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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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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

"Как Они Мучать Россию"

An anti-Bolshevik pamphlet titled "Какъ Они Мучать Россiю" (Kak Oni Muchat' Rossiyu) using the pre-Soviet Russian alphabet, which translates to "How They are Torturing Russia". The pamphlet was printed in May, 1921 by Союз "Единство Руси" (Soyuz "Yedinstvo Rusi") or the "Unity Russia" Union, located at 438 East 14th St., New York. It comes from the personal papers of Vassily (Basil) Troussoff...

Decade: 1920-1929

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Russian Revolution, Soviet Union

Format: Books and Pamphlets

L. A. Mei and His Poetry (Л. А. Мей и Его Поэзия)

Л. А. Мей и Его Поэзия, ред. и статья Bл. Пяста К Столетию Рождения Мeя, Парфенон, Санкт Петербург, 1922 

L. A. Mei and his Poetry, edited and with an introduction by Vladimir Pyast, for his hundredth birthday, Parfenon, Saint Petersburg, 1922

A book of poems by the nineteenth century russian poet Lev Aleksandrovich Mei which belonged to Basil Troussoff.

Decade: 1920-1929

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Poetry, Literature

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Любовь к трем апельсинам: к постановке оперы Сергея Прокофьева, автографические даные и статьи; Love for Three Oranges” Autographic information and articles for the Production of Sergei Prokofiev’s Operas

Russian Music Books

Several biographies and essays on the lives of Russian composers and their work in Russian.

Asaf’ev, Boris Vladimirovich.
Lyubov k trem apel’sinam : k postanovke opery Sergeya Prokof’eva, avtograficheskie danye i stat’i [Любовь к трем апельсинам: к...

Decade: 1920-1929

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Music, Performing Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Жирофле жирофля (Giroflé-Girofla)

Fifteen black and white photographic postcards depicting scenes and characters from plays performed at various theatres in Moscow around 1925. The postcards were collected by Vasily Troussoff, who worked as a scenic painter and designer. 

Decade: 1930-1939

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Performing Arts, Theatre

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Western Art Exhibit Catalogs

Kogan, Petr Semenovich.
Sovremennogo frantsuzsogo Iskusstva: Catalogue de l'exposition de l'art Français contemporain [Современного французского Искусства; Modern French Art]
Moskva : Izd. Komiteta Vystavki, 1928.
709.44 S683
Gift of Gail Troussoff Marks

Kolin, N.
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Decade: 1930-1939

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Joseph Stalin, Maxim Gorky, and Abel Yenukidze, Moscow, August 1931

These images were distributed in the United States by the Soyuzfoto Soviet News Agency during the early 1930s. The images themselves date from 1918-1933 and depict notable individuals, places, and scenes from daily life. There are seventy five photographs in the collection, which have all been scanned and are available on...

Decade: 1930-1939

Collection: Photograph Collection

Subject: Soviet Russia, Collectivization, First Five Year Plan, Stalin Era

Format: Photographs

Искусство Средней Азии; Art of Central Asia

Central and East Asian Art

Denike, Boris Petrovich
Iskusstvo Srednei Azii [Искусство Средней Азии; Art of Central Asia].
Moskva: RANION, 1930.
709.5 I81
Gift of Gail Troussoff Marks

Duduchava, A.
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Decade: 1930-1939

Collection: Book Collection, Troussoff Collection

Subject: Visual Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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An essay on the Russian Orthodox Church's teachings on reincarnation on the form of a dialog between a theosophist and a Christian. The essay was published by the Russian Orthodox Church in Brussels in 1932.

Decade: 1930-1939

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Religion, Soviet Russia, Russian Orthodox Church

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Series One - Terem Palace

Two booklets of twelve color postcards (tinted photographs) of palaces inside the Moscow Kremlin. The Terem Palace was the official residence of the royal family and now serves as the residence of the President of Russia. The Grand Kremlin Palace has several ceremonial reception halls and is used for state events.

Decade: 1930-1939

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Moscow, Postcards, Architecture

Format: Books and Pamphlets

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The program for a symphonic concert of Polish music for a performance by the Moscow State Philharmonic at the Main Hall of Moscow Conservatory, from the papers of Vassily (Basil) Troussoff.

In Russian: Московская Государственная Филармония, Симфонического Концерта Польской Музыки, Большой Зал Консерватории

Decade: 1930-1939

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Moscow, Performing Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Смерти нет; очерк; There Is No Death: An Essay

A religious essay printed by the Russian Orthodox Church in Berlin in 1934.

Smerti nyet; ocherk [Смерти нет; очерк; There Is No Death: An Essay].
Berlin: Knigoizdatelstvo "Za Tserkov”, 1934.
SC 211.8 S638
Gift of Gail Troussoff Marks

Decade: 1930-1939

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Religion

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Методика рисования и лепки : для педагогических техникумов и учителей начальной; Methods of Drawing and Sculpting: For instructors in Technical and Primary Schools

Two books on the technique and theory of painting, drawing, and other visual arts.

Labunskaya, G. V.
Metodika rusovaniya i lepki : dlya pedagogicheskikh tekhnikumov i chitelei nachal’noi [Методика рисования и лепки : для педагогических техникумов и учителей начальной; Methods of Drawing and Sculpting: For instructors in Technical and...

