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At a Glance
Lists, subject files, photographs, etchings and printed materials relating to the Pazheskii Korpus (imperial Corps of Pages), a school for the sons of the Russian nobility founded in 1802, and the Soiuz Pazhei (Union of Pages), the emigré alumni organization founded in 1920. The materials were collected by representatives of the Union of Pages. The collection consists chiefly of mimeographed newsletters, books, printed mementoes, such as programs, menus, tickets, and school forms, and of pictorial materials, especially photographs and etchings. The great majority of the materials pertain to the Imperial Corps of Pages and to Russia's imperial family, and include many unusual photographs portraying school life and the life of the family of Nicholas II. There are also old photographs of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Tsarskoe Selo, printed reports of the State Council for 1894-99, newsletters published by the Union of Pages and miscellaneous Russian and foreign publications, originally part of the library of the museum of the Union of Pages in Paris.
1982 addition: almost 400 photographs, chiefly of students and graduates of the Corps of Pages, as well as a few photographs of Nicholas II; and miscellaneous papers concerning the Corps, such as biographical and autobiographical information, lists of graduates, and documents from ca. 1890-1917.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1957.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1965.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1966.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1970.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1971.
Papers: Source of acquisition--Alekseĭ Mozhaĭskiĭ. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1957.
Papers Accessioned 1965.
Papers Accessioned 1966.
Papers Accessioned 1970.
Papers Accessioned 1971.
Papers Accessioned 1982.
Papers Processed 10/--/81.
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