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Golit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Dmitrievich, b. 1874

The memoirs are in two series: Golit︠s︡yn's typescript "Vospominanii︠a︡" (453 p. in 17 notebooks), which cover his childhood and youth, his "period of social and political service (1900-1917)", in World War I, and the Revolution and Civil War; and a manuscript in two notebooks entitled "Vtoroĭ god Russkoĭ Revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii: Bolśhevizm na Ukraine; Getmanskiĭ perevot; Petli︠u︡rovshchina" (410 p.), which discusses the Civil War in the Ukraine.

Belli, Aleksandra Nikolaevna

Manuscript memoirs (125 p.). They largely concern the world of rural landlords in Chernigov province in the late 19th and early 20th century. There is also reminiscences about von Meck's family and people Belli saw in their home, including artist B. M. Kustodiev; actors L. V. Sobinov, A. V. Nezhdanova, I. A. Alchevskii; Ippolit Il'ich Tchaikovsky, brother of the composer, first leader of the boy scouts in Russia, and many others.

Shlippe, Fedor Vladimirovich, 1873-

Shlippe's manuscripts include his memoirs (200 p.) and three brief manuscripts. The memoirs describe his work in the Moscow Zemstvo organization and in the Imperial Ministry of Agriculture. There are acounts of the political trends among zemstvo personnel, the reactions to the Stolypin reforms, the 1913 Congress of Zemstvo workers and the formation of the Vserossiĭskiĭ zemskiĭ soi︠u︡z. There are brief remarks on the Russo-Japanese War and the 1905 and February 1917 Revolutions. Other manuscripts include Shlippe's essay"Begstvo iz Moskvy v Rigu" (1947), an undated memo discussing the Russian Red Cross in Germany, 1921-1938, and a six-page memoir by Elizaveta P. Shlippe entitled "Neskolḱo stranit︠s︡ iz moeĭ zhizni.".

Zvereva, Larissa Dmitrievna, 1893-

Two typed memoirs of Zvereva. The larger (49 p.) discusses her family, childhood, and youth up to the time she emigrated. She discusses in some detail rural life around the turn of the century, including her father's estate and the 1905 revolution in the area. The shorter memoir (6 p.) concerns the aftermath of the murder of King Alexander of Yugoslavia in 1934. Also included are a handdrawn diagram and a photograph of Zvereva's father's house.

Michael, Louis Guy, 1877-1967

The bound memoirs "Russian Experience 1910-1917" discuss Michael's adventures in Russia in 1910-1917. In 1910 he was hired by the Bessarabian provincial zemstvo to help landlords and peasants in that province improve their corn yields; he stayed there until 1916, when he returned to the United States. The first half of the memoirs covers these years, including extensive commentary on Bessarabian peasants, gentry, zemstvo politics, and some information on World War I. In 1917 he returned on a mission to study the Russian grain trade. He sailed across the Pacific with the American Red Cross Mission, spent August in Petrograd, and then travelled around Russia's Black Sea ports in September-November. In early November, he returned to Petrograd, and finally left Russia by the Trans-Siberian railroad in December. While the first half of these memoirs includes much first-hand information, the second half, on 1917, is more derivative in nature.