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Maksimilian Maksimilianovich Filonenko Papers, 1898-1960

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Filonenko.
Bib ID 4077494 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Filonenko, Maksimili︠a︡n Maksimili︠a︡novich
Title Maksimilian Maksimilianovich Filonenko Papers, 1898-1960
Physical Description 7000 items (14 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Material is arranged into four series.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, case files, a few subject files, printed material and three caricature drawings of Filonenko. By far the greatest amount of material is in the form of manuscripts and case files. The manuscripts fall into two categories: notes and drafts, written in French, dealing with legal matters, and a diary, containing a large number of clippings, in which Filonenko chronicles and comments upon events in Russia, Eastern and Western Europe during the period 1918-1920. The case files, primarily from the 1930s, contain materials gathered in the process of defending his clients, chiefly Russian emigres, before the French courts. Included among these are the records of Filonenko's defense of Nadezhda Plevitskai︠a︡-Skoblin in the General Miller kidnapping trial in 1937-38.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1961.

Papers Processed 08/--/81.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Caricatures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Case files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Evgeniĭ Karlovich, 1867-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plevit︠s︡kai︠a︡ , Nadezhda Vasilʹevna, 1884-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

A Russian emigre lawyer in Paris and a professor of law at the Free University of Brussels.