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At a Glance
Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, photographs and printed materials, primarily booklets and clippings. The correspondents include Ivan and Vera Bunin, Mark Slonim and Petr Struve. Also included are photocopies of letters by Ivan A. Goncharov. By far the largest part of the collection is in the form of memoirs written by Valeriĭ P. Semenov-Ti︠a︡nʹ-Shanskiĭ, in which he dwells in detail on his ancestors, on the social and political life in Russian during the second half of the 19th century and on his public life in the emigration. The subject files deal primarily with Russian emigre organizations in Finland.
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--1955.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1968.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1955.
Papers Accessioned 1968.
Papers Processed 07/--/91.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Valeriĭ P. Semenov-Ti︠a︡n-́Shanskiĭ served prior to the Revolution as the representative of the Ministry of Justice to the Stolypin Land Committees and as Chief Procurator in the Senate. He spent his emigre years (1919-1965) in Helsinki, Finland, where he served from 1929-1939 as the representative of the Russian Historical Archive located in Prague. He was the son of Petr Petrovich Semenov-Ti︠a︡n-́Shanskiĭ, a well known scientist, explorer and humanitarian reformer.