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This guide contains information about the Russian colonial possessions in the America from 1733 to 1867. Russian settelemnts were in what are now California, Alaska, and two ports in Hawaii.
This guide was created to compliment the exhibition that was dedicated to the purchase of Alaska by the United States from the Russian Empire. The guide intends to share a selected number of rich primary and secondary source materials on Russian America that are held by the UC Berkeley Library.
Little journeys into the history of Russian America and the purchase of Alaska / compiled by Archie W. Shiels.Introduction -- Foreword: Alaska's Lief Erickson -- [Peter the Great orders the expedition] -- The discovery -- Early voyages of the Russian hunters, and, The voyages of the foreign traders and explorers -- [Gregor Shelikof and the Russian American Company] -- Baranof the builder -- History of the Russian Church in Alaska -- Veniaminov -- Captain Urey Lisiansky -- Count Nikolai Rezanof -- Russians in California -- Fort Ross -- The story of Sitka -- The purchase of Alaska [including the text of the Treaty].
Russian America : an overseas colony of a continental empire, 1804-1867 / Ilya Vinkovetsky.The paradox of overseas colonialism for a continental empire -- pt. 1. Building a colonial system -- From Siberia's frontier to Russia's colony -- Contractor of empire -- Indigenous labor and colonial insecurities -- pt. 2. Making Natives Russian -- Colonial trade and co-optation in a Russian key -- Dependence, family, and Russianization -- Building a colonial diocese -- Conclusion: The meaning of 1867.
Native Americans and the Russian empire, 1804-1867 [electronic resource] / by Ilya Vinkovetsky.In a broader sense, this dissertation presents a case study in the practice of Russian colonialism. More strictly defined, it is about how the Russians attempted to change the cultures of indigenous peoples of their colony in North America (encompassing the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and California) in order to make them conform to the image of loyal subjects of the Russian Empire. To analyze this process, I divide the initiatives of the Russians intended to influence the Native Americans into three broad categories: pacification, christianization, and russianization. These categories are heuristic devices that help illuminate the connections between, on the one hand, imposed and mediated cultural change and, on the other, such features as Russian America's peculiar labor structure in particular and the imperatives of the fur trade in general.
Russian America.Various Russian publications and materials made ca. 1865-1876 by Ivan Petroff or Martin Klinkofstrom for Hubert Howe Bancroft concerning Russian activity on the Pacific Coast of North America. Each volume has been cataloged separately and contains a table of contents. An extensive collection key has been prepared under separate call number by Wendell H. Oswalt (BANC MSS P-K 232).
Russian America. v. IIIReports and letters, translated by Ivan Petrov, of various individuals including G.I. Davidov, Andrei Lazarev, and F.P. Lütke, concerning the Russian settlement of North America. Contains translated extracts from the Russian work Materialui dlia istoriy Russkikh zasseleniy po beregam vostotchnavo okeana, published in St. Petersberg in 1861. Includes letter of Captain Golovnin on the condition of the Russian American Company in the year 1818; review of the Russian colonies in North America (originally published in Morskoi sbornik, 1861) by Golovin; letters of K. Khlebnikoff about America; extracts from the description of a voyage around the world by Captain Golovin of the sloop Kamtchatka, 1817-1819; extracts from the description of a voyage around the world by Captain A. Lazareff on the sloop Ladoga, 1822-1824; extracts from the writings of Captain Lütke during his journey on the sloop Seniavin, 1826-1829; and a list of private vessels returned from the American coast from 1745-1803.
Russian America. v. IVPart of a collection of translations, made by Ivan Petroff and others, of books and documents relating to Russian activities in North America during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Pt. 1-2 : I. Veniaminov (Saint Innokenti), Zapiski ob ostrovakh Ounalashkinskavo otdala sostavlenniia I. Veniaminoviim, chast I, II, III (Letters about the islands of the Ounalashka district compiled by I. Veniaminoff, parts I-III), St. Petersburg, 1840.
Pt. 3 : Sobranie sotchenenie (Literary collections), parts IV and V, St. Petersburg, 1790, published by the Imperial Academy of Sciences. Includes accounts of voyages, including extract from the journals of the ship St. Michael during its voyage among the islands situated between Asia and America.
Pt. 4 : Kiryll Khlebnikov, Biography of Alexander Andreievitch Baranov, Governor General of the Russian colonies in America, St. Petersburg, Navy Printing Office, 1835.
Pt. 5 and 8 : Second charter of the Russian American Company, 1844.
Pt. 6 : G. Shelekhov, Voyages of G. Shelekhov from the year 1783 to 1790, from Okhotsk, through the Eastern Ocean to the American coast, and his return to Russia..., St. Petersburg, 1812, Government Printing Office.
Pt. 7 : Sobranie Sotchinenie (Literary collections), pt. IV, St. Petersburg, 1790. Russian discoveries in the sea between Asia and America.
Pt. 9 : Kostlivtsov, Tabular statement of the present condition of the Russian American colonies, 1860, by Actual State Councillor Kostlivtzoff.
Pt. 10 : Appendix to Kostlivtsov's report.
