The Nina Berberova Papers consist of the correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, personal papers, and memorabilia in Berberova's possession at the time of her death in 1993, as well as material she had previously given to the library. The collection spans the entirety of her life from 1913, with the bulk of the material concentrated in 1950-1993, the years Berberova lived in the United States. The papers are chiefly in Russian, English, French, and German. The majority of her early papers (1922-1950) are part of the Boris I. Nicolaevsky Collection located in the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.
The Papers are organized into ten series: Correspondence, Writings, Subject Files, Personal Papers, Photographs, Memorabilia and Personal Effects, Audio/Video Tapes, Vladislav Khodasevich Papers, Materials Removed from Books, and Printed Materials.
GEN MSS 182
Berberova, N. (Nina), 1901-1993
1891 - 1993Majority of material found within 1950 - 1993
Conditions Governing Access:
The materials are open for research.
Box 56 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Restricted Fragile Papers Restricted fragile material in boxes 63-64. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.