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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ivan Andreevich Kolchin papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1967
    Collection number: 2000C49
    Creator: Kolchin, Ivan Andreevich, 1893-1967
    Extent: 1 microfilm reel (0.15 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, and photographs, relating to Russian choirs in China and the United States.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Russian, and English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ivan Andreevich Kolchin Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information


    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Biographical Note

    1893 August 1 Born, Kalinino, Viatskaia guberniia, Russia
    1910 Choir director, St. Nicholas church, Slobodsk, Russia
    1912-1917 Student, University of Kazan', Russia
    1921-1936 Choir director, St. Aleksei church, Mojiagou, China
    1935-1940 Choir director, St. Nicholas church, Shanghai, China
    1940-1962 Choir director, Holy Trinity Cathedral, San Francisco, California
    1967 Died, San Francisco, California

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection consists of clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks and other materials relating to the musical career of Ivan Andreevich Kolchin. Kolchin was a noted church choir director in Kazan', Russia, Harbin and Shanghai, China, and San Francisco, California, as well as director of a Russian male vocal ensemble and music instructor. His performances drew large audiences and he was considered one of the preeminent émigré conductors.
    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 Museum of Russian Culture. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is available at the Hoover Institution Archives.
    The Hoover Institution assumes all responsibility for notifying users that they must comply with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) and Hoover Rules for the Use and Reproduction of Archival Materials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


    Choral societies--China.
    Choral societies--United States.
    Russians--United States.
    United States.