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

Prepared by Polina Ilieva
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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© 2003
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the George Koudinoff (Georgii Vassil'evich Kudinov) 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:
Polina Ilieva
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications
© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Koudinoff (Georgii Vassil'evich Kudinov) papers,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1969
Collection number: 2001C29
Creator: Koudinoff, George, d. 1969
Extent: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Clippings, programs, letters, and photographs, relating to Russian opera.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: In Russian, and English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

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.
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

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


Series Description

box 1

Biographical File, 1923-1969.

Scope and Content Note

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

Correspondence, 1948.

Scope and Content Note

One letter from unidentified correspondent
box 2

Photographs, 1917-1940s.

Scope and Content Note

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

Container List

Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1923-1969

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Clippings.

Scope and Content Note

Includes obituaries
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Letters of thanks

Box/Folder 1 : 3-4

Scrapbooks.

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings and programs
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Miscellany

Box/Folder 1 : 6

CORRESPONDENCE, 1948.

Scope and Content Note

One letter from an unidentified correspondent
Box 2

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1917-1940s.

Scope and Content Note

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