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At a Glance
Most of the letters, which comprise the bulk of the collection, were written to Chekver in the late 1940s and 1950s by such emigre writers as David Knut, Aleksei Remizov, and Iurii Terapiano. Also included are verses by some of Chekver's correspondents (such as Knut, Igorʹ Chinov, and Vasilii Sumbatov), photographs of Knut, and books of verses by Chekver and Iurii Trubetskoi.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Rakhil' Samoilovna Chekver Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1956.
Papers: Source of acquisition--R. S. Chekver. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1957.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1956.
Papers Accessioned 1957.
Papers Processed 01/--/79.
Papers Revised 03/--/83.
Materials were intellectually arranged in two series at the same time the finding aid was converted to EAD. Notes and agents were revised, updated and expanded. Nothing in the collection was physically rearranged.
2021-09-20 PDF finding aid converted to EAD; authorities and notes revised, updated and expanded, bio note written. KSD.
History / Biographical Note
Rakhil Samoilovna Chekver (1893, Romny, Poltava province - 1957, New York), poet, publisher, wrote under the name of Irina Iassen. Since 1923 in emigration in the United States. Lived in New York. 1944 - published the first collection of poetry "Zemnoi plen." Her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies. 1924-1950 was a member of the editorial board of the magazine "Novosel'e." Compiler (along with Iu. Terapiano and V. Andreev) of the anthology "Estafeta" (1948). 1949-1957 - founder and de facto editor of the publishing house "Rifma." She collaborated with the newspapers "Novoe Russkoe Slovo" and "Russkaia Mysl'". Died in New York, buried in Bate David Cemetery.