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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Alternative Forms of Material Available
  • Location of Original Materials
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Biography

  • Title: Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1969
    Collection Number: 2008C66
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 39 microfilm reels (5.85 linear feet)
    Abstract: These papers contain the correspondence, and writings of Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov, participant in the Don Cossack uprising of 1918, and ataman of the Don Cossacks in emigration since 1947.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Creator: Poliakov, Ivan Alekseevich

    Access

    The collection is open for research
    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], Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2008.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

    Location of Original Materials

    Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York

    Chronology

    1886 August 10 Born, Russia
    1914 Graduated, Nikolaevskoe inzhenernoe uchilishche
    1915 Captain, Ninth Army
    1918 Arrived at the Don, joined Ataman P. N. Krasnov's Don Cossack Army
    1919 Emigrated to Serbia
    1947 Assigned as acting ataman of Don Cossacks
    1952 Emigrated to the U.S.A.
    1959 Author, Krasnov-Vlasov: vospominaniia
    1962 Author, Donskie kazaki v bor'be s bol'shevikami
    1969 Died, New York

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers contain the correspondence, and writings of Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov, participant in the Don Cossack uprising of 1918, and ataman of the Don Cossacks in emigration since 1947. The Correspondence file includes detailed correspondence with leading Russian émigré military and social leaders, and provides a rich source of information on the activities of Cossack activities in the diaspora.
    Poliakov's Speeches and writings include the typescript of Donskie kazaki v bor'be s bol'shevikami, as well as related correspondence and reviews. In addition, several articles, notes, speeches, and materials relating to Poliakov's monograph Krasnov-Vlasov: vospominaniia are included.
    The Subject file includes materials on the history of the Don and Kuban Cossacks, the Russkii obshche-voinskii soiuz, and General A. A. Vlasov. Of special significance are documents relating to the Don Cossack ataman elections in the diaspora.
    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 the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into five series: Biographical file, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, Subject file, Miscellany, and Photographs

    Related Material

    Sviatoslav Varlaamovich Denisov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Petr Nikolaevich Donskov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Nicholas V. Feodoroff Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary
    Russkii obshche-voinskii soiuz (ROVS) Papers, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary

    Biography

    Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov was born into a Don Cossack family in Novocherkassk on August 10, 1886. His officer father sent Ivan to Donskoi kadetskii korpus, after which he went on to the Nikolaevskoe inzhenernoe uchilishche, graduating in 1914. Poliakov served in the Ninth Army as captain, joining General Petr N. Krasnov’s Don Cossack Army in 1917 and being elevated to the rank of major general in 1918. Poliakov immigrated to Serbia in 1919. He returned to active military life during General Krasnov’s involvement in organizing Cossack divisions within the German Army from 1942 to 1945; unlike Krasnov, however, Poliakov joined Vlasov’s Russkaia osvoboditel’naia armiia.
    Poliakov was elected Don Cossack ataman in 1947, a position he continued to hold through 1965. Arriving in the United States in 1952, he published two memoirs, one dealing with the Don Cossack anti-Bolshevist struggle from 1917 to 1920 and another on General Krasnov’s and General Vlasov’s activities during World War II. He died in New York in 1969.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia..
    Vlasov, Andrei Andreevich, 1901-1946.
    Cossacks--History.
    Don Cossacks in emigration.
    Russia. Armiia. Kubanskoe kazach'e voisko.
    Russkii Obshche-Voinskii Soiuz.
    World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.