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Nadezhda I. and Vladimir M. Bek Papers, 1919-1961

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR Ms Coll/Bek
Bib ID 4078300 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bek, Nadezhda I., 1884-1961 ; Bek, Vladimir M., -approximately 1950 ; Doss, I. F. ; Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947 ; Kutepov, Aleksandr Pavlovich, 1882-1930
Title Nadezhda I. and Vladimir M. Bek Papers, 1919-1961
Physical Description 101 items (1 box)
Language(s) Russian .

This collection is located on-site.



Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Manuscripts


Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, and printed materials of Bek and her husband. Correspondence includes two letters by Anton Denikin and one by Aleksandr Kutepov. Among the manuscripts are the memoirs of Nadezhda Bek, covering the period up to the 1917 revolution. Vladimir Bek's manuscripts from the Civil War include political reports on the situation in south Russia in October 1919-February 1920, and a number of essays on Civil War topics (such as the White propanganda agency Osvag, and the problems of the White Army officer corps). Other materials concern the Kuban region in the Civil War. Printed materials include copies of a book of poetry published by Bek, "O russkai︠a︡ zemli︠a︡" (1944).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1958.

Papers Accessioned 1961.

Papers Processed 12/--/78.

Papers Processed 04/--/82.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Daughter of St. Petersburg businessman I.F. Doss, wife of Vladimir Bek, a staff officer in the Imperial and White armies.