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Partial Register of the Boris N. Volkov Papers, 1915-1963
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Series Description

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1915-1953.

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

Articles about Volkov, autobiographical notes, correspondence, commercial, employment and service records, arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1954.

Physical Description: Boxes 1-2

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1913-1950.

Physical Description: Boxes 2-16

Scope and Content Note

Articles, drafts of unpublished autobiographical novel, poetry, letters to the editor and reviews, arranged chronologically by title
 

SUBJECT FILE, 1913-1953.

Physical Description: Boxes 17-20

Scope and Content Note

Mainly clippings, with some correspondence and writings by others, arranged alphabetically by subject
 

PRINTED MATTER, 1932-1953.

Physical Description: Box 20

Scope and Content Note

Unsorted brochures on various topics (mainly communism and anti-communism, as well as China and Mongolia), including some rare émigré editions
 

PHOTOGRAPHS, C. 1915-1950.

Physical Description: Box 21

Scope and Content Note

Ten photographs include one of Volkov, taken during the First World War, three of Russian translators and interpreters working for the United Nations, and the rest of unidentified people and places
 

OVERSIZE FILE, 1921-1963.

Physical Description: Box 21

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks containing biographical material and writings, as well as oversize writings, arranged alphabetically by physical form

Container List

 

Biographical File, 1915-1953.

Additional Note

See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS/"A Descendant of Genghis Khan" and OVERSIZE FILE/Scrapbooks
Box 1., Folder 1

Addresses

Folder 2

Articles about or mentioning Volkov. Includes correspondence with Ripley's Believe It Or Not, 1929 December 19, regarding Volkov's entry, and correspondence regarding celebrations in honor of Volkov, 1931

Folder 3

Autobiographical notes

Folder 4

Commercial records, 1920-1923. Includes materials generated by Volkov as an agent of J.R. Gilchrist & Co.: correspondence with Tientsin Chemical works, K. G. Baturin and Co., Gen. D. L. Khorvat and others, as well as financial documents

 

Correspondence

Folder 5

Unidentified family members (?), 1922-1938 and undated

Folder 6

Volkov, Alexander, 1952-1953

Folder 7

Witte, Boris, 1928 and undated

Folder 8

Description of invention by Volkov - "Etiquette stand"

Folder 9

Employment documents

Folder 10

Identity documents

Folder 11

Inventory of archive

Folder 12

Letter of recommendation for Volkov

 

Obshchestvo druzei russkoi svobody. See SUBJECT FILE

Folder 13

Service records

 

Subject file - Family

Folder 14

Volkov (Townley), Bessie Baldwin

Folder 15

Volkov (Witte), Elena Petrovna

Folder 16

Miscellany

 

Correspondence, 1922-1954

Box 1., Folder 17

General, 1931-1951

Folder 18

Unidentified, undated and 1948

Folder 19

Butenko, Vasilii, 1951

 

Daniels, Camilla. Includes related correspondence with others. Consists largely of letters and postcards relating to the translation of Volkov's unpublished novel, "Conscript To Paradise." See also SPEECHES AND WRITINGS

 

Incoming

Folder 20

Undated

Folder 21

1932-1935

Folder 22

1936-1943

Box 2., Folder 1

Outgoing, 1933-1943 (and undated)

Folder 2

Eudin, X. J., 1950

Folder 3

Izdatel'stvo imeni Chekhova, 1952

Folder 4

Kaun, Alexander, n.d.

Folder 5

Konstantinov, P., n.d.

Folder 6

Lubelski, Sergei, 1950

Folder 7

Lutts, G., 1930

Folder 8

Mel'gunov, S. (?), 1951

Folder 9

Novoe Russkoe Slovo, 1951

Folder 10

Panteleieff, Maxim, 1951

Folder 11

Postnikova, Taisiia Anatol'evna, 1953 and undated

Folder 12

Rubtsova, T., n.d.

Folder 13

Sakovitch, 1925

Folder 14

Serebrennikov, I. I., 1929-1930

Folder 15

Serebrennikova, Aleksandra Nikolaevna, 1929-1933

Folder 16

Shapiro, Nadia L., 1927-1954

Folder 17

Shmelev, Ivan S., 1950

Folder 18

Solonevich, Boris, n.d. (fragment). Includes two attached wallet-size photos of Solonevich

Folder 19

Tenney, Jack B., Senator, 1948

Folder 20

Vasil'ev, P., 1931

Folder 21

Vernadsky, G., 1931

Folder 22

Miscellany. Consists mostly of fragments of letters

 

Speeches And Writings, 1913-1950.

