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Sergei Germanovich Pushkarev papers

Call Number: MS 1418

Scope and Contents

The Sergei Germanovich Pushkarev Papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, printed material, and other papers documenting the personal life and professional career of Sergei Germanovich Pushkarev, a professor of Russian history and author. The papers date from 1925-1982 and were transferred to Manuscripts and Archives from the Slavic and East European Collections in 1985. The collection is arranged in the following five series.

The bulk of material in the Pushkarev Papers is written in the Russian language. The arrangement and description of materials follows as closely as possible to the original order of the papers as identified and received.

SERIES I, CORRESPONDENCE, 1946-1982, includes correspondence with historians and colleagues in the United States, the Soviet Union, and elsewhere. Among these individuals are: Ralph T. Fisher, Marc Ivrevich Szeftel, and Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn. Additional correspondents include editors and publishing houses, former students, public figures, personal friends and family members, and individuals associated with the Bakhmetev Archive.

SERIES II, MANUSCRIPTS, 1950-1982, contains files relating to many of Pushkarev's published and unpublished works. Handwritten and typescript drafts, research materials, and related correspondence for volumes, articles, and booklets are arranged in this series.

SERIES III, PRINTED WORKS, 1925-1980, contains photocopies and clippings of several published articles, letters, and reviews. A group of writings of other individuals, apparently collected by Pushkarev, is also arranged here.Reviewsconsists of published reviews of many of Pushkarev's writings.

SERIES IV, GEORGE VERNADSKY FILES, 1946-1978, includes correspondence, birthday celebration materials, obituaries, writings, and other material relating to George Vernadsky, a close friend and colleague of Pushkarev.

SERIES V. PERSONAL PAPERS, 1931-1980, consists of a variety of material including biographical information, memoirs, teaching files, and material relating to Pushkarev's experiences in displaced persons camps following World War II.


  • 1925-1984


Language of Materials

The bulk of the material in the Pushkarev Papers is written in Russian.

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

Transferred from the Slavic and East European Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, 1985 and 1991.


The collection is arranged in five series and additional material: I. Correspondence, 1946-1982. II. Manuscripts, 1950-1982. III. Printed works, 1925-1980. IV. George Verdansky files, 1946-1978. V. Personal papers, 1931-1980. Additional material.


12.5 Linear Feet (31 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers include manuscripts, writings, memoirs, correspondence, and other papers documenting the literary and academic career, as well as the personal life, of Sergei G. Pushkarev.

Biographical / Historical

Sergei Germanovich Pushkarev was born in Kursk Province, Russia on August 8, 1888. He attended the University of Heidelberg and the University of Leipzig, 1911-1914. Pushkarev served as a volunteer under the Provisional Government of Russia, 1917, and in the White Russian Army, 1919-1920.

Among Pushkarev's teaching positions in Russia, Czechoslovakia, and the United States was a five year term as assistant professor in Russian history at Yale University, 1950-1955. He was a member of many professional historical organizations and wrote several volumes, including Obzor russkoi istorii (A Survey of Russian History), 1953; and Rossiia v XIX veke (Nineteenth Century Russian History), 1956.

Other Finding Aids

Additional information not yet available in the online version of the finding aid exists in the repository. Contact Manscripts and Archives for assistance.

Guide to the Sergei Germanovich Pushkarev Papers
Under Revision
compiled by William E. Brown, Jr., John Espy, and Robert Richards
February 1986
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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