Current SEEMP Projects

This page highlights current and new projects undertaken by SEEMP and will include project summaries and updates. For more details on any given title, please consult CRL’s catalog.

Borba (Zagreb)

SEEMP has microfilmed issues from 1971 through 1988 of the rarely-held Zagreb edition of the offical daily Party newspaper of former Yugoslavia.  The main Belgrade edition was published in Serbo-Croatian (Cyrillic or with alternating Cyrillic and roman pages) whereas the Zagreb edition is entirely in Croatian. Analyzing the differences between the Zagreb and Belgrade editions has been fruitful for linguists and students of Yugoslav language policy, media scholars, and students of politics and social policy, especially in Croatia, but the potential for such studies is severely hampered by limited access to the scarce Zagreb edition compared with the general availability of the Belgrade edition on film at CRL and a handful of other North American libraries.  The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign contributed its holdings of Borba for this SEEMP project. 

Ilustrowany Kuryer Codzienny

Ilustrowany Kuryer Codzienny, the most popular daily newspaper in Poland in the 1920s and 30s, is an invaluable resource for investigating daily life, politics, fashion, sport, and culture in interwar Poland.  SEEMP has acquired microfilm for this title from 1910-1939.

Oslobodenje (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina)

SEEMP has preserved issues from 1992 to 2007 of the newspaper Oslobođenje.   Oslobođenje has been published in Sarajevo since 1943 when it began as the official newspaper of Marshal Tito’s Partisans. During the war in Bosnia in the 1990s and the siege of Sarajevo, Oslobođenje was the only newspaper to continue publishing, and it missed only one issue during that time. It has long maintained its stance of supporting a multiethnic Bosnian society.  Most of the issues were provided for microfilming by the University of Michigan and the Library of Congress. Harvard University provided issues of some of the related titles.

Related titles and their SEEMP holdings:

Ukrainian Émigré Press

SEEMP has digitized numerous periodicals published by various Ukrainian political, social, religious, literary, and student groups based primarily in refugee camps, as well as émigrés living in some of the larger Western European cities such as London, Paris, and Rome, from the years 1945 to 1955.
This project entailed cataloging and digitizing holdings of 90 titles from the collections of Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and the Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences in New York City.  The publications included in the project were published in 1945-1954 by various groups of Ukrainian émigrés living in Germany or other Western European countries.  Many of the titles were published in small editions and were in poor condition due to their ephemeral nature.  The publications reflect the active civic, political, cultural, educational, religious, literary, and artistic life that developed in the communities where the Ukrainian émigrés settled.  The collection guide  shows information about the specific titles included.

Featured: Ilustrowany Kuryer Codzienny

Ilustrowany Kuryer Codzienny was the most popular daily newspaper in Poland in the 1920s and ’30s. Issues from 1910 to 1939 are now available on microfilm through SEEMP, resulting in an invaluable resource for news on politics, fashion, sports, and culture in interwar Poland.