Slavonic Studies

Slavonic Studies

We have significant holdings of historical material relating to Slavonic (including Russian, Central and East European) Studies. Relevant material can be found across various collections and covers a wide range of subjects, including language and literature. The easiest way to search for printed material is to use the rare books search; and the manuscripts search for unpublished material including notebooks, papers, photographs and drawings. It is possible to focus your search by using country and/or language limits.

Slavonic Studies: general

For an introduction to our resources, drawing on a number of collections, see:

Soviet Union

Our collections are particularly strong in material relating to the Soviet Union:

  • Bissett: 1,500 left-wing pamphlets, including works by authors such as Tolstoy, Marx, Trotsky, Lenin and Kropotkin, as well as works on the Soviet Union and communism
  • MacCallum Scott: papers of an MP, including journals of visits abroad containing his impressions of the Soviet Union and the Baltic States in the 1920s
  • Schlesinger: papers of Dr Rudolf Schlesinger (1901-1969), Marxist theoretician and co-founder of the University's Institute of Soviet and East European Studies
  • Trotsky: some 1800 editions of Trotsky’s works in 40 languages, together with numerous secondary items and several hundred periodical and newspaper issues containing pieces by Trotsky
  • Glasgow Central Committee Archive: transcripts of interviews with members of the CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union) Central Committee, undertaken in 1992-1993 by the Soviet Elites Project

Web exhibitions of related material: