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Viktor Leonidovich and Boris Leonidovich Pokrovskii Papers, 1914-1926

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Pokrovskiĭ
Bib ID 4077917 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pokrovskiĭ, Viktor Leonidovich, 1889-1922 or 1923 ; Pokrovskiĭ, Boris Leonidovich ; Semenov, G. (Grigoriĭ), 1890-1946
Title Viktor Leonidovich and Boris Leonidovich Pokrovskii Papers, 1914-1926
Physical Description 950 items (3 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Content

The collection -- composed of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs and printed materials -- sheds light on the anti-Bolshevik campaign in the Kuban ́region, Siberia and the Far East. The correspondence is chiefly from the early 1920s and includes letters from Viktor Pokrovskiĭ to his brother Boris. Among the manuscripts are biographical sketches of Viktor Pokrovskiĭ, especially accounts of his assassination in Bulgaria in 1922; information circulars sent out by Ataman Grigoriĭ Semenov, "Commander in Chief of the Far Eastern Armies;" and reports written by Boris Pokrovskiĭ on events in Europe, particularly Eastern Europe, and the Far East. The documents are comprised primarily of decrees (prigovory) from local Kuban ́Cossack groups and the photographs are chiefly portraits of Viktor Pokrovskiĭ. Included among the printed materials are clippings from the Russian and emigre press, a large number of Civil War broadsides and political pamphlets published in Siberia in 1919. Several of the latter are by and about Ataman Semenov.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1960.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1960.

Papers Processed 03/--/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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Broadsides (notices) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Decrees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Semenov, G. (Grigoriĭ), 1890-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Siberia (Russia) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

General Viktor L. Pokrovskiĭ was a White commander during the Civil War; his brother, Boris, was public prosecutor of the Tomsk circuit court.