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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.: BA#0236
Bib ID 4077771 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Logunova, Natalii︠a︡, -1972? ; Berezov, Rodion Mikhaĭlovich, 1896-1988 ; Losskiĭ, N. O. (Nikolaĭ Onufrievich), 1870-1965
Title Nataliia Apollinarievna Logunova Papers, 1913-1972
Physical Description 8 linear feet (15 document boxes 1 oversized folder)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



This collection is arranged in eight series.


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 Manuscripts consist of unpublished short stories, poems, plays, novels, as well as published articles by Logunova.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 Unpublished memoir consists of a 12-part typescript under the title "Tri epokhi."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

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

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.

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.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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

History / Biographical Note

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.