Papers include Kagan's correspondence, photographs, printed materials and audio tapes. All letters in the collection date from 1938-39, when he had moved his Petropolis operations to Brussels; there are items by Vladislav Khodasevich, Vladimir Nabokov, and Mikhail Osorgin, and others. Among the photographs are pictures of Ivan Bunin, Konstantin Fedin, and Evgeniĭ Zami︠a︡tin. Printed materials consist chiefly of books published by his firms; some of the books are inscribed, for example by Nikolaĭ Berdi︠a︡ev and Lev Karsavin. Included is a lengthy taped interview of Kagan by Marc Raeff in which Kagan discuses his life and publishing activities.
Biographical / Historical:
A publisher who was the founder of the Petropolis publishing firm in Berlin in the 1920s, and also of other publishing houses.
Papers: Source of acquisition--A. S. Kagan. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1981.
Papers Accessioned 1981.
Papers Processed 01/--/82.
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Holder of originals: Bakhmeteff Archive. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.