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At a Glance
Material is arranged into four series.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, and printed materials. Cataloged correspondents in the collection include Georgii Adamovich, Mstislav Dobuzhinskii, and Sergei Lifar'. Manuscripts consist of typed copies of Pierre Kovalevskii's extensive diaries, which begin in Petrograd in 1918 and continue to 1973; the only missing years are 1961-1969. Subject files chiefly concern emigre organizations with which Evgraf was involved, especially the Russian Academic Group (Russkaia Akademicheskaia Gruppa) and the Russian Committee of United Organizations (Russkii Komitet Obʺedinennykh Organizatsii). Post-World War II organizational files of Petr Kovalevskii are on the Society for the Preservation of Russian Cultural Valuables (Obschestvo Okhraneniia Russkikh Kul'turnykh TSennostei), and the Committee to Commemorate the 250th Anniversary of St. Petersburg (IUbileinyi Komitet Oznamenovaniia 250-ti letiia St. Peterburga).
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--P. E. Kovalevskii. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1954.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1968.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1976.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1954.
Papers Accessioned 1968.
Papers Processed 11/--/79.
Papers Revised 11/--/81.
Papers 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
Pierre Kovalevskii taught Russian studies at various French institutions. His father, Evgraf P. Kovalevskii, was an Imperial government official, and in the emigration in interwar France was an important social and educational activist.