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Location: b, Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Russ 140
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977
Creator: Nabokov, Dmitri
Creator: Nabokova, Vera
Title: Vladimir Nabokov papers
Date(s): circa 1920-2000
Quantity: 18.92 linear feet (18 boxes)
Language of materials: In Russian and English.
Abstract: Personal correspondence, artwork, chess problems, draft compositions, digital and audiovisual materials, and laptops.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) was a Russian-American novelist, professor, entomologists (lepidopterist), and composer of chess problems. Vera Nabokov (1902-1991) was the editor and translator for her husband Vladimir. Dmitri Nabokov (1934-2012) was an American opera singer, translator, Harvard College undergraduate, and the only child of Vladimir and Vera.
Collection is minimally processed. Materials are loosely arranged in nine series: Model Trains and Cars, Compositions by Vladimir Nabokov, Chess Problems Belonging to Vladimir Nabokov, Artwork, Notes and Index Cards Belonging to Vladimir and Vera Nabokov, Correspondence, Original Containers, Laptops Belonging to Dmitri, and Digital and Audiovisual Material: Floppy Disks, Belonging to Dmitri.
Collection includes family correspondence (manuscript and typescript), sketches and paintings, chess problems, notebooks, index cards, drafts of his compositions, one hundred and three model trains, two model cars, train tracks, circa one hundred floppy disks, and two laptops.
Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: floppy disks.