Decade: 1900-1909

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Visual Arts, Drawing, Painting

Format: Books and Pamphlets

A Prayer Before the Start of Good Works

Typed essays, on the Ideology of the Russian Orthodox Church (Курсы по Вопросамъ Православного Мировозрѣния), published by the Parish of the Church of Christ the Savior (Издание Прихода Храм Христа Спасителя) in Asnières-sur-Seine, France, a suburb of Paris with a high percentage of Russian immigrants. The essays are written by prominent clergical scholars of Russian orthodoxy, most notably...

Decade: 1930-1939

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Religion, Russian Orthodox Church

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Aram Khachaturian Concert Program Cover

Program for a concert of music by Aram Khachaturian, performed by the Moscow State Philharmonic to commemorate "A decade of Soviet Music". There is no date on the program indicating when the concert took place.
In Russian: Московская Государственная Филармония, Декада Советской Mузыки, Арам Хачатурян

Decade: 1940-1949

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Performing Arts, Moscow

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Dmitry Shostakovich Concert Program Cover

Program for a concert of music by Dmitry Shostakovich, performed by the Moscow State Philharmonic to commemorate "A Decade of Soviet Music". There is no date on the program indicating when the concert took place.
In Russian: Московская Государственная Филармония, Декада Советской Mузыки, Дмитрий Шостакович

Decade: 1940-1949

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Performing Arts, Moscow

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Letter Page One

A letter from theoretical physicist Albert Einstein to the artist Alice Archer Sewall James appealing for her support for the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientist, and an organization of scientists who advocated for peaceful use of nuclear energy.

"If we are to have any hope of influencing the Russians, and of convincing them that America wants peace and security for all peoples, we...

Decade: 1940-1949

Collection: Manuscript Collection

Subject: The Cold War, Soviet Russia

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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A booklet of 12 postcards with paintings by Kanstantin Yuon (1875-1958), as well as a short pamphlet with biographical information about the painter. Yuon was known for his impressionist paintings, as well as his work in the Moscow theatre community for set design. His early paintings were primarily impressionist landscapes with elements of symbolism, but later in his life his style almost...

Decade: 1920-1929

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Mir Isskustva, Painting, Visual Arts, Theatre

Format: Books and Pamphlets

January 1, 1954

Sovetsky Sport is a daily newspaper first published by the USSR State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport in 1924, now by the Russian Olympic committee. In its original incarnation, the paper provided coverage of international sporting events, interviews with athletes, and other articles which advocated for the type healthy lifestyle that was highly prized by Soviet ideology. At its...

Decade: 1950-1959

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Sports, Soviet Union

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Letter From Empress Catherine III

A letter from Empress Catherine III, Empress of the Russian Government in Exile based in Cheverly, Maryland, to the students and Faculty of Dickinson College on March 21, 1965. Little information can be found about who "Catherine III" was or and how she had a claim to the throne.

Decade: 1960-1969

Collection: Manuscript Collection

Subject: Imperial Russia, Soviet Union

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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A souvenir booklet of ten postcards depicting the town of Suzdal, located in Vladimir Oblast northeast of Moscow. Suzdal was founded in the eleventh century, and is part of the Golden Ring, a group of ancient cities which are now popular with tourists due to their preserved medieval architecture. Postcard captions are in Russian, English, French, German, and Spanish.

Decade: 1960-1969

Collection: Troussoff Collection

Subject: Tourism, Postcards, Medieval Russia

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Marianna Bogojavlensky

Marianna von Ungern-Sternberg Bogojavlensky taught German and Russian language and literature at Dickinson College from 1963 to 1981. She was born to Russian parents on September 1, 1915, in Helsinki, Finland. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Helsinki. In 1950, she immigrated to the United States and earned her Ph.D. in Baltic and Slavic studies from the University of...

Decade: 1960-1969

Collection: Manuscript Collection

Subject: Language, Literature, Teaching

Format: Essays and Dissertations, Notebooks

Станковая графика. Книжная иллюстрация и дизайн. Почтовые марки, открытки и конверты. Экслибрис. Фрайграфика (Easel painting. Book illustration and design. Stamps, postcards, and envelopes. Bookplates. Fraigrafika.)

Etchings and Bookplates by Russian Artists

Collections of bookplates and other small print illustrations by twentieth century Russian printing artists.

Chegodaev, Andrei Dmitrievich.
Knizhnaya i stankovaya grafika za 15 let [Книжная и станковая графика за 15 лет; 15 Years of Book and Easel Graphics].
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Decade: 1970-1979

Collection: Book Collection

Subject: Printing, Visual Arts

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Flag of the Soviet Union

A red Soviet flag with a yellow hammer and sickle with a star above it in the upper left. The flag was donated by John Carr '74, who obtained it during his junior year abroad in the Moscow.

Decade: 1970-1979

Collection: Artifact Collection

Subject: Soviet Union

Format: Artifacts and Objects

Mendeleev Institute Medal

Bronze medal commemorating the Mendeleev Institute featuring a bust of Dmitri Mendeleev against a table of elements on one side, and an inscription in Russian on the other which says "Order of Lenin and Order of the Red Banner of Labor" which the Institute was awarded by the Soviet Union. The medal was given to the College by the Institute, where Dickinson sent students to study during the...

Decade: 1990-1999

Collection: Artifact Collection

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Format: Artifacts and Objects

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