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Innokenti Nikolaevich Seryshev Papers, 1914-1970

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Seryshev
Bib ID 4078053 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Seryshev, Innokentiĭ Nikolaevich, 1883-
Title Innokenti Nikolaevich Seryshev Papers, 1914-1970
Physical Description 10 linear feet 20 boxes (10 linear feet 20 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files, and printed materials. Seryshev carried on a voluminous correspondence in Esperanto, as well as Russian and English, with individuals in many countries. This material mostly dates from the late 1920s. Photographs of Seryshev's correspondents have been left with the letters to which these photos were attached. The main manuscript is a lengthy autobiography by Father Seryshev, illustrated with photos, postcards, and documents, called "V Zemnom plane moego vechnogo bytii︠a︡", describing in five volumes and appendices his life and travels in pre-revolutionary Siberia, in Japan (1919-1922), in China (1922-1925), and in Australia, where he settled after 1926. An earlier manuscript entitled "Peshkom po i︠a︡ponskim shkolam", also covers the Japanese period in Seryshev's life. Among materials relating to Seryshev's activities as a promoter of Esperanto, mention should be made of his manuscript "Esperanto v SSSR i ee satelitakh", to which much primary material is adjoined. Printed material includes "Siberio" (1914), a collection of articles on Siberia, translated into Esperanto and edited by Seryshev; various Russian-language periodicals brought out by Father Seryshev in Australia; and Esperanto textbooks in Russian, Polish, and Lithuanian.

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 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1955.

Papers Accessioned 1957.

Papers Accessioned 1962.

Papers Processed 08/--/81.

Papes Accessioned 1966.

Papers Accessioned 1968.

Papers Accessioned 1969.

Papers Accessioned 1971.

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"
Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Postcards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Emigration and immigration -- Australia -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Far East -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Esperanto Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Esperanto -- Textbooks for Lithuanians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Esperanto -- Textbooks for Poles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Esperanto -- Textbooks for Russians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Orthodox priest and Esperanto enthusiast.