Register of the Nikolai F. Kostriukov Papers

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Title: Nikolai F. Kostriukov papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-1985
Collection Number: 2000C45
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In Russian and English.
Physical Description: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, promotional materials, and photographs, relating to the General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Kostriukov, Nikolai F., 1899-

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nikolai F. Kostriukov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biography

N. F. Kostriukov was the long-time conductor of the General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus. He was born on 3 December 1898 in Tsymlianskaia stanitsa in the Don Cossack region. He studied mining engineering in Czechoslovakia in the 1920s, but never graduated because in 1927 he established the General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus, with which he toured the world for nearly half a century. His chorus became almost as well-known as that of Serge Jaroff.
Throughout the 1920s, the chorus toured Europe, and by the early 1930s it began making appearances in South America, Africa, and Asia. The chorus was based in Prague until 1939, when it moved to the United States. It recorded a number of albums on the Victor label. Kostriukov died in New York on 9 November 1987.

Chronology

1899 Born, Tsymlianskaia stanitsa, Don Oblast', Russia
1927 Established Gen. Platoff Don Cossack Chorus
1943 Married Apolinariia Petrovna Kostriukova

Scope and Content Note

Nikolai F. Kostriukov was the conductor and director of the General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus, and these papers reflect the history of that chorus, its tours and concerts. Materials include concert programs, reviews, photographs, and correspondence.
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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus
Choral societies--United States.
Russia.
Russians--United States.
United States.

box 1

Biographical File, 1930-1950

Scope and Contents note

Award and questionnaire, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1

Correspondence, 1928-1985

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent
box 1

Writings, 1970 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Notes on the history of the chorus and its tours, and letter to the editor, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1-3

General Platoff Don Cossack Chorus File, 1927-1972

Scope and Contents note

Advertisements, promotional materials, scrapbooks and other matter on the chorus arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 3

Photographs, 1932-1948 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Twenty-six photos depicting Kostriukov and the chorus in various venues
box 3

Miscellany, 1939

Scope and Contents note

Autographed musical notes presented to Kostriukov
Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1930-1950

General note

See also GENERAL PLATOFF DON COSSACK CHORUS
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Award, bestowed upon Kostriukov by Ahmad Pasha Bey, ruler of Tunisia, 1930

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Biographical questionnaire for Museum of Russian Culture, 1950

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1928-1985

General note

See also GENERAL PLATOFF DON COSSACK CHORUS/Scrapbooks
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Artsybasheva, E., 1928

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Kojanovich, Basilio, 1930

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Krasnov, Petr N., 1934-1938

Scope and Contents note

Includes autographed photo attached to final letter
Box/Folder 1 : 6

Museum of Russian Culture, 1985

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Semenov, G. M., 1938-1939

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Zuev, A. V., 1939

 

WRITINGS, 1970 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Letter to the editor, 1970 October 27

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Notes on the history of the chorus and its appearances in various countries

 

GENERAL PLATOFF DON COSSACK CHORUS FILE, 1927-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Addresses in honor of Kostriukov and the chorus, 1929-1938

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Advertisements for concerts.

Scope and Contents note

Includes posters
Box/Folder 1 : 13

Clippings about Kostriukov and the chorus, including reviews, 1937-1972 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Concert programs and promotional materials

Box/Folder 1 : 15

List of tours and concerts given from 1927 to 1972

Box/Folder 2 : 1-4

Scrapbooks.

Scope and Contents note

Include advertisements, clippings, correspondence, programs, promotional materials, reviews and other material
Box/Folder 3 : 1-3

Scrapbooks

Box/Folder 3 : 4

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1932-1948 and undated

Scope and Contents note

Twenty-six photos of the chorus appearing in various venues. Includes autographed photos
Box/Folder 3 : 5

MISCELLANY, 1939

Scope and Contents note

Autographed musical notes presented to Kostriukov