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Petr Evgrafovich and Evgraf Petrovich Kovalevskii Papers, 1917-1973

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Kovalevskiĭ, P.E.
Bib ID 4077703 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kovalevsky, Pierre, 1901-1978 ; Kovalevskīĭ, Evgraf , 1865-1941
Title Petr Evgrafovich and Evgraf Petrovich Kovalevskii Papers, 1917-1973
Physical Description 4100 items (18 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



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).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1968.

Papers Processed 11/--/79.

Papers Revised 11/--/81.

Papers 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

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Adamovich, Georgiĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Annenkov, I︠U︡riĭ , 1889-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benua , Alʹbert Nikolaevich, 1852-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dobuzhinskiĭ, Mstislav Valerianovich, 1875-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Evlogiĭ, Metropolitan of Western Europe, 1868-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fabergé, Eugène, 1874-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
I︠U︡bileĭnyĭ komitet oznamenovanii︠a︡ 250-ti letii︠a︡ St. Peterburga Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maklakov, V. A. (Vasiliĭ Alekseevich), 1870-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Obshchestvo okhranenii︠a︡ russkikh kulʹturnykh t︠s︡ennosteĭ (Paris, France) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russkiĭ komitet obʺedinennykh organizat︠s︡iĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russkoe nat︠s︡īonalʹnoe obʺedinenīe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Struve, Gleb Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
T︠S︡entralʹnyĭ komitet po obespechenii︠u︡ vysshego obrazovanii︠a︡ russkomu i︠u︡noshestvu za granit︠s︡eĭ (Paris, France) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.