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Aleksandr Bakhrakh papers, 1922-1983

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Bib ID 4078333 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bakhrakh, Aleksandr
Title Aleksandr Bakhrakh papers, 1922-1983
Physical Description 2500 items (8 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) Russian .
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The collection is arranged in three series.



Letters received by A. V. Bakhrakh which discuss 20th century Russian literature, contemporary Slavic studies, and Russian emigre publishing activities. Correspondents include Andrei Belyi (Boris Bugaev), Ivan Bunin, Kornei Chukovskii, Andre Gide and Boris Pilniak. There are over 300 letters by Gleb Struve wtitten from 1964 to 1983, which cover the above topics as well as Struve's personal and professional life. There are both letters and manuscripts by Vladislav Khodasevich, Aleksei Remizov and Marina Tsvetaeva.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aleksandr Bakhrakh Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchased with Tulinoff Fund; Date of acquisition--1983.

Papers: Method of acquisition--Purchased with Tulinoff Fund; Date of acquisition--1984.

Publications based on the collection

  • "Pis'ma M. I. TSvetaevoi k A. V. Bakhrakhu: Publikatsiia i komentarii A. Tiurina." Novyi Zhurnal No. 180 (1990) : pp. 21U-253, No. 181 (1990): pp. 98-138. (Letters of Marina TSvetaeva to Alexander Bacherac from box 5).Malmstad, John.
  • "Perepiska V.F. KHodasevicha s A.V. Bakhrakhom." No-voe Literaturnoe Obozrezie no. 2 (1993) pp. 107-205.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1983.

Papers Accessioned 1984.

Papers Processed 07/--/85.

Materials were intellectually arranged in three series at the same time the finding aid was converted to EAD. Nothing in the collection was physically rearranged.

Revision Description

2021-06-17 Collection was renamed from Alexander Bacherac Papers to Aleksandr Bakhrakh Papers. ksd

2021-06-17 PDF finding aid converted to EAD and published. Authorities and notes revised, updated and expanded. ksd

Subject Headings

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Adamovich, Georgiĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Aĭkhenvalʹd, I︠U︡. I (I︠U︡liĭ Isaevich), 1872-1928 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baboreko, A. (Aleksandr) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bely, Andrey, 1880-1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Berberova, N. (Nina) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chinnov, Igorʹ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chukovskiĭ, Korneĭ, 1882-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- France Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Felʹzen, I︠U︡rīĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frank, Tatʹi︠a︡na Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gazdanov, Gaito Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gide, André, 1869-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gulʹ, Roman, 1896-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hofmann, M. (Modeste), 1887-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ilovaĭskai︠a︡-Alʹberti, Irina Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ioann, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western United States, 1902-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ivanov, Georgiĭ, 1894-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ivask, I͡Uriĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Khodasevich, V. F. (Vladislav Felit͡sianovich), 1886-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kovalevsky, Pierre, 1901-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Maklakov, V. A. (Vasiliĭ Alekseevich), 1870-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malmstad, John E. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mochulʹskiĭ, K. (Konstantin), 1892-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Muromt͡seva-Bunina, V. N. (Vera Nikolaevna) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Odoevt︠s︡eva, Irina, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Osorgin, Mikhail Andreevich, 1878-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ossorguine-Bakounine, Tatiana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ot︠s︡up, Aleksandr Avdeevich, 1882-1949 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pilʹni︠a︡k, Boris, 1894-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pregelʹ, Sofii︠a︡, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Remizov, Alekseĭ, 1877-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reznikova, N. V. (Natalʹi︠a︡ Viktorovna) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rodicheva, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russian literature -- Foreign countries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rzhevskiĭ, Leonid, 1905-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schakovskoy, Zinaïda, princesse, 1906-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sedykh, Andreĭ, 1902-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shagini︠a︡n, Mariėtta Sergeevna, 1888-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shpoli︠a︡nskiĭ, Aminad Petrovich, approximately 1888-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sini︠a︡vskiĭ, A. (Andreĭ), 1925-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slonim, Marc, 1894-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Struve, Gleb Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Struve, Nina Aleksandrovna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sumerkin, Alexander Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Triolet, Elsa Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tėffi, N. A. (Nadezhda Aleksandrovna), 1872-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
T︠S︡etlina, Marii︠a︡ Samoĭlovna, 1882-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Varshavskiĭ, V. S. (Vladimir Sergeevich), 1906-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Veĭdle, V., 1895-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vishni︠a︡k, M. V. (Mark Venʹi︠a︡minovich), 1883-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zaĭt︠s︡ev, Boris, 1881-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zaĭt︠s︡eva, Vera Alekseevna, 1878-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Aleksandr Vasil'evich Bakhrakh (also Bacherac, Bachrach), 1902-1985, an emigre writer (author of "Bunin v khalate"), a journalist, critic, and memoirist who published widely in émigré journals and newspapers. During WWII he lived with Ivan Bunin, who sheltered him from the Nazis (Bakhrakh was Jewish). Bakhrakh worked in a pro-Soviet newspaper after the war, in 1950s and 1960s worked for Radio Svoboda. Died in Paris in 1985, was buried in Helsinki.

