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Series Descriptions

The collection is organized as follows: ZINAIDA GIPPIUS PAPERS, 1906-1945 DMITRIJ MEREZHKOVSKY PAPERS, 1906-1941 DMITRIJ FILOSOFOV CORRESPONDENCE , 1903-1920 VLADIMIR ZLOBIN CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1946 OTHER RUSSIAN EMIGRES MATERIALS, 1921-1957 PHOTOGRAPHS

Series 1, ZINAIDA GIPPIUS PAPERS, 1906-1945, 3 linear feet, is the largest series of the Papers. It is further divided into three subseries: Correspondence-Incoming, Correspondence- Outgoing, and Manuscripts.

Subseries 1, Correspondence-Incoming, 1906-1945, 2.5 linear feet, contains Gippius' incoming correspondence with leading Russian and foreign intellectuals. This subseries is organized alphabetically by correspondent and each folder is arranged in chronological order. Most unidentified correspondence has been placed in the beginning of the subseries. The correspondence, which has been identified by first name only, is found in the alphabetical sequence under that first name.

Subseries 2, Correspondence-Outgoing, 1906-1943, 0.25 linear feet, contains Gippius's outgoing correspondence with Russian intellectuals. This subseries is organized alphabetically by correspondent and each folder is arranged in chronological order. Unidentified correspondence has been placed in the beginning of the subseries.

Subseries 3, Manuscripts, [1906-1928], 0.25 linear feet, includes drafts of manuscripts for Gippius' published and unpublished poems, the handwritten manuscript of "Dante in Hell", the transcript of a conversation with P. Suvchinsky, a draft of the article "Le Possede" in French, and copies of several versions of "Boris Godunov", the motion picture play written by Gippius and Merezhkovsky. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title and type.

Series 2, DMITRIJ MEREZHKOVSKY PAPERS, 1906-1941, 1.00 linear foot, is organized into two subseries: Correspondence, and Manuscripts.

Subseries 1, Correspondence, 1906-1941, 0.75 linear feet, is divided into incoming and outgoing correspondence. This subseries is organized alphabetically by correspondent. Material in each folder is arranged in chronological order.

Subseries 2, Manuscripts, [1908-1937], 0.25 linear feet, includes several versions of D. Merezhkovsky and Z. Gippius motion picture play "Boris Godunov," some of which have not been published, drafts of his untitled thesis, and poems. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type.

Series 3, DMITRIJ FILOSOFOV CORRESPONDENCE, 1903-1920, 0.5 linear feet, contains incoming and outgoing correspondence. The series is organized alphabetically by correspondent and each folder is arranged in chronological order.

Series 4, VLADIMIR ZLOBIN CORRESPONDENCE, 1922-1946, 0.5 linear feet, consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence. This series is organized alphabetically by correspondent and each folder is arranged in chronological order.

Series 5, OTHER RUSSIAN EMIGRES MATERIALS, 1921-1957, 0.5 linear feet, is subdivided into 3 subseries: Correspondence, Documents, and Manuscripts. These subseries reflect the activities of several Russian emigres belonging to the Merezhkovskys' circle, such as G. Adamovich, K. Balmont, N. Berberova, I. Fondaminsky, G. Ivanov, A. Kartashev, M. Markovich, P. Solovjeva and others. The subseries Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and then in chronological order. The subseries Documents contains documents found among the Correspondence subseries in Series 1, 2, 3 and 4. These materials do not belong to the Merezhkovskys' family and are organized alphabetically by type. The subseries Manuscripts was artificially created to pull together the creative works found among the Correspondence subseries in Series 1 and 2. This subseries is organized alphabetically by author.

Series 6, PHOTOGRAPHS, consists of several unidentified photographs arranged in chronological order.

 

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