Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Digitized Collection of Russian Civil War Posters from the New York Public Library.

The New York Public Library (NYPL) has digitized 2 separate collections containing posters from the Russian Civil War, titled, Posters of the Russian Civil War, 1918-1922. The first collection was donated by Harold Manchester Flemming, a one-time Christian Science Monitor correspondent; and the other by Paul S. Hall and Dorothy F. Hall, containing both Russian and Ukrainian posters from this era. An additional donation of posters to the NYPL will be digitized in the near future, and uploaded to the site.

The total digitized collection contains 213 posters, placards, and broadsides, comprising one of the largest such collections in North America.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Journal Subscription to Ukraina Moderna

The Slavic Collection has begun a new subscription to the interdisciplinary Ukrainian journal, Ukraina Moderna (Modern Ukraine). It is published semi-annually in Lviv, by Instytut istorychnykh doslidzhen' L'vivs'koho natsional'noho universitetu im. Ivana Franka = The Institute of Historical Studies, the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. This important academic periodical began publication in 1996, under its editor, Dr. Iaroslav Hrytsak, professor of historical studies, Lviv University.

The most recent issues of this journal are located in the Current Periodical section of the Slavic Collection, Elizabeth Dafoe Library (U of M). Older issues of this journal will be shelved under the Call Number: Slav DK 508 A2 U47.