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Rodichev Family Papers, 1700-1970

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Rodichev
Bib ID 4077987 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Rodichev family ; Rodichev, F. I. (Fedor Izmaĭlovich), 1854-1933 ; Astrov, N. I. (Nikolaĭ Ivanovich), -1934 ; Gessen, I. V. (Iosif Vladimirovich), 1866-1943 ; Maklakov, V. A. (Vasiliĭ Alekseevich), 1870-1957 ; Mili︠u︡kov, P. N. (Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943 ; Panina, Sofii͡a Vladimirovna, grafini͡a, 1871-1956 ; Petrunkevich, I. I. (Ivan Ilʹich), 1843-1928 ; Herzen, Natalie, 1844-1936 ; Vernadsky, Nina, 1884-1971 ; Ogarev, N. P. (Nikolaĭ Platonovich), 1813-1877 ; Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941 ; Herzen, Aleksandr, 1812-1870
Title Rodichev Family Papers, 1700-1970
Physical Description 12000 items (38 boxes; 1 oversized tube)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Content

The papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files, photographs, and printed materials, and chiefly concern the post-1917 emigration; the Rodichevs settled in Switzerland. There is a great deal of family correspondence, including letters from Fedor I. Rodichev to his wife and daughter, letters from their niece Nina Vernadsky (Mrs. George), and from relatives in Soviet Russia in the 1920s and 1930s. There are many letters by Fedor I. Rodichev to Ivan and Anastasii︠a︡ Petrunkevich, and to Natalii︠a︡ Herzen fille. There are also letters to the Rodichevs from such Kadet leaders as Nikolaĭ Astrov, I︠O︡sif Gessen, Vasiliĭ Maklakov, Pavel Mili︠u︡kov, Sofii︠a︡ Panina, and Ivan Petrunkevich, and items by Aleksandr I. Herzen, Nikolaĭ Ogarev, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Manuscripts include memoirs and other writings, with many notes and fragments, written by Fedor Rodichev while in exile. There is also Aleksandra Rodicheva's biography of her father, and materials used by Kermit McKenzie to prepare his edition of Fedor Rodichev's memoirs. Subject files concern such topics as the Russian Civil War, the emigration, and the Rodichev and Herzen families. Among the photographs, which are chiefly of the Rodichevs and their friends and relatives, are two portraits of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Printed materials include clippings and offprints of works by Fedor Rodichev, and some books by, or relating to, members of the Herzen family.

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--1959.

Papers: Source of acquisition--S. M. Bakunina and Tati︠a︡na Eynard. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1971.

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

Papers: Source of acquisition--S. M. Bakunina and Tati︠a︡na Eynard. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1972.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1959.

Papers Accessioned 1971.

Papers Processed 07/--/81.

Papers Accessioned 1960.

Papers Accessioned 1972.

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:"
Biographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Switzerland -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petrunkevicha, Anastasii︠a︡ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rodicheva, Aleksandra Fedorovna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rodicheva, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- 1918-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Papers of members of the Rodichev family, specifically Kadet Party leader Fedor Izmaĭlovich Rodichev, his wife Ekaterina Aleksandrovna, and their daughter Aleksandra Fedorovna.