Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov
Scope and Content Note
These papers contain the correspondence, and writings of Ivan Alekseevich Poliakov, participant in the Don Cossack uprising of 1918, and ataman of the Don Cossacks in emigration since 1947. The Correspondence file includes detailed correspondence with leading Russian émigré military and social leaders, and provides a rich source of information on the activities of Cossack activities in the diaspora.
Poliakov’s Speeches and writings include the typescript of Donskie kazaki v bor’be s bol’shevikami, as well as related correspondence and reviews. In addition, several articles, notes, speeches, and materials relating to Poliakov’s monograph Krasnov-Vlasov: vospominaniia are included.
The Subject file includes materials on the history of the Don and Kuban Cossacks, the Russkii obshche-voinskii soiuz, and General A. A. Vlasov. Of special significance are documents relating to the Don Cossack ataman elections in the diaspora.
Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.