Register of the Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev Papers

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Title: Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev papers,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1976
Collection Number: 2000C62
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 6 microfilm reels (0.9 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, financial records, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian choirs in the United States.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Ignat'ev, Semen Dmitrievich, 1891-1974

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biography

S. D. Ignat'ev was born near the town of Ostrov, Pskovskaia guberniia, on 25 January 1891 (O. S.). While in the White army in South Russia, he married Aleksandra Ivanovna Kozlova, thus cementing his association with the Kuban' Cossacks. Evacuation to Gallipoli was followed by several years in Bulgaria.
A musician by training, he formed a chorus and musical ensemble of émigré Kuban' Cossacks around 1926, touring with them across Europe through the 1940s. During these years, he lived primarily in Germany, and in one of his writings describes his experiences in Berlin in 1945. The Second World War brought about the dissolution of the Kuban' Cossack Chorus. In 1950, Ignat'ev moved to Sweden (where he found employment mounting specimens for the botanical department of the Swedish Museum of Natural History), and then in 1955 to San Francisco, changing his musical venue to conducting church choirs (his education included the Pskov seminary, where he received a thorough grounding in liturgical music). Ignat'ev died in San Francisco in May 1974

Chronology

1891 January 25 Born, Ostrovskii uezd, Pskovskaia guberniia, Russia
1918 June 8 Married Aleksandra Ivanovna Kozlova, Gul'kevichi village, Kubanskaia oblast'
1920 Evacuated to Gallipoli with White Army
c. 1926 Organized Kuban' Cossack Chorus
1950 Emigrated to Sweden
1955 Emigrated to the United States
1961 Naturalized as a U.S. citizen
1974 Died, San Francisco, California

Scope and Content Note

Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev was well-known as a composer and conductor of the Kuban' Cossack Chorus, and later of church choirs. This collection consists mainly of materials relating to these activities. Other subjects include autobiographical writings dealing with his experiences on Gallipoli in the early 1920s and in Berlin in 1945, as well as writings, subject files and printed matter relating to Russian Orthodox liturgical music. Some of the correspondence is with relatives in the Soviet Union.
Detailed processing and preservation microfilming of 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 at the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, as its property. A transfer table of 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

Choral societies--United States.
Russia.
Russians--United States.
United States.

box 1

Biographical File, 1910-1972

Scope and Contents note

Address book, articles, congratulatory notes, contracts, identity papers, letters of recommendation, school records, scrapbook, and miscellany arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1-3

Correspondence, 1926-1976

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 3-5

Speeches and Writings, 1917-1966

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically by title. Includes musical compositions
box 5-6

Subject File, 1927-1974

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, leaflets, notes and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by subject
box 7

Printed Matter, 1898-1974

Scope and Contents note

Bulletins, clippings and periodicals, arranged alphabetically by physical form. Relates to Cossacks, Russian culture, military history and miscellaneous subjects
box 8-10

Pnotographs, c. 1910-1974

Scope and Contents note

Albums and individual photographs of Ignat'ev, his wife, his chorus, as well as other figures (mostly unidentified) and places
box 10

Artwork, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

One watercolor painting of a pastoral scene
box 10

Financial Records, 1927-1974

Scope and Contents note

Bank records, receipts, financial calculations, tax forms. Not filmed
Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1910-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Address book

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Articles about or mentioning Ignat'ev

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Congratulatory notes honoring Ignat'ev and his chorus

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Contract

 

Family file -- Aleksandra Ignat'eva

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Identity papers

Box/Folder 1 : 6

School records

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Identity papers.

