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Aleksandr Kazem-Bek Papers, 1898-2014

Series I: Correspondence, 1924-1993

The series consists of Aleksandr Kazem-Bek's personal and professional correspondence with various people and organizations, as well as family and subject correspondence. It also includes correspondence of Svetlana Kazem-Bek with various persons and organizations.

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Subseries I.1: Correspondence with Prominent Persons, 1930-1958

Contains professional and personal letters (some with Kazem-Bek's replies) of prominent scholars, writers, composers, and public figures. Arranged alphabetically.



Box 1 Folder 1 Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich. New York, New York, 1941-1942, undated

(1 autograph letter signed, 2 typed letters signed)


Box 1 Folder 2 Avinoff, Andrey. Bedford, Long Island, Pittsburgh, undated

(2 handwritten letters signed, also included 2 letters from Avinoff's wife)


Bunina, Vera: see Muromtseva-Bunina


Box 1 Folder 3 Chavchavadze, Paul. Dearborn, Michigan, 1942 March 10

(1 telegram)


Box 1 Folder 4 Grebenshchikov, Georgii. Lakeland, FL, 1943 March 12

(1 typed letter signed with handwritten notes)


Box 1 Folder 5 Gusev-Orenburgskii, Sergei, 1958, undated

(1 typed letter signed with handwritten notes, 1 handwritten postcard signed)


Box 1 Folder 6 Jakobson, Roman. Cambridge, MA, 1950-1951

(2 typed letters signed, with 2 Kazem-Bek's responses)


Box 1 Folder 7 Karpovich, Michael. New London, CT, 1949-1951

(2 typed letters signed with Kazem-Bek's responses)


Box 1 Folder 8 Knupffer, George. London, 1941-1944

(1 handwritten letter signed, 13 typed letters signed, 2 telegrams, 1 wedding invitations, related materials. Khunpffer's correspondence with Svetlana Kazem-Bek see: Svetlana Kazem-Bek Correspondence)


Box 1 Folder 9 Konovalov, Aleksandr, 1940 August 20

(1 typed letter to A. L. Tolstaya)


Box 1 Folder 10 Likhachev, Boris. Paris, Monaco, 1952-1955, undated

(32 handwritten letters signed)


Box 1 Folder 11 Lourie, Arthur. New York, New York, 1947-1948

(2 handwritten letters signed)


Box 1 Folder 12 Moseley, Philip. New York, 1952 March 3

(1 typed letter signed, with Kazem-Bek's response)



Box 12 Folder 1 Mott, John R., 1946

(1 typed letter signed, related materials. Correspondents with John R. Mott is a part of Series V: Professional Activity -- Subseries V.2: YMCA)



Box 1 Folder 13 Muromtseva-Bunina, V. N. Paris, 1951 May 20

(1 handwritten letter signed)



Box 3 Folder 8 Poole, De Witt Clinton, 1941-1942

(4 typed letters signed, 2 telegrams, with Kazem-Bek's responses. Correspondents with De Witt Clinton Poole is a part of the subject correspondence folder "U.S. War Department")



Box 1 Folder 14 Rachmaninoff, Natalie, 1943

(part of Sablin's correspondence folder)


Raeff, Marc

(Marc Raeff's correspondence is a part of Series III: Documents -- Aleksandr Kazem-Bek's Documents and Biographical Materials -- Mireille Massip Correspondence)



Box 9 Folder 11-13 1990-1997



Box 10 Folder 1-2 1998-2008



Box 1 Folder 14 Sablin, Evgenii. London, 1941-1947

(2 typed letters, 2 telegrams, with related materials. Also included a note from Natalie Rachmaninoff)


Box 1 Folder 15 Sedykh, Andrei. New York, undated

(1 autograph letter signed, 1 typed letter signed; related item)


Box 1 Folder 16 Shteiger, Anatolii. Berne, 1941-1942

(2 handwritten letters signed, 1 typed letter signed; photocopies of his poetry)


Box 1 Folder 17 Slonim, Mark. New York, 1944 June 16

(1 typed letter signed)


