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Collection Summary

Title: Evgeniia Ginzburg and Antonina Axenova Collection
Dates: 1914-2014 (bulk 1930s-1970s)
Collection No.: MSE/REE 0021
Creator: Ginzburg, Evgeniia (1904-1977)
Creator: Axenova, Antonina (b 1946)
Extent: approx. 800 items; 9 containers; 6 linear feet
Language: Collection material in Russian.
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: The collection consists of documents, letters, photographs, and some manuscripts relating to Evgeniia Ginzburg, the author of Krutoi Marshrut, an autobiographical account of the author's experience in the Soviet labor camps. Krutoi Marshrut has been translated into English in two volumes: Journey into the Whirlwind and Within the Whirlwind. The collection also includes materials relating to the life and career of Antonina Axenova (b. 1946), Ginzburg's adopted daughter, who is a stage and film actress. Ginzburg's son, Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov (1932-2009), a prominent Russian novelist, is also represented, but to a lesser extent.

Selected Search Terms

Ginzburg, Evgeniia Semenovna, 1904-1977
Ginzburg, Evgeniia Semenovna--Trials, litigation, etc.
Axenova, Antonina Pavlovna, 1946-
Political prisoners--Soviet Union
Forced labor--Soviet Union
Concentration camps--Soviet Union
Theater--Soviet Union
Aksenov, Vasilii, 1932-2009

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection with the exception of some of the letters written to Antonina Axenova, located in folders 202 through 208, which are restricted until the year 2024.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], The Evgeniia Ginzburg and Antonina Axenova Collection, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Evgeniia Ginzburg and Antonina Axenova Collection was acquired by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2014. Arranged and described 2015, by Kenneth Kinslow and Natasha Lyandres. Finding aid 2015, by Kenneth Kinslow.

Biographical Note

Evgeniia Ginzburg was born in Moscow in 1904. Her parents were Solomon Natanovich Ginzburg (1876-1938), a pharmacist, and Revekka Markovna Ginzburg (1881-1949). In 1909 the family moved to Kazan where she spent her childhood and youth. She attended Kazan University and married Dmitri Fedorov, with whom she had a son, Alexei, born in 1926. She taught history and worked as a Communist Party activist. She also headed the culture department at the Kazan newspaper Krasnaia Tatariia. In 1930 she married Pavel Aksenov (1899-1991), a high-ranking party official, and in 1932 gave birth to her second son, Vasilii. After the assassination of Sergei Kirov and the beginning of the great purges, Evgeniia Ginzburg, like many of her communist colleagues, was accused of participating in counterrevolutionary and Trotskyist activity. Because of her association with N. N. Elvov and her role in editing Red Tartary, she was arrested on February 15,1937.

Ginzburg's case came to trial on August 1, 1937, and she was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in solitary confinement with loss of civil rights for five years afterward. She began her sentence in the women's prison in Iaroslavl, but after two years, she was sent to the labor camps of Kolyma in the Far East, where she worked in Elgen, Izvestkovaia, and other notorious sites. Anton Valter (1899-1959), a doctor of German heritage, who had been deported to Kolyma in 1935 for counterrevolutionary activity and who had been re-sentenced several times, helped Ginzburg obtain a nursing assignment in the labor camps. Ginzburg and Valter, a devout Catholic, eventually married. In February of 1949 Ginzburg was released from the Gulag system, but she was re-arrested in October and sentenced to permanent exile. It was only after Stalin's death that she and Valter were allowed to leave Magadan. In 1958 they settled in Lvov. After Valter's death in 1959 and after rehabilitation, Ginzburg was permitted to move to Moscow. She published various pieces in the monthly magazine IUnost, but her masterpiece, her memoir about life in the camps, Krutoi Marshrut, was rejected for publication. In the USSR it circulated in samizdat and then in 1967 was first published abroad by Mondadori in Italy and by Possev in Germany, and since that time has been translated into many other languages. Ginzburg died in Moscow in 1977.

Antonina Pavlovna Axenova was born with the surname of Khenchinskaia in Kolyma in 1946. At the age of three she was adopted by Evgeniia Ginzburg in Magadan. With the rehabilitation of her parents, she moved to Lvov and then to Moscow, where in 1971 she graduated from the Gosudarstvennyi Institut Teatralnovo Iskusstva imeni A. V. Lunacharskogo. She began her theatrical work in Krasnoiarsk in the Krasnoiarskii teatr iunogo zritelia imeni Leninskogo Komsomola, working with such directors as Kama Ginkas and performing in a variety of plays from an adaptation of Ray Bradbury to Moliere and Shakespeare. In 1972 she was admitted to the Leningradskii Gosudarstvennyi Akademicheskii Teatr Komedii, where she performed in such plays as Monologue about Marriage and The Misanthrope and worked with such directors as Petr Fomenko. Axenova also pursued a film career, starring in such movies as Ia sluzhu na granitse produced by Lenfilm in 1974. In 1978 she married Valerii Raevskii (1939-2011), who at the time was the principal director of the Belorussian National Theatre. She joined Raevskii in Minsk where she performed in the Russian theatre (imeni M. Gorkogo) as well as the Alternativnyi Teatr. In 1983 Axenova was expelled from the theatre when her brother, the novelist Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov (1932-2008), left the Soviet Union and then was stripped of his citizenship. By 1986, however, the political situation had changed, and she was able to resume her career. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, she traveled to the US, and after living there for five years, she moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where she now resides and directs the Russian children's theatre.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consist of three parts. The first part revolves around Evgeniia Ginzburg. It includes documents, letters, writings, photographs, articles, and miscellaneous items. Many of the documents are originals or official archival copies obtained by Antonina Axenova. The letters consist of originals and photocopied items; they include letters her mother wrote to her while she was in the labor camps, letters from Ginzburg to Antonina Axenova, when the latter was pursuing her career in Krasnoiarsk, and letters between Axenova and such friends of Ginzburg from the camps as Paulina Miasnikova and Tatiana Tretiakova. The writings include Evgeniia Ginzburg's own typescript of the complete Krutoi Marshrut as well as her unpublished poems written from 1937 to 1943. The photographs consist of many original photos of Ginzburg, Axenova, Anton Valter, Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov, Iulia Karepova, and many others. There are newspaper articles on, for example, the play that was made from Krutoi Marshrut, and the miscellaneous series contains such diverse items as a lock of Evgeniia Ginzburg's hair and the homeopathic text that belonged to Anton Valter.

The second part of the collection revolves around Antonina Axenova. Documents include such items as a copy of her diploma from the theatre institute (imeni A. V. Lunacharskogo) and a performance evaluation for her work in Krasnoiarsk. There are seven scripts with handwritten notes and marginal comments, and various programs and playbills, a number of which are signed and personalized. There is a wide variety of broadsides and posters, advertising plays and repertoires of theatres in Krasnoiarsk, Leningrad, Minsk, and other places. The photographs are primarily those of Axenova in her professional life. There is a small collection of letters, a number of which are restricted. The articles series contains newspaper clippings with reviews of plays in which Axenova performed, film reviews, articles on the director Kama Ginkas, and other items.

The third, much smaller part of the collection, revolves around Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov. It includes several original, unpublished letters to Antonina Axenova, photographs, newspaper interviews, and articles.

The collection also includes almost 100 books from the libraries of Ginzburg and Axenova. Many of these books have been inscribed by such authors as Ehrenburg, Evtushenko, Okudzhava, Kopelev, Akhmadulina, Voinovich, and others. These books have been cataloged and can be located through the online catalog.

Arrangement Note

The collection consists of three series, as indicated above: 1. Evgeniia Ginzburg, 2. Antonina Axenova, and 3. Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov. Within the various subseries material is arranged, for the most part, chronologically.

Container List

  • Series 1: Evgeniia Ginzburg 
    • Subseries 1: Documents
      • Death Certificates. Anton Valter and Evgeniia Ginzburg, 1959, 1977. Folder 1 (MSE/REE 0021-1)
        1 page (photocopy).

      • Death Certificate. Iuliia Pavlovna Karepova, 1993. Folder 2 (MSE/REE 0021-2)
        1 page (photocopy).
        Karepova (1904-1993) became a close friend of Evgeniia Ginzburg's in prison in Iaroslavl; the friendship continued to grow when both were sent to the labor camps in the Kolyma region in the Far East.

      • Birth Certificate. Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov, 2004 February 26. Folder 3 (MSE/REE 0021-3)
        Notarized copy plus photocopy (7 pages).
        Birth certificate issued in 2004 attests to the fact that Vasilii Aksenov was born on August 27, 1932.

    • Subseries 2: Documents from Case Files
      • Investigation of E. Ginzburg. Accusation of Trotskyist activities, 1937 April 25. Folder 4 (MSE/REE 0021-4)
        1 page (copy of original document) plus photograph.
        Photograph shows Ginzburg full-face and in profile.

      • Case History. Documents dealing with Anton Valter, 1935-1956. Folder 5 (MSE/REE 0021-5)
        11 pages (official photocopies).
        Documents cover Valter's history from his arrest on August 20, 1935 until his release on September 7, 1956.

      • Letter of appeal. Anton Valter to Ekaterina Pavlovna Peshkova, 1936 August 3. Folder 5A (MSE/REE 0021-5A)
        2 pages (photocopy of transcript).
        Folder includes 2 copies of Valter's appeal to the widow of Maxim Gorky after Valter's arrest.

      • Documents. Documents dealing with the re-arrest of E. Ginzburg, 1949-1950. Folder 6 (MSE/REE 0021-6)
        5 pages (official photocopies).

      • Receipt for shoes, 1949 November 22. Folder 6A (MSE/REE 0021-6A)
        1 receipt, 21 x 10 cm.
        This receipt for shoes signed by Vasilii Aksenov probably came from the case file of E. Ginzburg, when she was re-arrested in October of 1949.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Avtobiografia, 1951 April 6. Folder 7 (MSE/REE 0021-7)
        8 pages in 1 fascicle.
        The autobiography written in Ginzburg's own hand came from her case file. It is part of her appeal to the authorities, who have dismissed her from her job at the school in Magadan "without providing any explanation of the reason for the dismissal."

