Georgii Arkhipov papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises memoirs,letters to and from G.A. Arkhipov, photographs and postcards, newspapers, newspaper cuttings and other printed matter

Administrative / Biographical History

Georgii Aleksandrovich Arkhipov (1891-c.1967) served in the Russian Army in the First World War and was taken prisoner by the Germans. To avoid repatriation to Bolshevik-ruled Russia, he escaped from Germany to Denmark and then to England, where he worked as a bookbinder and played in a balalaika orchestra

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Adrian Hodge, February 1996

Note

In Russian, English, French

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lra/index.htm