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A Register of the Russkii Obshche-voinskii soiuz (ROVS) Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Russkii Obshche-voinskii soiuz (ROVS) Records
    Dates: 1919-1986
    Collection number: 2008C86
    Creator: Russkii Obshche-voinskii soiuz
    Collection Size: 18 microfilm reels 2.7 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: These records consist of select documents of the Russkii obshche-voinskii soiuz, (ROVS), the Russian All-Military Union. Formed by General Petr N. Vrangel' in 1924, ROVS managed to preserve the military structure of the demilitarized White Army in exile, while integrating its members into civilian life. ROVS played an important role in redefining the White Army's ideology, and provided essential support to its members in emigration. These records include detailed lists of ROVS members, correspondence, circulars, orders, and reports.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Russian English French

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The 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.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], ROVS Records, [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

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These records consist of select documents of the Russkii obshche-voinskii soiuz, ROVS, the Russian All-military union. Formed by General Petr N. Vrangel' in 1924, ROVS managed to preserve the military structure of the demilitarized White Army in exile, while integrating its members into civilian life. ROVS played an important role in redefining the White Army's ideology, and provided essential support to its members in emigration.
    These records include detailed lists of ROVS members, correspondence, circulars, orders, and reports.
    Included are documents that predate the formation of the Russkii obshche-voinskii soiuz, such as circulars and orders of the White Army under General A. I. Denikin, and orders of the Russian Army under General P. N. Vrangel's command.
    Of particular importance is a collection of eight boxes of index cards, dating to 1924-1925, which provides personal information of members of the Gallipoli veteran's association, included the numbers of distributed commemorative Gallipoli crosses.
    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 one series: Office file

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Obshchestvo revnitelei russkoi voennoi stariny.
    Russia (Territory under White Armies). Dobrovol'cheskaia armiia.
    Russkaia Armiia.
    Russkii obshche-voinskii soiuz.
    Vrangel', Petr Nikolaevich.
    World War, 1914-1918.

    Related Material

    V. K. Abdank-Kossovskii Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Sviatoslav Varlaamovich Denisov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    ROVS Records, Bakhmeteff Archives, Columbia University