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Vasilii Petrovich Nikitin Papers, 1859-1960

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Nikitin
Bib ID 4077866 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Nikitin, Vasilĭ Petrovich, 1885-1960 ; Marin, Louis, 1931 ; Osorgin, Mikhail Andreevich, 1878-1942 ; Remizov, Alekseĭ, 1877-1957 ; Unbegaun, Boris Ottokar, 1898-1973 ; Vernadsky, George, 1887-1973 ; Marr, Nikolaĭ I︠A︡kovlevich, 1864-1934 ; Berdi͡aev, Nikolaĭ, 1874-1948 ; Savit︠s︡kiĭ, Petr Nikolaevich ; Suvchinskiĭ, Petr
Title Vasilii Petrovich Nikitin Papers, 1859-1960
Physical Description 5000 items 20 boxes (5000 items 20 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, documents, photographs, subject files, and printed materials. Among the correspondents are Louis Marin, Mikhail Osorgin, Alekseĭ Remizov, Boris Ubegaun, George Vernadsky, and the "Eurasianists" Petr Savitskiĭ and Petr Suvchinskiĭ; there is one letter from Nikolaĭ Marr. There is the manuscript of Nikitin's memoirs, "Arabeski: pochemu i︠a︡ stal vostochnikom?" There are extensive notes of lectures by Nikolaĭ Berdi︠a︡ev in 1925. Numerous photographs date from Nikitin's service in Iran. Subject files concern the Eurasian movement (evraziĭstvo), and the Committee "For Return to the Homeland" ("Za Vozvrashchenie na Rodinu"). Printed materials largely consist of Nikitin's own writings.

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 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1956.

Papers Accessioned 1960.

Papers Processed 04/--/80.

Papers Accessioned 1961.

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

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Newspapers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Berdi͡aev, Nikolaĭ, 1874-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Nikitin served in the Imperial diplomatic service in Iran, and lived in France after the Revolution. He was an Iranian scholar and author of numerous articles.