Additional Note

See also OVERSIZE FILE
 

General

Box 2., Folder 23

Fragments (unidentified), n.d. Holograph and typescript

Folder 24

Letters to editor, n.d. Holograph and typescript

Box 3., Folder 1-3

Poems, 1913-1936 and undated. Holograph, typescript and printed copies

Folder 4

"Amerikanskoe pravopisanie," n.d. Holograph and typescript

Folder 5

"Armeiskii razskaz," n.d. Holograph

Folder 6

"Broshiury R. D. O.," n.d. Typescript

Folder 7

"Chekist li Sergei Gevlich," n.d. Typescript, and open letter of S. P. Mel'gunov

 

"Conscript to Paradise," n.d. May include unrelated material

Folder 8-9

Background materials. Includes notes by Volkov and others, citations from printed sources, correspondence (between Volkov and various individuals), recollections by others of Mongolia and the activities of Gen. R. F. Ungern-Shternberg in 1918-1922

Folder 10

Chapter outlines

Folder 11

Contract for the translation of the book

 

Correspondence

Box 4., Folder 1

General, 1925-1933

 

Daniels, Camilla. See CORRESPONDENCE

Folder 2

Il'ina, Olga, 1927

 

Drafts and fragments of drafts. Holograph and typescript. Includes early drafts told from the point of view of E. P. Volkova (Witte)

Folder 3-7

General

Box 5., Folder 1-5

General

Box 6., Folder 1-8

General

Box 7., Folder 1-10

General

Box 8., Folder 1-5

General

 

Drafts and fragments of drafts

Box 9., Folder 1-3

General

Box 10., Folder 1-7

Primarily English translations

Box 11., Folder 1-9

Primarily English translations

Box 12., Folder 1-3

Primarily English translations

Folder 4-9

Final draft (partial)

 

Russian

Box 13., Folder 1-4

English

Folder 5

List of photographs, possibly intended for inclusion in book

Folder 6

Prepublication reviews

Folder 7

Synopses and book proposals

Folder 8

"Deti," n.d. Holograph

Folder 9

"Di Pi staviat khoroshii rekord v SShA," n.d. Typescript

Folder 10

"Dolina Santa Klary," n.d. Typescript

Folder 11

"Galantnyia prikliucheniia esaula Malygina," n.d. Typescript

Folder 12

"Golova voina," n.d. Typescript

Folder 13

"Goluboe tria-lia-lia," n.d. Holograph

Folder 14

"Kak pisat'," n.d. Typescript

Box 14., Folder 1

"Kamuflet ili nakazannyi samokhval (iz galantnykh prikliuchenii esaula Malygina v SShA)," n.d. Typescript

Folder 2

["Khunkhuzy"], n.d. Holograph and typescript. Includes background materials and drafts

Folder 3

"Krugosvetnoe puteshestvie mistera Stobsa," n.d. Typescript

Folder 4

"Kto lgal? (Soedinennye shtaty protiv Aldzher Khissa)," n.d. Typescript

Folder 5

Letter to the editor, unidentified newspaper, n.d. Typescript

Folder 6

"Literaturnyi roman ili svoi svoemu ponevole brat," n.d. Typescript

Folder 7

"Moral'nyia kachestva 'belykh'," n.d. Typescript

Folder 8

"Ob obychaiakh i obriadakh pri rodakh inorodcheskikh zhenshchin v Sibiri i Srednei Azii," n.d. Typescript (fragments)

Folder 9

"Otboi," n.d. Typescript

Folder 10

"Our Lady of Chenstohov," n.d. Holograph (in Russian)

Folder 11

"Povest' o shestnadtsatoi neistrebimoi rote," n.d. Holograph and typescript

Folder 12

"Protsess Kravchenko s tochki zreniia amerikantsa," n.d. Holograph and typescript. Includes background material (clippings)

Folder 13

"Put' poslednikh russkikh kniazei," n.d. Typescript. Includes English translation entitled "The Way of the Last Russian Princes"

Folder 14

"Razgovor po dusham," n.d. Typescript

Folder 15

Review of Vestnik Kitaia, n.d. Typescript

Folder 16

Review of Vol'naia Sibir', n.d. Typescript

Folder 17

"Rubin," n.d. Typescript. Includes English translation entitled "The Ruby in the Ring"

Folder 18

"Second Sight in Tartary," n.d. Typescript

 

"Severo-vostochnyi ugol Pekina," n.d. See OVERSIZE FILE

Folder 19

"Shtab-rotmistr Ianenko-Iankovskii," n.d. Holograph and typescript

Folder 20

"Sibirskiia chastushki," n.d. Holograph and typescript

Folder 21

"Sila russkago slova," n.d. Holograph and typescript

Folder 22

"Sinodik pogibshikh," n.d. Typescript

Folder 23

"Skazka pro Bielago Bychka," n.d. Typescript

Folder 24

"Sovnaglost'," n.d. Holograph

Folder 25

"A Spit," n.d. Holograph

Folder 26

"Stiv i Pidro - gruzchiki San-Frantsisko," n.d. Typescript

Folder 27

"Strannyi sluchai gospodina Belfrans," n.d. Holograph

Folder 28

"Svoboda slova i Amerik. Kommun. Partiia," n.d. Holograph and typescript

Folder 29

Translation of "An Open Letter to Frederic Jolio-Curie," signed by ten Nobel Prize Laureates, n.d. Typescript