      • Request for case review. E. Ginzburg's petition to the chairman of the presidium of the supreme council, K. E. Voroshilov, 1953 May 5. Folder 8 (MSE/REE 0021-8)
        3 pages (official photocopies).

      • Documents. Documents relating to E. Ginzburg's second arrest and exile, 1949-1955. Folder 9 (MSE/REE 0021-9)
        22 leaves (photocopies) plus official photos.
        Each leaf is stamped on the back indicating it is an official archival copy.

      • Letter from Case File. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Magadan, to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1953 October 23. Folder 9A (MSE/REE 0021-9A)
        ALS, 2 pages.
        Appeal to the ministry for re-admission of her son Vasilii Aksenov to the institute of medicine in Kazan.

      • Document. E. Ginzburg's certificate of rehabilitation, 1955 July 4. Folder 10 (MSE/REE 0021-10)
        1 page (official photocopy).
        Charges in the case of Evgeniia Ginzburg were cancelled "za otsytstviem sostava prestupleniia" -- "for lack of evidence."

    • Subseries 3: Letters 
      The letters in folders 11, 13, 14, and 15, from Aleksei Fedorov to his grandmother and from Revekka Ginzburg to her daughter, to Anton Valter, and to Iulia Karepova, are photocopies which Sara Babenysheva sent to Antonina Axenova. The location of the originals is unknown at this time.

      • Letters. Aleksei Fedorov, Leningrad, to Revekka Ginzburg, 1941. Folder 11 (MSE/REE 0021-11)
        2 ALsS, 6 pages (photocopies).
        Aleksei Dmitrievich Fedorov (1926-1942) was Evgeniia Ginzburg's first son. Aleksei died of starvation during the siege of Leningrad.

      • Letters. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Kolyma, to Pavel Aksenov, 1940-1945. Folder 12 (MSE/REE 0021-12)
        15 ALsS, 74 pages (photocopies).
        Folder includes a letter to Antonina Axenova from Gabriel Superfin, who supplied the photocopies from the originals in the Research Centre for East European Studies at the U. of Bremen.

      • Letters. Revekka Ginzburg to Evgeniia Ginzburg, Kolyma, 1945-1949. Folder 13 (MSE/REE 0021-13)
        22 ALsS, 82 pages (photocopies).
        Folder includes a letter from Sara Babenysheva to Antonina Axenova, who indicated that the letter should be dated 1995. Folder also includes a printout of a photo of Babenysheva and family.

      • Letters. Revekka Ginzburg to Anton Valter, Kolyma, n.d. Folder 14 (MSE/REE 0021-14)
        ALS, 1 page (photocopy).

      • Letter. Revekka Ginzburg to Iuliia Karepova, Kolyma, n.d. Folder 15 (MSE/REE 0021-15)
        ALS, 2 pages (photocopy).
        Iuliia Karepova figures prominently in Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Letter. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Magadan, to the Magadan authorities, 1952. Folder 16 (MSE/REE 0021-16)
        ALS, 1 page.
        Request to leave Magadan from August 27, 1952 to September 27, 1952 to accompany the school-age children to the summer camp.

      • Antonina Axenova. Notes to parents, 1952-1960. Folder 17 (MSE/REE 0021-17)
        3 ANsS, on paper of various sizes.

      • Letter. Orlova to Evgeniia Ginzburg and Anton Valter, 1956 June 28. Folder 18 (MSE/REE 0021-18)
        The sender, Orlova, has not been identified.

      • Letter. Nadezhda Vasilievna(?), Leningrad, to Evgeniia Ginzburg, Magadan, 1956 November 5. Folder 19 (MSE/REE 0021-19)
        ALS, with envelope.
        The unidentified sender, a friend from Magadan, is responding to Ginzburg's inquiry about the possibility of living in Leningrad after rehabilitation.

      • Letter. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Kislovodsk, to Iulia Karepova, Lvov, 1957 October 21. Folder 20 (MSE/REE 0021-20)

      • Letter. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Palanga (Lithuania), to S. S. Offengenden, Kazan, 1960 August 4. Folder 21 (MSE/REE 0021-21)
        Offengenden was an editor for the weekly, Chaian.

      • Letter. Ira(?) to Evgeniia Ginzburg, Lvov, 1965 October 18. Folder 22 (MSE/REE 0021-22)
        ALS, 3 pages.
        Folder includes a note written by Antonina Axenova; however, the sender has not been identified.

      • Letter. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Riazan, to the editors of Literaturnaia Gazeta, 1968 December 12. Folder 23 (MSE/REE 0021-23)
        TL, 2 photographs.
        Solzhenitsyn's letter to the editors is inscribed "with gratitude" to Ginzburg. signed by Solzhenitsyn, and dated December 18; folder also includes a photo of Solzhenitsyn as well as a photo of Lev Kopelev taken by Solzhenitsyn in Zhavoronki.

      • Letters. Evgeniia Ginzburg to Antonina Axenova, 1971. Folder 24 (MSE/REE 0021-24)
        TL, with envelope, 5 APCsS, 3 note receipts.
        The "note receipts" accompanied packages and provided space for a short message or "letter"; at the time of these letters Ginzburg was in Moscow or Peredelkino and Axenova was in Krasnoiarsk or Novorossiisk, pursuing her acting career.

      • Letter. Igor Vvedenskii, Lvov, to Evgeniia Ginzburg, 1972 January 21. Folder 25 (MSE/REE 0021-25)
        Igor Vvedenskii was a professional photographer, who took many portraits of Ginzburg in both Lvov and Moscow.

      • Letters. Tatiana Tretiakova to Antonina Axenova, 1972-1974. Folder 26 (MSE/REE 0021-26)
        ALsS, with envelope.
        Tatiana Sergeevna Tretiakova (ca. 1924-1996) was a friend of Ginzburg's from the labor camps, and she played an important role in Axenova's life as well; folder includes Axenova's note which provides some biographical background and explains relationships.

      • Letters. Evgeniia Ginzburg to Antonina Axenova, 1972-1975. Folder 27 (MSE/REE 0021-27)
        2 TLs, with envelopes, 4 APCsS.
        Locations of correspondents vary; for example, Axenova receives mail from her mother in Petrozavodsk, Leningrad, Cheliabinsk, Bolshaia Alushta, and Minsk.

      • Letters. Natalia Ginzburg to Antonina Axenova, 1973-1974. Folder 28 (MSE/REE 0021-28)
        4 ALsS, with envelopes.
        Natalia Ginzburg (ca. 1912-1984) was Evgeniia's younger sister and Antonina Axenova's aunt.

      • Postcards. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Moscow, to Igor Vvedenskii, 1973-1974. Folder 29 (MSE/REE 0021-29)
        3 APCsS.
        Two of the postcards are addressed to Vvedenskii in Lvov and one to him in Leningrad; folder includes a brief note by Axenova.

      • Letter. David Dar, Leningrad, to Evgeniia Ginzburg, Moscow, 1975 August 29. Folder 30 (MSE/REE 0021-30)
        ALS, with envelope.
        David Yakovlevich Dar (1910-1980) was a Russian writer who later emigrated to Jerusalem.

      • Letters. Natalia Ginzburg to Antonina Axenova, 1975-1976. Folder 31 (MSE/REE 0021-31)
        3 ALsS, with envelopes.
        Locations of the correspondents vary: Leningrad, Anapa, Yalta, Riga.

      • Letters. Paulina Miasnikova, Moscow, to Antonina Axenova, 1986-1992. Folder 32 (MSE/REE 0021-32)
        2 ALsS, with envelope, APCS.
        Paulina S. Miasnikova (1910-2012) was a friend of Evgeniia Ginzburg from the labor camps. Later she played herself in the theatrical adaptation of Krutoi Marshrut directed by Galina Volchek.

      • Letter. V. Starodubtsev, Moscow, to Antonina Axenova, Minsk, 1988 November 16. Folder 33 (MSE/REE 0021-33)
        ALS, with envelope.
        Valerii Starodubtsev with the "Sovremennik" theatre suggests the idea of adapting Krutoi Marshrut for the stage.

      • Letter. V. I. Pershin, Magadan, to Antonina Axenova, Minsk, 1989 February 2. Folder 34 (MSE/REE 0021-34)
        In this letter Pershin requests permission to publish Krutoi Marshrut in Magadan.

      • Letter. G. A. Gorsheneva, Kazan, to Antonina Axenova, Minsk, 1991 July 20. Folder 35 (MSE/REE 0021-35)
        ALS, with envelope.
        Gorsheneva contacts Axenova to inform her of the death of Pavel Aksenov.

      • Letters. Tatiana Tretiakova to Antonina Axenova, 1992 February-May. Folder 36 (MSE/REE 0021-36)
        4 ALsS.

      • Letters. Tatiana Tretiakova to Antonina Axenova, 1992 June-September. Folder 37 (MSE/REE 0021-37)
        7 ALsS.

      • Letters. Tatiana Tretiakova to Antonina Axenova, 1994-1995. Folder 38 (MSE/REE 0021-38)
        4 ALsS.

    • Subseries 4: Ginzburg's Writings and Manuscripts
      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Poems, 1937-1943. Folder 39 (MSE/REE 0021-39)
        43 pages (copies).
        Folder includes notes of Antonina Axenova indicating that these poems were written out for her by Paulina Miasnikova. The poems originally dictated by Ginzburg to Miasnikova were never published; two of the poems: "Invektiva" and "Kolyma" have typed variants as well as the written out versions.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Occasional poem dedicated to Dr. Brandorf, "Pozdravlenie," ca. 1960s. Folder 40 (MSE/REE 0021-40)
        1 cd.
        Recording of E. Ginzburg's voice reciting her poem.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Tak Nachinalos. . ., 1963. Folder 41 (MSE/REE 0021-41)
        159 pages.
        Published in Kazan, this title put out by Tatarskoe Knizhnoe Izdatelstvo is Ginzburg's first book publication.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. "Edinaia Trudovaia. . .," 1965. Folder 42 (MSE/REE 0021-42)
        13 pages (photocopies).
        Published in the journal IUnost, this story is subtitled: "vospominaniia o pervykh shagakh sovietskoi shkoly."