Pt. 11 : Historical review of the Russian American Company from 1799 to 1863. Compiled by the Department of Imperial Domains.
Russian America. v. VTranslations of Russian works either by Petroff, or by Martin Klinkofstrom if noted, concerning Russian activity on the Pacific coast of North America.
Dmitry Zavalishin, the affairs of the Ross Colony, Moskva: Universitetskor, Typographiy (Katkoff + Co.), 1866 (74 unnumbered half pages.), translated by Klinkofstrom.
Ross Colony material translated by Klinkofstrom from Pinart copies. Consult table of contents within volume for additional information.
List of Transactions of the Russian - American Company, 1781-1825, from documents preserved in the company's archives (15 p.).
Zagoskin, Exploration on Foot of Parts of the Russian Possessions in America in the years 1842, and 1844, Parts I and II, Saint Petersburg, 1847 (210 p.). Translated excerpts from the Russian work: Peshekhodna i a opis chasti Russhikh vladenii v Amerike.
Ivan Ogorodnikoff, from New York to San Francisco. Translated from the Russian Work: ot Niu Yorka do San Francisco.
Russian America. v. ITypescript (pasted into vol.) : Omissions in Ivan Petroff's translation of Tikhemenev's Historical Review of the original of The Russian - American Company and other writings (3 p.).
Part of a collection of translations, by Ivan Petroff and others, of books and documents relating to Russian activities in Amercia during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Pt. 1-2 : P. Tikhmenev, Istoritcheskoe obosranie obrazovanie Rossiysko-Amerikanskoi Kompaniy i deistvia eya do nastoyashtchavo vremeny (Historical review of the origin of the Russian American Company and its doings up to the present time), St. Petersburg, Printing Office of Edward Weimar, 1861 (Part I), 1863 (Part II).
Pt. 3 : Kratkoe istoritcheskoe obozrene obrazovane i deistuii Rossiisko-Amerikanskoi Companii s samago nachafa uchrezhdenia onoi, i do nastoiachchago vermeni (Short historical review of the establishment and operations of the Russian American Company from its first beginning down to the present time), Lithographed at St. Petersburg, 1861 (by Lt. Gen. Politovsky, presiding member of the General Administration of the Russian American Company). (A Russian version of this work can be found in BANC MSS P-K 50).
Russian America. v. IIPt. 1 : P.A. Tikhmenev, Historical review of the organization of the Russian - American Company and its doings up to the present time, Part II (continued from page 335 of the original in Russian). Edward Weimar, Saint Petersburg, 1863 (632 p.). Continued from BANC MSS P-K 1. This being translated excerpts from the Russian work: Istoricheskoe obozrienie obrazovaniia Rossiĭsko - Amerikanskor Kompanii i dieistvii eia do nastoiashchago vremeni, Chast II.
Pt. 2 : Vassili Petrovitch Tarakanoff, Statement of Vassili Petrovitch Tarakanoff as told to Ivan Shishkin (42 p.), originally published in Morskoi Sbornik, November, 1852, pages 345-375. It has been published in book form in a 200 copy edition under the title: Statement of my captivity among the Californians (Los Angeles: Glen Dawson, 1953), and a copy is available at the Bancroft Library (F864. T274).
Pt. 3 : Official list of vessels which sailed around the world to and from the Russian - American colonies between the years 1849 and 1852 (3 p. ), originally published in Morskoi Sbornik, November, 1852, pages 416-417.
Russian America. v. VIPt. 1 : Report of the Committee on Organization of The Russian American Colonies, Part I, Printing office of The Department of Foreign Commerce: Saint Petersburg, 1863 (542 P.). Translated excerpts from the Russian work: Doklad komiteta ob Oustroistva Russkikh Amerikanskikh Koloniy, Chast I.
Pt. 2 : Report of The Committee on Organization of The Russian American Colonies, Part II, Saint Petersburg, 1864 (348 p.). Translated excerpts from The Russian work: Kocklad Komiiteta ob Oustroistva Russkikh Amerikanskikh Koloniy, Chast II.
Pt. 3 : Extracts from Articles published in The monthly Dissertations and Marine Collecton between the years 1758 and 1852 (52 p.). See table of contents within volume for additional information. Translated excerpts from The Russian works: Yesshemiasiatchnaia Sockinenie and Mosskoi Sbornik.
Russian America. v. VIIPart of a collection of documents and books, translated in manuscript by Ivan Petroff and others, relating to Russian activities in North America during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Pt. 1 : Aleksandr Markov, Russkie na Vostotchnom Okeana... (The Russians in the Eastern Ocean...), St. Petersburg, 1856, 2nd edition.
Pt. 2 : Vasilii Berkh, Khronologicheskaia istoria otkruitia Aleutskikh... (Chronological history of the discovery of the Aleutian Islands...), St. Petersburg, 1823, printed by Gretch.
Pt. 3 : Gavriil Davydov, Dvukratnoe puteshestvie v Ameriku morskiskh offitzerov Khvostova i Davydova... (Two voyages to America by the naval officers Khvostov and Davydov...), St. Petersburg, 1810, Naval Printing Office.