder 6 : 2

1938-1945

Box/Folder 6 : 3

Sketches, "Viazovye, 1927"

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Leonida, nun, 1929-1934.

Note

See also Bubnova, Mariia, qqv.
Box/Folder 6 : 5

Liapunova, Anastasiia Sergeevna, 1924-1936

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Lordkipanidze-Cheptsova, Ol'ga, 1941

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Martynova, A., 1929

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Mikhnevich, Ekaterina, 1932-1934 and undated

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Minchenko, Antonina Petrovna, 1934

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Panina, Sofiia Vladimirovna, 1940-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters addressed to Catherine Gumensky following Neonila's death in 1945
Box/Folder 6 : 11

Razumov, Pavel, Rev., 1930-1931

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Ruhl, Zinaida, 1933

Box/Folder 6 : 13

Smieszek (Smeshek), Anton Gustavovich, 1929

Box/Folder 6 : 14

Stafford, E., 1934

Box/Folder 6 : 15

Sunitsa (Sounitza), E., 1932-1934

Box/Folder 6 : 16

Tsetlin, Mikhail Osipovich, 1945

Box/Folder 6 : 17

Vakar, Nikolai Platonovich, 1941-1945

Box/Folder 6 : 18

Veiss, Evgenii, 1929-1943

Box/Folder 6 : 19

Veiss, Ol'ga Platonovna, 1929-1936

Box/Folder 6 : 20

Wiebe, Mr., undated

Box/Folder 6 : 21

Zhuravskaia, S., 1929-1937

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Log of family events from 1871 to 1917 (incomplete), n.d.

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Obituary

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Passport

 

Writings

Box/Folder 7 : 4

General.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, some of an autobiographical nature
Box/Folder 7 : 5

"The Home of My Youth," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 6

"Iz perezhitago," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 7 : 7

"Poiezdka k zautrenie," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 7 : 8

"Povar-muzykant," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 9

"The Trip to Glendale," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 10

Untitled biographical sketch of Ivan and Sergei Aksakov, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 11

"Volchata," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 12

"Kanun Verbnago Voskreseniia," Novaia zaria, 1939 March 31.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and printed copy
Box/Folder 7 : 13

Miscellany

Box/Folder 7 : 14

Chatelain, Mariia (aunt), undated

Box/Folder 7 : 15

Demidov (Demidoff), Georgii (cousin), 1946-1963

Box/Folder 7 : 16

Demidov, I. (cousin?), 1946-1963

 

Demidov, Igor' Platonovich (uncle)

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder 7 : 17

General, 1931

Box/Folder 7 : 18

Aleksandr, Archbishop, 1934

Box/Folder 7 : 19

Demidov, P. A., 1930

Box/Folder 7 : 20

Gumensky, Catherine, 1945

Box/Folder 7 : 21

Leshetitskii (Leschetizky), T. F., 1931 and undated

Box/Folder 7 : 22

Sapon'ko, Angel Osipovich, 1931

 

Writings

Box/Folder 7 : 23

General.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and fragments of short stories
Box/Folder 7 : 24

"Diktator," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder 7 : 25

"Mary," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 26

"Moia mechta," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 27

"Persten' i siurtuk Pushkina," Posliedniia novosti, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 7 : 28

"Piatnitsa 13-go iiunia," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 29

"Pietush'i besiedy," Posliedniia novosti, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 7 : 30

"Pomieshchichii monastyr'," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 31

"Posliednii iz mogikan," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 32

"Prostaia familiia," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 7 : 33

"Salomeia," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 34

"Sandro Altaev," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 35

"Uzhin v sadu Trokadero," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 36

"Velikaia voina i russkaia revoliutsiia," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 37

"Zemel'nyia vospominaniia," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 38

"Velikaia Noch'," 1927 December 4.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 7 : 39

"Odno iz russkikh chudes," Posliedniia novosti, 1931 January 17.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 7 : 40

"Pervyi kadetskii korpus," [1931 August].

Scope and Content Note

Typescript. Includes several lectures, as well as correspondence
Box/Folder 7 : 41

Demidova (Demidoff), Sima and Didi (cousin and niece?), 1946-1947 and undated

Box/Folder 7 : 42

Gumenskaia, Taisiia Petrovna (mother-in-law), 1922-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Includes forwarded letter from Irina Aleksandrova to T. P. Gumenskaia, 1947
 

Gumensky, Dmitrii Veniaminovich (husband)

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder 7 : 43

Unidentified

Box/Folder 7 : 44

Aleksandrova, Irina Aleksandrovna, 1922-1924

Box/Folder 7 : 45

Cherniavskii, Nikolai Filippovich, 1924

 

Gumensky, Catherine

Box/Folder 7 : 46

Incoming, 1921

 

Outgoing

Box/Folder 7 : 47

undated

Box/Folder 8 : 1

1920-1921

Box/Folder 8 : 2

1922

 

1923

Box/Folder 8 : 3

January-March

Box/Folder 8 : 4

April-May

Box/Folder 8 : 5

1924-1925

Box/Folder 9 : 1

1926-1929

Box/Folder 9 : 2

1932-1942

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Kirillova, O., 1924

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Liubimov, Iurii, 1923

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Ostroumov, Sergei Sergeevich, 1924

Box/Folder 9 : 6

Identity papers

Box/Folder 9 : 7

Kovan'ko, Ol'ga Aleksandrovna (sister), 1913-1932

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Liapunov, S. (distant relative), 1923

Box/Folder 9 : 9

Zhuravskaia, S., 1922-1973 and undated

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Zhuravskii, Lev S. (nephew) and Aleksandr L. (grandnephew), 1973-1981

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1917-1985.

