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Series I: Correspondence
Series IV: Subject Files
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This collection is organized in five series. Selected material cataloged; remainder arranged.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1956.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1958.
Publications based on the collection
Publications based on the I. G. Savchenko Papers: Miliukov, P. "Natsional'nyi vopros v svete sovremennosti; Novyi razdel CHekhoslovakii; Gde iskat' peremeny (otryvok); Gde Evropa?" Podgotovleno k pechati IU. Fel'shshtinskim. SSSR: Vnutrennie protj-vorechiia, IT. Benson, Vt.: Chalidze, 1987.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
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
History / 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).