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Mark Aleksandrovich Aldanov Papers, 1926-1957

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR/Ms Coll/Aldanov
Bib ID 4078309 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957 ; Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 ; Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 ; Karpovich, Michael, 1888-1959 ; Maklakov, V. A. (Vasiliĭ Alekseevich), 1870-1957 ; Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 ; Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 ; Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 ; Repin, Ili︠́a︡ Efimovich, 1844-1930 ; Zaĭt︠s︡ev, Boris, 1881-1972
Title Mark Aleksandrovich Aldanov Papers, 1926-1957
Physical Description 6700 items (37 boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_bak_4078309.pdf
Access

Boxes 34-37 closed to all use until 1 Jan. 2008 (see letter of Tati︠́a︡na Aldanova to the Archive, 26 August 1957).

This collection is located on-site.

Description

Summary

The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, documents, a photograph, and printed material, primarily from the period 1941-1957. Included are letters from Ivan Bunin, Marc Chagall, Mikhail Karpovich, Vasiliĭ Maklakov, W. Somerset Maugham, Vladimir Nabokov, Ili︠́a︡ Repin, Edmund Wilson, Boris Zaĭt︠s︡ev and many others. Manuscripts of his works include "Istoki""Nachalo kont︠s︡a""Zhivi, kak khochesh"́, and "The Escape" (English translation of "Begstvo"), such shorter tales as "Noch ́v terminale""Povest ́o smerti", and "Ulḿskai︠a︡ noch"́, as well as numerous articles, book reviews and essays. There are financial records for "Novyĭ Zhurnal", which Aldanov helped found, and the clippings are mainly articles about Aldanov. There is one late photograph of Aldanov.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

Boxes 34-37 closed to all use until 1 Jan. 2008 (see letter of Tati︠́a︡na Aldanova to the Archive, 26 August 1957).

This collection is located on-site.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1953.

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1954.

Papers Accessioned 1957.

Papers Accessioned 1958.

Papers Processed 11/--/78.

Papers Revised 12/--/80.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Emigration and immigration -- France -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Letters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Aldanov was the pseudonym for M.A. Landau, who was a Russian emigre writer who lived in France and in the United States.