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Il'ia Grigor'evich Savchenko Papers, 1920-1955

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At a Glance

Call No.: BA#0379
Bib ID 4078042 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Savchenko, Ilʹi︠a︡ Grigorʹevich, 1889-
Title Il'ia Grigor'evich Savchenko Papers, 1920-1955
Physical Description 9 Linear Feet (22 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) Russian , French , Czech .
Access

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Correspondence was closed to researchers until January 1, 1982.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized in five series. Selected material cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

The papers of Il'ia Grigor'evich Savchenko (1889-1961). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, caricatures, and materials relating to a number of Russian émigré organizations. The materials relating to émigré organizations include correspondence, financial records, and mimeographed textbooks prepared by the professors of the Russkii iuridicheskii fakul'tet v Prage (Russian Juridical Institute in Prague), and correspondence and printed materials of the Soiuz ob"edinenii russkikh okonchivshikh vysshie uchebnye asvedeniia (OROVUZ; Union of Societies of Russians Who Have Graduated from Institutes of Higher Education), which Savchenko headed. In addition, there are materials relating to other émigré groups in Europe and the United States with which Savchenko was associated.

  • Series I: Correspondence

    The correspondence includes both letters sent to Savchenko personally and to Poslednie novosti, on which he worked in the 1930s. Cataloged correspondence includes letters from many prominent figures, including Mark Aldanov, Ivan Bilibin, Ivan Bunin, Mikhail Fedorov, Georgii Grebenshchikov, Sergei Lifar', Boris Zaitsev and others.

  • Series II: Manuscripts

    The Series contains manuscripts of Savchenko's writings, including his memoirs of the Civil War (including some information on the "Greens"), as well as of works that appeared in Poslednie novosti by many prominent authors, including Konstantin Bal'mont, Ivan Bunin, Pavel Miliukov, Aleksei Remizov, Nadezhda Teffi and Marina Tsvetaeva, and others.

  • Series III: Photographs

  • Series IV: Subject Files

    Materials related to émigré organizations and groups in Europe and the United States with which Savchenko was associated, including Russkii iuridicheskii fakul'tet v Prage (Russian Juridical Institute in Prague), Soiuz ob"edinenii russkikh, okonchivshikh vysshie uchebnye asvedeniia (OROVUZ; Union of Societies of Russians Who Have Graduated from Institutes of Higher Education), which Savchenko headed. Also there are materials related to the Rossiiskii zarubezhnyi s"ezd v Parizhe. Arranged alphabetically.

  • Series V: Caricatures, Miscellaneous Notes, Printed Materials

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

Correspondence was closed to researchers until January 1, 1982.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Il'ia Grigor'evich Savchenko Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

Savtchenko, Élie. Les Insurgés du Kouban: La Guerre des Rouges et des Blancs. Traduit du russe et préfacé par Vladimir Lazarevski. Paris: Payot, 1929. French translation of Savchenko's memoirs of the Russian Civil War, by Vladimir Lazarevski.

Aleksandr Ivanovich Chekan Papers, 1926-1938: contains more records of Soiuz ob"edinenii russkikh okonchivshikh vysshie uchebnye asvedeniia (OROVUZ), from approximately the same years that Savchenko was affiliated with the organization.

Existence and Location of Copies

Russkii iuridicheskii fakul'tet v Prage printed item, "Otchet o sostoianii i deiatel'nosti russkago iurodicheskago fakul'teta v Prage za 1926-7, 1927-8 uchebnyi god" available on microfilm, MN#: 91-2081-8.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1956.

Papers Accessioned 1958.

Papers Processed 07/--/81.

Materials were intellectually arranged into five series at the same time the finding aid was converted to EAD. A biographical note and related materials notes were also added. Authorities were expanded. Nothing in the collection was physically rearranged.

Revision Description

2020-04-23 PDF finding aid converted to EAD and biographical note revised by CLB and KSD.

2021-03-19 Authorities and notes revised, updated and expanded. PDF removed. ksd

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"
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Textbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Balʹmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bari︠a︡tinskiĭ, V. V., kni︠a︡zʹ (Vladimir Vladimirovich), 1874-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bilibin, Ivan I︠A︡kovlevich, 1876-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burt︠s︡ev, V. L. (Vladimir Lʹvovich), 1862-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich, 1873-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chernyĭ, Sasha Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dioneo, 1865-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Czechoslovakia -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fedorov, Mikhail Mikhaĭlovich, 1858-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Golʹdenveĭzer, A. A. (Alekseĭ Aleksandrovich), 1890-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grebenshchikov, Georgīĭ, 1882-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich, 1864-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gruzenberg, O. O. (Oskar Osipovich), 1866-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
I︠U︡renev, Petr P. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kartashev, A. V. (Anton Vladimirovich), 1875-1960 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kovalevsky, Pierre, 1901-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krovopuskov, Konstantin Romanovich, 1881-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Law -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lukash, Ivan, 1892-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maklakov, V. A. (Vasiliĭ Alekseevich), 1870-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Melʹgunov, S. P. (Sergeĭ Petrovich), 1879-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mili︠u︡kov, P. N. (Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Evgeniĭ Karlovich, 1867-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mi︠a︡kotin, V. A. (Venedikt Aleksandrovich), 1867-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vasiliĭ Ivanovich, 1845-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nolʹde, B. Ė., Baron (Boris Ėmmanuilovich), 1876-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Obʺedinenie russkikh okonchivshikh vysshie uchebnye zavedenii︠a︡ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philosophoff, Dm. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poplavskiĭ, Boris, 1903-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Potresov, S. V. (Sergi︠e︡ĭ Viktorovich), 1870-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Remizov, Alekseĭ, 1877-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Savit︠s︡kiĭ, P. N. (Petr Nikolaevich), 1895-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schloezer, Boris de, 1881-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shestov, Lev, 1866-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shmelev, I. S. (Ivan Sergeevich), 1873-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Teslenko, Nikolaĭ V., 1870-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tėffi, N. A. (Nadezhda Aleksandrovna), 1872-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tkhorzhevskiĭ, Iv. (Ivan) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tolstoy, Alexandra, 1884-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
T︠S︡urikov, N. A. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zaĭt︠s︡ev, Boris, 1881-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zaĭt︠s︡ev, K. I. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical note

Il'ia Grigor'evich Savchenko (1889-1961) was a Russian imperial army officer who worked as a journalist and literary critic in the Russian émigré press in France.

Savchenko was born in Belaia Tserkov, a city near Kiev, on January 25, 1889. He served as an officer in the Kuban Cossack Army. During the Civil War, he fought in the White Army, and then emigrated to Czechoslovakia when the war ended.

Savchenko graduated from the Russkii iuridicheskii fakul'tet v Prage (Russian Juridical Institute in Prague), apparently intending to work as a professor of international law. He became president of Ob"edineniie russkikh, okonchivshikh vysshie uchebnye zavedeniia (OROVUZ; Society of Russians Who Have Graduated from Institutes of Higher Education) in approximately 1930. Around the same time, he began to work on the Paris-based Russian émigré publication Posledniia novosti.

I. G. Savchenko married Nataliia Gotcherenko. He died in France on December 16, 1961, and is buried with his wife in the Cimitiére de l'église, Roquefort-les-Pins.

Savchenko's name is also commonly spelled in its French form, Élie Savtchenko. This may be due to the relatively broad availability of Vladimir Lazarevski's French translation of Savchenko's memoirs, Les Insurgés du Kouban: La Guerre des Rouges et des Blancs, (Paris: Payot, 1929).