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Sofiia Vladimirovna Panina Papers, 1900-1956

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Panina
Bib ID 4077943 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Panina, Sofii͡a Vladimirovna, grafini͡a, 1871-1956 ; I︠U︡renev, Petr ; Masaryk, Alice Garrigue, 1879-1966 ; Obolenskiĭ, V. A., kni︠a︡zʹ (Vladimir Andreevich), 1869-1950 ; Petrunkevich, Ivan Ilʹich, 1844-1928 ; Astrov, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1868-1934 ; Chelishchev, Viktor N., 1870-1952 ; Kizevetter, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, 1886-1933 ; Mili︠u︡kov, P. N. (Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943 ; Nabokov, Vladimir Dmitrievich, 1869-1922 ; Bilibin, Ivan I︠A︡kovlevich, 1876-1942 ; Masaryk, T. G. (Tomas Garrigne), 1850-1937
Title Sofiia Vladimirovna Panina Papers, 1900-1956
Physical Description 5000 items (16 boxes; 1 folder; 1 album)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Content

Most of the collection concerns the Russian emigration in interwar Europe; a sizeable part deals with the Kadet (Constitutional Democrat) Party in the Russian Civil War. There is correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, photographs, and printed materials. There are many letters by liberal figures, such as Astrov, Viktor Chelishchev, Petr I︠U︡renev, Aleksandr Kizevetter, Pavel Mili︠u︡kov, Vladimir D. Nabokov, Vladimir Obolenskiĭ, Panina, and Ivan Petrunkevich. There are also letters from Ivan Bilibin, Alice Masaryk, and Thomas Masaryk. Manuscripts are chiefly by Astrov, and include memoirs, poems, and lectures. There are also memoirs by Panina, and eulogies by various people on Astrov. Subject files from 1917-1920 have materials on Panina's arrest and trial by the Bolsheviks, Kadet conferences, protocols of meetings of the Kadet Party central committee, and other items. Files on the emigration deal with the Russkiĭ Ochag (Russian Hearth) and other bodies, especially in Czechoslovakia. There are photographs of Astrov, Kizevetter, Nikodim Kondakov, Alice Masaryk, Panina, and others. Printed materials include books, clippings, and offprints by Astrov and others.

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 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1957.

Papers Processed 02/--/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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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eulogies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Astrov, Nikolaĭ Ivanovich, 1868-1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Europe -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kizevetter, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, 1886-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Masaryk, Alice Garrigue, 1879-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Countess Sofii︠a︡ Panina was a Russian liberal and social activist. Also included are papers of Nikolaĭ I. Astrov, a liberal leader.