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   Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas Papers, 1915-1987

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

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Summary Information

Abstract

The papers comprise the correspondence of Agnes Kun (1915-1990), translator, and Antal Hidas (1899-1980), Hungarian poet, with prominent Russian poets and writers; Antal Hidas's memoirs; and manuscripts of translations from Hungarian and original poetry by famous Russian authors.

At a Glance

Call No.:BA#0535
Bib ID:9189851 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Kun, Agnes
Title:Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas Papers, 1915-1987
Physical description:4 linear ft. (5 archival document boxes and 1 flat box).
Language(s): In Russian
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized in four series.

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of significant correspondence with prominent Russian poets and writers and manuscripts of translations from Hungarian and original poetry by famous Russian authors. Among authors whose letters and manuscripts are represented in the collection are: Margarita Aliger, Lili Brik, Kornei Chukovskii, Aleksandr Fadeev, Vera Inber, Lev Kopelev, Leonid Martynov, Boris Pasternak, Boris Polevoi, David Samoilov, Boris Slutskii, Nikolai Tikhonov, Nikolai Zabolotskii, and many others. Oversize materials stored in BAR Flat Box #5.

Series I: Correspondence, 1941-1982, undated

The series consists mainly of letters to Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas from prominent Russian authors.

Series II: Writings, 1940-1987, undated

The series comprises mainly manuscripts of Antal Hidas and famous Russian poets. Organized in two Subseries.

Subseries II.1: Antal Hidas's Writings, 1943-1968, undated

Contains typescript with holograph corrections of Hidas's memoirs. The memoirs are compilation of Hidas's essays written in various years. Arranged according to page numeration.

Subseries II.2: Writings by Others, 1940-1987, undated

The Subseries contains mainly holograph manuscript and typescripts of original poetry and translations by famous Russian poets, such as Boris Pasternak, Nikolai Chukovskii, Mariia Petrovykh, Semen Kirsanov, Boris Slutskii, David Samoilov, Leonid Pervomaiskii, Leonid Martynov, Vsevolod Rozhdestvenskii, Andrei Voznesenskii, Nikolai Zabolotskii. Zabolotskii's writings include a bound typed manuscript "Stolbtsy i poemy. Stikhotvoreniia." N. Zabolotskii compiled this book of his poems in 1958 and considered it a complete edition of his poetry. This handmade book is one of seven copies. The Subseries also includes memoirs of Ivan Borisov and Ferenc Jancsik, and Semen Budennyi's essay on Bela Kun. There is also a photograph of Ivan Borisov, which remains with his memoirs, and three drawings of Leonid Martynov, which are stored along with his writings.

Series III: Printed Materials, 1917-1944, undated

The Series includes are edition of Maiakovskii's Liubliu (which is claimed to be from Lili Brik's personal library; Martynov' Poemy with inscription to Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas; Communist and Soviet propaganda pamphlets, 1918-1944; and nine issues of the newspaper Edinstvo of 1917. The newspapers are stored in BAR Flat box #5. All items of this series are cataloged in CLIO.

Third Parties Materials, 1915-1947

The Series comprises of personal documents (various IDs) of M. Martsinovich, E. Pokras, and A. Razorenova.

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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 the Bakhmeteff Archive. 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); Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid in repository; folder level control.

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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 by Tanya Chebotarev

Finding aid written by Katia Shraga November 2011.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion January 12, 2012 Finding aid written in English. Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Original Cyrillic titles are transliterated in accordance with Library of Congress accepted norms and regulations.
    2012-01-12 File created.
    2012-01-13 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi
    2012-04-16 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Hidas, Antal, 1899-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Genre/Form

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CorrespondencePortalCLIOArchiveGRID
ManuscriptsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MemoirsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Translations (Documents)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Abašiże, Grigol, 1914-1994PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Aliger, Margarita, 1915-1992PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Andronikov, Iraklii, 1908-1990PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bazhan, Mykola Platonovych, 1904-1983PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bek, Aleksandr, 1903-1972PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brik, Lili IUr'evnaPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Budennyi, S. M. (Semen Mikhailovich), 1883-1973PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chukovskii, Kornei, 1882-1969PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Chukovskii, NikolaiPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fadeev, Aleksandr, 1901-1956PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fedin, Konstantin, 1892-1977PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hidas, Antal, 1899-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hungarian literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Inber, VeraPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Isakovskii, M. (Mikhail), 1900-1973PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kazakevich, Ėmmanuil, 1913-1962PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kedrin, Dmitrii, 1907-1945PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kirsanov, Semen, 1906-1972PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Knipovich, E. (Evgeniia)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kopelev, Lev, 1912-1997PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kun, AgnesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Larina, AnnaPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Levik, Vil'gel'mPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature--Translations into RussianPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Marshak, S. (Samuil), 1887-1964PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Martynov, Leonid, 1905-1980PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morits, IUnna, 1937-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Orlova, R. D. (Raisa Davydovna)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Papernyi, Z. (Zinovii), 1919-1996PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pervomaiskyi, Leonid Solomonovych, 1908-1973PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Petrovykh, Mariia, 1908-1979PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Polevoi, Boris NikolaevichPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Prokof'ev, Aleksandr Andreevich, 1900-1971PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rozhdestvenskii, Robert, 1932-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rozhdestvenskii, Vsevolod, 1895-1977PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rozov, Viktor, 1913-2004PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russian literature--20th centuryPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Samoilov, D. (David)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slutskii, Boris, 1919-1986PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stel'makh, Mykhailo PanasovychPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Surkov, A. A. (Aleksei Aleksandrovich), 1899-1983PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tikhonov, Nikolai Semenovich, 1896-1979PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Turkov, Andrei MikhailovichPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Venclova, Antanas, 1906-1971PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Voznesenskii, Andrei, 1933-2010PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Zharov, Aleksandr, 1904-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Agnes Kun (January 21, 1915-October 19, 1990), translator and editor, daughter of Bela Kun, wife of Hungarian poet Antal Hidas (12.18.1899-01.22.1980), who in the 1920s immigrated to the Soviet Union. Both Agnes Kun and Antal Hidas went through the Gulag. Kun and Hidas became the main Soviet experts on Hungarian literature. It was under their leadership that many collections of Hungarian poetry were translated and published in the USSR in the 1950s. They returned to Hungary in 1959.

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