History of the Papers

 The collection was purchased from Russian poet and journalist P. Vegin in 1992.  P. Vegin was a friend and supporter of Klavdiia Nikolaevna Bugaeva (1886-1970), Andrei Bely's widow.  After K. N. Bugaeva's death her close friend, Elena Vasilievna Nevejnova, a teacher who "literally saved her" (Klavdiia Nikolaevna was totally paralyzed and bed-ridden for the last seventeen years of her life), gave these materials to P. Vegin.

 In 1996 P. Vegin donated to the Center four photographs which were incorporated into the collection.