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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Location of Originals
  • Biography
  • Evgeniia Sergeevna Isaenko
  • Aleksei Leonidovich Isaenko
  • Scope and Content Note

  • Title: Evgeniia Sergeevna Isaenko papers
    Date (inclusive): 1902-1971
    Collection Number: 2000C67
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Mainly in Russian.
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 10 microfilm reels (1.9 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian literature and to Russian émigré affairs. Includes some papers of Aleksei Leonidovich Isaenko, husband of Evgeniia Isaenko.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Isaenko, Evgeniia Sergeevna


    Collection is open for research. Boxes 12-15 not microfilmed, originals at the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.
    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], Evgeniia Sergeevna Isaenko Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information


    Location of Originals

    In part, originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.


    E. S. Isaenko was born Evgeniia Pechatkina in Askhabad on 16 December 1899, the daughter of General Sergei Pechatkin. Living in Harbin following the Revolution, she was among the first Russian students to depart for the United States in the early 1920s, where she continued her education at Pomona College. For personal reasons, she left college and went to San Francisco, making her living performing menial labor as a packer in a factory, dishwasher, seamstress, etc. Meanwhile, she devoted her free time to Russian social life, actively participating in musical, theatrical and literary presentations. She directed and acted in plays, and wrote articles, reviews, short stories and two books, Perekati-Pole (published in 1953) and Petr Ivanovich (1961).
    Though she married Aleksei Leonidovich Isaenko and assumed his last name, she continued to publish under her maiden name. Her husband was also active in the San Francisco Russian community as librarian of the Russian Club and Russian Center. He was born in Orenburg in 1894, the son of Major General Leonid Isaenko. Receiving a degree in law from Moscow University in 1917, he joined the White Army in Siberia during the Civil War. He arrived in America in 1923, and met Evgeniia Sergeevna through their common interest in theatrical and social activities. He died in 1957; Evgeniia Sergeevna Isaenko died in Burlingame, California, in July 1969.

    Evgeniia Sergeevna Isaenko

    ? Born, Ashkhabad, Zakaspiiskaia oblast', Russia
    1922 Studied at Vladivostok University
    1924 Studied at Pomona College, Claremont, California
    1953 Author, Perekati-Pole
    1961 Author, Petr Ivanovich
    1970? Died, San Francisco, California

    Aleksei Leonidovich Isaenko

    1894 July 2 (N.S.) Born, Orenburg, Russia
    1917 Law degree, Moscow University
      Graduated, Aleksandrovskoe voennoe uchilishche
    1918-1920 Officer, Orenburg Cossack Host
    1923 Arrived in the United States
    1957 November 15 Died, San Francisco, California

    Scope and Content Note

    This collection contains the papers of Evgeniia Sergeevna Isaenko, an émigré writer and poet, author of the novel Perekati-Pole, published, as were many of her works, under her maiden name Evgeniia Pechatkina (she appears also to have published under the initials E. P., as well as under the pseudonyms E. Sergeeva and Maksim Davydov). Isaenko was an active figure in the Russian émigré community, staging plays and taking part in other social events, particularly those related to the Russian Center.
    The collection also contains biographical materials relating to and correspondence of her husband, Aleksei Leonidovich Isaenko, a former army officer and director of the Russian Center library.
    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

    Isaenko, Aleksei Leonidovich, 1894-1957.
    Russian literature.
    Russians--United States.
    United States.