Aleksandr Ivanovich Spiridovitch papers
Scope and Contents
These papers of General Aleksandr Ivanovich Spiridovitch consist of writings and research materials dealing with Russian history, particularly the origins of the Russian Revolution, and with the Romanov dynasty. Spiridovitch was the organizer and commander of Tsar Nicholas II's imperial bodyguard from 1906 until his retirement in 1916. His memoirs have been published in Russian (Zapiski Zhandarma, [1927?]) and French (Les dernières années de la Cour de Tzarskoie-selo, 1928.), and a draft of the Russian version is included among these papers. Also included are manuscript and typescript drafts of other writings by Spiridovitch, notes, documents, published volumes, scrapbooks of clippings and other printed matter, and lexicographical and biographical materials on many of the people mentioned in the writings.
The papers are only partially processed. English précis of the lexicographical and biographical materials in Boxes 1-2 have been provided.
Language of Materials
The materials are primarily in Russian, with some items in French and English.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Mrs. Nina Spiridovitch in 1962.
8 Linear Feet (27 boxes)
The papers consist of writings and research materials dealing with Russian history, particularly the Romanov dynasty, Rasputin, and the origins of the Russian Revolution. Also included are materials on Peter the Great and the Jews in the Russian revolutionary movement.
Biographical / Historical
Aleksandr Spiridovitch was an organizer and commander of Tsar Nicholas II's imperial bodyguard from 1906-1916.
- Preliminary Guide to the Aleksandr Ivanovich Spiridovitch Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
- December 1982
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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