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   Boris Aleksandrovich Bakhmeteff Papers, 1914-1951.

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:BA#0023
Bib ID:4078315 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bakhmeteff, Boris Aleksandrovich, 1880-1951.
Title:Boris Aleksandrovich Bakhmeteff Papers, 1914-1951.
Physical description:55 linear feet (86 boxes, 53 volumes, 2 awards, 1 oil painting).
Language(s): In Russian and English.
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files and printed materials. The greater part of the collection concerns the period 1917-22, with a substantial amount of material on the Humanities Fund and Bakhmeteff's friendships with prominent Americans. Cataloged materials include 50 or more letters from John Spargo, Vasilii Maklakov, Ekaterina Kuskova, Frederic Coudert, Georgii L'vov and Michael Karpovich (the last largely concerning the Humanities Fund); there are also a few items by Louis Brandeis, John Foster Dulles, Samuel Gompers, Colonel Edward House, Charles Lindbergh, and Thomas Masaryk. Extensive files of arranged materials include hundreds of letters by Arkadii Zak (who headed the Russian Information Bureau in New York, 1917-22), items to and by Sergei Uget, and official telegrams from 1917-22. There are manuscripts in the collection by Bakhmeteff, Spargo, Uget and Sergei Prokopovich. Subject files chiefly cover the Civil War period, the Paris Peace Conference, the Humanities Fund and Soviet Russia in the early 1920s. Printed materials include pamphlets, journals and clippings. There are also bound reports by different departments of the Russian embassy and mission from 1917 through the 1920s. In addition, the collection contains an oil portrait of Bakhmeteff by the artist Nicolas Becker.

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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 Processed 03/--/83

Papers Revised 04/--/86

Books Revised 04/--/86

Oil painting Revised 03/--/83

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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Additional Creators

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Becker, Nicolas.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coudert, Frederic Renʹe, 1898-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Karpovich, Michael, 1888-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kuskova, Ekaterina Dmitrievna.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
L'vov, Georgii Evgenevich.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Maklakov, Vasilii Alekseevich.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Spargo, John, 1876-1966.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Zak, Arkadii Iosifovich.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Bakhmeteff, Boris Aleksandrovich, 1880-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Emigration and immigration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Emigration and immigration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Ambassador of the Russian Provisional Government to the United States (1917-22), engineer, Columbia professor, businessman, and founder of the Humanities Fund.

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