Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov papers
Collection number: XX876
Krasnov, P. N. (Petr Nikolaevich), 1869-1947.
6 microfilm reels
(0.9 linear feet)
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 represented in the collection:
The collection is open for research
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives
[Identification of item], P. N. Krasnov papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
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
|1869 September 22
||Born, St. Petersburg, Russia
||Graduated, Pavlovskoe voennoe uchilishche
Po Azii. Putevye ocherki Manchzhurii, Dalniago Vostoka, Kitaia, Iaponii i Indii
||Colonel, commanding officer, 1st Siberian Cossack regiment
||Commanding officer, 10th Don Cossack regiment
||Major General, commanding officer, 1st Don division
||Commanding officer, 3rd Cavalry corps
||Elected ataman of Don Cossacks
Ot dvuglavogo orla k krasnomu znameni, 1894-1921
Vsevelikoe voisko donskoe
Poniat'-prostit': roman v 4 chastiakh
Dusha armii: ocherki o voennoi psikhologii
Nakanunie voiny: iz zhizni pogranichnogo garnizona
||Head of Cossack units within the German Army
||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.
The collection is organized into six series: Biographical File, Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, Don Cossack File, Printed
Matter, and Photographs
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the online catalog.
World War, 1914-1918--Russia.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Russia--Emigration and immigration.