Box 15., Folder 1

Translation of M. Osorgin's "Goluboi kon'," n.d. Typescript

Folder 2

"Ulybka Vyshinskago," n.d. Typescript

Folder 3

Untitled article on Cossacks, n.d. Typescript

Folder 4

Untitled draft of work on U.S. recognition of U.S.S.R., n.d. Holograph

Folder 5

Untitled draft of review of Western and émigré books and articles on U.S.S.R., n.d. Holograph

Folder 6

Untitled memoir of university life, n.d. Typescript

Folder 7

Untitled summary of notes of A. Jigalin regarding his experiences in China in 1945-1947, n.d. Holograph

Folder 8

Untitled synopsis of literary work on the Russian Civil War, n.d. Holograph

Folder 9

Untitled work on Eugene Lyons, n.d. Holograph and typescript

Folder 10

Untitled work on experiences during the Russian Civil War, n.d. Typescript

Folder 11

Untitled work on front-line experiences in 1915, n.d. Holograph

Folder 12

Untitled work on Russians in San Francisco, n.d. Typescript

Folder 13

"Vrediteli," n.d. Typescript

Folder 14

"Vziatie bielymi Troitskosavska i sobytiia na russko-mongol'skoi granitsie (1918-1919 g.g.)," n.d. Typescript

Folder 15

"Znaiut li chto tvoriat," n.d. Typescript

 

"Predel," 1921. See "Predel," 1930 July 11 and OVERSIZE FILE/Scrapbooks/Clippings I

Folder 16

"Ob Ungernie," Novosti zhizni, 1921. Printed copy

Folder 17

"Posliednie dni ungernovshchiny," Zaria, 1921. Printed copy

Folder 18

"Material ob Ungerne," 1921-1931. Typescript. Includes "Ob Ungernie," "Konets Ungerna," "Zagovor protiv Ungerna," and "Ungern v Mongolii"

Folder 19

"O dnevnike gen. barona A. Budberga," Russkaia zhizn', 1928 February 3. Background material and printed copy

Folder 20

"Ideal'nyi dom," Russkaia zhizn', 1928 June 3. Printed copy

Folder 21

"Schast'e rotmistra Gei-Tur," Novaia zaria, 1929 January 9. Printed copy

Folder 22

"Istinnyia prikliucheniia," n.d. Includes English translation entitled "A Job For a Prince" (notarized 1929 February 23) and correspondence with Pervaia russkaia kino-studiia, 1924-1931. Typescript

Folder 23

"Meshchanskiia nastroeniia," Novaia zaria, 1929 April 13. Printed copy

Folder 24

"Sviazyvaiushchee nachalo," 1929 June 29. Typescript (under the pseudonym of Ivan Zuda)

Folder 25

"Predel," Russkaia zhizn', 1930 July 11. Typescript and printed copy. Possibly related to a 1921 article of the same title

Folder 26

"A Descendant of Genghis Khan," Asia, 1931 November. Printed copy. Includes drafts in English and Russian, entitled "Stepnoi aristocrat." Also includes biographical information

Folder 27

Untitled profiles of Russian emigrants in the United States, 1932 or 1933. Typescript

Folder 28

"East and West," Novaia zaria, 1932 January 23. Typescript of English translation. Includes review of Grace Burrough's dance concert by Flora Reif

 

V pyli chuzhikh dorog[1933], Berlin

Folder 29-30

Typescript

Box 16., Folder 1

Proofs

Folder 2

Printed copy

Folder 3

Reviews and correspondence

Folder 4

Review of George Stewart, The White Armies, Novaia zaria, 1933 August 1. Typescript and printed copy. Includes abridged English translation

Folder 5

"Kogda roga prinosili bogatstvo," Novaia zaria, 1933 December 16. Printed copy

Folder 6

"Amerikanskii korrespondent," Zemlia kolumba, 1936 March. Typescript. Includes abridged English translation

Folder 7

"Asia's Oldest Democracy," 1936. Typescript. Includes Russian and English drafts and related correspondence

Folder 8

"Zagadochnaia smert' Krivitskago," Russkaia zhizn', 1949 August 23. Printed copy

Folder 9

"Komissiia Khuvera," Russkaia zhizn', 1949 September 17. Printed copy. Includes notes, background materials, and correspondence

Folder 10

"Kak Gor'kii ispol'zoval amerikanskoe mylo," Russkaia mysl', 1950 May 12. Typescript

Folder 11

Letters to the editor, Russkaia zhizn', 1950 August 11 and 30. Printed copies. Includes background material and correspondence

Folder 12

"Krestovyi pokhod za svobodu," 1950 September 3. Typescript. Includes background material

Folder 13

"Son redaktora," 1952 September. Typescript

 

Subject File, 1913-1953.

