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Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia Studies

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Welcome

Soviet postcard, "Family at Tea"

The Slavic and East European collections contain over 588,500 volumes on Russia and the Soviet Union, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the countries of Eastern Europe, including Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Macedonia. The collections, which are accessed through the Library Catalog, include material from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences and in all of the vernacular languages of these geographic areas. The collections are especially strong in Slavic philology and linguistics, Russian and other Slavic literatures, history, economics, political science, geography, and the history of religions. The Slavic Reference Collection, numbering over 7,500 volumes, is located at the east end of the Second Floor Reading Room (RR2S), and includes a wide selection of specialized bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, serial indexes, library catalogs, archival guides and other research aids.

 

 

Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago

Special Collections

photograph by Samuel Harper "Russian Peasant"

 

 

 

One of the many photographs taken by Samuel Northrup Harper during his visits to Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union

 

 

Transliteration of Non-Latin Alphabets

In the Library Catalog, in WorldCat and many other databases, as well as the online catalogs of most other North American research libraries, Cyrillic alphabets are transliterated into Latin characters using the Library of Congress transliteration tables, which vary slightly from language to language.  Even though there are many transliteration schemes available, to obtain accurate and complete search results when using these databases, you must use Library of Congress transliteration.

Subject Specialist

June Farris
Contact:
Bibliographer for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies & General Linguistics & Interim Bibliographer for Political Science, International Relations & Public Policy
Joseph Regenstein Library
Room 263
1-773-702-8456

Associate Slavic Librarian

Sandra Levy
Contact:
Room 260 Regenstein Library

1-773-702-6463

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