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Pavel Pavlovich Mendeleev Papers, 1900-1951

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Mendeleev
Bib ID 4077854 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Mendeleev, Pavel Pavlovich, 1863-1951 ; Alekseev, G. A ; Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 ; Davydov, Vladimir
Title Pavel Pavlovich Mendeleev Papers, 1900-1951
Physical Description 6.5 linear feet (12 boxes; 4 oversized folders)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into four series.

Description

Scope and Content

The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files, photographs, and printed materials. Correspondence in the collection includes 1 item from Ivan Bunin, 2 from Vladimir Davydov, and many from G.A. Alekseev. Mendeleev's extensive memoirs, "Svet i teni v moeĭ zhizni," discuss his childhood and youth, government service, World War I, the 1917 Revolution and the Civil War, and life in the emigration up to 1933. Subject files in this collection concern the Prague Russian Archive, the Union of the Russian Nobility, Vladimir Davydov, the Russian Imperial family in the emigration, and other topics. Printed materials include an almost complete set of the weekly "Parizhskiĭ Vestnik" (1942-44).

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 1952.

Papers Processed 02/--/80.

Papers Revised 07/--/81.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Emigration and immigration -- Europe -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1894-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Mendeleev's government career included service in the Ministry of Justice, the Imperial Chancery, and the Council of Ministers; in 1904-1906 he was a close associate of Sergeĭ Witte. He was subsequently a member of the State Council and Marshall of the Tver ́nobility. In the emigration he lived in France, was president of the Union of the Russian Nobility (Soi︠u︡z Russkikh Dvori︠a︡n), and representative of the Prague Russian Archive.