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Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneev Papers, 1917-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Sabaneev
Bib ID 4078011 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sabaneev, Leonid Leonidovich, 1881-1968 ; Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich, 1865-1936 ; Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951 ; Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich, 1864-1956
Title Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneev Papers, 1917-1950
Physical Description 500 items (5 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, books and periodicals. There are two letters from Aleksandr Glazunov and one each from Aleksandr Grechaninov and Nikolaĭ Metner. The manuscripts deal with both cultural affairs and the Russian Revolution. Among the cultural topics are essays on music, Isadora Duncan, Maksim Gorḱiĭ and literary affairs. There are articles about general aspects of the Revolution and about such individuals as Lenin, Stalin, Chicherin, Dzerzhinskiĭ and Kamenev. Many of the articles are memoiristic in nature, particularly those about life in Moscow and in the provinces during the Revolution, Dzerzhinskiĭ and Kamenev. There are clippings of articles written by Sabaneev and a number of books and periodicals either written by Sabaneev or containing articles by him.

  • Series I: Correspondence

  • Series II: Manuscripts

    (The Sabaneev manuscripts have been grouped into three separate series. The first contains individual essays with titles. The second includes manuscripts according to the year they were submitted to the Humanities Fund. The third is an alphabetical arrangement of manuscript titles. The manuscripts in the third group are all numbered, though it is not clear to what larger scheme the numbers refer.)

  • Series III: Printed Material

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--1956.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1968.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1971.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1956.

Papers Accessioned 1968.

Papers Accessioned 1971.

Papers Processed 04/--/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:"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chicherin, Boris Nikolaevich, 1828-1904 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dzerzhinskiĭ, F. Ė. (Feliks Ėdmundovich), 1877-1926 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kamenev, Sergeĭ Sergeevich, 1881-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Music critic and historian.