Box 1 Folder 18 Sorokin, Pitirim. Cambridge, MA, New London, 1951-1952

(2 handwritten letters signed, 1 typed letter signed, typed autobiography, list of publications)


Box 1 Folder 19 Timasheff, Nicholas, 1930 October 5

(1 handwritten letter signed)


Box 1 Folder 20 Vakar, Nicholas. Various places, 1940-1950

(22 handwritten letters signed and 23 typed letters signed, 2 handwritten post cards signed. Also included 1 letter from Vakar's wife)


Box 1 Folder 21 Zenkovsky, Serge. Various places, 1942, 1955

(2 autograph letters signed, 1 copy of autograph letter. Zenkovsky's correspondence with Svetlana Kazem-Bek see: Svetlana Kazem-Bek Correspondence)


Subseries I.2: General Correspondence, 1926-1969

Consists of correspondence with various people and organizations. Selected correspondence with individuals that contains a significant number of letters is arranged alphabetically. The rest is arranged in chronological order. This subseries also includes Aleksandr Kazem-Bek's outgoing letters.


Alphabetically Arranged Correspondence, 1940-1956



Box 14 Folder 18 Anderson, Paul, 1943-1956

(Correspondence with Paul Anderson is a part of Series V: Professional Activity -- Subseries V.2: YMCA)


Box 14 Folder 6 Avsenev, Panteleon, 1942-1956

(correspondence with Panteleon Avsenev is a part of Series VI: Social and Political Activity: Mladorosskaia partiia--Subseries VI. 4: Mladoross members personal files)



Box 1 Folder 22 Bakh, Henry, 1943-1954

(Correspondence with Aleksandr Kazem-Bek. Bakh's correspondence with Svetlana Kazem-Bek see: Svetlana Kazem-Bek Correspondence)


Box 1 Folder 23 Drozdov, Petr, 1942-1945


Box 1 Folder 24 Graf, Georgii (Garald Karlovich), 1950-1956


Box 1 Folder 25 Haefely, Emile and Irina, 1941-1956


Box 1 Folder 26 Hwoschinsky, Basil, 1941-1952


Box 1 Folder 27 Krasinskii (Romanov), Vladimir, 1945-1952


Box 1 Folder 28 Maller, Iasha, 1942-1949, undated


Box 1 Folder 29 Mouad, Simone, 1951,1956, undated


Box 1 Folder 30 Underhill, Sam, 1940-1943


Box 1 Folder 31 Vilezhkovskii, Kirill, 1946-1955


Chronological correspondence, 1926-1968


Box 1 Folder 32 1926-1941


Box 1 Folder 33 1942-1944



Box 2 Folder 1 1945-1946


Box 2 Folder 2 1947-1951


Box 2 Folder 3 1952-1968


Box 2 Folder 4 undated


Box 2 Folder 5 Outgoing correspondence, 1939-1969, undated


Subseries I.3: Family Correspondence, 1928-1975, undated

Consists of Aleksandr Kazem-Bek's correspondence with his wife and daughter. Also includes his and Svetlana Kazem-Bek's correspondence with various family members.


Correspondence with Svetlana Kazem-Bek, 1928-1975, undated


Box 2 Folder 6 1928-1941


Box 2 Folder 7 1942


Box 2 Folder 8 1943-1950


Box 2 Folder 9 1952-1958


Box 2 Folder 10 1960-1975


Box 2 Folder 11 undated


Box 2 Folder 12 Nadine Marquies Correspondence, 1941-1974

(Aleksandr Kazem-Bek's daughter. Includes her correspondence with Aleksandr Kazem-Bek and Mara Chavchavadze)


Box 2 Folder 13 Correspondence with various family members, 1938-1956

(Aleksandr and Svetlana Kazem-Bek's correspondence with various family members)


Subseries I.4: Subject correspondence, 1928-1974

Consists mostly of correspondence with various institutions and organizations, including churches and religious organizations, publishers, universities, and the U.S. War Department. There is also letters from Kazem-Bek's students, as well as invitations to various receptions, exhibits, and so on.



