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Svitich, Aleksandr, 1890-1963

Svitich's papers, which consist of manuscripts, photographs, subject files, and printed materials, chiefly concern the Orthodox church in interwar Poland. The papers also include Svitich's diaries, written in Poland between 1939 and 1940. Also included is an essay, in an unidentified hand, which Svitich attributes to V.V. Rozanov. There are photographs of Mikhail Artsybashev and Vladimir Burt︠s︡ev. Subject files concern: the Orthodox church in the Vilnius region in the late 19th century; meetings of various Russian organizations in 1917; many aspects of Orthodoxy in Poland in the 1920's and 1930's, including government persecution and in World War II. Among printed materials are issues of "Russkiĭ Golos"(Lwʹow) confiscated by the Polish government in 1939, and issues of Russian newspapers from World War II, including "Vestnik Russkago Komiteta v General-Gubernatorstve" (Warsaw).

Volkonskiĭ, A. M., kni︠a︡zʹ (Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich), 1866-1934

Manuscript and printed materials of Volkonskiĭ. The 22-page handwritten manuscript (unfinished) concerns the history of the Russian Orthodox Chruch. The printed materials consist of three volumes of Volkonskiĭ's book"Katolichestvo i svi︠a︡shchennoe predanie Vostoka" (Paris, 1933-1934). All three volumes are extensively annotated in Volkonskiĭ's hand.

Vysheslavt︠s︡ev, B. P. (Boris Petrovich), 1877-1954

Correspondence, manuscripts and printed materials of Boris Petrovich Vysheslavtsev. There are letters from Nikolai Berdiaev, Carl Jung, Anton Kartashev, Konstantin Korovin, Jacques Maritain, Aleksei Remizov, Grigol Robakidze, Theodore Strawinsky, and Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams. The manuscripts include essays and lectures on various topics including the Orthodox church, Russian literature and culture, philosophy, and the hereafter. There are numerous diaries, primarily from the 1930's and 1940's. The printed materials include clippings, off-prints, and various journals and books.

Miller, Elena Aleksandrovna

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, a document, and printed materials. Cataloged materials include two poems by Igorʹ Severi︠a︡nin, Elena Miller, and letters from Nikolaĭ K. Roerich to Father Georgiĭ Spasskiĭ. Correspondence contains mostly letters to Elena Miller, and also includes letters to Archimandrite Afanasiĭ and others. There is also a letter dated 1919 from abbot (igumen) Serafim of the Belogorskiĭ monastery to Grand Prince Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich, describing the conditions and mood of the peasants in the Perm ́area. Manuscripts are by various persons on religious and political topics. Printed materials consist primarily of monarchist and religious mimeographed materials, fliers and pamphlets.

Miller, Elizaveta Leonidovna, -1970

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files and printed materials. Correspondence consists mostly of letters to Elizaveta Miller. Memoirs and manuscripts are mostly by Miller and cover topics ranging from her childhood in St. Petersburg to her emigration to South Africa. Subject files include materials concerning her brother, Grigoriĭ Lozinskiĭ, a poet, translator and literary critic. Documents and photographs concern the Lozinskiĭ and Miller families. Printed materials consist of books, clippings, periodicals, and pamphlets; included is an "Almanach de St. Petersburg" (1911), with directories and a listing of names.

Shavelʹskīĭ, Georgīĭ Ioannovich, 1871-1951

The collection primarily consists of unpublished manuscripts by Shavelśkiĭ. There are also letters from Shavelśkiĭ to his daughter (Marii︠a︡ Novit︠s︡kai︠a︡), several photographs of Shavelśkiĭ, clippings and miscellaneous printed items. Shavelśkiĭ's manuscripts include his memoirs (1920) which describe church affairs in Russia, World War I, the Imperial family and the 1917 Revolution; "Nabroski s natury" (1947), a series of brief essays and stories; "Pokhod protiv Rasputina" (n.d.); "Russkai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkov ́pred revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ieĭ" (1937); and "V dobrovolćheskoĭ armii" (1943), which describes Shavelśkiĭ's service as an army chaplain. Other manuscripts include brief sketches of Shavelśkiĭ by Feodor Bokach and N.N. Glubokovskiĭ.

Fedotov, G. P. (Georgiĭ Petrovich), 1886-1951

The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and printed materials. Among the correspondents are Sergeĭ Bulgakov, Nikolaĭ Losskiĭ, and Marina T︠S︡vetaeva, and there are one or two letters each from Nina Berberova, Georgiĭ Florovskiĭ, and Semen Frank. There is substantial family correspondence, primarily letters from Fedotov to his wife and daughter. Manuscripts include articles and lectures by Fedotov, and a draft of his translation of the Book of Psalms into Russian; there is also a poem by Marina T︠S︡vetaeva, "M.V." (1932). Printed material consists of off-prints of many of Fedotov's articles. There are subject files on Nikolaĭ Berdi︠a︡ev and on the Bogoslovskiĭ Institute conflict in the late 1930s.

Seryshev, Innokentiĭ Nikolaevich, 1883-

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files, and printed materials. Seryshev carried on a voluminous correspondence in Esperanto, as well as Russian and English, with individuals in many countries. This material mostly dates from the late 1920s. Photographs of Seryshev's correspondents have been left with the letters to which these photos were attached. The main manuscript is a lengthy autobiography by Father Seryshev, illustrated with photos, postcards, and documents, called "V Zemnom plane moego vechnogo bytii︠a︡", describing in five volumes and appendices his life and travels in pre-revolutionary Siberia, in Japan (1919-1922), in China (1922-1925), and in Australia, where he settled after 1926. An earlier manuscript entitled "Peshkom po i︠a︡ponskim shkolam", also covers the Japanese period in Seryshev's life. Among materials relating to Seryshev's activities as a promoter of Esperanto, mention should be made of his manuscript "Esperanto v SSSR i ee satelitakh", to which much primary material is adjoined. Printed material includes "Siberio" (1914), a collection of articles on Siberia, translated into Esperanto and edited by Seryshev; various Russian-language periodicals brought out by Father Seryshev in Australia; and Esperanto textbooks in Russian, Polish, and Lithuanian.

Kolemin, I︠U︡riĭ Aleksandrovich, approximately 1876-1958

The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials. Among the correspondents are Nikolaĭ Arsenév, Anton Kartashev, William K. Matthews, and Aleksandr Meyendorff. There are manuscripts by Kolemin on religious topics. Also included are papers of Kolemin's stepfather, Vasiliĭ Bakherakht, last Imperial ambassador to Switzerland. These consist of correspondence, drafts, and notes by Bakherakht, and the reports of a Russian commission investigating alleged German atrocities in World War I.