Collection ID: 4078013 BAR Ms Coll/ROVS-N.A.

Collection context


Russkiĭ obshche-voinskiĭ soi︠u︡z-North America
15000 items and 33 manuscript boxes; 1 oversized photo album stored with collection
Russian .


Scope and Content:

ROVS North America (ROVS-N.A.) Records consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, organizational records, subject files, and printed materials. There are also papers of the Paris-based Sovet Rossiiskogo Zarubezhnogo Voinstva (Council of the Russian Military Abroad) and other emigre military and political organizations active in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and South America. The cataloged correspondence includes letters by Evgenii Miller, Nikolai Tsurikov, Aleksandr Kutepov and other emigre figures and by Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater and other prominent American politicians. Arranged correspondence series consist of general office files, Paris-New York files, correspondence of Aleksei von Lampe and Vladimir Vitkovskii and topical correspondence files. Among the manuscripts are short articles and reminiscences by various people. There are photographs of Evgenii Miller, Nicholas II and of emigre organizational gatherings during the 1950s and 1960s. The organizational records include circulars, bulletins, orders, memoranda, reports, publications and financial records for ROVS and the Sovet Rossiiskogo Zarubezhnogo Voinstva. Subject files concern such topics as the Elisavetgrad Military Academy, the Union of the First Kuban Campaign, the Gallipoli societies, the Ingermanlandskii Regiment and the Russian Anti-Communist Center in New York. The printed materials include a book by Boris Kuznetsov and publications and circulars from other emigre organizations.

Biographical / Historical:

ROVS N.A. (Russian Universal Military Union of North America) was also called the Order of Former Russian Military Inc., North American Branch.

Acquisition information:

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1966.

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

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

Processing information:

Papers Accessioned 1966.

Papers Accessioned 1975.

Papers Accessioned 1976.

Papers Processed 05/--/83.


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

Rules or conventions:

Indexed Terms

Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century
Emigration and immigration -- United States -- 20th century
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century
Russians -- United States
Russians -- France
Propaganda, Anti-communist
Letters (correspondence)
Orders (military records)
Photographic prints
Miller, Evgeniĭ Karlovich, 1867-1939
T︠S︡urikov, N. A.
Kutepov, Aleksandr Pavlovich, 1882-1930
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Fon-Lampe, A. A.
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918
Miller, Evgeniĭ Karlovich, 1867-1939
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
Vitkovskiĭ, Vladimir
Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1986
Celler, Emanuel, 1888-1981
Fedorov, Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich, 1858-1949
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995
Grebenshchikov, Georgīĭ, 1882-1964
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972
Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963
Kilgore, Harley Martin , 1893-1956
Knowland, William F. (William Fife), 1908-1974
McCarran, Pat, 1876-1954
McCormack, John W., 1891-1980
Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972
Tinkham, George Holden
Tolstoy, Alexandra, 1884-1979
Sedykh, Andreĭ, 1902-1994
Tyrkova-Williams, Ariadna, 1869-1962
Veĭnbaum, M. E. (Mark Efimovich), 1890-1973
Young, Milton Ruben, 1897-1983
Russia -- History, Military -- 1801-1917



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