Aleksandr Kazem-Bek papers, 1930-1977.


Aleksandr Kazem-Bek papers, 1930-1977.

The name of Aleksandr Kazem-Bek has several spelling variations. He is also documented as Alexander Kazem-Bek, Alexander Kazem-Beg, Alexandre Kasem-Beg, and Alexandre Kazem Beg. The version used for the purposes of this collection, Aleksandr Kazem-Bek, is according to the Library of Congress Authorities. The bulk of the Kazem-Bek Papers consists of lecture notes, rough drafts, and manuscripts collected and written by Kazem-Bek in connection to his work as director of Connecticut College's Slavic Department and as a Russian historian. Also included is a number of personal documents relating to Kazem-Bek and his family, such as social security applicatons, copies of passports, emigration papers, inquiries concerning employment, bills and invoices, etc. Of additional note are family photographs and the personal and professional correspondence of Kazem-Bek and his family. Included in these papers is a collection of Soviet and Russian émigré periodicals dated 1933-1956, as well as a series of Russian religious journals dated 1954-1958, to which Kazem-Bek regularly contributed as writer and editor. Several titles of the newspapers included are Novaia zaria, Novyi put', Mladorosskaia iskra, and Voskresenie Rossii. These newspapers vary in nature and content from the official publication of the Mladorossi, to a daily Russian émigré newspaper based in San Francisco. The religious journals, for which Kazem-Bek regularly wrote when he returned to the Soviet Union towards the end of his life, consist of The Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate (Zhurnal Moskovskoi Patriarkhii and One Church (Edinaia Tserkov') The entire newspaper collection is found in three flat boxes and six oversize flat boxes (partially sorted and unfolded). There are also three flat boxes containing newspaper clippings and newspapers. One of these flat boxes contains a folder of oversize items referred to in the container list as Oversize Materials. Also present throughout the collection are several separation sheets to mark where oversize materials have been extracted and placed into the oversize boxes.

14.19 linear ft. (10 document boxes, 6 flat boxes)




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