Register of the Vitalii Ivanovich Petropavlovskii Papers, 1917-1933

Processed by Anatol Shmelev; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
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Register of the Vitalii Ivanovich Petropavlovskii Papers, 1917-1933

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
Funding:
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.
Processed by:
Anatol Shmelev
Date Completed:
1999
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 2000 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Vitalii Ivanovich Petropavlovskii Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1933
Collection number: 99051
Creator: Petropavlovskii, Vitalii Ivanovich
Extent: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, financial records, and printed matter, relating to relations of the Russian Provisional and White Russian governments with the United States during the Russian Revolution and Civil War.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: Russian.

Administrative Information

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Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vitalii Ivanovich Petropavlovskii Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1999

Accruals

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Location of Originals

Originals in: Museum of Russian Culture, San Francisco.

Access Points

Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.
Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920.
Russia--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations--Russia.
Russia.
Soviet Union.
United States--Foreign relations.

Biography

Russian government purchasing agent in the United States, 1917-1921

Biographical Note

? Born, Russia
? Engineering degree
1912 Enters government service as official of Russian State Control
1916 Chief Auditor, Department of Railway Accounting, Russian State Control
1917 Appointed Representative of Russian State Control, U.S.A.
1921 Retired with liquidation of Russian State Control Office

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials relating to financial reviews of the activities of the Russkii zagotovitel'nyi komitet (Russian Purchasing Committee) and other official Russian financial and purchasing agencies in the U.S.A., as well as of reports of the activities of the Control office, correspondence with Ambassador B. A. Bakhmeteff, Financial Agent S. A. Ughet, as well as with direct superiors and subordinates in the Russian State Control.
The collection also deals with general Russian financial issues and allegations of financial improprieties among Russian officials and commissions.
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.

Series Description

 

OFFICE FILE, 1917-1933.

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, instructions, directives, financial documents and registers, clippings and other printed matter. The original arrangement of this collection into numerical files by Petropavlovskii has been preserved, but material within the files has been described in greater detail
 

MISCELLANY, 1918.

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

One book

Container List

 

Office File, 1917-1933

Box 1., Folder 1

File 1. "Sobstvennoe delo po sluzhbe v S.-A.S.Sh. V. I. Petropavlovskogo." Official correspondence with Russian Ambassador B. A. Bakhmeteff, Financial Agent in the U.S., S. A. Ughet, his assistant, D. P. Pertsov, Petropavlovskii's subordinate, V. I. Zbyshevskii, and others; certificates, clippings and other papers relating to Petropavlovskii's appointment in June 1917, including certificate signed by Secretary of State Robert Lansing recognizing his authority, 1918 November 1. Also includes reports to and correspondence with superiors in Petrograd (M. I. Skipetrov) and Omsk (G. Krasnov), list of employees of the Russian State Control Office in the U.S.A., with group photograph, correspondence, financial reports and other documents relating to the closing of the Office and liquidation of its affairs in 1921

Folder 2

File 2. "Svedeniia o deiatel'nosti gosudarstvennogo kontrolia v S. A. S. Sh." Official reports of the activities of the State Control Office, with supporting documentation and correspondence

Folder 3

File 3. "Sobranie zakonopolozhenii, rasporiazhenii, pravil, instruktsii i proektov, kasaiushchikhsia Gosudarstvennogo Kontrolia, a takzhe polozhenii ob uchrezhdeniiakh zagotovitel'nogo i torgovogo naznacheniia." Compilation of laws, instructions, orders and rules governing the activities of the State Control Office as well as of official purchasing and trade commissions

Folder 4

File 4. "Raznye doklady i dublikaty." Includes correspondence with B. A. Bakhmeteff, S. A. Ughet, and others, minutes of meetings of the Russkii zagotovitel'nyi komitet, 1917-1918, official rules and regulations governing the work of various Russian governmental organizations, and documents relating to the fate of the archive and materials of the Office of Russian State Control in the U.S.A.

Folder 5

File 5. "Raznye materialy po Ross. Gosud. Kontroliu v Sev. Amer. Soed. Sht." Includes brochure by D. G. Ter-Asaturov, Dopolnitel'naia zapiska o deiatel'nosti rossiiskogo predstavitel'stva v Amerike (Pictou, N.S., Canada, 1925) and typewritten answers of M. M. Karpovich and D. P. Pertsov to the author's earlier accusations of financial improprieties, as well as correspondence between Ughet and Petropavlovskii relating to same. Also includes typescript by W. J. Novitsky, "Russian Gold Reserve"

 

Miscellany, 1918.

Box 1., Folder 6

One book by M. I. Gaiduk, entitled Utiug (New York, 1918)