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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 498

Georgii Grebenshchikov papers


Papers of Russian émigré writer Georgii Dmitrievich Grebenshchikov.


  • 1928-1935

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.3 linear feet (1 box)
Partial manuscript of the memoir by Grebenshchikov, and letters to Grebenshchikov from prominent Russian expatriates, Michel Fokine, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Fedor Chaliapin.

Translations into English of these letters and manuscripts received with this collection, were collated by item number, and removed to the curatorial file.

Biographical / Historical

Georgii Dmitrievich Grebenshchikov [Георгий Гребенщиков] (1882-1964) was a Russian writer from the Altai region in Siberia. He escaped from Russia in 1920 with the White army and spent a few years in Paris. In 1924 he moved to the United States. In 1925, he cofounded, together with Leo Tolstoy's son Ilia Tolstoy, the Churaevka community in Southbury, Connecticut for Russian émigré writers. From 1941 to 1952, he was a professor of Russian literature and history at Florida Southern College.

Fyodor Chaliapin (1873-1938) was a Russian opera singer.

Michel Fokine (1880-1942) was a Russian choreographer.

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) was a Russian composer.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2006MT-22. Purchased with the Howard D. Rothschild fund; received: 2006 August 9.

General note

Collection materials are in Russian.

Processing Information

Processed by: Irina Klyagin
Link to catalog
Grebenshchikov, Georgii, 1882-1964. Georgii Grebenshchikov papers, 1928-1935: Guide.
Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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