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 The easiest way to search for printed material is to use the rare books search; and the manuscripts search for unpublished material including notebooks, papers, photographs and drawings.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: