- Amherst Center for Russian CultureAmherst Center for Russian Culture
- "Losing a Country, Finding a Home"
- Cataloged Archives
- Aleksandra Balashova Papers
- Alexei Antsiferoff Papers
- Alexei Remizov Albums and Supplementary Materials
- Alexei Remizov and Serafima Remizova-Dovgello Papers
- Anatolii Tarasenkov Collection
- Andrei Bely Papers
- Andreyev Family Papers
- Anna Saakiants Collection
- Archbishop Ioann Shakhovskoy Papers
- Aron Pressman Opera Scores
- Autograph Collection of 1911
- Churaevka Russian Village Collection
- Commerce and Trade Credit Mutual Materials
- Coordinating Committee for the Russian Refugees in France Records
- Emanuel (Eduard) Sztein Collection
- Felix Roziner Papers
- Gennadii Panin Papers and Collection of Autographs
- Georgii Golokhvastov Papers
- Georgii Novitskii Collection
- Gippius/Merezhkovsky Papers
- Grigorii Poliak Papers
- Halperine-Kaminsky and His Contemporaries Collection
- Irene Graham Papers
- Ivan Shkott Papers
- Jacob J. Bikerman Collection on Nikolai Gumilev
- Journal New Review (Novyi Zhurnal) Records
- Journal New Review (Novyi Zhurnal) Records Addendum
- Katia Anzi-Stoliarova Collection
- Konstantin Parchevskii Papers
- Konstantin Solntsev Papers
- Kuban Cossacks in France Materials
- Lana Peters (Svetlana Allilueva) Papers
- Lev Shestov Collection
- Maria Karmina-Chitau Papers
- N.S. Slavianskii Collection of Musical and Theatrical Materials
- Naum Gabo Papers
- Nikolai Avskentiev Papers
- Nikolai Yantchevsky and His Contemporaries Collection
- Olga Carlisle Collection
- Osip and Nadezhda Mandelshtam Collection
- Petro and Zinaida Grigorenko Family Papers
- Posev Publishing House Collection
- Records of The Union of Russian Writers and Journalists Abroad
- Roerich Collection
- Roman B. Goul Papers
- Russian Pedagogical Society in France Records
- Samizdat Collection
- Samsonoff Papers
- Shakhovskoy Family Papers
- Solzhenitsyn 'The First Circle' Manuscripts
- Stepan Kolokol'nikov Papers
- Terentieva and Boldyrev Collection
- The National Alliance of Russian Solidarists (NTS) Collection
- Vadim Kreyd Papers
- Vladimir Dixon Papers
- Vladimir Dixon Papers Addendum
- Vladimir Lebedev Collection
- Vladimir V. Brand Papers
- Vladimir Zenzinov Papers
- Yurii [George] P. Ivask Papers
- Zarotchintseff Printed Materials
- Zernov Family Papers
- Center Description
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- Listing of Collections
The papers are organized as follows”
1. Correspondence (1913 – 1986)
2. Professional and Research Materials (1929 – 1986)
3. Personal Documents (1903 – 1983)
4. Photographs (1937 – 1983)
5. Third Party Materials (1912 – 1973)
Series 1. Correspondence, 1 box. Contains letters to Goul and copies of his letters of reply to correspondents; consists of three sections.
Section 1 – family correspondence. A very big part of this section is correspondence between Goul, his nephew Michel (Mikhail Sergeevich Goul) and family members that lived in France. The period covered in correspondence is 1950 – 1985.
Section 2 – personal correspondence. This section contains correspondence with private parties (movie producer Z. Zilberberg; V. Obolenskii – member of Radio Liberty Committee; monks of Athos monastery whom Goul met on his trip to Greece in 1964, etc.) and with various public organizations and institutions.
Section 3 consists of Xerox copies of especially important materials which Goul gave to the archive of the Yale University library in the 1950’s (Correspondence handed over to the Yale University Library (Xerox copies of originals provided by the Yale University Library): letters of outstanding political and public figures as well as representatives of artistic circles (among correspondents: A. Kerenskii, P. Miliukov, A. Guchkov, I. Tsereteli, S. Allilueva, F. Stepun, Iu. Ofrosimov, G. Ivanov); correspondence connected with Goul’s Masonic activity. Copying and usage of these materials requires approval of the Yale University archive.
Series 2. Professional and Research Materials (1931 – 1985), 8 boxes. This series includes manuscripts of published and unpublished works of Goul, Radio Liberty broadcasts scripts he edited (1956 – 1970) as well as research materials for his various works: extracts, drafts, etc.
The archive contains drafts and original manuscripts of the main work of Goul – the trilogy “Ia unios Rossiiu. Apologiia Emigratsii” (1960 – 1970) which reflects various stages of the author’s work; manuscripts of scripts (“Zhizn’ Dostoevskogo”, “Rokovaia Pesnia”, “Kazn’ Dolzhna Byt’ Zavtra”, draft of manuscript of the book “Fiziologiia liriki” (1926), manuscripts of individual chapters of the book “Krasnye Marshaly”, etc., as well as his articles and reviews, published books “General Bo” (1929) and “Skif v Evrope” (1929) with corrections, and proofs of a new edition of “General Bo” (1952) with the author’s corrections.