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. "Studenty," "Uchitelskaia Krov," ca. 1966. Folder 43 (MSE/REE 0021-43)
        7 pages (photocopies).
        These pages are also photocopies from Iunost.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. "Gorod Rabfak, Strana Komsomoliia," ca. 1966. Folder 44 (MSE/REE 0021-44)
        4 pages (photocopies).
        These pages are also photocopies from Iunost.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. "Iunosha, Dokymentalnaia Povest," 1967. Folder 45 (MSE/REE 0021-45)
        26 pages (photocopies).
        These pages are also photocopies from Iunost.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Krutoi Marshrut, 1978. Folder 45A-Box 1A (MSE/REE 0021-45A-Box 1A)
        530 typescript pages (samizdat copy).
        This samizdat copy was given to Antonina Axenova in 2016; it dates from 1978 and includes a note from the donor about the effect that Krutoi Marshrut had upon herself and other readers of this copy in the 1970s.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Draft chapter of Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 46 (MSE/REE 0021-46)
        3 pages (photocopies).
        Folder includes Axenova's note indicating that the photocopies were sent to her by Sara Babenysheva, but the location of the original is unknown. Pages come from part 2, chapter 21, "Izvestkovaia." Axenova's note with regard to Babenysheva and the question about the originals applies as well to folders 47 through 51.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Draft chapter of Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 47 (MSE/REE 0021-47)
        10 pages (photocopies).
        Pages come from part 2, chapter 25, "Zeka, Eska i Beka." Draft indicates that this is chapter 36, but in the published version, it is 25.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Draft chapter of Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 48 (MSE/REE 0021-48)
        9 pages (photocopies).
        Pages come from part 2, chapter 22, "Veselyi Sviatoi." Draft indicates that this is chapter 33, but in the published version, it is 22.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Draft chapter of Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 49 (MSE/REE 0021-49)
        9 pages (photocopies).
        Pages comprise another variant of part 2, chapter 22, "Veselyi Sviatoi," which again is indicated as being chapter 33 instead of 22.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Draft chapter of Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 50 (MSE/REE 0021-50)
        7 pages (photocopies).
        Pages come from part 2, chapter 24, "Razluka." This draft indicates that this is chapter 35.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Draft chapter of Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 51 (MSE/REE 0021-51)
        7 pages (photocopies).
        Pages come from part 2, chapter 23, "Rai pod Mikroskopom." This draft indicates that this is chapter 34.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Page from the manuscript of Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 52 (MSE/REE 0021-52)
        AMs, 1 page.
        This page represents a draft earlier than the chapters in folders 46 through 51. Ultimately this page becomes part of chapter 5 (part 2), "Vam segodnia ne vezlo, madam Smert." Again the chapter number 13 written at the top of the page does not correspond with the final publication.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Draft pages from Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 53 (MSE/REE 0021-53)
        2 pages (photocopies).
        Pages come from part 2, chapter 21, "Izvestkovaia" -- see also folder 46.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Typescript of Krutoi Marshrut, n.d. Folder 54-Box 2-4 (MSE/REE 0021-54, Box 2-4)
        TMs; Part 1, 257 pages; part 2, 233 pages; part 3, 319 pages.
        This is Evgeniia's Ginzburg's own copy of the complete typescript of Krutoi Marshrut; it was the basis for the edition of the book published in Riga in 1989. Part 3 is marked as "ekzempliar IV."

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. "Madrigal," 1969. Folder 55 (MSE/REE 0021-55)
        TMs, 1 page plus photograph (copy).
        Ginzburg's poem "Madrigal" is subtitled "on Lev's birthday" and was written in response to Lev Kopelev's and Raisa Orlova's birthday tributes, which are included in the folder.

      • This folder is not in use.  Folder 56 (MSE/REE 0021-56)

    • Subseries 5: Photographs
      • Photograph. Nataliia Ginzburg, 1914. Folder 57 (MSE/REE 0021-57)
        1 b/w print, 14 x 8 cm.
        Nataliia Ginzburg was the sister of Evgeniia; the year 1914 is pencilled in on the back of the photograph.

      • Photograph. Iuliia Pavlovna Karepova, ca. 1920. Folder 58 (MSE/REE 0021-58)
        1 b/w print, 20 x 15 cm.
        Photograph is inscribed by Antonina Axenova, indicating that Iuliia was a very close friend of Evgeniia Ginzburg and that they "went through everything together."

      • Photographs. Paulina Miasnikova, family, and friends, ca. 1920s. Folder 59 (MSE/REE 0021-59)
        7 digital copies, various sizes.
        Several of the photographs are inscribed by Axenova. For example, on the photo of Paulina's brother she touches upon the family's tragic history. See also Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Photographs. Paulina Miasnikova and friends, ca. 1920s, ca. 1970. Folder 60 (MSE/REE 0021-60)
        1 b/w print, 3 digital copies.
        Axenova has put notes on the backs of 3 of the 4 photos, providing background and context.

      • Photographs. Paulina Miasnikova and her brother Ivan, ca. 1920s, 1930, 1995. Folder 61 (MSE/REE 0021-61)
        2 b/w prints, 4 digital copies.
        Axenova has added captions on the back of several of the photos.

      • Photograph. Kseniia Krylova with her youngest son, 1925 November 15. Folder 62 (MSE/REE 0021-62)
        1 b/w print, 14 x 9 cm.
        Krylova was a friend of Evgeniia Ginzburg; see Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Photograph. Dmitri Fedorov and Evgeniia Ginzburg, 1925. Folder 62A (MSE/REE 0021-62A)
        1 b/w print, 14 x 9 cm.
        This photo of the newly wedded couple is inscribed on the back by both to Anna Ivanovna, Dmitri's mother.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg and Aleksei, 1926. Folder 63 (MSE/REE 0021-63)
        3 b/w prints, different sizes.
        Ginzburg cut out part of the picture where she is pregnant with Aleksei; the one photo of mother and son is inscribed to Evgeniia's sister-in-law, Lelia and is dated 2/19/1927.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Dmitri Fedorov, and Aleksei, 1927, 1930. Folder 64 (MSE/REE 0021-64)
        2 b/w prints, different sizes.
        Group photo shows Fedorov, Evgeniia Ginzburg's first husband, together with Aleksei, her oldest son.

      • Photograph. Nataliia Ginzburg, ca. 1931. Folder 65 (MSE/REE 0021-65)
        1 b/w print, 17 x 12 cm.
        Photo is inscribed by Nataliia to her niece, Antonina Axenova.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg and RabFak colleagues, 1932. Folder 66 (MSE/REE 0021-66)
        1 b/w print, 1 digital copy.
        Axenova's caption indicates that Ginzburg was pregnant with Vasilii.

      • Photographs. Anton Valter, 1933-1934. Folder 67 (MSE/REE 0021-67)
        2 digital copies of different sizes.
        Anton Valter, whom Ginzburg married in Kolyma, figures prominently in Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Photograph. Anton Valter and family, 1935. Folder 67A (MSE/REE 0021-67A)
        1 b/w print, 13 x 8 cm.
        Anton Valter with his wife Lucia and their three daughters.

      • Photograph. Evgeniia Ginzburg and children, 1936. Folder 68 (MSE/REE 0021-68)
        1 digital copy, 14 x 13 cm.
        Axenova indicates in her caption that this photo, prior to Ginzburg's arrest, shows her sons, Aleksei and Vasilii, as well as her stepdaughter, Maiia Aksenova.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg, ca. 1936. Folder 68A (MSE/REE 0021-68A)
        1 digital copy, 14 x 13 cm. and 1 enlargement of the digital copy, 30 X 20 cm.
        On the back of the smaller print, the date 1949 is written; however, this is an error -- the photo is of Ginzburg in Kazan before her arrest.

      • Photographs. Dmitri and Alexei Fedorov, ca. 1932-1937. Folder 68B (MSE/REE 0021-68B)
        3 b/w prints, various sizes.
        The photo dated 1937 shows, besides Aleksei and Dmitri, Innga Fedorova, Dmitri's daughter by a second marriage.

      • Oval Tray. Embossed with the portrait of Alexei Fedorov, ca. 1930s. Folder 68C (MSE/REE 0021-68C)
        1 metal tray, 29 X 21 cm.

      • Photographs. Aleksei Fedorov, Vasilii Aksenov, Aleksei Aksenov, 1936, 1964. Folder 69 (MSE/REE 0021-69)
        1 page (photocopy of 3 snapshots).
        Axenova supplies captions with regard to Ginzburg's sons, Aleksei and Vasilii, as well as Ginzburg's grandson, Aleksei Vasilievich Aksenov.

      • Photograph. Nataliia Ginzburg with her first husband, Korolev 1930s. Folder 70 (MSE/REE 0021-70)
        1 b/w print, 8 x 5 cm.
        Caption on the back of the photo indicates that Korolev was executed in 1937.

      • Photographs. Dima Korolev, son of Nataliia Ginzburg, and Vasilii Aksenov, late 1930s. Folder 70A (MSE/REE 0021-70A)
        2 b/w prints, different sizes.
        Captions indicate that the photos were sent to E. Ginzburg in Magadan.

      • Photographs. Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov, 1939-1940. Folder 71 (MSE/REE 0021-71)
        2 b/w prints, different sizes.
        As the caption on the back indicates, in one of these photos from Kazan Evgeniia Ginzburg's younger son is depicted with his uncle.

      • Photographs. Aleksei Fedorov and family, ca. 1940. Folder 71 (MSE/REE 0021-71)
        2 b/w prints, each 12 X 9 cm.
        Antonina Axenova supplies notes on the back of the photos, indicating that the scene is Orenburg during the last summer before the war. The group photo shows Dmitri Fedorov's family: sister Vera, brother Nikolai and wife, sister Lelia, and the parents, with Aleksei in front.

      • Photograph. Aleksei Dmitrievich Fedorov, ca. 1941. Folder 72 (MSE/REE 0021-72)
        1 digital copy, 17 x 13 cm.
        Ginzburg's first son who died in the siege of Leningrad.

      • Photographs. Lev Kopelev, 1941-1942. Folder 73 (MSE/REE 0021-73)
        2 b/w prints.
        Lev Kopelev became a good friend of Ginzburg as well as the mentor and spiritual godfather of Antonina Axenova.

      • Photographs. Hospital Staff at Belichye, 1940s. Folder 73A (MSE/REE 0021-73A)
        3 b/w prints, 3 digital copies, all various sizes.
        On the back of one photo Axenova writes that Belichye is where Evgeniia Ginzburg first became acquainted with Anton Valter.

      • Photograph. Maiia Aksenova, 1946. Folder 74 (MSE/REE 0021-74)
        1 b/w print, 13 x 9 cm.
        Maiia Aksenova was E. Ginzburg's stepdaughter.

      • Photograph. Dima Korolev, late 1940s(?). Folder 75 (MSE/REE 0021-75)
        1 b/w print, 11 x 8 cm.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg and Anton Valter, 1947-1949. Folder 76 (MSE/REE 0021-76)
        3 b/w prints, various sizes, 1 digital copy.

      • Photographs. Vasilii Aksenov in Marchekan and Magadan, 1947-1949. Folder 77 (MSE/REE 0021-77)
        4 digital copies, various sizes.
        Besides E. Ginzburg and A. Valter, one print shows Antonina Axenova.

      • Photograph. Antonina Axenova, late 1940s. Folder 78 (MSE/REE 0021-78)
        1 b/w print, 12 x 9 cm.
        On the back of the photo Axenova writes that it is her first photograph and corresponds to the time when Ginzburg first started taking her home with her from the Detdom -- see Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg and Antonina Axenova, late 1940s-early 1950s. Folder 79 (MSE/REE 0021-79)
        2 b/w prints.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Anton Valter, et al., 1950. Folder 80 (MSE/REE 0021-80)
        4 b/w prints.
        One photo shows Ginzburg and the children at summer camp, and another shows Paulina Miasnikova together with Ginzburg and Valter.

      • Photographs. Marchekan, ca. 1950. Folder 81 (MSE/REE 0021-81)
        2 b/w prints, each 12 x 9 cm.
        The camp or settlement of Marchekan was about 4 or 5 kilometers from Magadan; inscriptions written by Miasnikova, who is pictured in one of the photos.

      • Photographs. Ginzburg, Valter, and Antonina, 1951. Folder 82 (MSE/REE 0021-82)
        2 b/w prints.
        One photo shows Antonina in her "first role" as a cook or kitchen helper.

      • This folder is not in use.  Folder 83 (MSE/REE 0021-83)

      • Photographs. Vasilii Aksenov in Magadan, late 1940s-early 1950s. Folder 84 (MSE/REE 0021-84)
        5 b/w prints, 2 digital copies.
        Through Ginzburg's efforts Vasilii Aksenov was able to come out to Magadan where he stayed for 2 years, completing his high school education. After returning to Kazan to begin studying medicine, he visited again in Spring of 1954 -- see Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Photographs. E. Ginzburg and family members, 1952. Folder 85 (MSE/REE 0021-85)
        4 b/w prints, various sizes.
        See inscriptions on back of photos; date on photo of Natasha Ginzburg conflicts with date on inscription.

      • Photographs. E. Ginzburg, A. Valter, and A. Axenova, 1953. Folder 86 (MSE/REE 0021-86)
        9 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Various photos with inscriptions: Gorky Park (in Magadan), Nagaevo Bay (part of the Sea of Okhotsk), etc.

      • Photographs. E. Ginzburg and A. Axenova, 1953. Folder 87 (MSE/REE 0021-87)
        5 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Paulina Miasnikova's son, Evgenii, appears in 3 of the photos with Antonina.

      • Photographs. E. Ginzburg, A. Valter, and A. Axenova, 1954. Folder 88 (MSE/REE 0021-88)
        7 b/w prints, various sizes.

      • Photographs. E. Ginzburg, A. Valter, and friends, 1953-1954. Folder 89 (MSE/REE 0021-89)
        3 b/w prints, 1 digital copy.
        Besides Paulina and Evgenii, other friends in several of these photos are Doctor Umanskii and his wife.

      • Photograph. Graduating class of the Magadan high school for working youth, 1954-1955. Folder 90 (MSE/REE 0021-90)
        1 b/w print.
        Evgeniia Ginzburg appears as one of the teachers in this photo.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg and Antonina Axenova, 1954-1956. Folder 91 (MSE/REE 0021-91)
        6 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Varlious Magadan scenes; Valter appears in the photo where the children prepare to set off for summer camp.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg and Anton Valter, 1955-1956. Folder 92 (MSE/REE 0021-92)
        7 b/w prints, various sizes.
        In one of the Magadan scenes, the husband of P. Miasnikova is pictured.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg and colleagues, mid 1950s. Folder 93 (MSE/REE 0021-93)
        3 b/w prints.

      • Photographs. Nataliia Ginzburg, Dmitri Korolev, and Vasilii Aksenov, mid 1950s. Folder 94 (MSE/REE 0021-94)
        2 b/w prints, different sizes.
        Inscription on the back of 1 photo indicates that both Dima and Vasia were students at the time of the picture.

      • Photographs. Dmitri Fedorov and family members, ca. 1950s-1960s. Folder 94A (MSE/REE 0021-94A)
        5 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Besides a photo of Dmitri in 1960, photos show Dmitri's sisters, Vera and Lelia, as well as his mother, Anna Ivanovna. Antonina Axenova provides notes on the backs of the pictures.

      • Photographs. E. Ginzburg, A. Valter, et al., mid 1950s-1962. Folder 95 (MSE/REE 0021-95)
        7 b/w prints, various sizes, 1 digital copy.
        One picture of E. Ginzburg in Moscow has part of the photo cut out.

      • Photographs. Anton Valter's funeral and grave. 1959. Folder 96 (MSE/REE 0021-96)
        2 b/w prints, 1 digital copy.
        Inscriptions are informative; Antonina is 14 years old in these photos.

      • Photographs. Official Photos of Evgeniia Ginzburg. 1950-1960. Folder 97 (MSE/REE 0021-97)
        3 b/w prints.

      • Photograph. Olga Koroleva. n.d. Folder 98 (MSE/REE 0021-98)
        1 b/w print, 11 x 17 cm.
        Olga is the granddaughter of Nataliia Ginzburg.

      • Photographs. Paulina Miasnikova, family, and friends. ca. 1950, ca. 1980. Folder 99 (MSE/REE 0021-99)
        4 digital prints.
        Folder includes a photo of Paulina's husband, Nikolai.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova. 1961-1962. Folder 100 (MSE/REE 0021-100)
        5 b/w prints.
        All of the photographs were taken in Lvov.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg in Lvov. 1962-1963. Folder 101-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-101-F1)
        2 b/w prints, different sizes.
        The figure with Ginzburg in the one photo is the photographer, Igor Vvedenskii.

      • Photographs. Portraits of Evgeniia Ginzburg in Lvov, ca. 1962. Folder 101A-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-101A-F1)
        6 b/w prints, each 45 X 31 cm.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg, Vasilii Aksenov, and son, 1961-1964. Folder 102 (MSE/REE 0021-102)
        4 b/w prints, various sizes, 1 digital copy.
        One photo includes A. Axenova and E. Ginsburg's daughter-in-law, Kira.

      • Photograph. Evgeniia Ginzburg in Lvov, 1963. Folder 103 (MSE/REE 0021-103)
        1 b/w prints, 12 x 9 cm.
        Photograph was taken by Igor Vvedenskii.

      • Photograph. Evgeniia Ginzburg in Lvov, 1963. Folder 104-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-104-F1)
        1 b/w print, 40 x 30 cm.
        Photograph was taken by Igor Vvedenskii.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg in Moscow, 1968. Folder 105-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-105-F1)
        5 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Photographs were taken by Igor Vvedenskii.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg in Lvov reading from Krutoi Marshrut, 1963. Folder 106-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-106-F1)
        5 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Photographs were taken by Igor Vvedenskii.

      • Photograph. Evgeniia Ginzburg with friends in Latvia, 1965. Folder 107 (MSE/REE 0021-107)
        1 b/w print, 15 x 10 cm.

      • Photograph. Portrait of Evgeniia Ginzburg in Lvov, 1967. Folder 107A-F3 (MSE/REE 0021-107A-F3)
        1 b/w print, 70 x 46 cm.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg in Moscow, 1968. Folder 108-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-108-F1)
        3 b/w prints.
        Photographs were taken by Igor Vvedenskii.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg in Moscow, 1968-1969. Folder 109-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-109-F1)
        3 b/w prints.
        Photographs were taken by Igor Vvedenskii.

      • Photographs. Porraits of Evgeniia Ginzburg in her Moscow apartment, ca. 1969. Folder 109A-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-109A-F1)
        6 b/w prints, each 45 X 31 cm.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg in Moscow and Peredelkino, 1967-1975. Folder 110 (MSE/REE 0021-110)
        5 b/w prints, various sizes.

      • Photographs. Portraits of Evgeniia Ginzburg in Moscow, 1971. Folder 110A-F3 (MSE/REE 0021-110A-F3)
        2 b/w prints, 70 X 46 cm.

      • Photographs. Friends of Paulina Miasnikova, 1974. Folder 111 (MSE/REE 0021-111)
        2 b/w prints.
        The friends pictured once worked at the SovKhoz in Elgen in Kolyma.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg's last birthday, 1976 December 20. Folder 112 (MSE/REE 0021-112)
        1 b/w print, 14 x 11 cm.
        Vasilii Aksenov, Zhores Medvedev, and Sara Babenysheva also appear in the photo.

