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Volkoff Family fonds
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Personal – George and Olga Volkoff series

Series consists of records documenting the personal and academic lives of George Volkoff and Olga Volkoff (Okulitch) and includes correspondence, academic records and certificates, event programmes, copies of George Volkoff’s M.A. and Ph.D. dissertations, published items, and two medals. Correspondence includes two letters from famed American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Files are arranged in chronological order. Oversized documents and medals are stored separately.

Photographs series

Series consists of photographs showing members of the Volkoff family and includes 61 black and white prints of various sizes, 36 black and white 35mm negatives, and 58 digital scans from original prints. Digital scans were taken from selected photographs included in two photograph albums which remain with the Volkoff family.

Published Articles series

Series consists of articles written and published by or about George Volkoff. Some are academic research articles, while others are more general. Files are arranged in chronological order.

Research and Reports series

Series consists of technical reports authored by George Volkoff and others. Although most of the reports are unpublished, some were originally “classified” and are about various aspects of experimental and theoretical work done at the Montreal Laboratories for the Manhattan Project during and after World War II. There is also one report to the Canadian Association of Physicists co-written by Volkoff. Files are arranged in chronological order.

Volkoff Family fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1577
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2019

Fonds consists of records documenting the history of the Volkoff family, in particular the life and career of George Volkoff. It includes manuscripts, correspondence, research notes, academic records and other official documentation, certificates, published items, photographs (black and white prints of various sizes, black and white 35mm negatives, and digital scans from original prints), memorabilia, and digital media. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Personal – George and Olga Volkoff, Research and Reports, Published Articles, Volkoff Family History, and Photographs.

Volkoff, George

Volkoff Family History series

Series consists of records documenting the history of the Volkov/Vokkoff family and includes correspondence, a cloth mail-bag which once held much of the correspondence, official documents such as passports and marriage certificates, hand-written accounts of family history by Mikhail Mikhailovich Volkoff, transcriptions of correspondence and family history manuscripts translated into English from the original Russian, and digital copies of these transcriptions stored on CDs. Files are arranged in chronological order. Many manuscripts, correspondence, and official documents are written in Russian (Cyrillic alphabet). Some official documents originating from Harbin, Manchuria, are written in Chinese. Some manuscripts are hand-bound.