Russian and Slavic Resources

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The Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections holds a number of books and collections related to Russian and Slavic history and culture. You can browse and search through these materials using this page.

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The knout and the Russians; or, The Muscovite empire, the Czar, and his people

Imperial Russia and Muscovy

These books mostly cover the Russian Empire and its rulers, established after the reforms of Peter the Great and the building of St. Petersburg. Two books, The Knout and the Russians and Старая Москва (Old Moscow) look at the former Capital of Moscow and the Muscovite Empire...

Decade: Before 1850

Collection: Book Collection, Troussoff Collection

Subject: Imperial Russia, Muscovite Empire, Moscow

Format: Books and Pamphlets

History of the expedition to Russia, undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon, in the year 1812

Nineteenth Century Russian Military History

Several volumes in French, Russian, and English, with accounts of military events in Russia in the nineteenth century, including the failed French invasion by Napoleon in 1812 , and the Crimean War. Two of the works in English are translations of the original French (Philippe-...

Decade: Before 1850

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Military History, Napoleonic War, Crimean War

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Travels in Siberia

Travel Literature in English and Russian
The titles in this bibliography consist of nineteenth century and early twentieth century literature about travels in various parts of the vast Russian empire. Most are travel memoirs of long journeys through Siberia and other perilous environments, written mainly by Europeans in...

Decade: Before 1850

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Literature, Travel, Imperial Russia, Siberia

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Русскiя народныя сказки (Том 1); Russian Folk Tales (Vol. 1)

Russian Folk and Fairy Tales

Four collections of Russian "Skazki" - folk tales and fairy tales - from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. One book is in English, two are colorfully illustrated. 

Afanas’ev, Aleksandr Nikolaevich.
Narodniya russkiya skazki [...

Decade: Before 1850

Collection: Book Collection, Troussoff Collection

Subject: Literature, Folktales, Fairy Tales

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Поэт-пророк: памяти А. А. Блока; Poet-Prophet: In Memory of A. A. Blok

Poetry

Several books of poetry and about poetry from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Blok, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich.
Dvenadtsat’ [Двенадцать; Twelve].
Sofiya...

Decade: Before 1850

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Poetry, Literature

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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A satirical first-person account of the live of Ivan Vejeeghen (commonly spelled Vyzhigin), a Russian orphan peasant growing up in the early 19th century. The novel is considered to be the first Russian best-seller, quickly outselling in Russia the works of other more literary writers of the time, such as the great poet Alexander Pushkin.It was also translated into several different languages...

Decade: Before 1850

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Literature, Imperial Russia

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Московская справочная книжка; A Moscow Reference Book

Souvenir Books

Several souvenir books with illustrations and photographs of various cities and tourist sites (Достопримечательности) in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Kul’zhenko, S. V.
Sobor avyatogo knyazya Vladimira v Kievye [Собор святого князя Владимира в...

Decade: Before 1850

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Travel, Tourism, Russia, Ukraine

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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Count Adam Gurowski (1805-1866) was a Polish aristocrat who lost his estates and was exiled at various times in his life for opposing the Russian occupation of partitioned Poland. He ultimately immigrated to the United States where he played an influential role in informing American opinion of Russia.

De Gurowski, Adam G.
Russia As It Is...

Decade: 1850-1859

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Imperial Russia

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Котуко: повесть из жизни эскимосов 3-е изд; Kotuko: A Tale from the life of the Eskimos Third Edition

Literature

Literary works by Russian authors in Russian and English and works by western authors in Russian, as well as a few works of literary criticism in Russian.

Bush, V. V.
Literaturnye besedy: raboty Obschestva literaturovedeniya pri Saratovskom gosudarstvennom...

Decade: 1850-1859

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Literature

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Полотенце в русском быту; The Towel in Russian Everyday Life

A short ethnographic pamphlet about the use of towels in late nineteenth century Russian life.

Blomquist, E.
Polotentse v russkom bytu. [Полотенце в русском быту; The Towel in Russian Everyday Life]
Leningrad: [Gos. Tip. Im. Iv. Fedorova], [between 1900-1909?]
643.52 B653p
Gift of Gail Troussoff Marks

Decade: 1900-1909

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Imperial Russia, Russian Life

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Кыз-Жибек; Kyz Zhibek

Russian Theatre Books

Books in Russian including several about plays, theatre design, and Japanese theatre.

Gremislavskii, Ivan Yakovlevich.
Tekhnika teatral’noi zhivopisi [...

Decade: 1900-1909

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Theatre, Performing Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

10,000 Rubles Issued by the White Army Armed Forces of South Russia, 1919

Various paper currency from the early twentieth century, issued before and during the Russian revolution and the following civil war. The later money would have been collected by Paul Galtsoff when he was in Sevastopol, Crimea, and is mostly printed by bodies who would have been in power in Southern Russia. The government bodies printing the money are both permanent, such as the Imperial...

