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MS Thr 498

Grebenshchikov, Georgii, 1882-1964. Georgii Grebenshchikov papers, 1928-1935: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 498
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Grebenshchikov, Georgii, 1882-1964.
Title: Georgii Grebenshchikov papers,
Date(s): 1928-1935.
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Papers of Russian émigré writer Georgii Dmitrievich Grebenshchikov.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-22. Purchased with the Howard D. Rothschild fund; received: 2006 August 9.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Georgii Grebenshchikov Papers, 1928-1935 (MS Thr 498). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Biographical / Historical

Georgii Dmitrievich Grebenshchikov [Георгий Гребенщиков] (1882-1964) was a Russian writer from the Altai region in Siberia. He escaped from Russia in 1920 with the White army and spent a few years in Paris. In 1924 he moved to the United States. In 1925, he cofounded, together with Leo Tolstoy's son Ilia Tolstoy, the Churaevka community in Southbury, Connecticut for Russian émigré writers. From 1941 to 1952, he was a professor of Russian literature and history at Florida Southern College.
Fyodor Chaliapin (1873-1938) was a Russian opera singer.
Michel Fokine (1880-1942) was a Russian choreographer.
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) was a Russian composer.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Partial manuscript of the memoir by Grebenshchikov, and letters to Grebenshchikov from prominent Russian expatriates, Michel Fokine, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Fedor Chaliapin.
Translations into English of these letters and manuscripts received with this collection, were collated by item number, and removed to the curatorial file.


Collection materials are in Russian.

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