G. Rosimov (I︠U︡riĭ Ofrosimov) papers
Scope and Contents
Series I. Correspondence includes letters to Rosimov, mainly from Russian émigré writers. Principal correspondents include: Lidiia Alekseeva, E. F. Danchakov, Ivan Elagin, Roman Gul', Sergei and Natal'ia IAblonovskii, Ivan Il'in, Dmitrii Klenovskii, N. Z. Rybinskii, Vladas Stanka, S. Starova, and Aleksei Petrovich Struve. Although the dates of the correspondence range from 1939 to 1968, the bulk of the letters dates from two periods: immediately after the war (1945-1952), and the last decade of his life (1958-1968).
Series II. Writings consists primarily of holograph manuscripts of a number of stories for children by Rosimov. A significant number of his poems, a few articles and two plays are also included.
Language of Materials
Materials in Russian and German.
Other formats include 1 broadside
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The G. Rosimov Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Aleksis Rannit, 1971.
2.4 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Writings by Rosimov, including poetry, literary essays and children's stories. Correspondence with Russian émigré writers and cultural figures, mainly on personal and literary matters.
G. Rosimov was born IUrii Viktorovich Ofrosimov in Moscow in 1894. After participating in the Civil War on the side of the Whites, in 1920 Rosimov settled in Berlin, where he became known as a theater critic, poet and participant in Russian émigré life. It was at this time that he met many of the correspondents represented in his papers, such as Roman Gul' (his editor at the newspaper Rul'), Ivan Il'in and Vladas Stanka (as a member of Stanka's political group "Mir i trud"). In 1923, he published a collection of poetry Stikhi ob uteriannom, which was followed in 1926 by Teatr, a book of critical essays. Rosimov's critical articles were invariably published under his real name, IU. Ofrosimov (or his initials, IU. O.). His publications as IU. Ofrosimov include the 1926 collection Teatr. Fel'etony, and later articles in Novoe russkoe slovo (see Box 7, folder 134) and Novyi zhurnal (see Box 6, folders 125, 126-128).
In 1933, Rosimov moved to Belgrade, where he apparently was arrested by German forces during the Second World War. He spent some time in prison camps, and then in displaced persons' camps, where he befriended a new group of Russian writers. After the war, Rosimov married Dorothea Vogels and settled in the small town of Ennenda near Glarus in Switzerland, and later in Lugano. In later years Rosimov continued to write for émigré publications. He died in Palermo, Sicily, on October 19, 1967, and is buried in Lugano.
- Alekseeva, Lidii︠a︡
- Ansteĭ, Olʹga, 1912-1985
- Children's literature, Russian -- 20th Century
- Elagin, Ivan, 1918-1987
- Gulʹ, Roman, 1896-1986
- Ilʹin, I. A. (Ivan Aleksandrovich), 1883-1954
- Klenovskiĭ, Dmitriĭ I., 1892-1976
- Rosimov, G.
- Russia -- Emigration and immigration
- Russian literature -- 20th Century
- Stanka, Vladas, 1884-1968
- Guide to the G. Rosimov (Iurii of Rosimov) Papers
- by Robert Bird and Nicole Bouche
- August 1997
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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