Scope and Contents note

Includes naturalization and marriage certificates, residence, work and travel permits
Box/Folder 1 : 8

Letters of recommendation for Ignat'ev

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Program of musical production involving S. D. and A. I. Ignat'ev.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs
Box/Folder 1 : 10

School records

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Scrapbook.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and autographs
Box/Folder 1 : 12

Miscellany

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1926-1976

General note

See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE/Scrapbook.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence to and from Ignat'ev's wife, Aleksandra Ivanovna
 

General

 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Greeting cards, 1941-1970

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Letters, 1948-1975

Box 2

Postcards, 1926-1970

Box/Folder 2 : 1

General

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Family

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Unidentified, 1964-1970 and undated

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Alekseev, Pavel I., 1962-1964 and undated

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Anna, Igumen'ia, 1959-1965 and undated

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Arnemann (?), Vera, 1960-1968

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Associazione Femminile Italiana, 1929

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Barankeev, Ivan, 1963-1971

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Baskakova, L., 1959

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Benigsen, Elena Ivanovna, 1960-1967

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Bogolepov, Aleksei Aleksandrovich, 1961-1970

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Boiarintsev, M., 1961

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Brandt, Guido, 1928-1930

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Cedergren, A. and G., 1952-1964

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Chub, I. A., 1970-1971

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Degtiarev, Mikhail Pavlovich, 1956-1971

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Frömke, Natalia, 1963-1965

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Funk, A., 1963-1964

Box/Folder 2 : 19

Gartong, Marianna, 1960

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter from Gartong to Archbishop Ioann of San Francisco, 1964
Box/Folder 2 : 20

Gavrilov, Petr E., 1970

 

Germany (Federal Republic, 1949-). Generalkonsulat (San Francisco), 1964

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Ioann, Archbishop of San Francisco, 1946

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Ioann (Pommer), Archbishop of Latvia, 1931

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Iur'eva, M., 1937

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Ivanov, Boris I., 1970 and undated

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Kiut (?), N. D., [1929]

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Koshlakov, M., Rev., 1942-1976

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Koshlich, Georgii Pavlovich, 1941-1970

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Kozlova, Valentina I., 1970-1976

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Kramarevskaia, V., 1959-1969

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Krivosheev, A., 1961-1965

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Kvartirova, A. and M., 1969 and undated

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Ladinskii, Leonid, Rev., 1970-1971

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Langlet, Nina, 1961-1973

Scope and Contents note

Includes poem by Valdemar Langlet
Box/Folder 3 : 14

Leoussoff, Kseniia, 1955

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Levitov, M., 1971-1974

Box/Folder 3 : 16

Lubimtsev, M. and S., 1953-1970 and undated

Box/Folder 3 : 17

Mantulin, Valentin N., 1969

Box/Folder 3 : 18

Mikhailichenko, Vasilii Stepanovich, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Ob"edinenie russkikh natsional'nykh organizatsii v Germanii, 1936-1937

Box/Folder 3 : 20

Obshchestvo byvshikh dieiatelei Imperatorskago rossiiskago krasnago kresta v Germanii, 1940

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Olen', I., 1955-1961

Box/Folder 3 : 22

Petrenko, N., 1970-1971

Box/Folder 3 : 23

Petrova, Lidiia, 1960-1963

Box/Folder 3 : 24

Pol', V., 1961-1962

Box/Folder 3 : 25

Polozhenskii, Sergei, Rev., 1942-1972

Box/Folder 3 : 26

Sakharov, D., 1936-1961

Box/Folder 3 : 27

Scholuch, A., 1965

Box/Folder 3 : 28

Sergiia, Matushka, 1968 and undated

Box/Folder 3 : 29

Smolenskii, Sergei A., 1961-1970

Box/Folder 3 : 30

Snarskaia, Liubov' Ivanovna, 1940-1968 and undated

Box/Folder 3 : 31

Timashev, A., 1937-1960

Box/Folder 3 : 32

Tolstaia, M., 1954-1962

Box/Folder 3 : 33

Ugriumov, Aleksei Ivanovich, 1967-1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes related letter by A. Pliushkova
Box/Folder 3 : 34

Ustinova, Ritta, 1973

Box/Folder 3 : 35

Varashkevich, Boris, 1943

Box/Folder 3 : 36

Veiglas, Nikolai, Rev., 1968-1972

Box/Folder 3 : 37

Verevkina, Mariia, 1964-1968

Box/Folder 3 : 38

Voronkova, S., 1960-1961

Scope and Contents note

Includes related letter by unidentified correspondent
Box/Folder 3 : 39

Zhdanov, Nikita Romanovich, 1961-1970

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1917-1966

 

General

Box/Folder 3 : 40

General.

