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Nikolaĭ Aleksandrovich Gorchakov Papers, 1948-1985

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BA#0142
Bib ID 4077408 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gorchakov, N. A (Nikolaĭ Aleksandrovich), 1901-
Title Nikolaĭ Aleksandrovich Gorchakov Papers, 1948-1985
Physical Description 4.5 linear feet (4.5 linear feet 1500 items in boxes)
Language(s) Russian, English, French, and German.
Access

Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. by subject in alphabetical order and then chronologically.

Description

Scope and content

Correspondence, diaries, documents, manuscripts, and printed materials. The collection consists chiefly of diaries, research materials, and his writings. Among the correspondents are: Mikhail Chekhov, Olga Chekhov, Roman Gul, Vladimir Ilin, Artur Luther, Sergei Melgunov, Bishop Serafim, Fedor Stepun, Ilia Surguchev, Alexandra Tolstoy, and Vladimir Zenzinov.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

Available for faculty, students, and researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Chair of the Bakhmeteff Committee.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed TC 04/--/2000.

Revision Description

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
First drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Obituaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Screenplays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Synopses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Artists, Russian Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, German -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, Russian -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chekhov, Michael, 1891-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists, German -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists, Russian -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gulʹ, Roman, 1896-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ilʹin, V. N (Vladimir N.), 1891-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists, Russian Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Luther, Artur Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Melʹgunov, S. P (Sergeĭ Petrovich), 1879-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Serafim, Bishop Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stepun, Fedor, 1884-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Surguchev, Ilʹi͡a, 1881-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tolstoy, Alexandra, 1884-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tschechowa, Olga, 1896-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zenzinov, V (Vladimir), 1880-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Russian playwright, journalist, artists, and teacher. He was born in 1901 in St. Petersburg. From 1918 to 1920 he attended classes in theater design with Konstantin Yelev and Alexandra Exter. He began to write plays while still a student of Vsevolod Meyerkhold and Alexander Tairov at the Drama School in Moscow. He left the Soviet Union in early 1942. He then lived and worked chiefly in Munich. In addition to plays, he was also involved in the production of ballets, operas, and movies. He died in Germany in 1985. Gorchakov's most successful single play was Gasparino, first staged in Germany. He also wrote extensively on censorship and theater history, including The Theater in Soviet Russia (New York, 1957).