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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Location of Originals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content Note

  • Title: Taisiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1978
    Collection Number: 2001C28
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 7 microfilm reels (0.9 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, clippings, and photographs, relating to Russian literature and Russian émigré affairs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Bazhenova, Taisiia Anatol'evna


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Taisiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information


    Location of Originals

    Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

    Biographical Note

    Taissiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova, 1900-1978
    T. A. Bazhenova was born on 17 May 1900 into a literary family: her father, Anatolii Dmitrievich Bazhenov, was, among other things, editor of the journal Irtysh, published by the administration of the Siberian Cossacks during the Russian Civil War. It was during the Civil War, in 1918, that T. A. Bazhenova published her first work: a poem in the Omsk newspaper Zaria. On arrival in Harbin in 1920, she became a correspondent of the newspapers Russkii golos and Zaria, and also served on the staff of the Society for the Study of Manchuria (Obshchestvo izucheniia Man'chzhurskogo kraia). Upon marrying Aleksandr Stepanovich Postnikov, she assumed his last name, but generally continued to publish her writings under her maiden name. Taisiia Anatol'evna Bazhenova.
    In the United States, she was a correspondent for most of the major Russian newspapers on the West coast, also contributing articles, poems, short stories, and other pieces to journals and anthologies. Many of these are represented in the collection. Her newspaper articles primarily reflected émigré life, and included interviews with actors, writers, singers, and others.

    Scope and Content Note

    T. A. Bazhenova was a journalist and writer who wrote short stories and newspaper columns on a variety of subjects, mostly concerned with émigré life (sometimes under the pseudonyms Nina Krasovskaia (N. K.), N. Rusanov, and Miss Li). The collection contains many of her writings, as well as collected materials (almost exclusively clippings) on émigrés and their activities (apparently as background material for her own writings and interviews). Also of interest is her correspondence with various literary and cultural figures, particularly Russian poets in China.
    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 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russian literature.
    Russians--United States.
    United States.