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A Register of the Aleksandr Kallinikovich Svitich Papers
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Alternative Forms of Material Available
  • Location of Original Materials
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Biography

  • Title: Aleksandr Kallinikovich Svitich Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1965
    Collection Number: 2008C81
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Polish
    Physical Description: 3 microfilm reels (0.45 linear feet)
    Abstract: These papers provide insight into the life of the Orthodox Church in Poland in the Interwar period. Aleksander K. Svitich, a theologian and member of the faculty of the Vilno Theological Seminary, served on the editorial board of Za svobodu, a Russian émigré newspapers, to which he contributed numerous articles, at times using his pen name Tuberozov. Reflected in these papers are also Svitich's research interests.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Creator: Svitich, Aleksandr Kallinikovich

    Access

    The collection is open for research

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Aleksandr Kallinikovich Svitich Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2008

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    The entire collection is available on Microfilm

    Location of Original Materials

    Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

    Chronology

    1890 March 15 Born, Vilno, Russian Empire
    19?? Graduated, Theological faculty, Warsaw University
    19?? Professor, Vilno Theological Seminary
    1921-1932 Editorial board member (pen name Tuberozov), Za svobodu
    1930-1933 Editor, V ograde tserkovnoi
    1950 Arrived in the U.S.A.
    1959 Author, Pravoslavnaia Tserkov' v Pol'she i ee avtokefaliia
    1963 August 17 Died, Denver, CO

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers provide insight into the life of the Orthodox Church in Poland in the Interwar period. Aleksander K. Svitich, a theologian and member of the faculty of the Vilno Theological Seminary, served on the editorial board of Za svobodu, a Russian émigré newspapers, to which he contributed numerous articles, at times using his pen name Tuberozov. Reflected in these papers are also Svitich's research interests.
    The Subject file contains documents pertaining to the activities of the Orthodox Church in the Unites States. Noteworthy are the correspondence of Archbishop Arsenii (Chakhovtsev), and Archbishop Irinei (Bekish), and documents relating to the Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov' zagranitsei.
    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 five series: Biographical file, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, Subject file, and Printed matter

    Related Material

    Archbishop Apollinarii (Koshevoi) Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Vladislav Albionovich Maevskii Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Konstantin Nikolaevich Nikolaev Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Nikolai D. Talberg Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

    Biography

    Aleksandr Kallinikovich Svitich was born March 15, 1890, the son of a Russian Orthodox priest, in Vilno, still part of the Russian empire at that time. Following the usual path of children of clergy, he pursued a theological education, graduating from the Theological Faculty of Warsaw University in 1930 and teaching at the Vilno Theological Seminary. Svitich served on the editorial board of Za svobodu, a Russian émigré newspaper, to which he contributed numerous articles, at times using his pen name Tuberozov, and edited V ograde tserkovnoi from 1930 to 1933. As legal adviser to the Orthodox Church in Poland, Svitich actively defended the interests of the Orthodox Church versus the Catholic Church in Poland.
    Forced to leave Poland for Serbia in 1937, he settled in Belgrade, where he advised the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia in legal matters. In 1938 Svitich participated in the Second Russian Orthodox All-Diaspora; in 1945, he immigrated to Germany, where he lived in displaced persons camps before arriving in the United States in 1950. Reflecting on his years in Poland and his activities in the Orthodox Church there, he published a historical monograph in 1959 on the Orthodox Church in Poland and the issue of church autocephaly titled Pravoslavnaia Tserkov’ v Pol’she i ee avtokefaliia.
    Aleksandr Svitich died on August 17, 1963, in Denver, Colorado.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Eastern Catholic Church.
    Orthodox Eastern Church--Poland--History--20th century.
    Poland--History.
    Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America.
    Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov' zagranitsei.