15000 items and 33 manuscript boxes; 1 oversized photo album stored with collection
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.
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.
Papers Accessioned 1966.
Papers Accessioned 1975.
Papers Accessioned 1976.
Papers Processed 05/--/83.
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Location of originals:
Bakhmeteff Archive. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.