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Prince Alexis N. Gagarin Papers

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Material Information

Title:
Prince Alexis N. Gagarin Papers
Physical Description:
3.13 : (5 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Gagarin, Alexis ( Prince Alexis Gagarin )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Ballet -- United States -- 20th century   ( lcsh )
Dance schools   ( lcsh )
Immigrants -- United States   ( lcsh )
Nobility -- Russia   ( lcsh )
History -- Soviet Union -- Revolution, 1917-1921   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles and photographs. A wide variety of materials related to Gagarin’s family and his ballet performances are included, as well as items regarding Russian nobility, perfume advertising and the perfume industry, deportation, immigration, World War II, the Tampa Municipal Hospital, the Florida State Hospital, the Pan-American Federation, and letters to the United States President regarding the death of John F. Kennedy. The bulk of this collection consists of business and personal correspondence. Miscellaneous materials include photographs, employment applications, Gagarin’s birth certificate and marriage license, receipts, perfume advertisements, and newspaper clippings.
Preferred Citation:
Prince Alexis N. Gagarin papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Biographical:
Alexis Nicholaevitch Gagarin, also known as Miroslav Marek and Alexis Miasiakoff, was born on July 17, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Purporting to be a cousin of Czar Nicholas II, Gagarin escaped after the Russian Revolution, eventually settling in the United States. A businessman, perfume purveyor, resort hotel social director, and ballet dancer, Gagarin also is known for his close relationship with business associate Jose L. Avellanal, with whom he attempted to prove the identity of a woman claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia. While living in Tampa, Gagarin participated in many organizations, including the First Florida Defense Medical Service Regiment, Orange Cross Sanitarium, the National Cancer Relief Foundation, the Pan-American Federation, and the American Order of the White Cross. Gagarin became a naturalized citizen several years before his death in 1947.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at [url=http://www.copyright.gov/%C2%A0]http://www.copyright.gov/[/url]for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - G02
usfldc handle - u29.108-g02-ead
System ID:
SFS0031925:00001


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Alexis Nicholaevitch Gagarin, also known as Miroslav Marek and Alexis Miasiakoff, was born on July 17, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Purporting to be a cousin of Czar Nicholas II, Gagarin escaped after the Russian Revolution, eventually settling in the United States. A businessman, perfume purveyor, resort hotel social director, and ballet dancer, Gagarin also is known for his close relationship with business associate Jose L. Avellanal, with whom he attempted to prove the identity of a woman claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia. While living in Tampa, Gagarin participated in many organizations, including the First Florida Defense Medical Service Regiment, Orange Cross Sanitarium, the National Cancer Relief Foundation, the Pan-American Federation, and the American Order of the White Cross. Gagarin became a naturalized citizen several years before his death in 1947.
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Topical Term:
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Dance schools
Immigrants -- United States
Nobility -- Russia
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
Donated by the Avellanal family as part of the Jose Ramon Avellanal Papers
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Preferred Citation:
Prince Alexis N. Gagarin papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Related Materials:
Jose Ramon Avellanal Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Arrangement of Materials:
Collection is primarily arranged alphabetically by subject and type of material.
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Scope and Contents
The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles and photographs. A wide variety of materials related to Gagarins family and his ballet performances are included, as well as items regarding Russian nobility, perfume advertising and the perfume industry, deportation, immigration, World War II, the Tampa Municipal Hospital, the Florida State Hospital, the Pan-American Federation, and letters to the United States President regarding the death of John F. Kennedy. The bulk of this collection consists of business and personal correspondence. Miscellaneous materials include photographs, employment applications, Gagarins birth certificate and marriage license, receipts, perfume advertisements, and newspaper clippings.
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Folder 1
Biographical Information and Materials
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2
Business-- Atlantis
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1
3
Business-- Contacts
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1
4
Business- Cutweld Gas
id66132
1
5
Business-- Employment Applications
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1
6
Business-- Stationary
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1
7
Business-- Various
id66135
1
8
Civil Defense
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1
9
Clippings
id66137
1
10
Correspondence
1978
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1
11
Correspondence
1918
id66139
1
12
Correspondence
1923
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1
13
Correspondence
1927
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1
14
Correspondence
1929
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1
15
Correspondence
1933-1934
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1
16
Correspondence
1936-1940
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Subjects: C
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1
Correspondence
1941-1946
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2
Correspondence-- undated, part 1
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3
Correspondence-- undated, part 2
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3
Subjects: F-P
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3
1
Family Documents
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3
2
Legal Documents
id66151
3
3
MemorabiliaFlags
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3
4
Newspaper Articles, Part 1
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3
5
Newspaper Articles, Part 2
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3
6
Newsletters
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3
7
Photographs, Part 1
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3
8
Photographs, Part 2
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3
9
Photographs, Part 3
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3
10
Photographs, Part 4
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3
11
PhotographsNegatives
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4
Subjects: R-W and Assorted Documents
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4
1
Receipts
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4
2
SocialInvitations
id66212
4
3
SocialPrograms
id66211
4
4
Writings
id66213
4
5
Assorted Documents
id66214
4
6
Assorted Publications
id66215
5
Oversized Materials
id66216
5
1
Assorted Oversized Materials
id66217
5
2
School Documents and Degrees