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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).

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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

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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.

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Series I: Cataloged Materials

Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Adamovich, Georgii Viktorovich

Box 1 Annenkov, Iurii Petrovich

Box 1 Benois, Al'bert Aleksandrovich

Box 1 Dobuzhinskii, Mstislav Valerianovich

Box 1 Evlogii, Metropolitan

Box 1 Faberge, Eugene (Evgenii Karlovich Faberzhe)

Box 1 Lifar', Sergei Mikhailovich

Box 1 Maklakov, Vasilii Alekseevich

Box 1 Struve, Gleb Petrovich

Cataloged Manuscripts

Box 1 Maklakov, V. A. Memorandum on discussions with Soviet ambassador to France, 1945

Series II: Diaries of Petr Kovalevskii, 1918-1960, 1970-1973

Box 2 1918-1928

Box 3 1929-1933

Box 4 1934-1936

Box 5 1937-1940

Box 6 1941-1944

Box 7 1945-1949

Box 8 1950-1957

Box 9 1958-1960 1970-1973, 1958-1960, 1970-1973

Series III: Subject Files

Russkaia Akademicheskaia Gruppa

Box 10 Protokoly Biuro, 1920-1926

Box 10 Protokoly Obshchikh Sobranii, 1920-1927

Box 11 Protokoly Biuro, 1927-1933

Box 11 Protokoly Obshchikh Sobranii, 1928-1936

Box 12 Protokoly Biuro, 1934-1949

Box 12 Protokoly Obshchikh Sobranii, 1937-1949

Box 13 Affidavits on educations of emigre Russians, 1925

Box 13 Miscellaneous, 1945-1960

Box 14 Otdel Srednei Shkoly

Box 14 Russian education in Nice

Russkii Komitet Ob"edinennykh Organizatsii

Box 15 Finances

Box 15 Obshchee Sobranie, 1933

Box 15 Russian representation at Nansen Office

Box 15 Ustav

Box 15 1935-1939

Inter-War Period

Box 16 French identity cards, 1939

Box 16 Lycee Michelet, Vanves

Box 16 Miscellaneous emigre groups

Box 16 Pedagogical conferences, 1929

Box 16 Rossiiskoe Obshchestvo Krasnago Kresta, France

Box 16 Russian Student Union, France

Box 16 Russkaia Sredniaia Shkola, Paris, 1931-1940

Box 16 Russkoe Natsional'noe Ob"edinenie, 1938-1940

Box 16 Tsentral'nyi Komitet po Obezpecheniiu Vysshago Obrazovaniia

Box 16 Russkomu Iunoshestvu za Granitsei

Box 16 Tsentral'nyi Komitet; League of Nations

Box 16 Vserossiiskii Zarubezhnyi S"ezd, 1926

Post-World War II

Box 17 Iubileinyi Komitet Oznamenovaniia 250-tI letiia St. Peterburg

Box 17 Obshchestvo Okhraneniia Russkikh Kul'tural'nykh Tsennostei

Box 17 Obshchestvo Pomoshchi Russkomu Rebenku v Nitstse

Box 17 Zaitsev, Boris: 90th Birthday

Series IV: Miscellaneous and Printed Material

Box 18 Miscellaneous and Printed Material