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At a Glance
This collection is arranged into five series.
Scope and Content
These papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files, photographs, and printed materials. Most of the collection concerns Bashmakov's ethnographical work in France in the 1920s and 1930s, including correspondence, many manuscripts, lectures, notes, and copies of his publications. Subject files concern emigre monarchism in France, and the death of Father Georgiĭ Spasskiĭ. There are copies of the Russian version of Bashmakova's memoirs, "Perezhitoe." Cataloged correspondence in the collection consists of letters from Petr Krasnov and one or two items each from Henry Field, Evgeniĭ Miller, Petr Wrangel, and Boris Zaĭt︠s︡ev. There are also photographic slides representing ethnographical types from the Caucasus.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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); Aleksandr Aleksandrovich and Mariia Nikolaevna Bashmakov Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1960.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1960.
Papers Processed 01/--/79.
Papers Revised 03/--/81.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Bashmakov was an ethnographer in Russia and, after the Civil War, in France. His major works include "La synthes̀e des per̀iples pontiques" and "Cinquante siec̀les d'ev̀olution ethnique autour de la mer noire." He was also associated with the emigre monarchists in France, and was a member of Grand Duke Kirill's "state council" (gosudarevo soveshchanie). Mariia Bashmakova was the author of a volume of memoirs, Mem̀oires (as Marie de Bashmakoff).