      • Photographs. Evgeniia Ginzburg and friend in her Moscow apartment, 1977. Folder 113 (MSE/REE 0021-113)
        1 b/w print, 17 x 12 cm.

      • Photographs. Grave of Evgeniia Ginzburg and Anto Valter, 1977. Folder 114 (MSE/REE 0021-114)
        2 colored prints, 15 x 10 cm.
        Ginzburg and Valter are buried in the Kuzminskoe cemetery, and the grave is marked by a tombstone done by Ernst Neizvestnyi.

      • Photograph. Group photo outside the Kuzminskoe cemetery in Moscow, 1980. Folder 114A (MSE/REE 0021-114A)
        1 b/w print, 17 x 11 cm.
        Among others the photo shows Antonina Axenova and Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov.

      • Photographs. Lev Kopelev, 1970s. Folder 115 (MSE/REE 0021-115)
        3 b/w prints, 1 colored print, various sizes.
        Two of the photos were taken on the occasion of General Grigorenko's departure for the U.S.

      • Photographs. Tatiana S. Tretiakova, 1975-1980. Folder 116 (MSE/REE 0021-116)
        3 b/w prints, 1 colored print, various sizes.
        Tatiana Sergeevna Tretiakova was a friend of Evgeniia Ginzburg's from the labor camps.

      • Photographs. Paulina Miasnikova, 1989-2008. Folder 117 (MSE/REE 0021-117)
        6 colored prints, 1 b/w print, various sizes.
        Antonina Axenova appears in several of the photos.

      • Photographs. Paulina Miasnikova, 1989-2008. Folder 118 (MSE/REE 0021-118)
        6 colored prints, 1 b/w print, various sizes.

      • Drawing. Christiaan Tonnis, "Jewgenia Ginsburg," 2009. Folder 119-O (MSE/REE 0021-119-O)
        Graphite on paper, 98 x 68 cm.
        Christiaan Tonnis (b. 1956) is a German writer and artist.

      • Photographs. Kazan, 2004. Folder 120 (MSE/REE 0021-120)
        3 colored prints.
        Photos depict Kazan University, Ginzburg's home, and the NKVD building on "Chernoe Ozero" -- the locale at the beginning of Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova in Magadan, 2011 March. Folder 120A (MSE/REE 0021-120A)
        2 colored prints, both 15 x 10 cm.

      • Photographs. Remains of the chicken farm in Elgen, 2014. Folder 120B (MSE/REE 0021-120B)
        2 colored prints, both 20 x 15 cm.
        Axenova took the photos on her 2014 trip to Kolyma. With regard to the farm, see Part 2 of Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Photograph. E. Ginzburg's apartment in Lvov, ca. 2015. Folder 120C-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-120C-F1)
        1 colored print, 45 x 31 cm.
        On the back of the photo and in an accompanying note, Antonina Axenova explains that the third floor appartment on the left above the book store on Shevchenko Prospekt was the place where Ginzburg finished Krutoi Marshrut and the place where her son, Vasilii Aksenov, and people like Lev Kopelev, Raisa Orlova, and Evgenii Evtushenko often gathered.

    • Subseries 6: Books, Articles, and the play based on Krutoi Marshrut
      • List of books by Vasilii Aksenov in E. Ginzburg's library, n.d. Folder 121 (MSE/REE 0021-121)
        1 page, 1 newspaper clipping.
        These 5 books, 4 of which are inscribed, have been cataloged and can be located through the online catalog. The newspaper clipping is a German review of Aksenov written by Heinz Markstein; it was in Drei Trafe, Sich Wieder.

      • List of other books in E. Ginzburg's library, n.d. Folder 122 (MSE/REE 0021-122)
        3 pages.
        These 66 books have been cataloged and can be located through the online catalog. Most are signed by Ginzburg, and many have personalized inscriptions from such authors as: Ilya Ehrenburg, Evgenii Evtushenko, Bulat Okudzhava, and Lev Kopelev. Folder includes a note by Axenova indicating the connections between Tatiana Tretiakova and Sergei Tretiakov, the author of Slyshish Moskva?.

      • Miscellaneous inserts found in books in E. Ginzburg's library, n.d. Folder 123 (MSE/REE 0021-123)
        3 items.
        Inserts consist of a postcard, tearsheets with poems written by Sergei Esenin, etc..

      • Newspaper articles on Pavel Vasilevich Aksenov, 1988 July 13-14. Folder 124-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-124-F1)
        2 items.
        Pavel Vasilevich Aksenov (1899-1991) was Evgeniia Ginzburg's husband at the time of her arrest in 1937; he was the subject of a two-part article entitled "Sudba Cheloveka" which appeared in Vecherniaia Kazan.

      • Playbill for Krutoi Marshrut at the "Sovremennik," 1989. Folder 125 (MSE/REE 0021-125)
        1 item.
        The play based on E. Ginzburg's memoir was directed by Galina Volchek and premiered on February 15, 1989.

      • Broadside for Krutoi Marshrut at the "Sovremennik," 1989. Folder 125A-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-125A-F1)
        4 pages (photocopies).
        The broadside together with the autographs of the performers was photocopied.

      • Newspaper article on Paulina Miasnikova et al., 1993. Folder 126 (MSE/REE 0021-126)
        9 pages (photocopies).
        The article/interview with Miasnikova was written by Barbara von Ow and appeared in Zuddoitshe Tsaitung. Folder includes a Russian translation of the article as well as photocopies of pictures of Miasnikova.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. "Smotriat mody chudovishch s vysoty Notre Dame," 1994 December 21. Folder 127 (MSE/REE 0021-127)
        7 pages (photocopies).
        The article about her 1976 trip to Paris and western Europe appeared in Literaturnaia Gazeta together with a much shorter piece by Vasilii Asksenov entitled: "Dose moei materi."

      • Marlen Mikhailovich Korallov. "Dekabr i dalee vsegda. Evgeniia Ginzburg," 1995 July 22. Folder 128-F2 (MSE/REE 0021-128-F2)
        4 pages (tearsheets).
        The article on Ginzburg appeared on page 6 in the newspaper Segodnia.

      • Liubov Lebedina. "Krutoi Marshrut Sudby," 1996-1998. Folder 129 (MSE/REE 0021-129)
        Newspaper tearsheet, plus 5 pages.
        The interview with Paulina Miasnikova appeared on January 15, 1998 on page 6 in Trud; folder also includes 2 advertisements for a project called "Gulag" organized by Inga Walter and photocopies of pictures of Miasnikova.

      • Newspaper articles on Lev Kopelev, 1997. Folder 130 (MSE/REE 0021-130)
        2 newspaper tearsheets.
        Boris Shlaen and Viacheslav Ivanov wrote the articles on Kopelev, who died on June 18,1997.

      • Marlen Mikhailovich Korallov. "Na Visokosnoi Krutizne," 2004 December 15-21. Folder 131-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-131-F1)
        1 newspaper issue, 12 pages.
        Korallov's article on E. Ginzburg appeared in the weekly Evreiskoe Slovo.

      • Ivan Panikarov. "Pamiat Kolymy: V Kazhdogo Cheloveka Svoi 'Marshrut,'" 2004 May 27-June 2. Folder 132-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-132-F1)
        Newspaper tearsheets, 12 pages.
        Interview with Antonina Axenova about E. Ginzburg, Valter, and Magadan. Panikarov, who founded a museum dedicated to the victims of the labor camps in Kolyma, wrote the article for the Magadan newspaper.

      • Elena Molochko. "Rodom S Katorzhnoi Kolymy," 2008 January 31. Folder 133 (MSE/REE 0021-133)
        2 pages, photocopies.
        The article and interview with Antonina Axenova was published in the newspaper Belarus Segodnia on the occasion of a new edition of Krutoi Marshrut.

      • Newspaper articles on Galina Volchek, et al., 2008-2014. Folder 134-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-134-F1)
        Tearsheets for 4 articles.
        Three of the articles revolve around Volchek, who directed the play adapted from Krutoi Marshrut; the 4th article from the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine zeitung is about the GULAG museum.

      • Broadsides advertising a production of Krutoi Marshrut at the "Sovremennik," 2010 May 15. Folder 135-F4 (MSE/REE 0021-135-F4)
        2 broadsides, 98 x 38 cm.
        The broadsides highlight the fact that the production is dedicated to Paulina Miasnikova, who was celebrating her 100th birthday.

      • Press release and advertisement for Mitten im Sturm and newspaper article, 2011. Folder 136 (MSE/REE 0021-136)
        3 printouts, 1 photocopy.
        The film starring Emily Watson as E. Ginzburg is based on Krutoi Marshrut; newspaper article and advertisement for premier indicates that Antonina Axenova was appearing as a speaker.

      • Broadside announcing an exhibition at "Tiurma na Lontskogo," 2013. Folder 137-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-137-F1)
        1 broadside, 42 x 30 cm., with 5 pages (printouts).
        The broadside announces an exhibition of two series of photographs on Aleksander Solzhenitsyn and Evgeniia Ginzburg at the museum/memorial, "Tiurma na Lontskogo" in Lvov. Folder includes articles on the exhibit printed from the internet; articles as well as broadside are in Ukranian.

    • Subseries 7: Miscellaneous
      • Documentary by Mario Damolin. Tightrope Walk: Remembering Eugenia Ginzburg, 2015. Folder 138 (MSE/REE 0021-138)
        1 dvd, 50 minutes.
        The documentary premiered at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame on November 5, 2015.

      • Film by Alexandra Vetter. Making the Documentary "Tightrope Walk," 2015. Folder 139 (MSE/REE 0021-139)
        1 dvd, 15 minutes.
        Alexandra Vetter accompanied Mario Damolin and Antonina Axenova to Kolyma in 2014.

      • Antonina Axenova. Commentary on archival material, 2015. Folder 139A (MSE/REE 0021-139)
        1 cd.
        Audio recording of Axenova's comments as she reviewed the collection folders with curator Natasha Lyandres.

