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   Nataliia Apollinarievna Logunova Papers, 1913-1972.

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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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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, Nataliia Apollinarievna, d. 1972?.
Title:Nataliia Apollinarievna Logunova Papers, 1913-1972.
Physical description:8 linear ft. (15 document boxes, 1 oversized folder).
Language(s):Material is in Russian, English, and German
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »



This collection is arranged in eight series.

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 Manuscripts consist of unpublished short stories, poems, plays, novels, as well as published articles by Logunova.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 Unpublished memoir consists of a 12-part typescript under the title "Tri epokhi."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

Subseries I.1: Correspondence, 1949-1971

Contains Nataliia Logunova's professional and personal correspondence with prominent people. Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Subseries I.2: Manuscripts and Autographs, 1958-1959

Holograph inscriptions in an album "Kniga znakomstv, mimoletnykh i prodolzhitel'nykh, serdechnykh i poverkhnostnykh, lichnykh i pis'mennykh". Album also contains inscriptions by other people, who are not listed in the finding aid.

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.

Subseries II.1: General Correspondence, 1950-1972

Incoming and outgoing correspondence with individuals and organizations. Organized in alphabetical order by correspondent's name. Unidentified correspondence is stored at the end of the subseries.

Subseries II.2: Subject Correspondence, 1962-1971

Correspondence on various subjects. Arranged alphabetically.

Subseries II.3: Outgoing Correspondence, 1965-1971

Organized in chronological order.

Series III: Manuscripts, 1913-1971

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

Subseries III.1: Prose; Poetry; Articles; Plays; Movie scripts, 1913-1965

Holograph manuscripts, typescripts, drafts, notebooks, and notes. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Subseries III.2: Memoirs, 1971


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.

Subseries VII.1: Published Logunova's Writings, 1943-1972

Copy of Irina; mimeographed edition of short stories; journals and clippings (organized in scrapbooks) with articles. Periodicals arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Subseries VII.2: Research materials, 1950s-1970s

Clippings and publications.

Series VIII: Oversize Materials, 1950s-1970s

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

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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of the Bakhmeteff Archive. The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; 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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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1965

Papers Processed 01/--/80

Papers Processed 2009 Katia Shraga

Finding Aid Written 11/2009 Katia Shraga

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion January 12, 2010 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-12 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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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Manuscripts (literary).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Adamovich, Georgii.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Akul'shin, Rodion, 1896-1988.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Argus, 1900-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Berezov, Rodion Mikhaĭlovich, 1896- .PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dallin, Alexander, 1924-2000.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dymow, Ossip, 1878-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--Europe--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--Soviet Union--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gessen, Vladimir, 1901-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Grebenshchikov, Georgii, 1882-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Grebenshchikov, Georgii, 1882-1964.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kennedy, M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Khomitskii, Vsevolod.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Losskii, N. O. (Nikolaĭ Onufrievich), 1870-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Narokov, Nikolai.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poliakov, Aleksandr Abramovich, 1879-1970?PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Refugee Camps--Germany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Refugees-- 1940-1950.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russian literature in foreign countries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russian literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russian émigré́ literature in the twentieth century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russians--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sedykh, Andrei, 1902-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1889-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Terapiano, Iurii, 1894-1980.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tolstoy, Alexandra, 1884-197.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Veinbaum, M. E. (Mark Efimovich), 1890-1973PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

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