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Microform Collection: Newspapers from the Russian Revolutionary Era

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Describing events leading up to and including the overthrow of the Russian Empire, this significant collection makes available rare holdings of Russian newspapers from Columbia University's Herbert Lehman Library and other major sources. Among the 100 titles provided here are Journal de St. Petersbourg (1873-1908), Russkia Viedomosti (1904-1914), and Drug (1906-1907). These newspapers and 97 others, covering the years 1873-1927, detail almost every facet of the Revolution, including:

  • Late 19th century indications of the coming Revolution
  • The jailing and execution of Alexander Ulyanov, social activist and older brother of Nicolai Ulyanov
  • Changing life in Russia in the twilight of the Imperial period
  • Reports of the poverty of the masses and the monarchy's apparent indifference
  • The Revolution's effects on daily life in Russia
  • The downfall of Czar Nicholas II
  • Alexander Kerensky's provisional government and relations with Lenin
  • The difficulties of the provisional government and seizure of control by the Bolsheviks

In addition to the Russian newspapers, the collection presents papers printed during this time in other countries, which complement the Russian reports and give scholars outsiders' accounts of the Revolution.

This collection is available under the series title "Newspapers from the Russian Revolutionary Era".

Scope: 458 reels

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