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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mark V. Vishniak Papers
    Dates: circa 1910-1995
    Collection number: 70000
    Creator: Vishniak, M. V. (Mark Ven'iaminovich), b. 1883.
    Collection Size: 19 manuscript boxes 7.9 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, writings, and clippings, relating to Russian and Soviet history, Russian revolutionists, Russian émigrés, and political conditions in the Soviet Union by the Russian historian and Socialist Revolutionary Party leader.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Russian English French Hebrew

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The collection is 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], Mark V. Vishniak Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1970

    Alternative Form Available

    Also available on microfilm (24 reels).

    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The Russian author and pre-Bolshevik politician was born in Moscow on January 15, 1883 later graduating from Moscow University. As a law professor at the Moscow Pedagogical Institute, he was an ardent Socialist Revolutionary, who, in 1918, was secretary of the only freely elected Constituent Assembly in his country's history. He held the post only seventeen hours, until Lenin disbanded the Parliament. After fleeing to Paris and then to New York in 1940 Vishniak later became Time magazine's senior specialist on Soviet affairs and wrote 22 books. He died in New York City in 1976.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, and clippings, relating to Russian and Soviet history, Russian revolutionists, Russian émigrés, and political conditions in the Soviet Union by the Russian historian and Socialist Revolutionary Party leader.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into six series: Correspondence, Biographical File, Speeches and Writings, Subject File, Photographs and Miscellany.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.

    Subjects

    Partiia sotsialistov-revoliutsionerov.
    Revolutionaries--Russia.
    Russians in foreign countries.
    Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
    Soviet Union--Politics and government.