Vladimir Konkordovich Abdank-Kossovskii Papers, 1916-1961

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Creator:
Vladimir Konkordovich Abdank-Kossovskii

Extent:
60 manuscript boxes

Access Restriction:
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Foundation of Russian History.

Use Restriction:
Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Foundation of Russian History.

Abstract:
These papers consist primarily of materials collected by Vladimir Konkordovich Abdank-Kossovskii for the exhibit “Zarubezhnaia Rus’,” which chronicled the fate and life of Russian émigrés beginning in 1916 up to 1961.

Language:
Russian, English, French, German

Biographical Note

1885 June 16Born, Vitebsk Guberniia, Russia
1921Author, Sila i chelovek, Sovremennaia nemetskaia mysl’: sbornik statei
1922Arrived in Paris, France, from Tunis, Tunisia
1922-1962Journalist in the Russian émigré press
1962 April 19Died, Grasse, France

Scope And Content Note

These papers consist primarily of materials collected by Vladimir Konkordovich Abdank-Kossovskii for the exhibit “Zarubezhnaia Rus’,” which chronicled the fate and life of Russian émigrés beginning in 1916 up to 1961.

Vladimir Konkordovich Abdank-Kossovskii was a graduate of the Lazarevskii institut vostochnykh iazykov, the Aleksandrovskoe voennoe uchilishche, the Ofitserskaia elektrotekhnicheskaia shkola, and the Istoriko-filologichskii fakul’tet Novorossiiskii University.

Within the ZARUBEZHNAIA RUS’ FILE, the chronological file includes clippings, original documents, photographs, and print materials, providing information on the Russian diaspora in different countries, arranged by V. K. Abdank-Kossovskii himself, and pasted to album sheets. These materials were exhibited by Abdank-Kossovskii regularly in Paris. The subject file of the ZARUBEZHNAIA RUS’ FILE includes materials prepared by Abdank-Kossovskii for inclusion in the “Zarubezhnaia Rus’” exhibit, but categorized only by subject and not pasted for exhibit. These papers focus on all aspects of émigré existence, including Russian military and veteran organizations, Russian Orthodoxy, cultural, political and social organizations, literary life, and performing arts.

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 the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Series description

Box Nos

Series

1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1954-1985. Includes family correspondence, obituaries, and refugee questionnaire. Arranged by physical form

1

CORRESPONDENCE, 1934-1960. Letters, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent

1

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1947-1957. Arranged chronologically by title

1-54

ZARUBEZHNAIA RUS’ FILE, 1916-1961. Includes author’s catalog of exhibit, description, chronological and subject files, including advertisements, calling cards, clippings, concert programs, consular documents, correspondence, food and ration cards, fundraising documents, obituaries, personal identification cards, photographs, and travel documents

54

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1916-1961. 142 prints, 12 negatives. Includes 1 print of Admiral A. V. Kolchak, 50 prints of Nicholas II and the Romanov family, 12 prints and 3 negatives of N. N. Pilevskii and associated individuals, 19 prints of Russian officers in emigration, 60 prints of Russian Orthodox churches and parish life, and 8 negatives of the “Zarubezhnaia Rus’” exhibit

55

OVERSIZE FILE, 1936. Zhiganov, V. D., Russkie v Shankhaie

56-60

PRINTED MATTER, undated. Unsorted clippings. Boxes 57-60 not filmed