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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov papers
    Dates: 1884-1973
    Collection number: XX876
    Creator: Krasnov, P. N. (Petr Nikolaevich), 1869-1947.
    Extent: 6 microfilm reels (0.9 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, military documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian participation in World War I, the Russian Civil War, the Don Cossacks, and Russian émigré affairs.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Russian

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The collection is open for research

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], P. N. Krasnov papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by Hoover Institution Archives in 2008

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

    Location of Originals

    In part, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

    Biographical Chronology

    1869 September 22 Born, St. Petersburg, Russia
    1888 Graduated, Pavlovskoe voennoe uchilishche
    1903 Author, Po Azii. Putevye ocherki Manchzhurii, Dalniago Vostoka, Kitaia, Iaponii i Indii
    1910 Colonel, commanding officer, 1st Siberian Cossack regiment
    1913 Commanding officer, 10th Don Cossack regiment
    1914 Major General, commanding officer, 1st Don division
    1917 Commanding officer, 3rd Cavalry corps
    1918 Elected ataman of Don Cossacks
      Retired
    1921 Author, Ot dvuglavogo orla k krasnomu znameni, 1894-1921
    1922 Author, Vsevelikoe voisko donskoe
    1923 Author, Poniat'-prostit': roman v 4 chastiakh
    1927 Author, Dusha armii: ocherki o voennoi psikhologii
    1931 Author, Vypash
    1937 Author, Nakanunie voiny: iz zhizni pogranichnogo garnizona
    1943 Head of Cossack units within the German Army
    1945 Turned over by the British Army to Soviet authorities, along with thousands of Cossacks at Lienz, Austria
    1947 January 16 Executed, Moscow (?), USSR

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers reflect the literary activities of General Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov, Don Cossack Ataman, writer and historian. Most of his writings in emigration focus on the events leading up to the Russian revolution, as well as on the revolution and its aftermath themselves. Krasnov also focused on the history of the Don Cossacks. His writings have been published in translation in English, German and other languages. This collection consists of detailed correspondence mainly related to his writings and personal matters, and also reviews of his published works. The Speeches and Writings file consists mainly of correspondence related to and reviews of his writings.
    The Subject File consists of various materials on the Don Cossacks, including minutes of meetings, reports, official documents and publications, dating from 1917 to 1944.
    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 Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into six series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, Don Cossack File, Printed Matter, and Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the online catalog.

    Subjects

    Russia. Armiia--Officers.
    World War, 1914-1918--Russia.
    Cossacks.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Russia--Emigration and immigration.