Old Believers in North America

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Museum and Archival Collections
Adams, Dail.
Field Report File 060073138. Randall V. Mills Folklore Archive, University of Oregon, Eugene.

Barbich, Sergei.
"Old Believers from Alaska." Sputnik, 1993, no. 7: 104-109.

Beliajeff, Anton S. and Richard Morris.
"Toward a Further Understanding of the Old Believers." Cahiers du Monde Russe et Sovietique, XXVIII (3-4), July-Dec. 1987, 425-428.

Boeninger, Mary C.
"The Starovery of Woodburn: A Preliminary Study of a School in Cross-Cultural Context." Randall V. Mills Folklore Archive, University of Oregon, Eugene.

Carrasco, Priscilla.
Praise Old Believers. Portland, Oregon: Priscilla Carrasco in association with Burdock/Burn Art Resource, 2003. 334 p.

Clymer, Martha Bahniuk.
Radical Acculturation Patterns in a Traditional Immigrant Group. Final Report. Office of Education (Department of Health, Education and Welfare),Bureau of Research no. BR-8-B-123. Temple University, Philidelphia, January 1970. 76 pp.


Colfer, Arthur Michael.
"Morality, Kindred and Ethnic Boundary: A Study of the Oregon Old Believers." PhD diss.(anthropology), University of Washington, 1973.

Dean, Kevin.
"The Russian Old Believers --a Different Perspective." (interview). Field Report File 061580049, tape T-5-06180049. Randall V. Mills Folklore Archive, University of Oregon, Eugene.

Dolitsky, Alexander B.
Change, Stability, and Values in the World of Culture : a Case from Russian Old Believers in Alaska. 2nd. ed. Juneau, Alaska: Alaska-Siberia Research Center,1994. 42 pp.

Dolitsky, Alexander B.
Old Russia in Modern America: A Case from Russian Old Believers in Alaska . 3rd ed. Juneau, Alaska: Alaska-Siberia Research Center, 1998. 53 pp.

Dolitsky, Alexander B.
Staraja Rossiia v sovremennoj amerike -- Russkie staroobriadtsy na Aliaske Juneau, Alaska: Alaska-Siberia Research Center, 2007. 56 pp.

Dolitsky, Alexander B. and Lyudmila P. Kuzmina.

Fedorova, S.G.
"Semiia u Russkikh Staroverov na Aliaska." in Semiia u Narodov Ameriki. Edited by Sh. A. Bogina. Moscow: Nauka, 1991. 297-307.

Flores, Merced and others.
Cultural and Program Awareness Manual for Migrant Educators. Directions and Program Awareness for Administrators, Teachers, and Aides. Oregon State Department of Education, Compensatory Education Section. Oregon Migrant Education Service Center. Salem, OR: 1982. 142 p. (available as ERIC document ED225743).

Hixon, Margaret
Old Believers. (film) Portland, OR: Media Project, 1981 29 minutes.


Hudanish, John P.
"Report on the Russian Orthodox Old Believer Community in Oregon ." Woodburn Department of Human Resources: August 1973. 23 p.

Johnson, Patricia White.
"Dress and acculturation among the Russian Old Believers in Oregon." MA thesis (Anthropology, History, and Clothing, Textiles and Related Arts), Oregon State UnIversity, 1983.

Jones, Suzi.
Webfoots and Bunchgrassers: Folk Art of the Oregon Country. Salem, Oregon: Oregon Arts Commission, 1980.

Kane, Eileen M.
"Old Believers." Brown Alumni Monthly, Nov. 1996, 20-27.

Kasatkina, Rozaliia Frantsevna.
"Oregonskie Staroobriadtsy." Zhivaia Starina 48, no.4(2005): 51-54.


Kuzmina, L.P.
"Old Believers in North America." Paper presented at the conference of the Congress of the International Society for European Ethnologynand Folklore (SIEF), Suz'dal, USSR, September 1982. Located at the Randall V. Mills Folklore Archive, University of Oregon, Eugene. 17 p.

Kuzmina, L.P.
"Staroobriadtsy. Opyt k Probleme Sotsial'no-kul'turnoi Adaptatsii." In Staroobriadchestvo; istoriia, kul'tura, sovremennost'.tezisy 1997, edited by O.P. Ershova, V.I. Osipov, and Y.I.Sokolova. Moscow: Muzei Istorii i Kultury Staroobriadchestva, 1997. p. 7-9.

La Gorce, John Oliver
"Penn's Land of Modern Miracles." National Geographic 68, no.1 (July 1935): 1-58.

Milgram, Miriam.
Field Report File 1986/025 Randall V. Mills Folklore Archive, University of Oregon, Eugene.

Morris, Richard A.
"Contemporary Old Believer Settlements in Western United States: 20th Century Accommodation and Preservation." In Sprache, Literatur und Geschichte der Altglaubigen. , edited by Baldur Panzer and Timo Haapenen, 133-148. Heidelberg : Carl Winter, 1988.


Morris, Richard A.
"The Dispersion of Old Believers in Russia and Beyond." In "Silent as Waters We Live" Old Believers in Russia and Abroad : Cultural Encounter With the Finno-Ugrians, edited by Juha Pentikainen,103-125. Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 1999.

Morris, Richard A.
"Icons Amidst Russian Old Believers of Oregon and Alaska." in Byzantium in the Casting Ladle: A Millennium of Metal Icons (exhibit brochure). Vantaa, Finland: Vantaan Kaupunginmuseo, 2000. (See same title below.)

