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Khmelńit︠s︡kai︠a︡, Evgenii︠a︡ Semenovna, ca. 1880-ca. 1958

The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and printed materials. Correspondence includes 3 letters from Mikhaĭl Karpovich, and letters from Khmelńit︠s︡kai︠a︡'s son Sergeĭ, a writer in the Soviet Union. Among the manuscripts is Khmelńit︠s︡kai︠a︡'s autobiography, which discusses her childhood in Odessa and her education; and her translation of the letters of William Frey, a Russian immigrant in Kansas in the 1870s.

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Meier, I︠U︡riĭ Konstantinovich

Meier's typescript memoirs discuss: the emigration in Yugoslavia; the formation of the Russian Defense Corps (Russkiĭ Okhrannyĭ Korpus) in Yugoslavia during World War II; and KONR and the Vlasov army. Also included are copies of German reports (Ereignismeldungen) on the war against the USSR in the summer of 1941. In addition to the memoirs, there is a typescript by Meier, based on the Smolensk party archive, on party members in the Smolensk region, 1920-1940 ("Zhizn ́i nastroenii︠a︡ partiĭt︠s︡ev..", 194 p.).

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Polivanov, Mikhail Pavlovich

Polivanov's memoirs concern higher education in the Soviet Union. An untitled essay concerns Yaroslavl ́University, founded in 1919 and replaced by the Yaroslavl ́Pedagogical Institute in 1924. The main theme of the essay is the growth of government pressure on the University and on academic freedom in general. There is also a discussion of the All-Union Congress of Workers in Higher Education and Academic Institutions (Sʺezd Rabotnikov Vyssheĭ Shkoly i Nauchnykh Uchrezhdeniĭ), Moscow, 1923. The second essay is entitled "Vospominanii︠a︡ o Krymskom Pedagogicheskom Institute." In 1927 Polivanov became academic secretary of that Institute, in Simferopol;́ in 1933-39 he was director of its library, and he taught Latin in 1939-41. The main themes he deals with are government pressure, conflicts between old and new staff and academic values, experiments in programs, and the purges. He continues the story up to the German occupation. Both essays are in manuscript and typescript form. Publications based on the Mikhail Pavlovich POLIVANOV Memoirs: Polivanov M.P. "Nauka v plenu u bolshevikov..." lAroslavskaia starina, vyp. 3, 1996: pp. 57-62.