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Register of the Aleksandr V. Samoilovich Papers, 1940-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Aleksandr V. Samoilovich Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1968
    Collection number: 2000C18
    Creator: Samoilovich, Aleksandr V., 1894-
    Extent: 4 microfilm reels (0.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence and printed matter, relating to activities of the Russian Orthodox Church abroad.
    Language: Russian.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


    Collection 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], Aleksandr V. Samoilovich Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2000.


    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.

    Access Points

    Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'
    Russians in foreign countries.
    United States.


    Russian Orthodox priest; subsequently émigré in Poland, Germany, Brazil and the United States.

    Biographical Note

    1894 August 30 Born, Bolota village, Russia (Poland)
    1915 Graduated, seminary
    1915 Student, Legal faculty, Rostov-on-Don University
    1921 Priest, Kobrin, Poland
    1934 Archpriest
    1942 Archpriest, Orthodox church in Skidle village, Bielostok province, Poland
    1945 Archpriest, various parishes of Displaced Persons' camps in Bavaria
    1947 Archpriest, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Sao Paolo, Brazil
    1960 Archpriest, Protection of the Holy Virgin Church, Los Angeles, California
    1968 Archpriest, St. Myrrh Bearing Women Church, Bryte, California
    ? Died

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists mainly of Samoilovich's correspondence with members of the church hierarchy, fellow clergymen and parishioners, concerning his activities as an archpriest of various parishes from 1940 to 1968. It includes information on church matters in Germany during and after World War II, on church affairs in South America and California, as well as material on theologian Aleksandr Kalinnikovich Svitich.
    The arrangement of the collection corresponds to the original order of the numerical files, with contents described in greater detail.
    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 and copyright to them (with some exceptions) are the property of the Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco. 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.