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Valerii Petrovich Semenov-Tian'-Shanskii Papers, 1868-1961

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Semenov-Ti︠a︡n-́Shanskiĭ
Bib ID 4078041 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Semenov-Ti︠a︡n-́Shanskiĭ, Valeriĭ Petrovich, 1871-1966 ; Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 ; Muromt͡seva-Bunina, V. N. (Vera Nikolaevna) ; Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich, 1812-1891 ; Slonim, Marc, 1894-1976 ; Struve, Petr Berngardovich, 1870-1944
Title Valerii Petrovich Semenov-Tian'-Shanskii Papers, 1868-1961
Physical Description 3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

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

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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 1955.

Papers Accessioned 1968.

Papers Processed 07/--/91.

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"
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Emigration and immigration -- Finland -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- 1533-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.