Register of the Pavel Timofeevich Filip'ev Papers

Prepared by Anatol Shmelev
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Pavel Timofeevich Filip'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: Pavel Timofeevich Filip'ev papers,
Date (inclusive): 1925-1981
Collection number: 2000C117
Creator: Filip'ev, Pavel Timofeevich, 1896-1981
Extent: 16 microfilm reels (2.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Writings, notes, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to the authenticity of the Vlesova Kniga, the early history of Russia and the Slavs, and Russian émigré affairs.
Language: Russian.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pavel Timofeevich Filip'ev Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biographical Note

1896 December 27 (N.S.) Born, Ekaterinodar, Russia
1916 Graduated, Tiflis Military College
1920 December Arrived in Yugoslavia, employed as a draftsman, and artist
1925 May Arrived in Czechoslovakia as an engineering student
1928-1941 Served as a highway engineer in the service of the Czechoslovakian government
1947-1950 Employed as a policeman, tanner, draftsman, sculptor and in various other capacities in Munich, Germany
1951 Emigrated to the United States
1981 September Died, San Francisco, California

Scope and Content Note

The centerpiece of this collection is Filip'ev's research material: clippings, correspondence, notes, printed matter, and writings associated with his interest in early Russian history, particularly the so-called "Vles Kniga" or "Doshchechki Izenbeka," a forged series of writings alleged by believers to have been produced on the territory of Russia prior to the introduction of the Cyrillic alphabet. Filip'ev expended an enormous amount of time and energy deciphering these writings and attempting to prove their veracity, as well as arguing that they represented an entirely new vision of early Russian and Slavic history. His correspondence and notes on this and related topics shed light on the story of the emergence of this forgery and its effect on the émigré community as well as on believers in the Soviet Union.
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.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Forgery of manuscripts.
Slavs--History.
Ukraine--History--To 862.
Russians--United States.
Russia.
Ukraine.
United States.

Titles

Vlesova kniga.


Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, 1925-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Addresses and telephone numbers, curriculum vitae, employment, identity, immigration and school records, papers relating to Filip'ev's illegal crossing of the German border in 1947, ration cards and miscellany, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1-2

Correspondence, 1951-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent
box 2-4

Speeches and Writings, 1962-1977 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of articles, books, letters to the editor, and short stories arranged alphabetically by title
box 4

Subject File, 1954-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Bulletins, clippings, correspondence, leaflets, and writings, arranged alphabetically by heading
box 5-15

Vles Kniga File, 1957-1970s.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, printed matter (clippings, offprints, photocopies, and citations from published works), and writings related to Filip'ev's interest in the Vles kniga and the origins of the Slavs, with supplementary materials relating to Etruscans, the Zagreb mummy, ancient India, Scythians, early Russian history, and related topics
box 15

Photographs, 1980 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Two prints depicting Filip'ev (one from 1980), two depicting Dominican College, San Rafael, California, and six negatives depicting the Vles kniga

Container List

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1925-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Addresses and telephone numbers

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Curriculum vitae

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Employment records.

Note

See also identity papers

Scope and Content Note

Includes certificates, membership cards, passes, permits, recommendations and unemployment records.
Box/Folder 1 : 4

Identity papers.

Note

See also employment records

Scope and Content Note

Includes authorizations, residence and travel permits, substitute birth certificates, and similar matter.
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Immigration papers

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Medical records.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with social services
Box/Folder 1 : 7

Papers relating to his illegal crossing of the German border in 1947

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Ration cards

Box/Folder 1 : 9

School records

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Miscellany

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1951-1981

 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 11

General, 1952-1981 and undated

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Unsent letters, n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Unidentified, 1952-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Amvrosii, Archimandrite, 1977

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Arheološki muzej, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1962-1968

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Bogunskii, Sviatoslav Nikolaevich and Nikolai Sviatoslavovich, 1975-1978

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Bokach, Fedor, Rev., 1968

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Clodt, Boris, 1967

Box/Folder 1 : 19

De Clapiers Collongues, Olga, 1967-1968

Box/Folder 1 : 20

Djordjevic, Bogdan, 1951

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Dolgopolov, Aleksandr, 1969

Box/Folder 1 : 22

Dunaev, V., 1960

Box/Folder 1 : 23

Filippov, Boris Andreevich, 1980

Box/Folder 1 : 24

Kal'skii, Iurii Grigor'evich, 1968-1969

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Kazakov, Nikolai Vasil'evich, 1968-1971

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Kol'chitskii, Boris, 1973

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Kolycheva, Elena, 1974-1979

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Krylatov, Vladimir Stepanovich, 1968-1972

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Kur (Kurenkov), Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, 1960-1967 and undated

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Liashevskii, Stefan, 1966

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Lysenko, Ivan Erastovich, 1964-1966

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Pallotino, Massimo, 1965-1966

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Perkhorovich, Iurii, 1967

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Platunov, Konstantin, 1967

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Pushkarev, Sergei, 1964

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Riasanovsky, Nicholas V., 1964

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Shchavinskii, V., 1966

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Struve, Gleb P., 1964 and undated

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Stumpff, Georg, 1951-1952

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Szeftel, Marc, 1968-1969

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Tolstoy Foundation, 1963-1964 and undated

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Turianitsa, Mikhail Il'ich, 1965-1977

Box/Folder 2 : 19

Unbegaun, Boris Genrikhovich, 1968-1969

Box/Folder 2 : 20

Vaughan, Agnes Carr, 1968

Box/Folder 2 : 21

Vernadsky, George, 1969-1970

Box/Folder 2 : 22

Zhigulev, N., 1966

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1962-1977 and undated.

Note

For Filip'ev's participation in polemics relating to the Vles Kniga and early Russian history (letters to the editor and newspaper articles), see VLES KNIGA FILE
Box/Folder 2 : 23

General, 1962-1977 and undated.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to the editor and short stories
 

"Slovo o Polku Igoreve," new translation and commentary, n.d.

Box/Folder 2 : 24

Background materials

Box/Folder 2 : 25

Correspondence, 1966.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters to and from prospective publishers with attachments relating to costs, fonts, ink types, etc.
Box/Folder 2 : 26

Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, artwork, sketches, tables of contents and format sheets
Box/Folder 3 : 1-4

Holograph

Box/Folder 3 : 5-6

Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Includes holograph notes and inserts
Box 4

Untitled work(s) of a philosophical/psychological nature

Box/Folder 4 : 1-2

Notes

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Holograph

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1954-1981

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Beliaevskii, V. A. Clippings related to Beliaevskii's books on the Russian Civil War and attacks on General A. I. Denikin

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Hymns, Russian.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence and writings relating to polemics (involving Filip'ev) about the Russian national anthem and various substitutes for it
Box/Folder 4 : 6

Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco, California

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Odessa

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Religion

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Soviet Union--Social conditions

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Von der Osten, Dirk

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Miscellany

Box 5-15

VLES KNIGA FILE, 1957-1970s.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and background materials (clippings, offprints, photocopies, and citations from published works), and writings related to Filip'ev's interest in the Vles kniga and the origins of the Slavs, with supplementary materials relating to Etruscans, the Zagreb mummy, ancient India, Scythians, and related (to Filip'ev's mind) topics
Box 15

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1980 and undated.

Note

See also BIOGRAPHICAL FILE/Identity papers for photographs attached to passport and other documents. Two prints depicting Filip'ev (one from 1980), two depicting Dominican College, San Rafael, California, and six negatives depicting the Vles kniga