Resources on Russia
- The collection of materials from the Russian Federation and the other nations of the former
Soviet Union totals more than 250,000 items, including a large collection of microforms. This
collection is maintained through individual purchases, standing orders, gifts and through
exchanges with several dozen libraries in the area, including the national libraries
and libraries of the Academies of Sciences of these countries. Exchanges are maintained with
libraries in provincial Russia including such cities as Rostov-na-Donu and Voronezh.
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- The Department of Special Collections
holds several unique Russian collections.
The Russian Underground Collection is a singular collection of pamphlets
and illegal materials from 19th- and early 20th-century Russia, known as
Vol'naia pechat'. Special Collections has a number of other important
collections of materials on Russia and the former Soviet Union, including
a collection on Cossacks, the Prince Romanovskii Collection (the library
of a high Russian bureaucrat), and a rich collection of Pushkiniana,
reputed to be the best in the U.S. In addition, the library holds an extensive
collection of samizdat materials from the 1970s and early 1980s,
a good collection of unofficial newspapers from the former Soviet Union
dating from the late 1980s and early 1990s, and a substantial collection
of newspapers from the former Soviet republics from the late 1980s. The
library likewise contains a significant collection of emigre materials published
abroad after the Revolution.
- The Granick archival collection deserves special mention,
as it is a truly unique body of materials encompassing the entire region. It consists of
eighteen boxes of primary source material used by Professor David Granick in his
works on management practices in socialist economies, including his numerous
interviews with socialist managers in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe,
and China. The Granick collection is held in the
- Extensive materials on Russian art have been collected since
1964 and are stored in the Kohler Art Library.