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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note: Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golitsyn
  • Biographical Note: Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Golitsyn family papers
    Dates: 1904-1992
    Collection Number: 90027
    Creator: Golitsyn family
    Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The papers consist of memoirs, writings, correspondence, identification documents, and certificates, relating to conditions in Russia prior to, during and after the Russian Revolution, and to Russian émigré life in Harbin, China, France, and the United States. Includes material relating to the Glebov family, as well as the papers of Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golitsyn and Liubov' Vladimirovna Golitsyna.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In Russian, English and French

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Golitsyn family papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

    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.

    Biographical Note: Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golitsyn

    1876 December 13 Born in Moscow, Russia, to an aristocratic family
    1901 October 16 Received medical degree from Moscow University
    1901 November 23 Married Liubov' Glebova (1883-1948)
    1921-1923 Emigrated with his wife and children to Harbin, China where he worked as a doctor for the Russian Society of the Red Cross
    1923 October 16 Arrived in Seattle from Harbin, China, and applied for U.S. citizenship
    1924 January-1940s Received U.S. medical license and practiced medicine in Seattle and Los Angeles
    1951 Died, Los Angeles, California

    Biographical Note: Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn

    1873 September 2 Born in Moscow, Russia, to an aristocratic family
    1892-1896 Studied law at Moscow University
    1922?-1929 Worked for Gosplan, the Soviet state planning committee, until dismissed. Requested reinstatement and was denied
    1931 Moved with his family to Dmitrov, Soviet Union
    Late 1930s Wrote his memoirs of the pre-revolutionary period, Moi vospominaniia, 1873-1917, published in 2007 by Russkiĭ mir
    1942 Died, Dmitrov

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers consist of memoirs, writings, correspondence, identification documents, and certificates, relating to conditions in Russia prior to, during and after the Russian Revolution, and to Russian émigré life in Harbin, China, France, and the United States. Includes material relating to the Glebov family, as well as the papers of Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Golitsyn and Liubov' Vladimirovna Golitsyna.
    The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence among members of the Glebov and Golitsyn families. Writing to their daughter from exile in France, Sofiia and Vladimir Glebov's letters document Russian émigré life in western Europe, while the letters of Mikhail Vladimirovich Golitsyn to his brother Aleksandr describe conditions in Russia after the Bolshevik revolution. Of particular interest in the Correspondence series are letters from Nestor, the Archbishop of Kamchatka and Seoul, on Russian refugees in Harbin, China, and the Russian Orthodox Church in exile.
    The Aleksandr Golitsyn Career Files relate to the Russian Society of the Red Cross's efforts to resettle the Russian refugees of Harbin in Canada. Memoranda and correspondence with Canadian officials and Serge Ughet, the financial attaché of the Russian embassy, document measures to secure visas and jobs for Russian immigrants on the Canadian Pacific railway. A report to the League of Nations describes the bleak conditions at orphanages for Russian refugee children in China.
    Several memoirs by members of the Glebov and Golitsyn families are included in the Writings series. In "Intimate Days with Tolstoy," Sofiia Glebova recalls conversations with the writer Leo Tolstoy at Iasnaia Poliana after her daughter's marriage to Tolstoy's son. Memoirs by Mikhail Golitsyn and Vladimir Trubetskoĭ describe aristocratic life in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. "Sudebnoe delo sem'i Vladimira Sergeevicha Trubetskogo" consists of assembled correspondence and reports on the fate of five members of the Trubetskoi family executed or sentenced to the gulag in 1937.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Russia--Social conditions.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union--Social conditions.
    Russians--China.
    Russians--United States.
    Glebov family.
    Harbin (China)
    Golitsyn, Mikhail Vladimirovich, 1873-1942.
    Golitsyn, Aleksandr Vladimirovich, 1876-
    Golitsyna, Liubov' V., 1883-1948