Register of the Elena Varneck Papers

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

Register of the Elena Varneck 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:
Ronald Bulatoff
Date Completed:
2000
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© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elena Varneck papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1933
Collection number: XX272
Creator: Varneck, Elena, 1891-1976
Extent: 18 manuscript boxes (7.5 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Research notes, drafts of writings, and translations, relating to a proposed publication entitled Revolution and Civil War In Siberia and the Far East, pertaining to events of the Russian Revolution and Civil War in Siberia.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elena Varneck Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

Accruals

Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

Biographical Note

1891 Born, Kiev, Russia
1917 Translator at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for the Provisional Government
1928-1929 Translator at the Harvard University Medical School
1929-1942 Research Associate at the Hoover Institution
1935 Editor of The Testimony of Kolchak and Other Siberian Materials, published by Stanford University Press
1942-1945 Translator at the U.S. Department of State and at the first United Nations Conference
1948-1951 Instructor of Russian language at Stanford University
1976 Died, Stanford, CA

Scope and Content Note

The Elena Varneck papers consist primarily of Elena Varneck's translations from Russian into English of published and unpublished materials. Much of the translations are from newspapers and serials. Various aspects of social conditions and events during the revolution and civil war in Siberia, 1917-1923, are made accessible in these translations. Some of these translations were used in Varneck's book The Testimony of Kolchak and Other Siberian Materials (1935).
In the writings series, E. Varneck's typescript autobiography details events and conditions in Russia prior to the 1917 Revolution. Included are various references to the educational system and military schools during that time. This series also reflects Varneck's own research and findings relating to the revolution and civil war in both Russia and Siberia.
There are also many translations on the same subject by E. Varneck of various manuscripts at the Hoover Institution Archives. These materials are cataloged by the name of author with an added entry under the name Elena Varneck. They are also accessible by using the appropriate subject heading in the card catalog.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Siberia (Russia)--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Soviet Union.
Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.


Series Description

box 1

Correspondence, 1930-1933.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent
box 1-2

Writings, 1930s.

Scope and Content Note

Undated autobiography, essays, notes, and report, arranged alphabetically by topic within an untitled category and then by title
box 2-18

Translations and Excerpts from Various Published and Unpublished Sources, 1930s.

Scope and Content Note

Translations of articles, essays, memoirs, excerpts from books, and other materials, arranged alphabetically by topic within a general category and then by author. Includes notes relating to the translations

Container List

Box 1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1930-1933

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Unidentified, 1930

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Gutman, Anatol, 1933

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Mansvetov, Fedor, 1931

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Puchkov, Fedor, 1930

 

WRITINGS, 1930s

 

Untitled typescripts with handwritten annotations, drafts, and notes

Box/Folder 1 : 5

General

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Biographical information on various diplomats, military personnel, and statesmen, n.d.

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Russian Imperial Family, Murder of, 1918

 

Siberia - History

Box/Folder 1 : 8

General

 

Revolution, 1917-1923

Box/Folder 1 : 9-10

General

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Chronologies

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Kolchak government

Box/Folder 1 : 13

"Attempts to Create an All-Russian Government," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 14

Autobiography, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript with handwritten annotations
Box/Folder 2 : 1-3

Autobiography, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript with handwritten annotations
Box/Folder 2 : 4

"Bolshevik Revolution," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Outline. Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 5

"The Government of Admiral Kolchak," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript with handwritten annotations
Box/Folder 2 : 6

"Plan sbornika dokumentov i istoricheskikh materialov po revoliutsii, grazhdanskoi voiny i interventsii v Sibiri i na dal'nem vostoke," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 7

"Report to the Provisional Government from the Commission for Investigating the Circumstances of Events of April 4-6, 1920, in Vladivostok," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript with handwritten annotations
 

TRANSLATIONS AND EXCERPTS FROM VARIOUS PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED SOURCES, 1930s.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily typescripts with handwritten annotations
 

