Inventory to the John J. Stephan Collection 1932-1978
Inventory to the John J. Stephan Collection 1932-1978Hoover Institution Archives
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Correspondence with the illegitimate son of Anastase Vonsiatsky dealing with the life of his father. Includes a photo of the son, death certificate of Anastase Vonsiatsky, and a photo of Japanese lover of Anastase, Fusako Nakamuro (still living - prominent writer in Japan).
Vonsiatsky's 1934 world tour
On the world tour: goes to Harbin to meet with Konstantin Vladimirovich Rodzaevskii, Head, All-Russian Harbin Fascist Party. Tried to unite parties and failed. Rodzaevskii executed in Moscow in 1946.
Japanese and Western material, published and unpublished, on Russian émigré activities in Manchuria, 1924-1939.
Scope and Content Note
Vonsiatsky's correspondence with Edward J. Hickey, Commissioner of Connecticut State Police, offering to help put down mill strikes, 1941.
Putnam, Connecticut: Vonsiatsky's newspaper clippings from Fashist 1935-1941. (New York Public Library has a full run.) Vonsiatsky claimed he published it underground in Moscow.
Published complaints about Vonsiatsky, 1934-1941, in newspapers including Daily Worker and Pravda
Complaints about and investigations of Vonsiatsky including complaints to State Department
U.S. Immigration investigates Vonsiatsky
State/War/Justice departments' investigations, 1935
State Department investigations, 1934, 1937
Vonsiatsky's 1941 depositions registering Russian Fascist Party as a foreign agent
Bigamy file. In 1920 he married Liuba Muromskii in Sevastopol and never divorced her. In 1922 he married Marion Ream.
Vonsiatsky: life and activities, including Vonsiatsky's impression of Herbert Hoover 1932. Vonsiatsky and Novoe Russkoe Slovo. Includes postage stamps that Vonsiatsky had printed with his portrait to be used after he took over the Soviet Union. The Russian Bear, his restaurant. Includes copy of Horst Wessel Song with Russian words.
British intercepts of German-Manchurian cables, 1941, code named Bermuda. Public Records Office 1941 intercepts of cables going from Harbin to Warsaw, Connecticut to Warsaw, Shanghai to Warsaw, etc. discussing topics such as how Russian fascists would divide up Russia after their victory.
Ream family correspondence
Offprints on Russian fascism
Article by Oberlander on All-Russian Fascist Party and correspondence
Correspondence of John Stephan with National Archives
Xerox of a Hoover Library 1935 publication, Rodzaevskii's Azbuka fashisma (Harbin) and advertisements for Natsiia, theoretical journal of Rodzaevskii's Far East Russian Fascist Party, and other Russia Fascist publications
Rodzaevskii's trial depositions, Moscow, 1946. Includes material relating to Major Shun Akikusa, a Japanese intelligence officer in charge of Russian émigrés in Harbin. He was also executed in Russia.)
Rodzaevskii's trial and execution
Photographs (labelled on back)
Maps of Harbin used in Professor Stephan's book, The Russian Fascists: Tragedy and Farce in Exile, 1925-1945 (New York: Harper & Row, 1978); maps of Vonsiatsky's estate
Photos not used in book, including Harbin street scene, Fascist school
Photos; some are duplicates of previous
Photos, including White Guard leaders in Harbin
Negatives for all folders
Volumes I-III of transcripts of Vonsiatsky's Hartford, CT trial, 1942. Includes index of trial.
Vonsiatsky's 1942 trial: newspaper accounts
Prison file. (He was sentenced to 5 years in 1942; served 3.) Includes medical record from penitentiary, Springfield, MO.
FBI informants. The Kurt Molzahn Case, including Alexius Pelypenko, double agent
U.S. State Department: establishment of diplomatic relations with USSR in 1933
Russian fascist publications from Vonsiatsky's press, ca. 1935-1940
Nazi links with Russian fascists from SS archives
Trial of German-American Bundists and Vonsiatsky, July 1942.
Scope and Content Note
Letter from sister of Rodzaevskii, N. Rodzavskaia, 1962, to J. Stephan; Review of J. Stephan's book by Valerii Vulkov in Oktiabr, 1993; and "Preliminary list of Russian Fascist Publications Held at the Museum of Russian Culture in San Francisco"
Sheet music for the audio recording, May 1935
Microfilm of Russian fascist émigrés in Switzerland
Sound recording of the party anthem of Vserossiiskaia Natsional-Revoliutsionnaia Partiia led by A. A. Vonsiatskii 1935