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Aleksandr Mikhailovich Nikolaev Papers, 1899-1967

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/A.M. Nikolaev
Bib ID 4077867 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Nikolaev, Aleksandr Mikhailovich, 1876-1967 ; Florinsky, Michael T., 1894- ; Robinson, Geroid Tanquary, 1892-1971 ; Kli︠u︡chevskiĭ, Vasiliĭ Osipovich, 1841-1911
Title Aleksandr Mikhailovich Nikolaev Papers, 1899-1967
Physical Description 10 linear feet (20 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, memoirs, diaries, notes, subject files, documents, photographs, and printed materials. Most of the material in the collection concerns Nikolaev's tenure as military attachʹe at the Russian embassy in Washington. Cataloged correspondents include Mikhail T. Florinsky and Geroid T. Robinson. There is a typescript by Vasiliĭ O. Kli︠u︡chevskiĭ, "Kratkoe posobie po russkoĭ istorii." Among the correspondence are cablegrams and official communications to the Russian embassy during World War I and the revolutionary period. Manuscripts, mostly by Nikolaev, concern contemporary and historical military topics. Diaries and memoirs deal with Nikolaev's travels to Europe during World War I and his activities as military attachʹe. Among orders granted to Nikolaev is the "Order of the Sacred Treasure," signed and sealed by the Japanese Emperor Meiji (1911). Printed materials include many articles by Nikolaev.

Using the Collection

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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 1953.

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1966.

Papers Processed 05/--/80.

Papers Accessioned 1968.

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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Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Orders Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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"ArchivedGRID"
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1894-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Study and teaching -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Colonel in the Imperial Army and military attachʹe at the Russian embassy in the United States until the Revolution. Following the Revolution, Nikolaev worked at the New York Public Library.