Ivan Bunin papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 MS 1066
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Russian French German
  • Physical Description
      10,763 items, manuscript, typescript, photocopies, diaries, notebooks, photographs, audio recordings, and printed Includes framed paintings and photographs, photographic glass plates, rings, badges, cuff links, watches, cigarette case, purses, bank-notes and coins, gold medal, scissors, shoehorn, thermometer, typewriter and suitcases

Scope and Content

Comprises the personal and literary papers, correspondence, photographs, personal possessions, and books of Ivan Bunin; also, translations of his works and critical literature in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Oriya, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Yiddish

Administrative / Biographical History

Ivan Alekseevich Bunin (1870-1953) was a Russian writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1933, and a member of the post-revolutionary Russian migr community in France

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Militsa Greene, 1983-1991


In Russian, English, French, German

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the published catalogue: Anthony J Heywood, Catalogue of the I. A. Bunin, V. N. Bunina, L. F. Zurov and E. M. Lopatina Collections, edited by Richard D. Davies, with the assistance of Daniel Riniker (Leeds: Leeds University Press, 2000)