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Vserossiiskii Zemskii Soiuz Records, 1916-1945

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Vseross. Zemsk. Soi︠u︡z
Bib ID 4078259 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Vserossīĭskīĭ zemskīĭ soi︠u︡z pomoshchi bolʹnym i ranenym voinam
Title Vserossiiskii Zemskii Soiuz Records, 1916-1945
Physical Description 3000 items (9 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



The collection is organized in six series.



Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files, drawings and printed material of the Vserossiiskii zemskii soiuz (All Russian Zemstvo Union). The correspondence, spanning the years 1920-1944, is for the most part addressed to Porfirii N. Sorokin, Executive Secretary of the organization's Vremennyi glavnyi komitet (Temporary Executive Committee), the coordinating unit for all the institutions of the Zemstvo Union. The manuscripts include writings by N. I. Astrov, V. D. Kuz'min-Karavaev, and others. The documents are almost exclusively minutes of the Temporary Executive Committee's meetings from the period 1919-1924. The photographs, for the most part unidentified, are of Russian refugee settlements and White Army encampments in the area of Constantinople and Gallipoli, ca. 1921. The subject files include some financial records, and the printed material include the Vserossiiskii zemskii soiuz bulletin from 1916-1921 as well as publications about the Rossiiskii Zemsko-gorodskoi komitet and the Vserossiiskii soiuz gorodov.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Vserossiiskii Zemskii Soiuz Records; Box and Folder (if known); Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Date of acquisition--03/--/31.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 03/--/31.

Papers Processed 03/--/31.

Materials were intellectually arranged in six series at the same time the finding aid was converted to EAD. Notes were revised and updated. Authorities were expanded. Nothing in the collection was physically rearranged.

Revision Description

2021-04-02 PDF finding aid converted to EAD; authorities and notes revised, updated and expanded. 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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Astrov, N. I. (Nikolaĭ Ivanovich), -1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Burt︠s︡ev, V. L. (Vladimir Lʹvovich), 1862-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Europe -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Karpovich, Michael, 1888-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kuzʹmin-Karavaev, V. D. (Vladimir Dmitrievich), 1859- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russians -- Europe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shmelev, I. S. (Ivan Sergeevich), 1873-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sorokin, Porfirīĭ N. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vrangel', Petr Nikolaevich, Baron, 1878-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vserossīĭskīĭ zemskīĭ soi︠u︡z Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zeeler, Vladimir Feofilovich, 1874-1954 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Russian social welfare organization founded in 1914 to aid wounded soldiers. During and after the Civil War it attended to the needs of the White Army and of Russian refugees in Europe.