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Aleksandra Gol'shtein Papers, 1876-1937

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Golśhteĭn
Bib ID 4077556 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Golśhteĭn, Aleksandra Vasilévna, 1850-1937 ; Golśhteĭn, Vladimir A ; Arcos, René, 1880- ; Baltrušaitis, Jurgis, 1873-1944 ; Barzun, 1881-1973 ; Bergson, Henri, 1859-1941 ; Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 ; Drahominov, Mykaĭlo Petrovych, 1841-1895 ; Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929 ; Fontaine, Andrʹe, 1865- ; Fort, Paul, 1872-1960 ; Ghil, René, 1862-1925 ; Ivanov, V. I. (Vi︠a︡cheslav Ivanovich), 1866-1949 ; Khodasevich, V. F. (Vladislav Felit͡sianovich), 1886-1939 ; Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944 ; Lavrov, P. L. (Petr Lavrovich), 1823-1900 ; Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916 ; Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich, 1877-1932 ; Vernadskiĭ, V. I. (Vladimir Ivanovich), 1863-1945 ; Balʹmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942
Title Aleksandra Gol'shtein Papers, 1876-1937
Physical Description 4500 items (12 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Content

Most of the collection consists of letters to Golśteĭn; there are some as well to her second husband, Vladimir A. Gol'shtein. The materials reflect Gol'shtein ties to Russian liberalism and populism and also to both French and Russian art and literature. There are groups of cataloged letters from Renʹe Arcos (15), Mykhailo Drahomaniv (52), Andrʹe Fontainas (31), Renʹe Ghil (32), Viacheslav Ivanov (17), Petr Lavrov (49), Vladimir Vernadskii (20), and Maksimilian Voloshin (29). There are also items by Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Henri Martin Barzun, Henri Bergson, Ivan Bunin, Sergei Diagilev, Paul Fort, Vladislav Khodasevich, Aristide Maillol, and Odilon Redon. Manuscripts are chiefly by Golśhteĭn, and include her memoirs on Drahomaniv. There are also poems by Voloshin and by Konstantin Bal'mont. Subject files deal with such topics as the Russian famine of 1891-92 and the Russian Liberation Committee at the time of the Civil War. There is a copy of Gol'shtein's book, "Serf Life in Russia."

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm 96-2026-1: 1. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich v.p., 1901-1920 + n.d. To Aleksandra Vasil'evna Gol!shtein 20 a.l.s. 1 t.l.s. 1 p.l.s. 6 a.p.c.s. 2. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich Moscow, 11 Nov. 1910 To Aleksandra Vasil'evna Gol'shtein a.l.s., 2p. (with poems enclosed) Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich "la ne prosil...;" "Teper1 ia mertv..." Moscow, 7 Nov. 1910 2 a.ms.s. (poems) 3. Voloshin, Maksimilian Aleksandrovich (Poems) n.p., n.d. 3 a.ms.s. 2 a.ms. 3 t.ms.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1951.

Papers: Source of acquisition--George and Nina Vernadsky. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1953.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1951.

Papers Accessioned 1953.

Papers Processed 03/--/82.

Papers Revised 12/--/82.

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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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Art -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Art -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

A Russian emigre in France from the 1870s until her death.