The papers consist of Skobelev's correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files, and printed materials. There are awards and documents of Skobelev, his father (Dmitrii Ivanovich), and his grandfather (Ivan Nikitich), both of whom were also generals. These documents include ones signed by Russian Tsars Alexander I, Nicholas I, Paul I, and Alexander II, and by two Kings of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm IV and Wilhelm I. The correspondence primarily dates from 1870-1890 and consists mainly of letters received by Mikhail Skobelev and copies of letters which he wrote. The manuscripts include essays on military affairs, some of which are by Skobelev. There are subject files concerning the Akhal-Tekinski expedition (1880-1881) and the Russo-Turkish War. Among the printed materials are clippings and maps.
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents and printed materials of Tikhobrazov. The correspondence dates from 1963-1974 and includes letters from Vera Mikhailovna Borel', daughter of General Mikhail Vasil'evich Alekseev. There is one manuscript by Anna Nikolaevna Alekseeva, the General's widow, while the rest are by Tikhobrazov. These include two lengthy versions of his autobiography and a number of shorter essays. The topics Tikhobrazov treats include his own military education, the history of the Imperial family, Rasputin, the 1917 Revolution and the Civil War. With regard to the Civil War, Tikhobrazov describes his experiences under General Briggs. The documents include Civil War military orders, an 1859 diploma awarded to B. I. Ianushevich and Arkadii Pavlovich Levitskii's service record, dated 1915. The printed materials include clippings, illustrations and two copies of "Miroir de l'Histoire" (1964 and 1967) in which articles by Tikhobrazov appeared. There is a photograph album entitled "Russkaia armiia na Balkanakh" with many photos of White units in exile in the 1920's.
The collection consists of manuscripts and memoirs dealing with the history of the 97th Livland Infantry Regiment and the Vilnius Military Academy. The memoirs concern the 6th Hussar Regiment of Major-General Iakov P. Kuliev, and Colonel Nikolai Nikolaevich Alekseev, commander of the 97th Livland Regiment. Included in the manuscript on the 97th Livland Regiment are photographs, drawings and clippings.
Memoirs of Tanutrov and his wife, I︠A︡dviga Iosipovna Tanutrova. Tanutrova's memoirs"Na polśkoĭ zemle" (63 p. handwritten) describe her early life in Poland. Tanutrov's memoirs"Ot Tiflisa do Parizha" (348 p. typed) discuss his growing up in the Dagestan Region, his military training in Tbilisi and his career during World War I and the Civil War. The manuscript includes historical material relating to nineteenth-century military events in the Caucasus. The related materials consist of an essay by V.N. Speranskiĭ about Tanutrova's literary work and a clipping of an article she wrote for "Russkai︠a︡ mysl"́ in 1956"V osazhdennii Varshave.".