Decade: 1900-1909

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Russian Revolution

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents

Московская городская художественная галерея п И. с М. Третьяковых; Moscow City Tretyakov Art Gallery

Russian Gallery Books

Folio sized volumes with prints of some of the most famous works held in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Rumyantsev Museum, and the Hermitage Museum. The Tretyakov Gallery and the Rumyanstev Museum were both private collections that became state museums after the Russian Revolution and later combined into...

Decade: 1900-1909

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Visual Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Art & handicraft exposition of Soviet Russia / sponsored by Amtorg Trading Corporation, New York

Russian Folk Art Books and Exhibit Catalogs

Catalogs in Russian and English for exhibits of the folk art of various ethnic groups in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, originally collected by Basil (Vassily) Troussoff.

Amtorg Trading Corporation.
Art &...

Decade: 1910-1919

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Folk Art, Visual Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Russian Art Aleksandri, L. N. V. I. Shukhaev: vystavki c Moskve i Leningrade [В. И Шухаев : выставки с Москве и Ленинграде; V.I. Shukhaev: Exhibits from Moscow and Leningrad] Leningrad: Izd. Vakh, 1936. 759.71 S562V Gift of Gail Troussoff Marks Bakushinsky, Anatolii Vasil’evich. Rospis´ po derevu, bereste i papé-mashe [Роспись по дереву, бересте и папье-маше, Painting on Wood, Bark, and Papier...

Decade: 1910-1919

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Миросозерцание Вл. С. Соловьева; The Worldview of Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov

A biography of religious philosopher Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov (1853-1900), written by Evgenii Nikolaevich Trubetskoi (1863-1920), who along with his brother Sergei (1863-1905), continued Solovev's work of developing a world Christian Philosophy

Trubetskoi, Evgenii Nikolaevich, Knyaz’.
Mirosozerisanie Vl. S. Solov’eva [Миросозерцание...

Decade: 1910-1919

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Philosophy, Religion

Format: Books and Pamphlets

История архитектуры: составленная по сравнительному методу; A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method

A three volume set of Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, a classic architecture textbook widely used during the twentieth century. 

Fletcher, Banister, Sir.
Istoriya arkhitektury : sostavlennaya po sravnitel’nomu metodu [История архитектуры: составленная по сравнительному методу; A History of...

Decade: 1910-1919

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Architecture

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Wallet

Large leather wallet belonging to Basil Troussoff. Contents include various passes from his time as a munitions inspector for the Russian Army just before the Revolution, as well as calling cards and other personal cards from other points in his life.

Decade: 1910-1919

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Military History, Russian Revolution, Painting

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Vassily and Elena Troussoff's Russian Passports

External passports (Заграничный паспорт) with green covers issued by the Russian government to Vassily (Basil) and Elena Troussoff in 1915, the year that they traveled to New York for Vassily to work as a munitions inspector for the Russian Army. Vassily's occupation is listed as a technician, and there are only stamps for one trip, as Basil remained in the United States after the Russian...

Decade: 1910-1919

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Imperial Russia

Format: Legal and Government Documents

The Mir Isskustva Movement (The World of Art Movement)

Benois, Alexandre.
Liotar’ [Лиотар]
759.9494 L763B
Gift of Gail Troussoff Marks

Ernst, Sergei.
Z. E. Serebriakova. [З.Е. Серебрякова]....

Decade: 1910-1919

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Visual Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Новый завет Господа нашего Иисуса Христа; The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ

A copy of the New Testament of the Bible in Russian, published by the American Bible Society in 1918. The society translates and distributes Bibles, and this edition was published at a point when Russian Refugees were arriving in the United States during the Russian Civil War. 

Novyi zavyet Gospoda nashego Iisusa Khrista [Новый завет Господа...

Decade: 1910-1919

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Religion

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Детство знаменитых людей; The Childhoods of Famous People

A collection of biographical stories about the childhoods of well-known Russian and European writers, artists, and musicians, including Dante, Da Vinci, Zhukovsky, and Beethoven. The stories are narrative and there are several illustrations throughout. The leaves are unbound and the edges uncut, so it is difficult to read many of the pages.

Altaev, Al.
...

Decade: 1910-1919

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Literature, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Poetry, Music

Format: Books and Pamphlets

A souvenir booklet of twelve postcards and a short pamphlet about the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum of History, Art, and Architecture, which is what the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery was called after Soviet secularization in 1924. The monastery was founded in the fourteenth century, and had been one of the largest in Russia. The monastery was returned to the Church in 1998, and the museum is still...

Decade: 1920-1929

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Religion, Soviet Union, Tourism, Postcards

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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A souvenir booklet of sixteen postcards with illustrations and photographs depicting Kremlins (forts) and fortresses from the Muscovite period during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, as well as an informational pamphlet.

Decade: 1920-1929

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Muscovite Empire, Architecture, Postcards

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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A souvenir booklet of twelve postcards depicting the town of Rostov, located in Yaroslavl Oblast northeast of Moscow. Rostov is part of the Golden Ring, a group of ancient cities which are now popular with tourists due to their preserved medieval architecture.

Decade: 1920-1929

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Tourism, Postcards, Medieval Russia

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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