Scope and Contents note

Includes various notes and miscellaneous writings, mainly relating to Russian church music, n.d. Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 41

Letters to the editor, 1966 and undated

 

Musical compositions

 

General

Box/Folder 3 : 42

Copyrights to musical notes

Box/Folder 3 : 43

Miscellany.

Scope and Contents note

Includes lists of notes for balalaika orchestras and similar material
Box/Folder 3 : 44

"Dosug v dieistvuiushchei armii: Niechto v rodie dnevnika," . 1917

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 3 : 45

S nami Bog, 1966

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 4 : 1-3

Poetry, 1949-1962 and undated

Scope and Contents note

May include poems not authored by Ignat'ev, but which he set to music
Box/Folder 4 : 4

"Adiutantik," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 4 : 5

"Bogoslovie v zvukakh," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 6

"D. S. Bortnianskii," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript. Includes background materials and typed notes on Bortnianskii's operas
Box/Folder 4 : 7

"Gallipoliiskii pamiatnik," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Notes and typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 8

"Kniaz' Igor'," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 9

"O Glazunovie," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Background notes and holograph
Box/Folder 4 : 10

"Palestrina," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Holograph
Box/Folder 4 : 11

"Pamiatnik," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy (possibly from Chasovoi)
Box/Folder 4 : 12

"Pskovitianka," n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 13

Untitled reminiscences of N. V. Plevitskaia, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 14

"Kratkoe rukovodstvo k prakticheskomu izucheniiu Oktoikh ili Osmoglasnika," . 1947

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 15

"Ringaren," Katrineholms-Kuriren, , and Svenska Dagbladet, 1953 December 22 1953 December 27

Scope and Contents note

Printed copies
Box 5

"Glinka," 1957

Box/Folder 5 : 1-2

Notes and background materials

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Typescript

Box/Folder 5 : 4

"Khor Kubanskikh kazakov u Gosudaryni-Imperatritsy," Russkaia zhizn, 1958 November 25

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 5 : 5

"A. G. Rubinshtein," . [1959]

Scope and Contents note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 6

"Chistyi Chetverg v osazhdennom Berline," Russkaia zhizn', 1966 April 16

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and printed copy
 

SUBJECT FILE, 1927-1974

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, notes, and printed matter
Box/Folder 5 : 7

Church of the Transfiguration, Stockholm, Sweden

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Glück, Christian

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Haydn, Franz-Josef

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Holy Trinity Cathedral, San Francisco, California

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Kubanskii kazachii khor

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Liadov, A. K.

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Lissenko, Georg

Box/Folder 5 : 14

Obshchestvo russkikh veteranov Velikoi voiny, San Francisco, California

Box/Folder 5 : 15

Orthodox Eastern Church--Hymns

Box/Folder 5 : 16

Rakhmaninov, S. V.

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Religion

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Rimskii-Korsakov, N. A.

Box/Folder 6 : 3-6

Russkaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov' (Orthodox Eastern Church)

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Serov, A. N.

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Voice

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Miscellany

Box 7

PRINTED MATTER, 1898-1974

Scope and Contents note

Relates to Cossacks, Russian culture, military history and miscellaneous subjects
Box/Folder 7 : 1

Bulletins

Box/Folder 7 : 2-3

Clippings

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Periodicals

Box 8

PHOTOGRAPHS, c. 1910-1974

Box/Folder 8 : 1-6

Albums.

Scope and Contents note

Photographs primarily of Ignat'ev and his ensemble on tour, family members, and miscellaneous events and places
Box 9

Prints

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Ignat'ev, Semen Dmitrievich

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Ignat'eva, Aleksandra Ivanovna

Box/Folder 9 : 3-5

Family photographs

Box/Folder 9 : 6-7

Kuban' Cossack Chorus and balalaika orchestra

 

Miscellany

Box/Folder 9 : 8

Group photographs, which may include Ignat'ev and his wife

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Miscellany

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Negatives (1 packet, 3 boxes and 7 booklets)

Box/Folder 10 : 3

ARTWORK, n.d.

Scope and Contents note

One watercolor painting of a pastoral scene
Box/Folder 10 : 4

FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1927-1974

Scope and Contents note

Bank statements, receipts, financial calculations and other matter. Not filmed