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Viktor Borisovich Oks Papers, 1914-1968

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Oks
Bib ID 4077891 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Oks, Viktor Borisovich, 1879-1954
Title Viktor Borisovich Oks Papers, 1914-1968
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials. Correspondents include Nadezhda Teffi and Pierre Fresnay. There are manuscripts of stories, novels, plays, scenarios, and memoirs by Oks. Oks' memoirs touch on his legal career in Russia and meetings with Sarah Bernhardt and Fedor Shali︠a︡pin; the memoirs of his wife, Lidii︠a︡ Borshch, concern the period of the Revolution and Civil War in Russia and meetings with Maksim Gorḱiĭ in Italy in the 1920s. Among the printed materials are the first issue of the emigre literary journal "Chisla," theatrical newspapers from Petrograd in 1914-16, and issues of French periodicals with Oks' memoirs about his legal career in Russia, including contacts with Lenin and Trotsky.

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 1967.

Papers Accessioned 1972.

Papers Processed 01/--/79.

Papers Revised 06/--/80.

Papers Accessioned 1968.

Papers Accessioned 1973.

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"
Journals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legal profession Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Writer, theatre critic, and lawyer in Russia.