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   Nikolai Mikhailovich Mel'nikov Papers, ca. 1918-1965.

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Summary Information

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Call No.:BA#0261
Bib ID:4077819 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Melńikov, Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1882-1972.
Title:Nikolai Mikhailovich Mel'nikov Papers, ca. 1918-1965.
Physical description:8 linear feet (16 boxes; 1 oversized folder).
Language(s):In English
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into 4 series

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts by Melńikov and others, documents, photographs, subject files and printed materials. There is a cataloged letter from George Kennan. Correspondence consists primarily of letters from various members of the Don Cossacks in exile, including General A.P. Bogaevskiĭ, Melńikov, and General V.V. Naumenko. Manuscripts include Melńikov's typescript memoirs "Pochemu 'belye' na i︠u︡ge ne pobedili krasnykh?"(230 p.). Reports, by members of the Don government in exile, are on the economy of Southeast Russia. Photographs and documents concern the Don Cossacks. Subject files primarily cover the Don Cossacks during the Civil War in exile. They include several signed letters and memos by General Denikin dated 1920. The financial records of the Don government in exile cover the years 1921-1926. The bulk of the printed materials consists of issues No. 51-272 (1930-1939) of the journal "Volńoe kazachestvo," published in Prague and later in Paris. Among the printed materials there is also a pamphlet dated 1919 and entitled "Vremennoe polozhenie o grazhdanskom upravlenii v mestnosti︠a︡kh, nakhodi︠a︡schikhsi︠a︡ pod verkhovnym upravleniem glavnokomandui︠u︡schego vooruzhennymi silami na i︠u︡ge Rossii." The majority of the material in the collection concerns the Don Cossacks in emigration.

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[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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

Processing Information

Papers Accessioned 1955

Papers Accessioned 1958

Papers Accessioned 1960

Papers Accessioned 1964

Papers Accessioned 1967

Papers Accessioned 1970

Papers Processed 02/--/80

Papers Accessioned 1961

Papers Accessioned 1975

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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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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Genre/Form

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Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Letters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memoirs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memos.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pamphlets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Periodicals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Cossacks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--France--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--South America--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration--Soviet Union--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russians--France.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Colonel in the White army who was head of the Don Cossack government under Denikin. Melńikov later emigrated to France where he took an active part in the Don Cossack government in exile.

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