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Il'ia Dmitrievich Surguchev Papers, 1916-1958

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BA#0436
Bib ID 4078131 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Surguchev, Ilʹi︠a︡ , 1881-1956
Title Il'ia Dmitrievich Surguchev Papers, 1916-1958
Physical Description 6.3 Linear Feet (15 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) Russian , French , English .

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Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and printed materials of Surguchev. The papers almost exclusively concern Surguchev's life in emigration; he lived in France from the 1920s onward. Correspondents include Ivan Bunin, Nikolaĭ Evreĭnov, Aleksandr Kuprin, and Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko. There are manuscripts of plays, stories, and film scenarios by Surguchev in Russian, French, and English. Documents include literary contracts, and one contract signed by Sergeĭ Lifar ́concerning a film scenario by Surguchev and Ivan Lukash. There are photographs of Surguchev and of scenes from his plays, and a subject file on the Russian Chamber Theater (Kamernyĭ Teatr) in Prague, 1922-23. Among the printed materials are many clippings of pieces by Surguchev, and his play "Igra" and pamphlet "Bolśheviki v Stavropole."

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This collection is located on-site.

Preferred Citation

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

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1962.

Papers Processed 11/--/81.

Revision Description

2020-03-31 PDF finding aid converted to EAD and biographical note revised by CLB and 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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Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Evreinov, N. N. (Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich), 1879-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kuprin, Aleksandr Ivanovich, 1870-1938 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lukash, Ivan, 1892-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vladimir, 1845-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Remizov, Alekseĭ, 1877-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shmelev, I. S. (Ivan Sergeevich), 1873-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slonim, Marc, 1894-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Il'ia Dmitrievich Surguchev (1881-1956) was a writer and dramatist whose best-known work was the play "Osennie skripki"("Les violins d'automne" or "Autumn"). Born in Stavropol, Russia, he emigrated to France in the 1920s. He died in Paris in 1956.