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At a Glance
Svitich's papers, which consist of manuscripts, photographs, subject files, and printed materials, chiefly concern the Orthodox church in interwar Poland. The papers also include Svitich's diaries, written in Poland between 1939 and 1940. Also included is an essay, in an unidentified hand, which Svitich attributes to V.V. Rozanov. There are photographs of Mikhail Artsybashev and Vladimir Burt︠s︡ev. Subject files concern: the Orthodox church in the Vilnius region in the late 19th century; meetings of various Russian organizations in 1917; many aspects of Orthodoxy in Poland in the 1920's and 1930's, including government persecution and in World War II. Among printed materials are issues of "Russkiĭ Golos"(Lwʹow) confiscated by the Polish government in 1939, and issues of Russian newspapers from World War II, including "Vestnik Russkago Komiteta v General-Gubernatorstve" (Warsaw).
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1954.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1956.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1958.
Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1959.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
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Papers Accessioned 1954.
Papers Accessioned 1956.
Papers Accessioned 1958.
Papers Accessioned 1959.
Papers Processed 11/--/81.
History / Biographical Note
Lay official of the Orthodox Church in Poland. Worked for the Russian newspapers "Za svobodu" and "Russkiĭ golos.".