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Aleksei Alekseevich Gering Manuscripts, 1930-1975

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Gering.
Bib ID 4077534 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gering, Alekseĭ Alekseevich
Title Aleksei Alekseevich Gering Manuscripts, 1930-1975
Physical Description 340 items (3 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
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Arrangement

Description

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.

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This collection is located on-site.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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

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Processing Information

Manuscripts Accessioned 1962.

Manuscripts Accessioned 1970.

Manuscripts Accessioned 1975.

Manuscripts Processed 08/--/81.

Manuscripts Accessioned 1972.

Manuscripts Accessioned 1976.

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

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Former editor of the emigre military history periodical "Voenai︠a︡ Byl"́ ("The Military Past"; issued 1952-1975?.

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Series I: Manuscripts


Manuscripts Published in Voennaia Byl'



Box 1 Voloshin, P., "Pushkari" (excerpts)


Various authors


Box 1 Biographical sketches


Box 1 Celebrated "buildings in Saint Petersburg


Box 1 Letters to the editor and reviews


Box 1 Military school life (authors A-L)


Box 1 Military school life (authors M-Z and anonymous)


Box 1 Poems and songs


Box 1 Russian army-Brief histories of units and schools


Box 1 Russian army-Non-Russian and foreign detachments


Box 1 Russian army-Standards and medals



Box 2 Russian army-Pre-1800 campaigns


Box 2 Russian army-Minor campaigns, 1815-1914


Box 2 Russian army-Crimean War, 1853-1856


Box 2 Russian army-in peacetime, ca. 1870-1914 (authors A-L), ca. 1870-1914


Box 2 Russian army-(authors M-Z, anonymous)


Box 2 Russian army-Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905


Box 2 Russian army-World War I, 1914-1917 (authors A-J), 1914-1917


Box 2 Russian army-(authors K-S)


Box 2 Russian army-(authors T-Z, anonymous)


Box 2 Russian army-1917 Revolution



Box 3 Russian navy-Individual warships


Box 3 White armies in the Civil War, 1918-1921


Box 3 White armies in emigration, 1921-ca. 19^0


Box 3 Miscellaneous topics


Box 3 Incomplete manuscripts


Unpublished Manuscripts


Box 3 Astaf'ev, Aleksandr Alekseevich, "Moi vospominaniia...o serbsko-turetskoi voine 1876 goda", 1876


Box 3 Latyshev, Sergei, "Kapitan Nikolai Feofilov"


Various authors


Box 3 Reviews of a book and a military history Journal


Box 3 Russian army in peacetime, ca. 1870-1914


Box 3 Russian army-Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) and 1905 Revolution, 1905


Box 3 Russian army-World War I (191U-1917)


Box 3 Russian army-Individual units and military schools


Box 3 Russian army-White armies in Civil War, 1918-1921


Box 3 Miscellaneous