The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, and printed materials. Correspondence includes letters by Vladimir Kokovt︠s︡ov, and letters concerning the posthumous publication of Kryzhanovskiĭ's memoirs. Manuscripts include drafts of these memoirs and other items by Kryzhanovskiĭ. There are also manuscripts, chiefly memoirs, by other persons; most were evidently sent to Kryzhanovskiĭ as editor of the emigre journal "Russkai︠a︡ Letopis"́ in the 1920s, but were never published. They deal with such topics as the Imperial police and government and the 1917 Revolution and the Civil War. There is a large group of manuscripts and related printed items, evidently prepared by Kryzhanovskiĭ, on the projected governmental system of a post-Bolshevik Russia. Subject files deal with the 1917 Revolution, emigre monarchism, and other topics.
Bound typescript of Kokovt︠s︡ov's memoirs "Vospominaniia detstva i litseiskoi pory Grafa V.N.Kokovtseva" discuss his childhood and education as well as his early years in government service in the late 19th century.
The papers consist of correspondence and notes. The correspondence is made up of letters to I︠A︡khontov concerning his memoirs about the Council of Ministers from pre-revolutionary officials, including Vladimir Kokovt︠s︡ev, Pavel Ignatév, and Vsevolod Shakhovskoĭ. The notes are minutes taken at the meetings of the Council of Ministers; these exist as both the original handwritten notes and as typed copies. Finally, there is a brief memoir by I︠A︡khontov concerning World War I, and a printed copy of the announcement by Nicholas II that World War I had been declared.