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Konstantin Aleksandrovich Ermans and Varvara Ivanovna Strakhova-Ermans Papers, 1896-1957

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Ermans.
Bib ID 4077518 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ermans, Konstantin Aleksandrovich, 1868-1957 ; Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich, 1873-1938 ; Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich, 1864-1956 ; Knipper-Chekhova, Olʹga Leonardovna, 1868-1959 ; Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 ; Strakhova-Ermans, Varvara Ivanovna ; Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich, 1865-1936
Title Konstantin Aleksandrovich Ermans and Varvara Ivanovna Strakhova-Ermans Papers, 1896-1957
Physical Description 150 items (1 box; 1 oversized folder)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Content

The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, documents, printed materials and photographs -- most of which principally concern Fedor Shali︠a︡pin. There are twelve letters and postcards from Shali︠a︡pin, and one or two items each from Aleksandr Grechaninov, Olǵa Knipper-Chekhova, and Sergeĭ Rakhmaninov. There are manuscripts by Strakhova-Ermans, entitled "Vospominanii︠a︡ starogo professora penii︠a︡" and "Penie: Ego tekhnika i iskusstvo." There are photographs of Shali︠a︡pin in his operatic roles and with his family; and photographs of Olǵa Knipper-Chekhova, Aleksandr Glazunov, and of Sergeĭ Rakhmaninov and Aleksandr Grechaninov (with the faculty of the Russian Conservatory in Paris). Printed materials include programs of concerts by Shali︠a︡pin and others, and a copy of Strakhova-Ermans' book, "Le chant"(1946).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1958.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1958.

Papers Processed 03/--/79.

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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Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Postcards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich, 1873-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich, 1865-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Knipper-Chekhova, Olʹga Leonardovna, 1868-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Konstantin A. Ermans was a businessman, and his wife, Varvara I. Strakhova-Ermans was a singer.