A large section is represented by a unique collection of newspaper and journal clippings which Goul gathered during his lifetime starting with his early émigré years. The collection holds thematically systematized and not systematized clippings from émigré, Soviet and foreign press (newspapers, weekly publications, journals, almanacs and collections) both from easily accessible sources and rare émigré publications. The collection represents: “Golos Zarubezh’ia” (Munich), “Golos Rodiny” (Berlin), “Grani” (up until #14 – Limburg, later – Frankfurt upon Maine), “Zarubezh’e” (Munich), “Izvestiia” (Moscow), “Kontinent” (Paris), “Krasnaiia Zvezda”, “Literaturnaia Gazeta” (Moscow), “Narodnaia Pravda” (Paris), “Nasha Strana” (Buenos Aires), “Nashe Znamia” (Paris), “Nashe Obshchee Delo” (Munich), “Novoe Russkoe Slovo” (New York), “Novyi Mir” (Moscow), “Novyi Zhurnal” (New York), “Posev”, “Poslednie Novosti” (Paris), “Pravda” (Moscow), “Pravoslavnaia Rus’” (New York), “Rossiskii Demokrat” (Paris), :Rossiia” (New York), “Rul’” (Berlin), “Russkii Klich” (Los Angeles), “Russkii Emigrant” (Berlin), “Russkoe Slovo” (Warsaw – Vilno), “Russkaiia Mysl’” (Paris), “Svobodnoe Slovo Karpatskoi Rusi”, “Seiatel’” (Buenos Aires), “Sintaksis” (Paris), “Sotsialisticheskii Vestnik” (Berlin), “Trud” (Moscow), “Chasovoi” (Brussels), “Chestnyi Slon” (Paris), “Shankhaiskaia Zaria”, “Iunost’” (Moscow), “Berliner Illustrierte Nachtausgabe”, “Est & Quest” (Paris), “Les Information Politiques et Sociales” (Paris), “L’Illustration” (Paris), “Nash Przeglad” (Warsaw), “New York Times Book Review”, “The Orthodox Church” (New York), “Washington Post” “Wiadomosci” (London), etc.; collections published in Paris edited by Mel’gunov: “Svobodnaia Mysl’” (1947), “Svobodnyi Golos” (1946), “Rossiia i Emigratsiia” (1947), “Nezavisimaia Mysl’” (1947), “Bor’ba za Rossiiu” (1948), “Za Rossiiu” (1948), “Za Svobodu Rosii” (1948).
A considerable part of clippings was selected and compiled by Goul according to the main topics of his literary interests: “krasnye marshaly” (M.N. Tukhachevskii, V.K. Bliukher, A.I. Egorov, V.M. Budennyi), “krasnye diplomaty” (M.M. Litvinov, etc.), Russian church, Russian literature (writers: V. Nabokov, B. Okudzhava, B. Pasternak, A. Pushkin, A. Solzhenitsyn, I. Erenburg), political repressions and human rights violation in the USSR (GULAG, history of eviction of the Crimean Tatars, A.D. Sakharov’s trial, A.I. Solzhenitsyn’s trial, A.D. Siniavskii’s trial, etc.)
The most valuable part of this collection is a compilation of newspaper clippings with articles about VCHK and NKVD activity: Dzerzhinskii, Menzhinskii, Peters, Iagoda, Beriia, Ezhov.
Part of the newspaper clipping collection Goul did not classify, this part of the collection is listed under Varia.
Series 3. Personal Documents, 1 box. This series includes 36 of Goul’s address books (1921 – 1968), his notebook (1949 – 1950), documents relating to his and his wife Ol’ga Andreevna Goul’s trip to Greece in 1964, personal notes of O.A. Goul and various documents such as: American citizenship, related documentation for Goul and his wife, insurance and financial documentation, membership cards, etc., documents related to the death of Olga Goul; letters of invitation and tickets to parties, meetings, concerts.
Subject File contains documents related to Goul’s professional activity (1929 – 1982) – publishing contracts for his books (with related correspondence) and agreements with literary bureaus and movie producing companies on buying copyrights for his film scripts. The archive holds agreements with “Petropolis Verlag” (Berlin), “Gallimard” (Paris), “Europian Literary Bureau” (Paris), “Association des Auteurs de Films” (Paris), “Societe Anonyme des Films Victoria” (Paris), “Chekhov Publishing House” (New York), “A. Neimanis Buchvertrieb” (Munich).
Series 4. Photographs, 1 box. This series includes photographs of Roman and Olga Goul, their Petersham, MA house interior and neighborhood; photographs of their friends; photographs related to his professional activity (set of photographs for the trilogy “Ia Unios Rossiiu”, large selection of scene photographs from the movie “The Knight without Armour” starring Marlene Dietrich); 2 subject files: amateur photographs by physicist Kudriavtsev and a collection of photographs of Russian revolutionaries (S. Balmachev, L. Bernstein, N. Bogoraz, E. Breshkovskaia, V. Burtsev, N. Chernyshevskii, V. Figner, A. Gausman, A. Gedeonovskii, A.&M. Gotz, V. Zenzinov, P. Iakubovich, V. Iokhelson, I. Kaliaev, G. Lopatin, N.&O. Minor, M. Natanson, Pankratov-Shlisselburzhets,
J. Sazonov, E. Sheftel, L. Shveitser, F. Shtoltz, V. Sukhomlin, V. Zasulich,
A. Zheliabov; M. Zundelevich and many others).
Series 5. Third Party Materials includes two small collections left to Goul by his friends.
- Archive of Dmitrii Antonovich Magula (1880 – 1968, emigrated in 1917; the author of collections “Svet Vechernii” (Paris, 1931) and “Poslednie Luchi” (New York (1943)) includes 7 notebooks (1912 – 1920).
- Archive of translator Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood (1894 – 1974; translated into English the monograph of K. Stanislavskii “Rabota Aktera nad Soboi” (1936, etc.), includes letters addressed to her by I. Alekseev (son of Stanislavskii), R. Goul, M. Lilina (wife of Stanislavskii), A. Lur’e, A. Sagatskaia, etc.
Series 6. Printed Periodicals and Leaflets, 5 boxes. This series includes Russian émigré journals, books and reprints in Russian, English, French and German.