Fung Library

Davis Center Collections

A collage of three images: the Monument to Freedom in Riga, Latvia; ceiling in Tilla-Kari Madrassah in Samarkand, Uzbekistan; the Bronze Horseman Monument in St. Petersburg, Russia.

General Collections

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies collection is comprised of books and periodicals related to the field of Russian and Eurasian studies, particularly in the social sciences (political science, economics, sociology, and history).

The general collection consists of approximately 20,000 volumes, primarily scholarly monographs, reference books, archival guides, and statistical publications, as well as current newspapers and periodicals. Please note that some materials—books published before 1977, periodicals published before 1990, and newspapers published before 2000—are stored in the Harvard Depository and take 24 hours to retrieve.

The entire collection is searchable online in the HOLLIS catalog. Please check individual listings or consult Hugh Truslow, Librarian for the Davis Center Collection, via e-mail for more information.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The collection includes print subscriptions to a selection of area journals, newspapers, and periodicals in both English and Russian. Current issues may be used in the library and selected back issues may be ordered from HD for next day delivery via HOLLIS. Many of these titles are also available online. If you need assistance finding a specific title, see Periodicals, Journal Articles, and Book Reviews in Slavic Studies: A Research Guide, or consult the Librarian for the Davis Center Collection via e-mail.

Collections in Non-Book Format


Collections on Microfilm

These collections do not circulate, but special arrangements can be made for teaching and research purposes. For additional information about the collections or about access, please consult the Librarian for the Davis Center Collection via e-mail.

Audio-Visual Materials

These collections do not circulate, but special arrangements can be made for teaching and research purposes. For additional information about the collections or about access, please consult the Librarian for the Davis Center Collection via e-mail.

Ephemera

Special Collections


Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System

The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System (HPSSS) is a resource for scholars researching the history of the Cold War and the evolution of area studies. For further information, see the Harvard Emigre Interview Project (Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System) or consult the Librarian for the Davis Center Collection via e-mail. These materials do not circulate.

These collections do not circulate, but special arrangements can be made for teaching and research purposes. For additional information about the collections or about access, please consult the Librarian for the Davis Center Collection via e-mail.

Uzbek family dinner Balerina Olga Lepeshinskaya in a new model Russian car called 'Victory'.

Soviet Information Bureau Photograph Collection

The Soviet Information Bureau Photograph Collection is comprised of 5,000 black and white photographs of everyday life in the Soviet Union with typed captions (mostly in English, ca. 1947-1949).

Graham-Sloan Archive

The Graham-Sloan Archive contains photocopies of stenographic reports, legal and normative documents, interview transcripts, and press clippings about the transformation of the USSR Academy of Sciences into the Russian Academy of Sciences. A detailed list of materials in the archive is available. Please consult the Librarian for the Davis Center Collection via e-mail.

Smirnoff Vodka Archive

The Smirnoff Vodka Archive contains documentation concerning the trademark infringement case of Joint Stock Society "Trade House of Descendants of Peter Smirnoff, Official Purveyor to the Imperial Court" and the Russian American Spirits Company v. Heublin, Inc. and International Distillers & Vintners Ltd. Includes photocopies of primary sources documenting Smirnoff Vodka from its start in Russia in the early 1800s to its sale to Heublein, Inc.

These collections do not circulate, but special arrangements can be made for teaching and research purposes. For additional information about the collections or about access, please consult the Librarian for the Davis Center Collection via e-mail.