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At a Glance
Scope and Content
The collection is composed almost exclusively of manuscripts submitted to Gering for publication in "Voennai︠a︡ Byl"́. These are mostly short memoirs of battles and campaigns, of life in military school, or of peacetime garrison life, by former tsarist officers. These naturally relate chiefly to the last few decades of the tsarist regime, and to the period of the Revolution and Civil War. Some contributions are more scholarly in tone; these include articles on the earlier history of the Russian army and of individual regiments, etc. Few of the manuscripts are more than 40 pages long; most are 1-20 pages. Not all of these manuscripts were published in "Voennai︠a︡ Byl"́; those that were not formed part of Gering's "archive" and have been arranged separately.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1962.
Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1970.
Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1975.
Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1972.
Manuscripts: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1976.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Manuscripts Accessioned 1962.
Manuscripts Accessioned 1970.
Manuscripts Accessioned 1975.
Manuscripts Processed 08/--/81.
Manuscripts Accessioned 1972.
Manuscripts Accessioned 1976.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Former editor of the emigre military history periodical "Voenai︠a︡ Byl"́ ("The Military Past"; issued 1952-1975?.