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Collection Number: 70167

Collection Title: André Savine Collection of Ochag Russkikh Shofferov Records (Archive of Union of Russian Taxi Drivers in Paris), 1921-1961 (bulk 1940s-1950s)

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5000 items)
Abstract Ochag Russkikh Shofferov (Foyer des Chauffeurs Russes, "Hearth of Russian Chauffers"), was a Russian émigré organization based in Paris, France, and a local chapter of the French drivers union, Cochers et Chauffeurs de Voitures de Place. It was formed in November 1944, when the independent Russian taxi driver union, Soi︠u︡z Russkikh Shofferov (Union Générale des Chauffeurs Russes, "Union of Russian Chauffeurs") was dissolved and absorbed into Cochers et Chauffeurs de Voitures de Place. The organization carried out activities to support its members, as well as various cultural and educational programming to benefit the Russian émigré community in Paris. The Ochag Russkikh Shofferov Records contain meeting minutes; annual financial reports, membership fee records, loan requests, and other financial records; French social security registration cards of members (with dates and places of birth in the Russian Empire and home addresses in Paris); correspondence, primarily member business correspondence, including with other Russian émigré organizations and various French agencies; and ephemera.
Creator Ochag Russkikh Shofferov.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Collection.
Language Russian French
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the André Savine Collection of Ochag Russkikh Shofferov Records (Archive of Union of Russian Taxi Drivers in Paris) #70167, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired as part of the André Savine Collection in 2002.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: Kirill Tolpygo, December 2023

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, December 2023

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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Ochag Russkikh Shofferov (Foyer des Chauffeurs Russes, "Hearth of Russian Chauffers"), was a Russian émigré organization based in Paris, France, and a local chapter of the French drivers union, Cochers et Chauffeurs de Voitures de Place. It was formed in November 1944, when the independent Russian taxi driver union, Soi︠u︡z Russkikh Shofferov (Union Générale des Chauffeurs Russes, "Union of Russian Chauffeurs") was dissolved and absorbed into Cochers et Chauffeurs de Voitures de Place. The organization carried out activities to support its members, as well as various cultural and educational programming to benefit the Russian émigré community in Paris.

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The Ochag Russkikh Shofferov Records (Archive of Union of Russian Taxi Drivers in Paris) contain meeting minutes; annual financial reports, membership fee records, loan requests, and other financial records; French social security registration cards of members (with dates and places of birth in the Russian Empire and home addresses in Paris); correspondence, primarily member business correspondence, including with other Russian émigré organizations and various French agencies; and ephemera.

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Contents list

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5000 items.
Oversize Volume SV-70167/1-10

SV-70167/1

SV-70167/2

SV-70167/3

SV-70167/4

SV-70167/5

SV-70167/6

SV-70167/7

SV-70167/8

SV-70167/9

SV-70167/10

Member social insurance registration cards, circa 1940s

2,927 cards.

A-Z according to French romanization of names.

Oversize Volume SV-70167/11-18

SV-70167/11

SV-70167/12

SV-70167/13

SV-70167/14

SV-70167/15

SV-70167/16

SV-70167/17

SV-70167/18

Membership dues cards, 1944-1947

A-Z according to French romanization of names.

Folder 1

Ochag Russkikh Shofferov correspondence, 1940s-1950s

Folder 2

Souiz Russkikh Shofferov minutes, 1944

Concerning dissolution of Soi︠u︡z Russkikh Shofferov (Union Générale des Chauffeurs Russes) and formation of Ochag Russkikh Shofferov (Foyer des Chauffeurs Russes).

Folder 3

Financial documents, 1940s-1960s

Includes member sign-up sheets for various charitable causes.

Folder 4

Correspondence of V. Beletskii to P. A. Staritskii, circa 1955-1956

Folder 5

Miscellaneous correspondence, receipts, member lists

Folder 6

Miscellaneous correspondence, receipts, and other materials, 1940s-1950s

In French.

Folder 7

Loan requests addressed to Ochag Russkikh Shofferov, 1940s

Folder 8

Correspondence with other émigré organizations, 1940s-1950s

Folder 9

Ochag Russkikh Shofferov minutes, 1944-1961

Folder 10

Membership cards

Folder 11

Annual financial reports, 1948-1950

Folder 12

Photocopies of book Shofferskiia piesni by T. Konchakov (Paris, 1935)

Folder 13

Photocopies from periodicals Taxi, Za Rulem, Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia

Folder 14

Photocopy of March 1929 issue of newspaper Russkii Shoffer( Le Chauffeur Russe)

Folder 15-18

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Member files, 1940s-1950s

Envelopes containing business correspondence, employment and pension documents, financial records, receipts, and other materials.

Box 3-4

Box 3

Box 4

Member files, 1940s-1950s

Envelopes containing business correspondence, employment and pension documents, financial records, receipts, and other materials.

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