Additional Note

Unless noted otherwise, files consist of clippings and other printed matter
Box 17., Folder 1

Abductions, Political--Europe. Relates to Soviet abductions of anti-Communist figures, particularly in post-World War II Germany, and to the abduction of Gen. A. P. Kutepov in France, 1937

Folder 2

American-Russian Institute. Publications and printed matter

Folder 3

Beloff, Georgei. Includes letters to the editor and other correspondence by Volkov and others relating to Beloff's article (also included), "Still Alive," Liberty, 1933

Folder 4

Bridges, Harry

Folder 5

Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy

Folder 6

Cheka

Folder 7

Church of Christ the Savior, Berkeley, CA

Folder 8

Communists, California

Folder 9

Diplomatic and Consular Service, Soviet Union. Relates to the escape of Oksana Kasenkina from the Soviet consulate in New York in 1948 and subsequent diplomatic scandal

 

Eastern Orthodox Church. SEE Catholicism

Folder 10

Friends of Fighters for Russian Freedom

Folder 11

Grebenshchikov, Georgii

Folder 12

Karelina, Mariia Nikolaevna. Correspondence, including letter, n.d., describing her escape from the Soviet Union

Folder 13

Lavrova (Shapiro), Nadia. Typescript and clippings of her articles in various newspapers

Folder 14

Obshchestvo druzei russkoi svobody

Folder 15

Orthodox Eastern Church. Relates to activities of Church in Russia as well as in the United States

Box 18., Folder 1

Plevitskaia, Nadezhda

Folder 2

Press, Russian--Caricatures

Folder 3

Propaganda, Anti-Communist--United States. Includes clippings, correspondence and other printed matter relating to activities of Americans and Russians in this field

Folder 4

Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich. Includes correspondence and newspaper issues for 1937 (100th anniversary of Pushkin's death)

Folder 5

Rasputin, Grigorii

Folder 6

Russian Far East. Brief memoir of life and social customs in Transbaikal region, 1900-1922, by unidentified author

Folder 7

Russian language

 

Russians--China

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Shanghai. Includes correspondence and drafts of newspapers articles by various journalists (M. Lidin and others), mainly relating to the post-World War II period

 

Russians--Foreign countries

Folder 10

General

Folder 11

'Sovpatrioty'

Box 19., Folder 1

Russkaia zhizn'. Editorials materials and correspondence

 

Russkii tsentr (Russian Center), San Francisco

Folder 2

General

Folder 3-4

Clippings

Folder 5

Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905--Causes. Brief (6 p.) holograph on origins of war by unidentified participant

Folder 6

San Francisco Workers' Alliance

Folder 7

San Francisco Workers' School

Folder 8

Science, Russian. Includes clippings on Russian and Soviet "firsts": inventions and discoveries

 

Soviet Union--Emigration and immigration

Folder 9

'Nevozvrashchentsy'

Folder 10

Soviet attitude toward emigrants

Folder 11

'Vozvrashchentsy'

Box 20., Folder 1

Tenney, Jack, Senator

Folder 2

Trebitsch-Lincoln

Folder 3

Zakharoff, Basil

Folder 4

Miscellany. Includes clippings on diverse topics from Russian émigré press in China

 

Printed Matter, 1932-1953.

Box 20., Folder 5-10

Brochures on various topics, some rare émigré editions

 

Photographs, c. 1915-1950.

Box 21., Folder 1

Ten photographs include one of Volkov, taken probably during the First World War, three of Russian translators and interpreters working for the United Nations, and the rest of unidentified people and places

 

Oversize File, 1921-1963

 

Scrapbooks

Box 21., Folder 2

Biographical material. Contains brief biography of Volkov by unidentified individual, 1963 February 2, clippings (Volkov's poems and articles as well as information about him), correspondence, autographed poems, photograph (undated, World War I period)

Folder 3

Clippings I. Newspaper articles (by and about Volkov) and Volkov's poems. Includes draft of "Predel" (See SPEECHES AND WRITINGS for other draft), 1921-1933

Folder 4

Clippings II. Poems (and one short story), 1925-1937

Folder 5-6

Writings. "Severo-vostochnyi ugol Pekina," n.d. Background materials, notes and typescript. Includes correspondence and documents relating to the Russian Orthodox Mission in Peking