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Russkii Natsional'nyi Komitet Records, 1917-1960

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Russkiĭ Nat︠s︡ionalńyĭ Komitet.
Bib ID 4078009 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bakhmetev, B. A. (Boris Aleksandrovich) ; Dolgorukov, Pavel Dmitrievich, kni︠a︡z, 1866-1927 ; Dolgorukov, P. D., kni︠a︡zʹ (Petr Dmitrīevich), 1866-1951 ; Gippius, Z. N. (Zinaida Nikolaevna), 1869-1945 ; Kutepov, Aleksandr Pavlovich, 1882-1930 ; Merezhkovsky, Dmitry Sergeyevich, 1865-1941 ; Pares, Sir Bernard, 1867-1949 ; Tyrkova-Williams, Ariadna, 1869-1962 ; Vernadsky, George, 1887-1973 ; Vrangel', Petr Nikolaevich, Baron, 1878-1928 ; Tolstoy, Alexandra, 1884-1979
Title Russkii Natsional'nyi Komitet Records, 1917-1960
Physical Description 32000 items (85 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

Boxes 1-5 are located on-site. Boxes 6 to 90 are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library Reading Room.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The collection contains RNK correspondence, documents, photographs, subject files, organizational records and printed materials. There are letters from Boris Bakhmeteff, Pavel and Petr Dolgorukov, Zinaida Gippius, Aleksandr Kutepov, Dmitriĭ Merezhovskiĭ, Bernard Pares, Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, George Vernadsky, and Petr Wrangel. There is a short essay by Aleksandra Tolstai︠a︡ about her father. The manuscripts relate to political, historical and sociological issues. Most of the subject files relate to emigre organizations other than the RNK, while those of the RNK are classified into files of financial records, bulletins, minutes and lists of names and addresses. Among the printed materials are brochures and pamphlets, clippings, newspapers, and books.

Using the Collection

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Conditions Governing Access

Boxes 1-5 are located on-site. Boxes 6 to 90 are located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library Reading Room.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1952.

Papers Accessioned 1960.

Papers Processed 03/--/83.

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"
Brochures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bulletins Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspapers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fedorov, M.M. (Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kartashev, A. V. (Anton Vladimirovich), 1875-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

The Russkiĭ Nat︠s︡ionalńyĭ Komitet (RNK, i.e. Russian National Committee) was a Paris-based emigre political organization. Anton V. Kartashev and Mikhail M. Fedorov were leading figures in the organization, and much of the collection relates to their activities.