Polievktov-Nikoladze Family Papers
The Polievktov-Nikoladze Family Papers, acquired by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2006-2008, derive from three generations of a prominent and historically significant Georgian family. Among the members whose papers are well represented in the collection are: Niko Iakovlevich Nikoladze (1843-1928), leading Georgian political thinker and friend and follower of N. Chernyshevskii; Irakli Tsereteli (1881-1959), Nikoladze’s nephew, who was a Social Democratic deputy to the Second Duma and later a leader of the Petrograd Soviet; Rusudana Nikolaevna Nikoladze (1884-1981), Nikoladze’s daughter, a chemist and political activist whose diaries and correspondence are especially extensive; and other children and grandchildren of Niko Nikoladze. Also present are papers of Rusudana’s husband, Mikhail Aleksandrovich Polievktov (1872-1942), a leading historian of the St. Petersburg school and friend and colleague of A. E. Presniakov. Notable among Polievktov’s papers are the transcriptions of interviews with leading figures of the February Revolution, conducted in May 1917 by a commission he himself organized.
The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, diaries, photographs, and other manuscript formats. It is currently in process.