Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Eugene L. Magerovsky papers,
Collection Number: 2010C47
Creator: Magerovsky, Eugene L., 1934-2009
Number of Containers: 15 manuscript boxes
(6.0 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating
to aspects of Russian history, Russian studies in the United States, Russian émigré affairs, and the Russian Orthodox Church.
Includes some papers of L. F. Magerovskii, father of E. L. Magerovsky and curator of the Bakhmeteff
Archive at Columbia University.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection is open for research.
The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to
copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives
at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see
or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Eugene L. Magerovsky papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
The bulk of the papers were received in 2009. Four additional manuscript boxes were acquired in 2010.
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 Socrates at
. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes
listed in this finding aid.
Eugene Magerovsky was a Russian-American historian, Slavic studies scholar, and U.S. military intelligence officer whose father,
Lev Florianovich Magerovsky, was a prominent Russian émigré.
Scope and Content of Collection
This collection contains audiotapes and archival documents, including biographical information, clipping files, materials
on Russian émigré life in Czechoslovakia, Germany, and the United States and on the establishment of Russian studies programs
at colleges and in the U.S. Army, correspondence, photographs, subject files on the Russian Imperial Army, the identification
of the Romanov remains, the Russian Orthodox Church abroad, anticommunist organizations, as well as his writings, and articles
and manuscripts written by others. One gem is a 1914 list of Russian general staff officers (the only copy outside Russia).
There is also an unpublished illustrated memoir by General Mikhail Svechin, a Guards officer, telling of his service in the
Russian Imperial Army.
Of particular interest in the increment are the files concerning L. F. Magerovsky's activities in interwar Czechoslovakia
and then in the United States. Also important are the manuscript memoirs of the evacuation of Novorossiisk in 1920, during
the Russian civil war, and the diary of Nikolai Zakharov describing the actions of the III Caucasus Corps during the First
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'.
Russia--Study and teaching--United States.
Russia--Emigration and immigration.
Magerovskii, L. F.