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Zernov Family Papers, 1919-1976

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 4078287 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Zernov family ; Zernov, Nicolas ; Kullmann, G. G. (Gustave Gérard), 1894-1961 ; Kullman, Marii︠a︡, 1901-1965 ; Remizov, Alekseĭ, 1877-1957 ; Zenʹkovskiĭ, V. V. (Vasiliĭ Vasilʹevich), 1881-1962 ; Zernova, Sofii︠a︡ A., 1865-1942 ; Zernova, Sofii︠a︡ M., 1899-1972 ; Shokotov, lieutenant ; Berdi︠a︡ev, Nikolaĭ, 1874-1948 ; Kiprīan, Archimandrite
Title Zernov Family Papers, 1919-1976
Physical Description 3100 items ( 13 boxes)
Language(s) Russian , English , German .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_bak_4078287.pdf
Access

Manuscript by S.M. Zernova about Rakhmaninov closed to 1 Jan. 2017; boxes 10-13 closed to 1 January 1998.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files, and printed materials of members of the Zernov family, especially Nikolaĭ M. Zernov. Correspondence includes letters from Nikolaĭ Berdi︠a︡ev, Archimandrite Kiprian, Alekseĭ Remizov, Vasiliĭ Zenḱovskiĭ, and copies of many letters from Gustave Kullmann to his wife Marii︠a︡, nʹee Zernova. Manuscripts include: memoirs by Sofii︠a︡ A. Zernova about her childhood, youth, and family; Sofii︠a︡ M. Zernova's albums, poems, diaries and memoirs about the Civil War and the emigration in Europe; manuscripts by Nikolaĭ Zernov on religious and literary themes; a report by a Lt. Shokotov on his White Army detached service in 1917-1919; a brief manuscript by Vladimir M. Zernov claiming that syphillis was a contributing factor in Lenin's death; and manuscripts and speeches by Kullmann. Subject files include biographical information collected by Nikolaĭ Zernov on many emigre Orthodox churchmen and religious writers, and materials relating to Kullmann and the Zernov family.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

Manuscript by S.M. Zernova about Rakhmaninov closed to 1 Jan. 2017; boxes 10-13 closed to 1 January 1998.

This collection is located on-site.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Nikolai M. Zernov, 1964-65; gift of Militza Zernov, 1983, 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Nikolaĭ M. Zernov. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1964.

Papers: Source of acquisition--Nikolaĭ M. Zernov. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1965.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1966.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1971.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1974.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1976.

Papers: Source of acquisition--Zernov, Militza. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1983. Accession number--B-87-3-17.

Papers: Source of acquisition--Zernov, Militza. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1985. Accession number--B-87-3-17.

Papers.

Papers.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1964.

Papers Accessioned 1965.

Papers Accessioned 1966.

Papers Accessioned 1971.

Papers Accessioned 1974.

Papers Accessioned 1976.

Papers Processed SC 04/--/82.

Papers Processed Sc 09/--/82.

Papers Processed EJS 03/--/87.

Papers Processed EJS 03/--/87.

Papers Processed 03/--/87.

Papers Processed 03/--/87.

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
Diaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Emigration and immigration -- Europe -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkovʹ zagranit︠s︡eĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Nikolaĭ M. Zernov was a lecturer at Oxford University and the author of "The Russian Religious Renaissance of the 20th Century"; his sister Sofii︠a︡ was active in the Russkoe Khristi︠a︡nskoe Studencheskoe Dvizhenie (Russian Christian Student Movement); his sister Maria was married to Gustave Kullmann who was a Swiss and an official of the League of Nations and the United Nations; their parents were Stepan I. and Sofii︠a︡ A. Zernov.