      • Evgeniia Ginzburg. Themes for high school class, 1955. Folder 140 (MSE/REE 0021-140)
        1 page on 1 folded sheet.
        Folder includes a note of explanation written by A. Axenova. The note also refers back to a photo -- see folder 90.

      • Schedule / Timetable for Volga cruise, 1972. Folder 141 (MSE/REE 0021-141)
        2 pages on 1 leaf.
        Note in upper right-hand corner of page 2 by Axenova indicates that this was Ginzburg's last Volga trip.

      • Memorial pamphlet for Raisa Orlova Kopeleva, 1989 May 31. Folder 142 (MSE/REE 0021-142)
        1 pamphlet, 16 pages.
        Pamphlet consists of tributes to Raisa Orlova upon her death in 1989.

      • Richard Iuz. Rukovodstvo e Farmakodinamik, 1885. Folder 143-B (MSE/REE 0021-143-B)
        1 volume.
        This book is a Russian translation of Richard Hughes's Manual of Pharmacodynamics first published in 1867. This text on homeopathic remedies belonged to Anton Valter; folder includes a note by Axenova providing a history of the volume. Item has been boxed for purposes of preservation.

      • Map of Magadan et al., ca. 2007-2014. Folder 144 (MSE/REE 0021-144)
        3 items.
        Folder includes map, postcard, "Pervaia Magadanskaia Shkola" brochure, and leaflet on the "Mask of Grief," a monument carved on a hill above Magadan, dedicated to those who suffered and died in the labor camps. Axenova brought these items back with her after her visits to Kolyma.

      • Piece of rock from Serpantinka, stalks of wheat, bark from roof from Elgen, ca. 2014. Folder 145-Box 5 (MSE/REE 0021-145-Box 5)
        3 items.
        Again, Axenova brought these items back with her after a visit to Kolyma. Folder includes Axenova's note on the souvenirs, her packing slip, which refers to other items in the collection as well, and a photograph.

      • Lock of hair of E. Ginzburg, n.d. Folder 146-Box 5 (MSE/REE 0021-146-Box 5)
        1 item.

      • Notes written on the back of a postcard, n.d. Folder 147 (MSE/REE 0021-147)
        1 item.
        Notes include the address of Heinrich Böll, whom Ginzburg visited in 1976, and several Moscow telephone numbers.

      • Photograph. Aleksandr Blok's "Osenniaia Volia," n.d. Folder 148 (MSE/REE 0021-148)
        Digital copy, 29 x 19 cm.
        Photo shows first four stanzas of Blok's poem written out in E. Ginsburg's own hand.

      • Prose samizdat, n.d. Folder 148A (MSE/REE 0021-148A)
        Typescript, 13 pages.
        Folder includes samizdat copies of letters of Solzhenitsyn, Bulgakov, and others. Copies were typed on Ginzburg's typewriter and show her own corrections.

      • A. Galich, V. Vysotskii, V. Sosnora, et al. Poetry samizdat, n.d. Folder 148B (MSE/REE 0021-148B)
        Typescript, 6 pages; AMs, 2 pages.
        AMs is comprised of Vysotskii's poem "Istopnik" written out in Evgeniia Ginzburg's own hand.

      • Samizdat poetry and prose, n.d. Folder 148C (MSE/REE 0021-148C)
        Typescript, 42 pages.
        Folder contains an essay on Mandelshtam and Pasternak's "Zhivago" poems, as well as poems by Belyi, Tsvetaeva, Rilke, and others.

      • Joseph Brodsky. Samizdat poetry and translations, n.d. Folder 148D (MSE/REE 0021-148D)
        Typescript, 52 pages.
        Folder contains poems by Brodsky as well as his translations of poetry from Polish and Serbo-Croatian.

      • Anna Akhmatova et al. Samizdat poetry, n.d. Folder 148E (MSE/REE 0021-148E)
        4 pages on 1 folded sheet, plus 2 other pages, on pagper of various sizes (all typed).

  • Series 2: Antonina Axenova 
    • Subseries 1: Documents
      • Birth certificate. Antonina Axenova, 1962 August 13. Folder 149 (MSE/REE 0021-149)
        1 sheet, official photocopy.
        Axenova was born on June 1, 1946, but the certificate was issued on the date given above.

      • Diploma. Antonina Axenova, 1970 June 10. Folder 150 (MSE/REE 0021-150)
        1 sheet, official photocopy.
        Axenova graduated from the Gosudarstvennyi Institut Teatralnogo Iskusstva im. A. V. Lunacharskogo.

      • Document. Performance Review for A. Axenova, 1971. Folder 151 (MSE/REE 0021-151)
        1 page.
        Evaluation of performances for the Krasnoiarskii Teatr in plays that vary from Hamlet to Fahrenheit 451. This original document is signed by Kama Ginkas and others.

      • Document. Traveling certificate, 1971 June 28. Folder 152 (MSE/REE 0021-152)
        1 page, with envelope.
        The certificate authorizes travel with the theatre group from Moscow to Groznyi, the capital of the Chechen Republic, and allows a stay of 70 days from July 29 to October 10.

      • Document. Agreement between Axenova and the Leningrad Theatre of Comedy, 1972 September. Folder 153 (MSE/REE 0021-153)
        1 page.
        Contract between Axenova and the Leningradskii Gosudarstvennyi Akademicheskii Teatr Komedii for the 1971-1972 theatre season.

      • Document. Severance checklist, 1977 August 2. Folder 154 (MSE/REE 0021-154)
        1 page.
        At the time Axenova was leaving Leningrad for Minsk.

    • Subseries 2: Scripts
      • Script. For the role of Ophelia played by Axenova in Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1972. Folder 155 (MSE/REE 0021-155)
        9 pages, plus 1 note.
        Axenova's handwritten notes between lines and in margins of typescript.

      • Script. For the role of Villina played by Axenova in the play Volshebnik Izumrudnovo Goroda, 1972. Folder 156 (MSE/REE 0021-156)
        3 pages.
        Axenova's handwritten notes between lines and in margins of typescript; the play is based onThe Wizard of Oz.

      • Script. For the role of Elena played by Axenova in Jean Giraudoux's play Troianskoi Voiny ne Budet, 1973. Folder 157 (MSE/REE 0021-157)
        2 notebooks, the larger containing 34 leaves, the smaller 12.
        Entire script is handwritten. The larger notebook contains a second script for a play entitled Rodstvenniki, ili, v seme ne bez uroda.

      • Script. For the female lead played by Axenova in Edvard Radzinskii's play Monolog o Brake, 1973. Folder 158 (MSE/REE 0021-158)
        22 pages.
        Axenova's handwritten notes between lines and in margins of typescript.

      • Scripts. For two different roles played by Axenova in plays presented at the Russian theatre im. M. Gorkogo, ca. 1978. Folder 159 (MSE/REE 0021-159)
        2 typescripts, one of 3 pages and one of 5.
        The scripts which are annotated by Axenova are for her roles in Shukshin's Tochka Zreniia and Petrashkevich's Trevoga.

      • Script. For the role of Iskra played by Axenova in Viktor Rozov's play Gnezdo Glukharia, 1984. Folder 160 (MSE/REE 0021-160)
        1 typescript, 13 pages; 1 notebook, 22 leaves.
        Page 5 may be missing from the typescript, which was heavily annotated by Axenova; the notebook is handwritten.

    • Subseries 3: Programs and Playbills
      • Moscow and Leningrad Playbill and Program Collection, ca 1950s-1990s. Folder 160A-Box 8 (MSE/REE 0021-160A-Box 8)
        Approx. 300 items.
        Items collected by Axenova's friend, Genrietta Amitina; many programs are signed by actors and directors.

      • Playbills and programs for plays in which Antonina Axenova performed, 1970-1989. Folder 161 (MSE/REE 0021-161)
        11 items.
        Handwritten note of congratulations in the program for the Russian version of Moliere's Les Fourberies de Scapin.

      • Commemorative booklet issued by the Leningrad Theatre of Comedy, 1977 May. Folder 162 (MSE/REE 0021-162)
        1 item.
        Inside this booklet providing telephone numbers and the theatre's repertoire is a note written on newspaper from an admirer.

      • Invitations and programs inscribed to A. Axenova, 1972-1990. Folder 163 (MSE/REE 0021-163)
        9 items.
        An example of the invitations is one to Axenova and her husband, Valerii Nikolaevich Raevskii, to attend the 50 year jubillee of the Leningrad Theatre of Comedy.

      • Programs and playbills from the Moskovskii Teatr na Taganke, 1972-1985. Folder 164 (MSE/REE 0021-164)
        7 items.
        Folder includes ticket stubbs from a performance of Hamlet.

      • Programs and promotional brochures from other Moscow theatres, 1972-2008. Folder 165 (MSE/REE 0021-165)
        14 items.

      • Programs and playbills from Leningrad theatres, 1972-1988. Folder 166 (MSE/REE 0021-166)
        6 items.
        Folder includes a pair of ticket stubs.

      • Miscellaneous programs and playbills, 1976-1988. Folder 167 (MSE/REE 0021-167)
        6 items.
        Folder includes items from Lithuanian, Estonian, and Latvian theatres.

      • Miscellaneous playbills, invitations, and advertisements, 2007-2013. Folder 167A (MSE/REE 0021-167A)
        18 items.
        Playbills are primarily from the Moscow theatre, the Sovremennik.

    • Subseries 4: Broadsides and Advertisements
      • Broadside. Krasnoiarskii TIUZ imeni Leninskogo Komsomola repetuar, 1972 March. Folder 168-F4 (MSE/REE 0021-168-F4)
        1 broadside, 84 x 60 cm.
        Repertoire covers a wide range of plays from Hamlet to the Wizard of Oz.

      • Poster. Advertising the play Sotvorivshaia Chudo, 1972 September. Folder 169-F4 (MSE/REE 0021-169-F4)
        1 poster, 77 x 58 cm.
        The play is based on William Gibson's The Miracle Worker, which in turn is based on the autobiography of Helen Keller.

