Register of the George Koudinoff (Georgii Vassil'evich Kudinov) Papers

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Title: George Koudinoff (Georgii Vassil'evich Kudinov) papers
Date (inclusive): 1917-1969
Collection Number: 2001C29
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In Russian and English.
Physical Description: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
Abstract: Clippings, programs, letters, and photographs, relating to Russian opera.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Koudinoff, George, d. 1969

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Koudinoff Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Biographical Note

? Born, Russia
1923 Studied singing in Harbin
1931(?)-1948 Baritone, the Russian Light Opera Company, the Russian Opera Comique, Shanghai Opera House and Obshchedostupnii Teatr pod upr. V. Klarina in Shanghai, China
1948 Moved to the United States
1948-1950(?) Soloist, Jaroff Don Cossack Chorus
1969 March 17 Died, San Francisco

Scope and Content Note

George Koudinoff (aka George Koudinov/Kudinoff) was a baritone who performed with the Russian Light Opera Company, the Russian Opera Comique, Shanghai Opera House, and Obshchedostupnii Teatr pod upr. V. Klarina in Shanghai. After moving to the United States in 1948, he was a soloist in the Jaroff Don Cossack Chorus, then he became a waiter in a San Francisco restaurant.
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.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms

China.
Opera.
Russia.
Russians--China.
Russians--United States.
United States.

box 1

Biographical File, 1923-1969

Scope and Contents note

Clippings (including obituaries), letters of thanks, scrapbooks and miscellany, arranged alphabetically by physical form
box 1

Correspondence, 1948

Scope and Contents note

One letter from unidentified correspondent
box 2

Photographs, 1917-1940s

Scope and Contents note

Album of prints depicting Koudinoff in different opera costumes and his performances. Includes several family prints
Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1923-1969

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Clippings.

Scope and Contents note

Includes obituaries
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Letters of thanks

Box/Folder 1 : 3-4

Scrapbooks.

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings and programs
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Miscellany

Box/Folder 1 : 6

CORRESPONDENCE, 1948

Scope and Contents note

One letter from an unidentified correspondent
Box 2

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1917-1940s

Scope and Contents note

Album of prints depicting Koudinoff in different opera costumes and his performances. Includes several family prints