Collection ID: 4077534 BAR Ms Coll/Gering.

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Gering, Alekseĭ Alekseevich
Extent:
340 items and 3 boxes
Language:
Russian .

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection is composed almost exclusively of manuscripts submitted to Gering for publication in "Voennai︠a︡ Byl"́. These are mostly short memoirs of battles and campaigns, of life in military school, or of peacetime garrison life, by former tsarist officers. These naturally relate chiefly to the last few decades of the tsarist regime, and to the period of the Revolution and Civil War. Some contributions are more scholarly in tone; these include articles on the earlier history of the Russian army and of individual regiments, etc. Few of the manuscripts are more than 40 pages long; most are 1-20 pages. Not all of these manuscripts were published in "Voennai︠a︡ Byl"́; those that were not formed part of Gering's "archive" and have been arranged separately.

Biographical / Historical:

Former editor of the emigre military history periodical "Voenai︠a︡ Byl"́ ("The Military Past"; issued 1952-1975?.

Acquisition information:

Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1962.

Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1970.

Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1975.

Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1972.

Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1976.

Processing information:

Manuscripts Accessioned 1962.

Manuscripts Accessioned 1970.

Manuscripts Accessioned 1975.

Manuscripts Processed 08/--/81.

Manuscripts Accessioned 1972.

Manuscripts Accessioned 1976.

Accruals:

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Rules or conventions:
aapm

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is located on-site.

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
6th Floor East Butler Library
535 West 114th St.
New York, NY 10027, United States
CONTACT:
(212) 854-5590
rbml@library.columbia.edu