Box 3 Folder 1 Churches and religious organizations, 1943-1974, undated

(professional and personal correspondence with clerics and members of various religious organizations such as the Fellowship of Sts. Alban and Sergius, the World Council of Churches, etc.)


Box 3 Folder 2 College students, 1947-1952

(invitations, thank you notes, greeting cards, good wishes, etc.)


Box 3 Folder 3 Invitations, 1928-1964, undated

(receptions, exhibitions, weddings, lectures invitations)


Publishers, 1941-1956

(correspondence with editors and publishers, requests for articles, invoices, reciets, etc.)


Box 3 Folder 4 Chekhov Publishing House, 1951-1953

(see also: Series II: Writings--History of Russian Colonization, box 5 folder 22)


Box 3 Folder 5 Novaia zaria, , 1942-1956


Box 3 Folder 6 Various publishers, 1941-1952


Box 3 Folder 7 Universities, 1944-1956

(Columbia, Harvard, Middlebury, Smith College, Vassar College, Yale, et al. Employment opportunities, invitations to conferences, personal and official correspondence with professors, etc. Correspondence with Connecticut College see in Series V: Professional Acitivity: Teaching--Subseries V.3: Connecticut College, box 11, folders 9-10)


Box 3 Folder 8 U.S. War Department, 1940-1946

(Including correspondence with Boris Bakhmetieff, DeWitt Clinton Poole, Lovering Hill, Edward G. Lansdale, Edward L. Barlow. Also includes queries concerning employment opportunities, notes and memos, submission of articles, personal correspondence with U.S. War Department staff, etc.)


Subseries I.5: Svetlana Kazem-Bek's Correspondence, 1924-1993

Contains Svetlana Kazem-Bek's personal and professional correspondence with various people (including some prominent figures) and organizations. Also includes personal correspondence with family members and her outgoing letters. Correspondence with prominent figures and selected correspondence with individuals that contains a significant number of letters are arranged in alphabetical order. The rest is arranged chronologically.


Correspondence with prominent persons, 1941-1962


Box 3 Folder 9 Ivask, Iurii. Seattle, 1962 January 26

(1 typed letter signed with handwritten notes)


Box 3 Folder 10 Knupffer, George. London, 1941-1944

(1 handwritten letter signed, 2 typed letters signed)


Box 3 Folder 11 Zenkovsky, Serge. DeLand, FL, 1960 January 20

(1 typed letter signed, with Svetlana Kazem-Bek's letters of various years)


Alphabetically Arranged Correspondence, 1942-1984

(selected correspondence with various people that contains significant number of letters; arranged in alphabetical order)


Box 3 Folder 12 Anderson, Paul, 1945-1959



Box 14 Folder 6 Avsenev, Panteleon, 1957-1963

(correspondence with Panteleon Avsenev is a part of Series VI: Social and Political Activity: Mladorosskaia partiia--Subseries VI. 4: Mladorosskaia partiia's members personal files)



Box 3 Folder 13 Bakh, Henry, 1949-1960


Box 3 Folder 14 Chadourne, Marc, 1950, undated


Box 3 Folder 15 Connecticut College, 1948-1977


Box 3 Folder 16 Krasinskii (Romanov), Vladimir, 1961-1969


Box 3 Folder 17 Makinsky, Alexander, 1944-1977


Box 3 Folder 18 Manziarly, Irina, 1948-1977, undated


Box 3 Folder 19 Palland, Francoise, 1950-1951


Box 3 Folder 20 Putiatina, Mariia (Serafima), 1956-1965


Box 3 Folder 21 Sergii, Archimandrite, (Kirill Chevich), 1956-1984


Box 3 Folder 22 Tolstoy, Alexandra, 1942-1948


Box 3 Folder 23 Tereshchenko, V., 1958-1960


Chronological correspondence, 1934-1993



Box 4 Folder 1 1934-1946


Box 4 Folder 2 1947-1959


Box 4 Folder 3 1960-1993


Box 4 Folder 4 Undated


Box 4 Folder 5 Outgoing correspondence, 1942-1944, undated


Box 4 Folder 6 Family correspondence, 1924-1982

(correspondence with various family members)