Note

For intra-family correspondence and extrafamilial correspondence of other family members, see FAMILY FILE. For correspondence with Russian war invalids whom she was helping, see SUBJECT FILE/World War, 1914-1918--Veterans--Russia

Scope and Content Note

This file contains only correspondence of non-family members with Catherine (including letters addressed both to her and Dmitrii Gumensky or Neonila Aristova).
Box/Folder 9 : 11

General, 1924-1985

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Unidentified, 1917-1949

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Avinova, Mariia (Avinoff, Marie), n.d.

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Bil'kevich, A., 1925

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Dmitrievskii, S., 1932

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Dorofeeva, N., 1927

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Fal'kovskii (Falkovsky), N., 1947

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Fedorovskaia, Ol'ga, 1921-1923

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Gregory, S. M., 1928

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Il'in family, [1941]-1984

Box/Folder 10 : 10

Ivanov, A., 1946

Box/Folder 10 : 11

Kitaeva, Anna, 1924

Box/Folder 10 : 12

Langstroth, Ivan, 1946-1949

Box/Folder 10 : 13

Lebedev, E. and K., 1949 and undated

Box/Folder 10 : 14

Lyndall, Dorothy, 1946-1965 and undated

Box/Folder 10 : 15

Mashe, L., 1974-1978

Box/Folder 10 : 16

Petrovskii, Mr., n.d.

Box/Folder 10 : 17

Poletika (Poletica), E. and O., 1923.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings and photographs
Box/Folder 10 : 18

Schmidt, Albert, 1955 and undated

Box/Folder 10 : 19

Shcherbatova (Scherbatoff), S., 1953

Box/Folder 10 : 20

Skorodinskii, N., 1949-1952

Box/Folder 10 : 21

Teplova (Teploff), A., 1947

Box/Folder 10 : 22

Vidovskii, Arkadii Arkad'evich, n.d.

Box/Folder 10 : 23

Volkov, Georgii, 1940

Box/Folder 10 : 24

von Taube, Baroness, 1921

Box/Folder 10 : 25

Zhadan, Ol'ga, 1949 and undated

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1934-1977

 

General

Box/Folder 10 : 26

Correspondence with publishers and editors regarding submissions of children's stories, 1934-1940

Box/Folder 10 : 27

Notes, fragments of short stories, and poetry.

Scope and Content Note

May include notes by Neonila Aristova and others
 

"Ahmba," n.d.

Box/Folder 10 : 28

Notes and fragments

Box/Folder 11 : 1

Notes and fragments

Box/Folder 11 : 2

Typescript

Box/Folder 11 : 3

"Fragments from the Note-Book of a Petrograd Student," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript translation into English of work by an unknown author
Box/Folder 11 : 4

"Sea Drift," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 11 : 5

Untitled work on the study of the Russian language, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 11 : 6

"Boots and the Kitten," [1939].

Scope and Content Note

Typescript. Includes correspondence
 

Untitled account of activities in Europe from 1945 to 1952, [1952]

Box/Folder 11 : 7

Background materials.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, 1946, and documents relating to Catherine Gumensky's work in the U.S. Army European Command
Box/Folder 11 : 8-9

Daily notes, 1945-1952 (fragmentary)

Box/Folder 11 : 10

Holograph and typescript

Box/Folder 11 : 11

"Russia Today," Apple Valley News, 1977 September 27.

Scope and Content Note

Daily notes of trip to U.S.S.R., typescript, and printed copy
Box 12

SUBJECT FILE, 1924-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, notes, writings and other matter
Box/Folder 12 : 1

Buturlin, Sergei

Box/Folder 12 : 2

Dudorov, Boris Petrovich

 

Russians

Box/Folder 12 : 3

France

Box/Folder 12 : 4

United States

Box/Folder 12 : 5

Russkaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov'

Box/Folder 12 : 6

Suniza-Maché, Leo

Box/Folder 12 : 7

Tolstoy Foundation.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, correspondence, and fundraising materials, 1940-1941
Box/Folder 12 : 8

World War, 1914-1918--Veterans--Russia.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding aid to disabled veterans in Bulgaria
 

Young, Ella.

Note

See also PHOTOGRAPHS
Box/Folder 12 : 9

Biographical file

Box/Folder 12 : 10

Letters to Feodor Gumensky (code name for Catherine?), 1927-1956

Box/Folder 12 : 11

Poetry

Box/Folder 12 : 12-13

Miscellany

Box 13-16

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1910S-1980s.

Scope and Content Note

Several hundred items, including photographs of Catherine and Dmitrii Gumensky, other family members (including most of those appearing in the FAMILY FILE), Ella Young, and miscellaneous people and places
Box/Folder 17 : 1-2

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS, 1948-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Income tax records, cancelled checks, property tax receipts, bank records, etc. Not filmed
Box/Folder 17 : 3

RECIPES, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and notes, primarily by N. P. Aristova. May include delicious desserts. Not filmed