Morris, Richard A.
"Icons Amidst Russian Old Believers of Oregon and Alaska." In Russian Copper Icons and Crosses from the Kunz Collection : Castings of Faith (exhibit brochure) edited by Richard Eighme Ahlborn and Vera Beaver-Bricken. Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology; no. 51. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

Morris, Richard A.
"Mir Molodykh Staroobriadtsev v Origone." In Traditsionnaia Dukhovnaia i Material'naia Kul'tura Russkikh Staroobriadcheskikh Posselenii v Stranakh Evropy, Azii I Amerika. Sbornik Nauchnykh Trudov , edited by Nikolai Nikolaevich Pokrovskii and Richard A. Morris, 17-22. Novosibirsk: "Nauka", Sibirskoe Otdelenie, 1992.

Morris, Richard A.
"Obschina Staroverov v Amerike kak Odna iz Modelei dlia Razvitiia Demokratii v Rossii." In Skupiska Staroobrzedowcow w Europie, Azji i Ameryce : ich Miesce i Tradycje we Wspolczesnym Swiecie, edited by Iryda Grek-Pabisowa, Irena Maryniakowa and Richard Morris, 23-31. Warsaw: Slawistyczny Osrodek Wydawniczy : Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Slawistyki, 1994.


Morris, Richard A.
"Old Believers." In Encyclopedia of World Cultures, 272-275. Boston: G.K Hall, 1991.

Morris, Richard A.

Morris, Richard A.

Morris, Richard A.
"Po Starykovsky (The Old People's Way): End of Life Attitudes and Customs in Two Traditional Russian Communities." In Coping With the Final Tragedy: Cultural Variation in Dying and Grieving, edited by David R. Counts and Dorothy A. Counts., 91-112. Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company, 1991.

Morris, Richard A.
"Polevaia Rabota po Izucheniiu Traditsionnoi Russkoi Kultury v SSHA I Rossii." In Traditsionnaia Narodnaia Kultura Naseleniia Urala : Materialy Mezhdunarodnoi Nauchno-prakticheskoi Konferentsii, edited by S.A. Dimukhametova et al., 34-38. Perm: Permskii Obl. Kraevedcheskii Muzei, 1997.


Morris, Richard A.

Morris, Richard A.
"Russian Old Believers." American Immigrant Cultures: Builders of a Nation, 2: 743-748. Edited by David Levinson and Melvin Ember. New York: MacMillan, 1997.

Morris, Richard A.
"Russian Orthodox Old Believers: Traits of a 17th Century Culture in the 21st Century." In Russia and the Asian-Pacific Region, edited by Vladimir Maliavin,22-47. Taipei, Taiwan : Tamkang University, 2004.

Morris, Richard A.
"Sokhranie I Izmenie Etnichnosti v Polietnicheskoi Srede." In Etnicheskie Protesessy v SSSR i SSHA , edited by V.I. Kozlov. 163-183. Moskva : INION AN SSSR, 1986.

Morris, Richard A.
"Starovery v Oregone." Zhivaia Starina, 1994 no. 3, 54-55.


Morris, Richard A.

Morris, Richard A. and Morris, Tamara Baldonovna (Yumsunova).
"Svadebniy Obriad u Staroobriadtsev Oregona." Zhivaia Starina no. 2(54), (2007): 15-18.

Nitoburg, Eduart L'vovich.
"Russkie Religioznye Sektanty I Starovery v SSHa." Novaia i Noveishaia Istoriia no.3 (1999): 34-55.

Paskievich, John.
The Old Believers. (film) Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 1988. 57 min.

Peskov, V.
Aliaska Bol'she, Chem Vy Dumaete. Moskva : Fond im. I.D. Sytina : AO "Komsomol'skaia Pravda", 1994. p.262-270.

Reardon, Jim.
"A Bit of Old Russia Takes Root in Alaska." National Geographic Sept. 1972, Vol 142 No 3, 401-424.

Scheffel, David
In the Shadow of Antichrist. Peterborough, Ontario.: Broadview Press, 1991.


Scheffel, David
"Old Believers." In The Canadian Encyclopedia (online).

Scheffel, David
"Old Believers". in Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples Toronto: 1999. University of Toronto Press. (Also available online at http://www.multiculturalcanada.ca/mcc/ecp/ ).

Scheffel, David
"Old Believers of Berezovka." Thesis (Ph.D.)(Anthropology).McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., 1988. 261 leaves.

Scheffel, David

Scheffel, David
""There is Always Somewhere To Go" - Russian Old Believers and the State." In Outwitting the State, edited by Peter Skalnik, 109-120. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1989.


de Sherbinin, Julie.

Sokoloff, Alexis.
"Mediaeval Russia in the Pittsburgh District." The Survey, vol. 33,(November 1914): 145-151. Reprinted as "Russian Old Believers in Pittsburgh 1914." in Wertsman, Vladimir, The Russians in America: a Chronology and Fact Book. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. : Oceana Publications, 1977. P. 61- 66.

Teruoka, Gito.
Hakkei Rojin No Eino To Seikatsu : Romanofuka-mura No Seikatsu Jokyo. Tokyo : Osakayago Shoten, Showa 17 [1942] . 72 p.

Untiedt, Jules Albert.
"Impingement Upon Old Believers By Agents of Social Change." PhD. diss.(Cultural Anthropology), United States International University, 1977.


Wigowsky, Paul John.
Collection of Old Believer History and Traditions http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/2827/ collection.html

Wigowsky, Paul John.
Freedom for an Old Believer. Woodburn, Or.: P.J. Wigowsky, 1982.

Zharinov, Denis.
"Do Boli Rodnaia, Rodnaia Boliviia." Aeroflot Inflight Magazine, (July-August 2003): 192-200.