The floor plan of the third floor of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library,
showing the new location of the Slavic Collection.
The Slavic Collection has been relocated from the second floor of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library, to the third floor. The move took place over this past summer and early fall. The collection's new location, is opposite the bound periodical collection, and near the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, and the Iceland Reading Room (and the Icelandic Collection).
The Slavic Collection is a separate language collection of over 60,000 volumes of books, periodicals, newspapers and microforms. It was created in 1949 to support the then newly formed Department of Slavic Studies. Originally housed in the Tier building within the Department of Slavic Studies, -- it was transferred in 1953 to the recently built Elizabeth Dafoe Library (the largest of the Fort Garry Campus's libraries, catering to the Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Human Ecology; Nursing; Kinesiology and Recreation Management; and Social Work). The Collection, one of the best in Canada, contains material on a wide range of subjects, mainly in humanities and social sciences. Most material is in Russian, Ukrainian and Polish, although all fourteen languages are represented. The Slavic Collection supports courses and research in the Department of German & Slavic Studies, the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, Central and East European Studies, and other departments. In addition, the Collection complements the Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience, which is housed in the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. Materials are also used by multilingual members of the university community and general public.
For more information about the collection, please contact me by phone (204-474-9681) or by e-mail (James.Kominowski@ad.umanitoba.ca).