      • Broadside. Advertising a performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1972 September. Folder 170-F2 (MSE/REE 0021-170-F2)
        1 broadside, 60 x 41 cm.
        The director of the play was Kama Ginkas.

      • Poster. Advertising the play Fahrenheit 451, 1972 September. Folder 171-F4 (MSE/REE 0021-171-F4)
        1 poster, 79 x 54 cm.
        The play is based on Ray Bradbury's novel, and the director again was Kama Ginkas; folder includes a small broadside (28 x 22 cm.) advertising the theatre's repertoire.

      • Broadside. Advertising the play Monolog o Brake, 1973 January-February. Folder 172-O (MSE/REE 0021-172-O)
        1 broadside, 107 x 81 cm.; 1 schedule.
        The play was written by Edvard Radzinskii; folder includes a small schedule showing the repertoire of the Leningrad theatre of comedy for May 1973.

      • Broadside. Advertising the film Ia sluzhu na granitse, 1974 May 24. Folder 173-F4 (MSE/REE 0021-173-F4)
        1 broadside, 84 x 60 cm.
        The Leningrad film studio produced the movie; the broadside is inscribed to Antonina Axenova from the administrator of the movie theatre "Kirovets."

      • Broadside. Advertising the film Amoralnaia Istoriia, 1982 February 25. Folder 174-O (MSE/REE 0021-174-O)
        1 broadside, 108 x 42 cm.
        The play was performed at the Russian Theatre (imeni M. Gorkogo) in Minsk; the broadside is autographed by several of the actors.

      • Broadside. Advertising the repertoire of the Gosudarstvennogo russkogo dramaticheskogo teatra BSSR im. M. Gorkogo, 1982 February 25. Folder 175 (MSE/REE 0021-175)
        1 broadside, 30 x 21 cm.
        This is the Russian Theatre (im. M. Gorkogo) in Minsk in Belarus.

      • Broadside. Advertising the repertoire of the Alternativnyi Teatr, 1995 June. Folder 176-F2 (MSE/REE 0021-176-F2)
        1 broadside, 59 x 41 cm.
        On the back is a note indicating that Antonina Axenova worked at the Alternative Theatre at the same time she was performing at the Russian Theatre (im. M. Gorkogo) in Minsk.

      • Poster. Advertising the performance of the play Frol Skobeev, 1971. Folder 177-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-177-F1)
        1 poster, 41 x 27 cm.
        The poster indicates that the author of the play is Dmitrii Averkiev and that the music is from the works of Igor Stravinsky.

    • Subseries 5: Photographs
      • Photograph. Antonina Axenova, 1970 July. Folder 178 (MSE/REE 0021-178)
        1 b/w print, 11 x 8 cm.
        Photo shoot from "U nas vse vperedi, ili, Zoia Rukhadze"; photo is inscribed to her mother.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova, 1970. Folder 179 (MSE/REE 0021-179)
        4 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Axenova here is still at the theatre institute where she is performing in a production of Turgenev's A Provincial Lady.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova, 1966. Folder 180 (MSE/REE 0021-180)
        3 b/w prints, each 15 x 10 cm.
        Photo shoots of Axenova who is trying out for the part of Tolstoy's Kitty.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova, 1971-1972. Folder 181 (MSE/REE 0021-181)
        5 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Axenova in Krasnoiarsk perfroming in various plays from Vampilov to Moliere to Ray Bradbury.

      • Photograph. Antonina Axenova, ca. 1971-1972. Folder 182 (MSE/REE 0021-182)
        1 b/w print, 24 x 15 cm.
        Axenova in Krasnoiarsk in rehearsal.

      • Photograph. From a production of Fahrenheit 451, 1972. Folder 183-F2 (MSE/REE 0021-183-F2)
        1 b/w print, 52 x 45 cm.
        Kama Ginkas directed the play based on the Bradbury novel at the Krasnoiarskii Teatr.

      • Photographs. From a production of Hamlet, 1972. Folder 184 (MSE/REE 0021-184)
        8 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Photos show Antonina Axenova as Ophelia and Aleksandr Kovalenko as Hamlet as well as director Kama Ginkas.

      • Photograph. From a production of Hamlet, 1972. Folder 185-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-185-F1)
        1 b/w print, 30 x 24 cm.
        Inscription on the back of the photo indicates that the stage design was done by Eduard Kochergin.

      • Photographs. Kama Ginkas, Antonina Axenova, 1972. Folder 186-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-186-F1)
        2 photocopies.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova in Liubov k trem apelsinam, 1970s. Folder 187 (MSE/REE 0021-187)
        2 b/w prints, 2 colored photographs.
        Prokofiev's "Love for Three Oranges" was made into a "telespektakl."

      • Portraits. Antonina Axenova, 1973. Folder 188-F2 (MSE/REE 0021-188-F2)
        2 b/w portraits from photographic processes.
        The lower left-hand corner of one of the portraits reads: "Artistka Aksenova A. P."; at this time Axenova was with the Leningrad theatre of comedy.

      • Photograph. Antonina Axenova in Monolog o Brake, 1973. Folder 189-F3 (MSE/REE 0021-189-F3)
        1 b/w print, 68 x 45 cm.
        Ginkas was the director and Kochergin the artist in this production of Edvard Radzinskii's play.

      • Photographs. LenFilm shots of Antonina Axenova, 1973. Folder 190 (MSE/REE 0021-190)
        2 b/w prints, different sizes.

      • Photographs. Rehearsal of Monolog o Brake, 1973. Folder 191 (MSE/REE 0021-191)
        3 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Photographs show Axenova, Ginkas, Vasiliev, and others.

      • Photographs. From LenFilm production of Ia sluzhu na granitse, 1974. Folder 192 (MSE/REE 0021-192)
        3 b/w prints, 2 lobby cards.
        Photographs show Antonina Axenova, Evgenii Karelskikh, Eleonora Shashkova, and others in this film directed by Naum Birman.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova, 1973-1975. Folder 193 (MSE/REE 0021-193)
        3 b/w prints, various sizes.

      • Photograph. Kama Ginkas, 1974. Folder 194 (MSE/REE 0021-194)
        1 b/w print, 18 x 12 cm.
        Credit for this photo of the theatre director, Kama Mironovich Ginkas (b. 1941), is given to Nina Alovert.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova et al., 1974-1977. Folder 195 (MSE/REE 0021-195)
        9 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Photos show Axenova in rehearsal for such plays as "Relatives," "Hello Dolly," and others.

      • Photograph. Antonina Axenova, 1980. Folder 195A (MSE/REE 0021-195A)
        1 b/w print, 14 x 10 cm.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova in Gnezdo Glukharia, 1980-1984. Folder 196 (MSE/REE 0021-196)
        4 b/w prints, 14 x 9 cm.
        Viktor Rozov's play was presented at the Russian theatre (im. Gorkogo) in Minsk.

      • Photographs. Antonina Axenova, 1984-1988. Folder 197 (MSE/REE 0021-197)
        4 b/w prints, various sizes.
        Photos from such plays as: Amoralnaia Istoriia and Egor Bulychov i drugie.

      • Photograph. Antonina Axenova in Minsk, 1991. Folder 198 (MSE/REE 0021-198)
        1 colored print, 15 x 10 cm.
        Axenova is pictured in her apartment in Minsk.

      • Photograph. Antonina Axenova at the Lev Kopelev Forum in Cologne, ca. 1998. Folder 199 (MSE/REE 0021-199)
        1 colored print, 15 x 10 cm.
        Folder includes a brochure for the Kopelev Forum as well as Kopelev's Cologne address.

      • This folder is not in use.  Folder 200 (MSE/REE 0021-200)

    • Subseries 6: Letters
      • Telegram. Kesaev, Krasnoiarsk, to Antonina Axenova, Moscow, 1971 March 18. Folder 201 (MSE/REE 0021-201)
        1 telegram.
        Kesaev, the director of the Krasnoiarskii Teatr imeni Leninskogo Komsomola, offers Axenova the opportunity to work in the theatre.

      • Letters. Aleksandr Mezhirov to Antonina Axenova, Krasnoiarsk, 1971. Folder 202 (MSE/REE 0021-202)
        5 ALsS, PC, with 3 envelopes.
        Aleksandr Petrovich Mezhirov (1923-2009) was a poet and translator; folders 202 through 208 are restricted through 2024.

      • Letters. Kama Ginkas to Antonina Axenova, 1974. Folder 203 (MSE/REE 0021-203)
        7 ALsS, with envelopes, 2 telegrams, APCS.
        1 letter contains 2 small photos, and another contains a drawing. Letters are directed to Axenova in Cheliabinsk and in Bolshaia Alushta in the Crimea; folder is restricted.

      • Telegrams. Kama Ginkas to Antonina Axenova, ca. 1974. Folder 204 (MSE/REE 0021-204)
        10 telegrams, APCS.
        Most of the telegrams are sent from Leningrad or Vilnius in Lithuania to Axenova, who again is usually in Cheliabinsk or Bolshaia Alushta; folder is restricted.

      • Notes. Kama Ginkas to Antonina Axenova, ca. 1974. Folder 205 (MSE/REE 0021-205)
        5 ANsS, with 1 envelope.
        Several of the notes include drawings by Kama Ginkas; folder is restricted.

      • Letter. Evgenii Evtushenko to Antonina Axenova, ca. 1970s. Folder 206 (MSE/REE 0021-206)
        ALS, with envelope, 2 ANsS, poem with inscription, 1 photograph, 14 x 11 cm.
        Letter, notes, photo, and poem, all show different dates; the typed poem is "Zhizn i Smert." This folder is restricted.

      • Drawings with notes. Evgenii Evtushenko to Antonina Axenova, ca. 1970s. Folder 207 (MSE/REE 0021-207)
        3 reproductions of relief prints, various sizes.
        IUrii Lovich is the artist; each of the reproductions has a short note written to Axenova from Evtushenko; folder is restricted.

