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Rakhil' Samoilovna Chekver Papers, 1939-1957

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: Bar Ms Coll/fChekver
Bib ID 4077464 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Chekver, Rakhilʹ Samoĭlovna, 1893-1957
Title Rakhil' Samoilovna Chekver Papers, 1939-1957
Physical Description 1000 items (4 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.




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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

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.

Revision Description

2021-09-20 PDF finding aid converted to EAD; authorities and notes revised, updated and expanded, bio note written. KSD.

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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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Adamovich, Georgiĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Andreev, Vadim, 1903-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bakhrakh, Aleksandr Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carlisle, Olga Andreyev Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chinnov, Igorʹ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Damanskai͡a, A. (Avgusta), 1885- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ginger, Aleksandr, 1897-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ivask, I͡Uriĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Knut, Dovid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Korvin-Piotrovskiĭ, Vladimir Lʹvovich, 1891-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ladinskiĭ, Antonin, 1896-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Makovskiĭ, Konstantin Egorovich, 1839-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Muromt͡seva-Bunina, V. N. (Vera Nikolaevna) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Odoevt︠s︡eva, Irina, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pomerant︠s︡ev, Kirill Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pregelʹ, Sofii︠a︡, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prismanova, Anna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Remizov, Alekseĭ, 1877-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slonim, Marc, 1894-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stavrov, Perikl, 1895-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sumbatov, Vasiliĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Terapiano, I︠U︡riĭ, 1892-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trubet︠s︡koĭ, I︠U︡riĭ, 1902-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Varshavskiĭ, V. S. (Vladimir Sergeevich), 1906-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Velichkovskai︠a︡, Tamara Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zurov, Leonid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.