Register of the Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev Papers

Prepared by Anatol Shmelev
Hoover Institution Archives
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Register of the Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Anatol Shmelev
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
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© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Semen Dmitrievich Ignat'ev papers,
Date (inclusive): 1898-1976
Collection number: 2000C62
Creator: Ignat'ev, Semen Dmitrievich, 1891-1974
Extent: 6 microfilm reels (0.9 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, financial records, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian choirs in the United States.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: Russian.

Administrative Information

Access

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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.

Biographical Note

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.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

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


Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, 1910-1972.

Scope and Content 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 Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
box 3-5

Speeches and Writings, 1917-1966.

Scope and Content Note

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

Subject File, 1927-1974.

Scope and Content Note

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

Printed Matter, 1898-1974.

Scope and Content 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 Content 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 Content Note

One watercolor painting of a pastoral scene
box 10

Financial Records, 1927-1974.

Scope and Content Note

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

Container List

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 Content 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 Content Note

Includes photographs
Box/Folder 1 : 10

School records

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Scrapbook.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and autographs
Box/Folder 1 : 12

Miscellany

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1926-1976.

Note

See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE/Scrapbook.

Scope and Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 3 : 45

S nami Bog, 1966.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 4 : 1-3

Poetry, 1949-1962 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

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

"Adiutantik," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 4 : 5

"Bogoslovie v zvukakh," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 6

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

Scope and Content Note

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

"Gallipoliiskii pamiatnik," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 8

"Kniaz' Igor'," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 9

"O Glazunovie," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Background notes and holograph
Box/Folder 4 : 10

"Palestrina," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 4 : 11

"Pamiatnik," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

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

"Pskovitianka," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 13

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

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 14

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

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 4 : 15

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

Scope and Content 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 Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 5 : 5

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

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 5 : 6

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

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy
 

SUBJECT FILE, 1927-1974.

Scope and Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content Note

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

FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1927-1974.

Scope and Content Note

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