Vladimir Korvin-Piotrovskiĭ papers
Scope and Contents
The Papers also contain material from IUrii Ofrosimov and Italo Griselli, both friends of Korvin-Piotrovskii. The IUrii Ofrosimov Papers (Series IV) document the collaboration of Ofrosimov and Korvin-Piotrovskii on children's stories, using the pseudonyms Chika Bura and Chika Dzhura. The Italo Griselli Correspondence (Series V) documents the communications of early twentieth-century Italian artists and architects, particularly those involved in the Futurism movement.
- 1899 - 1973
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 14-15: Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
7.56 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Vladimir L'vovich Korvin-Piotrovskii, 1892-1966
In Berlin, Korvin-Piotrovskii became active in the Russian emigre literary community. There he met IUrii Ofrosimov and Vladimir Sirin (Nabokov). He also became involved with the Berlin Poets' Club, a group of Russian emigre poets founded by Mikhail Gorlin. In addition to Ofrosimov, Korvin-Piotrovskii and Sirin, members included Raisa Blokh, Nina Korvin-Piotrovskaia (née Kaplun), Vera Nabokov, and Sofiia Pregel'.
Vladimir and Nina Korvin-Piotrovskii left Germany before World War II began. Nina Korvin-Piotrovskaia worked at the French Embassy in Berlin and they were able to travel to Paris with embassy staff. During World War II, Korvin-Piotrovskii was active in the French Resistance movement. He was arrested and imprisoned for approximately eight months in 1944. His fellow prisoners included the French writer André Frossard, whose memoir La maison des otages documents this time period.
Vladimir and Nina Korvin-Piotrovskii were close friends with Italo and Leila Griselli and visited them many times in Italy. Italo Griselli, a sculptor, made busts of both Vladimir and Nina Korvin-Piotrovskii.
In 1961 the family moved to Los Angeles, California, where Vladimir Korvin-Piotrovskii died on April 2, 1966 and Nina Korvin-Piotrovskaia died in 1975. They had one son, Andre De Korvin, born in 1935.
Folder 151 in box 8 is unused. Original reel-to-reel audiotape is now housed in box 14. Restricted fragile material.
- Adamovich, Georgiĭ, 1892-1972
- Authors, Russian -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Blokh, Raisa, 1899-1943
- Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969
- Exiles' writings, Russian -- 20th Century
- Futurism (Art) -- Italy
- Gadda, Carlo Emilio, 1893-1973
- Gorlin, Michael, 1909-
- Griselli, Italo Orlando, 1880-1958
- Gulʹ, Roman, 1896-1986
- Korvin-Piotrovskaia, Nina Alekseevna
- Korvin-Piotrovskiĭ, Vladimir Lʹvovich, 1891-1966
- Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977
- Nomellini, Plinio, 1866-1943
- Odoevt︠s︡eva, Irina, 1895-1990
- Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956
- Photographs -- 20th Century
- Pregelʹ, Sofii︠a︡, 1894-1972
- Rosimov, G.
- Russian poetry
- Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
- Sound recordings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France
- Guide to the Vladimir Korvin-Piotrovskii Papers
- Under Revision
- by Lisa Conathan
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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