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   Vladimir Veidle Papers, 1920-1979

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

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Abstract

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, documents, photographs, subject files, art reproductions, and printed materials of Vladimir Veidle (also known as Vladimir Vasilʹevich Weidlé, 1895-1979), Russian critic of art and literature, writer and scholar.

At a Glance

Call No.:BA#0506
Bib ID:6568336 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Veĭdle, V., 1895-1979
Title:Vladimir Veidle Papers, 1920-1979
Physical description:26 linear feet (52 boxes; 5 oversize folders).
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, documents, photographs, subject files, art reproductions, and printed materials of Vladimir Vasilʹevich Veidle (i.e. , Vladimir Vasilʹevich Weidlé, Wladimir Weidlé; (1895-1979), writer and scholar. Almost the entire collection concerns Veĭdle's life in France, from the 1920s on. Correspondence consists of letters by many Russian emigre, French, English, German, Italian, and American writers and scholars. The largest groups of cataloged letters are by Igor' Chinnov (56 items), I͡Uriĭ Ivask (193), Vladislav Khodasevich (44), and Gleb Struve (43). There are also letters from Bernhard Berenson, Marc Chagall, Jacques Maritain, Henry Miller, Marina Tsvetaeva, and other prominent figures, as well as many letters by Veĭdle to his wife from 1914-1972. Manuscripts by Veĭdle include articles, lectures, stories, poems, and many broadcasts which he made for Radio Liberty; Veĭdle's notes deal with many artistic and literary topics. Manuscripts by other authors include items by, for example, I͡Uriĭ Ivask and Igor' Chinnov. Printed materials in the collection include books and newspaper and journal articles by Veĭdle, and offprints of articles by other scholars, chiefly in the fields of art history and Russian literature.

Series I: Cataloged Materials

Subseries I.1: Correspondence

Subseries I.2: Manuscripts

Subseries I.3: Photographs

Subseries I.4: Drawings

Series II: Arranged Correspondence

Series III: Manuscripts by Vladimir Veidle

Subseries III.1: Major Manuscripts

Subseries III.2: Minor Manuscripts

Subseries III.3: Manuscript fragments

The manuscripts in boxes 18-22 were written by Weidle for his broadcasts over Radio Liberty in 1957-77. Those in 18-20 are the mimeographed transcripts of his broadcasts, in largely chronological order. The materials in 21-22 are primarily drafts, with some notes, for his broadcasts.

Series IV: Manuscripts by Other Authors

Series V: Notes by Vladimir Veidle

Series VI: Documents. Photographs. Subject Files. Miscellaneous

Series VII: Printed Materials

Appendix: Publications based on the Vladimir Veidle Papers

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

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

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Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 5/2/1999 mmb

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 22, 2017 Finding aid written in English.
    2017-07-22 File created from legacy PDF

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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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Adamovich, GeorgiĭPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Art--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Benois, Alexandre, 1870-1960PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Berberova, N. (Nina)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Berdi͡aev, Nikolaĭ, 1874-1948PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bulgakov, Sergeĭ Nikolaevich, 1871-1944PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Camus, Albert, 1913-1960PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chinnov, I. N. (Igorʹ Nikolaevich)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--France--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Écrits d'immigrés russes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fondaminskiĭ, Ilʹi︠a︡, 1879-1948PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gazdanov, GaitoPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gippius, Z.N (Zinaida Nikolaevna), 1869-1945PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Grynberg, Roman, 1893-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gulʹ, Roman, 1896-1986PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ivanov, Georgiĭ, 1894-1958PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ivask, I︠U︡řiiPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Jakobson, Roman, 1896-1982PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Karpovich, Michael, 1888-1959PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Khodasevich, V. F. (Vladislav Felit͡sianovich), 1886-1939PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Littérature russe--20e siècle.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mochulʹskiĭ, K. (Konstantin), 1892-1948PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Muratov, P. P. (Pavel Pavlovich), 1881-1950PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Odoevt︠s︡eva, Irina, 1895-1990PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Remizov, Alekseĭ, 1877-1957PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russia--history--refugees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schakovskoy, Zinaïda, princesse, 1906-2001PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sedykh, Andreĭ, 1902-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stepun, Fedor, 1884-1965PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Struve, GlebPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Veĭdle, V., 1895-1979PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Zaĭt︠s︡ev, Boris, 1881-1972PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Zenʹkovskiĭ, V. V. (Vasiliĭ Vasilʹevich), 1881-1962PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Vladimir Veidle (in Russian, Vladimir Vasil'evich Veidle. Also known as Wladimir Weidlé) was born in St. Petersburg on March 14, 1895. In 1916, he received an advanced degree in art history at Petrograd University. He then taught at the new university in Perm' , Russia, and in 1921-24 at Petrograd University. He left the Soviet Union in the summer of 1924, and arrived in Paris in the fall.

In Paris, Veidle taught art history at the Orthodox Theological Institute (Pravoslavnyi Bogoslovskii Institut) in 1932-52, and wrote art and literary criticism for French and Russian newspapers and journals . From the 1930s to the 1950s, he was probably better known as a French than as a Russian writer. He published in such journals as "Le Mois" and "Nouvelle Revue Francaise", and for such emigre Russian titles as "Vozrozhdenie" and "Posledniia Novosti". His most important single book was published in French in 1936: "Les abeilles d'Aristee: Essai sur le destin actuel des lettres et des arts"; it was subsequently translated into other languages and published in an expanded and revised edition. Another well-known work was "La Russie: Absente et presente" (1949).

In the post-World War II period, although he remained active as a "western" art historian and critic, publishing in French and German titles and teaching at various European and American institutions, his interests increasingly turned to Russian matters. From the 1950s on, he made many broadcasts in Russian for Radio Liberty. In his later years he also wrote many articles for "Novoe Russkoe Slovo" and "Novyi Zhurnal". Books which he published in Russian in this period include "Vechernii den' (1952), and, posthumously, "Embriologiia poezii" (1980).

In 1930, Veidle married Liudmila Viktorovna Baranovskaia. He became in a French citizen in 1951. He died on 5 August 1979.

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