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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 .

This collection is located on-site.



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

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This collection is located on-site.

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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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