Nataliia Apollinarievna Logunova Papers, 1913-1972

Summary Information


The papers comprise correspondence, manuscripts, memoirs, diaries, personal documents, photographs, printed materials, periodicals, and clippings relating to the life and professional activities of Nataliia Logunova, a Russian émigré journalist and writer.

At a Glance

Call No.:
Bib ID:
4077771 View CLIO record
Logunova, Natalii︠a︡, -1972?; Berezov, Rodion Mikhaĭlovich, 1896-1988; Losskiĭ, N. O. (Nikolaĭ Onufrievich), 1870-1965
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Physical Description:
8 linear feet (15 document boxes 1 oversized folder)
Russian .
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Scope and Content

These papers contain the correspondence and writings of Nataliia Apollinarievna Logunova, a journalist and writer, who immigrated to the United States, and also published under the pseudonyms Nikolai Tallin, Nataliia Snarskaia, and NETLI.

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, memoirs, diaries, documents, and printed materials. Among her correspondents are many prominent names, such as Georgii Adamovich, Rodion Berezov, Nikolai Losskii, Andrei Sedykh, Pitirim Sorokin, Iurii Terapiano, Alexandra Tolstaia, Mark Veinbaum, and others. Correspondence consists of incoming and outgoing letters from and to various people and organizations, including the emigre newspapers and journals Niva, Novoe Russkoe Slovo, Russkaia Mysl', Russkaia Zhizn', Sovremennik, and Vozrozhdenie. Manuscripts consist of unpublished short stories, poems, plays, novels, as well as published articles by Logunova. These also include typescripts of her two published novels, Irina and Olen'ka Bell. Unpublished memoir consists of a 12-part typescript under the title "Tri epokhi." Diaries cover the years 1945-1970 and personal documents cover a period of time when Nataliia Logunova lived in DP camps. Printed materials include copy of Logunova's published novel, Irina; short stories; journals and clippings, mostly authored by Logunova.

There are cross-references provided throughout the finding aid. When the cross-reference refers to another item within the same series, the reference includes the specific name or title and box and folder number (this also applies to the references within same subseries). If the cross-reference is to an item in another series, the reference includes the series number, series name, folder title, and box and folder numbers (this also applies to the references to items in another subseries).

  • Series I: Materials of Prominent Figures, 1949-1971

    The series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and autographs of prominent people. Organized into two subseries.

  • Series II: Correspondence, 1950-1972

    The series consists of Nataliia Logunova's professional and personal correspondence with various people and organizations. Organized into three subseries. Correspondence on various subjects forms part of other series and subseries of the collection and remains in the files where it logically belongs.

  • Series III: Manuscripts, 1913-1971

    The series comprises Nataliia Logunova's writings: prose, poetry, articles, plays, movie scripts, and memoir. Organized into two subseries.

  • Series IV: Diaries, 1945-1970

    Notebooks with holograph entries and newspaper clippings inserts.

  • Series V: Personal Documents, 1945-1952

    Contains Logunova's personal documents related to DP period, such as IDs, passes, certificates, applications, photo IDs, and other. Arranged chronologically.

  • Series VI: Photographs, 1957

    The series includes 1 color print depicting Nataliia Logunova. More photographs 1940s-1950s attached to her IDs and stored along with personal documents in Series V: Personal Documents (box 11, folders 9-10). One color photo attached to the autograph album, which is a part of the Series I: Materials of Prominent Figures--Subseries I.2: Manuscripts and Autographs (box 1, folder 18).

  • Series VII: Printed Materials, 1943-1972

    Books, periodicals, and clippings with Nataliia Logunova's writings and research materials.

  • Series VIII: Oversize Materials, 1950s-1970s

    Includes oversize newspaper clippings, flyer, and poster. Materials stored in one oversized folder in Flat box


This collection is arranged in eight series.

Using the Collection

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nataliia Logunova Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Natalii︠a︡ A. Logunova. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1965.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1965.

Papers Processed 01/--/80.

Papers Processed Katia Shraga 2009.

finding Aid Written Katia Shraga 11/2009.

Revision Description

2010-01-12 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Biographical sketch

1903, February 26: Nataliia Logunova (nee Ivanova) was born in Odessa, Russia.

1920: Her husband, Georgii Petrovich Logunov, died of typhus in Odessa. Later same year she left Russia and fled to Romania.

1944: Was deported to German camps.

1945-1952: Lived in various displaced persons and transition camps.

1952: Arrived to the United States of America.

1950s-1960s: Published articles in Russian emigre newspapers and magazines.

1962: Published a novel Irina.

1968: Published a novel Olen'ka Bell.

[1972]: Nataliia Logunova died.

Material is in Russian, English, and German.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches for other collections at Columbia University, through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, and through ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Articles CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Diaries CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Journals CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Memoirs CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Newspapers CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Adamovich, Georgiĭ CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Akulʹshin, Rodion, 1896-1988 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Argus, 1900-1970 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Berezov, Rodion Mikhaĭlovich, 1896-1988 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Dallin, Alexander, 1924-2000 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Dymow, Ossip, 1878-1959 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Gessen, Vladimir, 1901-1982 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Grebenshchikov, Georgīĭ, 1882-1964 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Khomit︠s︡kiĭ, Vsevolod CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Losskiĭ, N. O. (Nikolaĭ Onufrievich), 1870-1965 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Narokov, Nikolaĭ CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Poli︠a︡kov, Aleksandr Abramovich, 1879-1970? CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Sedykh, Andreĭ, 1902-1994 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1889-1968 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Terapiano, I︠U︡riĭ, 1892-1980 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Tolstoy, Alexandra, 1884-1979 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Veĭnbaum, M. E. (Mark Efimovich), 1890-1973 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Books CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Europe -- 20th century CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Journalism CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Refugee Camps -- Germany CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Refugees -- 1940-1950 CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Russian literature CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID
Russians -- United States CLIO Catalog ArchiveGRID