General

Box/Folder 2 : 8

General

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Chernov Manifesto

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Chinese Eastern Railway

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Izhevsk (Russia)

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Russia. Posol'stvo (United States), selected documents

Box/Folder 3 : 3-6

Samara government, 1918

 

Siberia

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Emigration

 

History

 

Pre-1917

Box/Folder 3 : 8

General

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Lena Massacre, 1912

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Revolution, 1905-1907

 

Revolution, 1917-1923

Box/Folder 4 : 1-6

General

Box/Folder 5 : 1-6

General

Box/Folder 6 : 1-7

General

Box/Folder 7 : 1-6

General

Box/Folder 8 : 1-6

General

Box/Folder 9 : 1-6

General

Box/Folder 10 : 1-4

General

 

Amur region

Box/Folder 10 : 5

General

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Blagoveshchensk

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Ataman warriors

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Chita

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Cooperatives

 

Cossacks

Box/Folder 10 : 10

General

Box/Folder 10 : 11

Orenburg Cossacks

Box/Folder 10 : 12

Ural Cossacks

Box/Folder 10 : 13

Derber government

Box/Folder 11 : 1-2

Directorate period and the Volga socialists

Box/Folder 11 : 3-4

Early Soviet rule

Box/Folder 11 : 5-7

Far East

 

Foreign intervention

Box/Folder 11 : 8-9

General

Box 12

Czechoslovakia

Box/Folder 12 : 1-6

General

Box/Folder 13 : 1-2

Czechoslovak troops

Box/Folder 13 : 3

Mirbach intrigue

Box/Folder 13 : 4

Stalin agreement

Box/Folder 13 : 5

France

Box/Folder 13 : 6

Great Britain

Box/Folder 13 : 7

Hungary

Box/Folder 13 : 8-11

Japan

Box/Folder 13 : 12

Poland

 

United States

Box/Folder 13 : 13

General

Box/Folder 13 : 14

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces

Box/Folder 14 : 1

Gold reserve

Box/Folder 14 : 2

Government Directorate

Box/Folder 14 : 3

"Icy March"

Box/Folder 14 : 4

Irkutsk

Box/Folder 14 : 5

Kamchatka

Box/Folder 14 : 6

Khabarovsk

Box/Folder 14 : 7

Kolchak, Aleksandr V.

Box/Folder 14 : 8-9

Kolchak government

Box/Folder 15 : 1-2

Kolchak government

Box/Folder 15 : 3

Mongolia

Box/Folder 15 : 4

Nikolaevsk na Amure

Box/Folder 15 : 5

Omsk

Box/Folder 15 : 6-7

Overthrow of the government, 1918 November

Box/Folder 15 : 8

Partisan war

Box/Folder 16 : 1-2

Partisan war

Box/Folder 16 : 3

Prinkipo proposal

Box/Folder 16 : 4

Prisoners of war

Box/Folder 16 : 5

Sakhalin

Box/Folder 16 : 6

Secret White organizations

Box/Folder 16 : 7

Semenov, Grigorii

Box/Folder 16 : 8

Siberian Duma

Box/Folder 16 : 9

Social Revolutionaries

Box/Folder 16 : 10

Ufa

Box/Folder 16 : 11-12

Vladivostok

Box/Folder 17 : 1-2

Vladivostok

Box/Folder 17 : 3

Voevodin

Box/Folder 17 : 4

White armies

Box/Folder 17 : 5

Yakutia

Box/Folder 17 : 6

Nationalities

Box/Folder 17 : 7

Ungern-Shternberg, Roman

Box/Folder 17 : 8

Ural region

Box/Folder 18 : 1

Andrushkevich, Nikolai A., various writings relating to Siberia, 1917-1923

Box/Folder 18 : 2

Efimov, A., "Expedition to the Suchan," Vestnik Veteranov, n.d.

Box/Folder 18 : 3

Iaremenko, A. N., "Dnevnik Kommunista," Revoliutsiia na Dal'nem Vostoke, Moscow, 1923