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Abram Saulovich Kagan Papers, 1909-1952

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Kagan
Bib ID 4077638 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kagan, Abram Saulovich, 1888-1984 ; Khodasevich, V. F. (Vladislav Felit͡sianovich), 1886-1939 ; Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 ; Osorgin, Mikhail Andreevich, 1878-1942 ; Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 ; Fedin, Konstantin, 1892-1977 ; Zami︠a︡tin, Evgeniĭ Ivanovich, 1884-1937 ; Berdi︠a︡ev, Nikolaĭ, 1874-1948 ; Karsavin, L. P. (Lev Platonovich), 1882-1952
Title Abram Saulovich Kagan Papers, 1909-1952
Physical Description 190 items (6 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Content

Papers include Kagan's correspondence, photographs, printed materials and audio tapes. All letters in the collection date from 1938-39, when he had moved his Petropolis operations to Brussels; there are items by Vladislav Khodasevich, Vladimir Nabokov, and Mikhail Osorgin, and others. Among the photographs are pictures of Ivan Bunin, Konstantin Fedin, and Evgeniĭ Zami︠a︡tin. Printed materials consist chiefly of books published by his firms; some of the books are inscribed, for example by Nikolaĭ Berdi︠a︡ev and Lev Karsavin. Included is a lengthy taped interview of Kagan by Marc Raeff in which Kagan discuses his life and publishing activities.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--A. S. Kagan. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1981.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1981.

Papers Processed 01/--/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
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- Brussels Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- Germany Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zami︠a︡tin, Evgeniĭ Ivanovich, 1884-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

A publisher who was the founder of the Petropolis publishing firm in Berlin in the 1920s, and also of other publishing houses.