Russian

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Series Descriptions

Vladimir Zenzinov Papers

The collection is organized into 3 series:

BOX/SERIES 1 (1 linear foot)
Subseries 1—CORRESPONDENCE FROM V. ZENZINOV TO A FONDAMINSKAYA
(1904-1934). Amalia Osipovna Fondaminskaya was the wife of I. Fondaminsky
(for which, see below).

Subseries 2—CORRESPONDENCE FROM A. FONDAMINSKAYA TO V.ZENZINOV
(1919-1934).

Subseries 3—CORRESPONDENCE FROM V. ZENZINOV TO I. FONDAMINSKY
(1915-1935).
Ilya Isidorovich Fondaminsky (pseudonym Bunakov), political figure
and publisher, was born in Moscow in 1881 and died at Auschwitz on
November 19, 1942). From 1900 he studied philosophy at Berlin and
Heidelberg Universities and in the spring of 1902 was arrested at the
Russian border for transporting illegal literature into Russia. In 1905
he became a member of the Moscow Committee of te S.R.
(Socialist-Revolutionary Party). In 1906 he fled to Paris, where he
became good friends with Z. Gippius, D. Merezhkovsky, and B. Savinkov. He
returned to Moscow in April 1917 and as a Comissar of the Provisional
Government opposed the Bolsheviks. In 1919 he emigrated to France, and in
Paris published a variety of religious and philosophical journals.
Although he converted to Christianity in 1941, he was deported to Germany
and died in a concentration camp in 1942.


BOX/SERIES 2 (1 linear foot)

Subseries 1—CORRESPONDENCE FROM GRANDMOTHER AND GRANDFATHER TO
AMALYA
OSIPOVNA FONDAMINSKAYA (1904-1934).

Subseries 2—CORRESPONDENCE FROM V. ZENZINOV TO AUNT M (1906-1911).
The addressee is referred only as "Tyotya M".

Subseries 3—CORRESPONDENCE WITH UNKNOWN ADDRESSEES.
Letters here include those "to Tanya from Grandfather" 1923-1924; to V.
Zenzinov (1919), possibly from his father; and to V. Zenzinov from unknown
addressees from 1925.

Subseries 4—Essays, articles by Zenzinov.

Subseries 5—Reports, bulletins and other materials from the
Interntional Association of Journalists in France (IAJ) and related
organizations between 1928 and 1931.

Subseries 6—Photographs, negatives and newsclippings.

Subseries 7ר typescripts of Zenzinov's memoirs.


BOX/SERIES 3 (0.5 linear feet)

Typescript of Zenzinov's monograph on Russian writer and Nobel Prize
laureate Ivan Bunin (1870-1953), newspaper clippings, and 5 folders of
correspondence between Zenzinov and Fondaminskaya between 1929 and 1933
removed from the Solntsev collection.


 

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