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Series I: Correspondence

Subseries I.1: Cataloged correspondence

Box 1 Adamovich, Georgii Viktorovich

Box 1 Aikhenval'd, Iulii Isaevich

Box 1 Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich

Box 1 Andreev, Nikolai Efremovich

Box 1 Baboreko, Aleksandr Kuz'mich

Belyi, Andrei: see Bugaev

Box 1 Berberova, Nina Nikolaevna

Box 1 Bugaev, Boris Mikolaevich

Box 1 Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich

Box 1 Biinina, Vera Nikolaevna

Box 2 Chinnov, Igor' Vladimirovich

Box 2 Chiikovskii, Kornei Ivanovich

Fel'zen: see Freidenshtein

Box 2 Frank, Tatiana Sergeevna

Box 2 Freidenshtein, Nikolai Bernardovich

Box 2 Gazdanov, Georgii Ivanovich

Box 2 Gide, Andre

Box 2 Gofman, Modest Liudvigovich

Box 2 Gul', Romfin Borisovich

Hoffman, Modest: see Gofman

Ioann, Archbishop of San Francisco and Western United States: see Shakhovskoi, Dmitrii

Box 2 Ivanov, Georgii Vladimirovich

Box 2 Ivask, Iurii Pavlovich

Box 2 Khodasevich, Vladislav Felitsianovich

Box 3 Koiranskii, Aleksandr

Box 3 Konovalov, Sergei Aleksandrovich

Box 3 Kovalevskii, Petr Evgrafovich

Box 3 Lifar', Sergei Mikhailovich

Box 3 Maklakov, Vasilii Alekseevich

Box 8 Malmstad, John

Box 3 Mochul'skii, Konstantin Vasil'evich

Box 3 Odoevtseva, Irina Vladimirovna

Box 3 Osorgin, Mikhail Andreevich

Box 3 Osorgina, Tatiana

Box 3 Otsup, Nikolai Avdeevich

Box 3 Pil'niak, Boris Andreevich

Box 8 Pregel', Sofiia Iulevna

Box 3 Remizov, Aleksei Mikhailovich

Box 3 Reznikova, Natalia Viktorovna

Box 3 Rodicheva, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna

Box 3 Rzhevskii, Leonid Dionisievich

Box 3 Sedykh, Andrei: see Tsvibak

Box 3 Shakhovskaia, Zinaida Alekseevna

Box 3 Shakhovskoi, Dmitri Alekseevich

Box 3 Shpolianskii, Aminad Petrovich

Box 3 Siniavskii, Andrei Donat'evich

Box 3 Slonim, Mark L'vovich

Box 4 Struve, Gleb Petrovich

Box 5 Stupnitskii, Arsenii Fedorovich

Box 5 Teffi, Nadezhda Aleksandrovna

Box 5 Triolet, Elsa

Box 5 Tsetlina, Mariia

Box 5 Tsvetaeva, Marina Ivanovna

Box 5 Tsvibak, Iakov Moiseevich

Box 5 Varshavskii, Vladimir Sergeevich

Box 5 Veidle, Vladimir

Box 5 Vishniak, Mark Veniaminovich

Box 5 Zaitsev, Boris Konstantinovich

Subseries I.2: Arranged correspondence

Box 6 Alberti, Irina Alekseevna

Box 6 Armes, Keith

Box 6 Bowlt, John

Box 6 Chaianov, A.

Box 6 Chervinskaia, Lidiia

Box 6 Davies, Richard

Box 6 Deych, E. K.

Box 6 Dubovnikov, A. N.

Box 6 Duke, Vernon

Box 6 Fedulova (Tuzha), Rosa

Box 6 Fleishman, L.

Box 6 Frank, Viktor

Box 6 Haggland, Roger

Box 6 Hanssler, H.

Box 6 Hughes, Olga and Robert

Ilovaiskaia-Alberti: see Alberti

Box 6 Kercball, R.

Box 6 Khomiakov, G.

Box 6 Kosinskii, I.

Box 6 Lampl, H.

Box 6 Lavrov, V. V,

Box 6 Liubianikova, E. I.

Box 7 Makashin, S.

Box 7 McVay, G.

Box 7 Miloradovich, S.

Box 7 Mitchell, J.

Box 7 Mnukhin, L. A.

Box 7 Morgulins, M.

Box 7 Natov, A.

Box 7 Nikitin, Nikolai

Box 7 Nivat, G.

Box 7 Pascal, Pierre

Box 7 Polonskii, Iakov

Box 7 Prismanova, Anna Semenovna

Box 7 Razumovskaia, M.

Box 7 Rittenberg, S.

Box 7 Rovner, A. B.

Box 7 Shveitzer, V.

Box 7 Shaikevich, A.

Box 7 Sosinskii, V.

Box 7 Struve, N.

Box 7 Suhravardy, Shahid

Box 7 Sumerkin, Aleksandr

Box 7 Tereshkovich, Konstantin

Box 7 Tomashevskii, B.

Box 7 Tsveteremich, P.

Box 7 Varshavskaia, T.

Box 7 Zaitseva, Vera

Box 7 Zernov, Vladimir

Box 7 Zilbershtein, I.

Box 7 Unidentified

Series II: Manuscripts

Box 5 Adamovich, Georgii Viktorovich. "Segodnia byl obed u Bakhrakha…"

Box 5 Khodasevich, Vladislav Felitsianovich

Box 5 "Alek, chtoby..."

Box 5 "Chernyia tuchi pronosiatsia…"

Box 5 "Bylo na ulitse polutemno…"

Box 5 "Parizh obitaia..."

Box 5 Remizov, Aleksei Mikhailovich

Box 5 "Gippopotamy ili begemoty. Pamiati Henry Church"

Box 5 Rasporiaditel'skii znak na vecher A. Remizova...

Box 5 Shaginian, Marietta

Box 5 "Vzrevev kak zver', udaril chelovek…"

Box 5 "Kretin"

Box 5 Tsvetaeva, Marina Ivanovna. "Chas dushi"

Box 5 Zaitsev, Boris Konstantinovich. "Dostoevskii"

Series III: Photographs

Box 5 Struve, Gleb Petrovich