      • Drawings. Kama Ginkas to Antonina Axenova, ca. 1970s. Folder 208 (MSE/REE 0021-208)
        Pen on paper, 3 pieces of paper; pencil on napkin, 1 napkin.
        Five of the six sides of the papers and seven of the eight napkin sections show drawings; folder is restricted.

      • Letters. Sergei Alikhanov to Antonina Axenova, n.d. Folder 209 (MSE/REE 0021-209)
        3 ALsS, with enclosures.
        Sergei Ivanovich Alikhanov (b. 1947) is a poet and writer of song lyrics. The letters were found in a book of Alikhanov's poetry, Len Lezhit, in Axenova's library. Enclosures include a typed poem, "Rechnaia Stoianka," dedicated to Axenova, as well as a hand-written poem.

      • Letters. Unidentified senders to Antonina Axenova, 1973-1976. Folder 210 (MSE/REE 0021-210)
        2 ALsS, with envelopes, 1 card.
        The envelopes are marked with the LenFilm return address, and the card refers to Monolog o Brake.

      • Letter. Evgenii Karelskikh to Antonina Axenova, ca. 1974. Folder 211 (MSE/REE 0021-211)
        1 card.
        Karelskikh signs the card/letter as "Lieutenant Borodin," the part he played opposite Axenova in the film, Ia sluzhu na granitse.

      • Telegrams. LenFilm to Antonina Axenova, 1988. Folder 212 (MSE/REE 0021-212)
        4 telegrams.
        Telegrams all relate to trying out for parts in films.

      • Letter. Anna Sergeevna Braiden, Leningrad, to Antonina Axenova, Minsk, 1989 November 21. Folder 212A (MSE/REE 0021-212A)
        ALS, with envelope.
        The letter was found in a volume of Krutoi Marshrut published in Riga in 1989; Braiden had spent time in the camps in Elgen with Ginzburg.

    • Subseries 7: Books, Articles, and Other Items
      • List of books in A. Axenova's library, n.d. Folder 213 (MSE/REE 0021-213)
        2 pages, with inserts.
        These 27 books have been cataloged and can be located through the online catalog. Some have personalized inscriptions from such authors as: Bella Akhmadulina, Evgenii Evtushenko, and Vladimir Voinovich. Inserts consist of tear sheets with poems by Mezhirov and a brochure about the "Tiurma na Lontskogo."

      • Newspaper articles. Theatre reviews, 1971-1974. Folder 214 (MSE/REE 0021-214)
        5 items, tear sheets.
        Articles are from various papers -- for example, there is an article on "Monolog o Brake" from Sovetskaia Litva dated June 24, 1973.

      • O. Persidskaia. "Glavnaia Rol: Molodezh v tvorcheskom kollektive," 1973 December 25. Folder 215 (MSE/REE 0021-215)
        1 item, tear sheet.
        Article/interview focuses on young actors and actresses; it is unclear as to what newspaper published the item.

      • Newspaper article. Review of "Ia sluzhu na granitse," 1974. Folder 216 (MSE/REE 0021-216)
        1 item, tear sheet.
        The author in this Leningrad publication is unidentified.

      • N. Orlova. "'Khod Konem' Teatra Komedii," ca. 1978. Folder 217 (MSE/REE 0021-217)
        1 item, tear sheet.
        The article about the play by B. Ratser and V. Konstantinov appeared in Pravda Severa published in Arkhangelsk.

      • Vasilii Aksenov. Zolotaia Nasha Zhelezka, 1980. Folder 218 (MSE/REE 0021-218)
        1 book, 189 pages, 21 cm.
        This novel published by Ardis Press in Ann Arbor is inscribed to Antonina by Vasilii Aksenov; personal photos of the author and of his wife, Maiia, are pasted on the inside cover and opposite the title page.

      • Newspaper Clippings. On the theatre director, Kama Ginkas, 1973-2002. Folder 219-F1 (MSE/REE 0021-219-F1)
        3 items, 2 tear sheets, 1 photocopy.
        The articles appeared in Leningradskaia Pravda, Izvestiia as well as the Kurer, a Russian weekly published in Los Angeles.

      • Business and conference cards. Roman L. Karmen, n.d. Folder 220 (MSE/REE 0021-220)
        2 items.
        Roman Lazarevich Karmen (1906-1978) was a director, particularly noted for documentaries.

      • Drawings. Sergei Eisenstein (?), n.d. Folder 221 (MSE/REE 0021-221)
        20 cards, all approximately 8 x 6 cm.
        These comic and suggestive drawings given to Axenova by Tatiana Tretiakova have been attributed to the Russian film director Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (1898-1948).

      • Two poems. Feliks Krivin and Kozma Prutkov, n.d. Folder 221A (MSE/REE 0021-221A)
        2 pages (typed).
        Axenova typed the poems on the typewriter used by Ginzburg for the TMs of Krutoi Marshrut.

  • Series 3: Vasilii Aksenov 
    • Subseries 1: Letters
      • Note. Vasilii Aksenov to Antonina Axenova, ca. 1977. Folder 222 (MSE/REE 0021-222)
        The note on the back of an envelope has to do with money for shoes, and Vasilii Aksenov's address in Sochi is given "in case it's needed."

      • Postcards. Vasilii Aksenov to Antonina Axenova, Minsk, 1977-1982. Folder 223 (MSE/REE 0021-223)
        3 APCsS.
        Two of the cards were sent from Washington, D.C. and from Alamogordo, New Mexico.

      • Letter. Vasilii Aksenov, Washington, D.C., to Antonina Axenova, Minsk, 1991 April 24. Folder 224 (MSE/REE 0021-224)
        ALS, with envelope.

      • Letters. Vasilii Aksenov to Antonina Axenova, 1997-1998. Folder 225 (MSE/REE 0021-225)
        2 ALsS, with envelope.
        In the letter dated January 31, 1997, Antonina is in Los Angeles, and Vasilii Aksenov mentions the adaptation of Krutoi Marshrut for the stage.

    • Subseries 2: Writings
      • Vasilii Aksenov. "Arest Materi" and "Poluostrov 'Krym,'" 1980. Folder 226 (MSE/REE 0021-226)
        Tear sheets (numbered pages 5 through 28); AMs, 2 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        The tear sheets are from issue number 57 of the serial Vremia i My; found together with the tear sheets are 2 pages in Axenova's hand.

      • Vasilii Aksenov. "Anfan terribl i ego roditeli," 2013. Folder 227 (MSE/REE 0021-227)
        Issue 8 of the journal Oktiabr, 192 pages.
        The Aksenov material in Oktiabr is comprised of several parts: "'IUnost' Balzakovskogo Vozrasta" was first published in 1985 in issue 10 of Strelets and "Vospominaniia pod gitaru" was first published in the same serial in 1987 in issue 12. The last part, 15 letters from E. Ginzburg and from P. Aksenov to Vasilii Aksenov, written between 1953 to 1957, were published in Oktiabr for the first time.

    • Subseries 3: Photographs
      • Photographs. Vasilii Aksenov on the eve of his departure for the U.S., 1980 July. Folder 228 (MSE/REE 0021-228)
        2 b/w prints, each 25 x 20 cm.; 1 photocopy.
        Group photo includes Raisa Orlova, Lev Kopelev, Maiia Aksenova, and Antonina; the other print shows Antonina and Paulina Miasnikova with Vasilii Asksenov.

      • Portraits. Vasilii Aksenov, 1991. Folder 229-F2 (MSE/REE 0021-229-F2)
        1 newspaper portrait, 57 x 42 cm.; 1 magazine portrait, 29 x 23 cm.
        The newspaper portrait appeared in the weekly Sobesednik, and the magazine portrait, where Aksenov is shown in historical military garb, appeared in Karavan Istorii.

    • Subseries 4: Newspaper Articles
      • Newspaper Articles and Interviews. Vasilii Aksenov, 1989-1995. Folder 230 (MSE/REE 0021-230)
        4 items, tear sheets.
        One of the articles is from Vecherniaia Kazan and two are from Izvestiia. The 4th article, "Vzgliad chastnogo cheloveka" by Anatolii Naiman, is from an unknown source.

      • Newspaper Interviews. Vasilii Aksenov, 2004-2005. Folder 231 (MSE/REE 0021-231)
        2 items, tear sheets.
        The interview conducted by Inna Starikova was published in Orskaia Khronika, and the interview of Anatolii Starodubets appeared in Trud.

      • Newspaper Interviews. Vasilii Aksenov, 2006-2008. Folder 232 (MSE/REE 0021-232)
        3 items, 2 tear sheets and 1 photocopy.
        The interviews appear in a variety of newspapers: Argumenty i Fakty, Komsomolskaia Pravda (in Belarus), etc.

      • Newspaper and magazine articles. About Vasilii Aksenov, 1999-2015. Folder 232A (MSE/REE 0021-232A)
        8 items, tear sheets and photocopies.
        Folder includes an article on Sergei Dovlatov from Literaturnaia Gazeta (2011 September 7-13).

    • Subseries 5: Miscellaneous Items
      • Invitation. To a reading featuring V. Aksenov's story "Kollegi," 1961 March 1. Folder 233 (MSE/REE 0021-233)
        4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        The front of the invitation features a portrait of Aksenov.

      • Presentation of Aksenov's novel, Redkiezemli, 2007. Folder 234 (MSE/REE 0021-234)
        4 photographs, with envelope, 1 pamphlet entitled the "Missing Fragment," 8 pages.
        One print shows V. Aksenov with his son and with his sister, Antonina Axenova. Pamphlet provides 8 pages missing from the novel Redkiezemli.

      • Invitation. To Vasilii Aksenov's "Noiabrskii karnaval," 2007 November 7. Folder 235 (MSE/REE 0021-235)
        4 pages on 1 folded sheet of card stock.

      • Proposal. To name a street after Vasilii Aksenov in Koktebel in the Crimea, 2010 July. Folder 236 (MSE/REE 0021-236)
        2 pages, photocopies of official documents.