These papers reflect the writings and research interests of Vladislav Al'bionovich Maevskii, church historian and theologian.
Among his writings are works relating to late 19th and early 20th century history of the Eastern Orthodox Church, especially
relating to Russian Orthodoxy, Mount Athos, and the Orthodox Church in the United States.
Born on April 4, 1893, Vladislav Al’bionovich Maevskii began his literary career early, publishing his first work, a travelogue,
in 1913, after enlisting as volunteer in the Balkan War of 1912-1913. During the Civil War, he joined the White Army as staff
captain in 1919, evacuating to Constantinople from the Crimea in 1920 and then immigrating to Serbia, where he enrolled in
the Theology Department of Belgrade University, graduating in 1931. Maevskii was a close friend of Patriarch Varnava (Rusich),
serving both as his secretary and as librarian of the patriarchal library. In Serbia, Maevskii, who regularly contributed
to Russian émigré periodicals, published several monographs on Russian and Serbian church history, Russian history and Mount
Athos, which he visited several times and which occupied an important place in his writings.