Guides to SEEMP Collections

This page highlights important elements of the SEEMP collection, including finding aids and collection guides.  It does not represent the complete holdings of SEEMP, but is rather a representative description of some of the items of the collection. 
For access to all of SEEMP's holdings, please search the CRL Catalog.

Cossack Newspapers During World War II

SEEMP has microfilmed several newspapers published during World War II for Russian Cossack soldiers that fought on the side of Nazi Germany. The newspapers document the Cossack involvement in the war and with a unique perspective on Germany military victories, Nazi propaganda, and anti-Bolshevik sentiment.
For five of the titles, SEEMP has single copies only, and they are available electronically.  Seven titles have more significant runs in the SEEMP collection, and these are preserved on microfilm.
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John Luczkiw Collection

Publications by Ukrainian 'Displaced Persons' and Political Refugees, 1945-1954
SEEMP has microfilmed this collection from the University of Toronto Library.  This is a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, and pamphlets produced and published by Ukrainian refugees in the Displaced Persons camps in Austria and Germany during the post-World War II period.  The collection was assembled by the late John Luczkiw, a prominent University of Toronto alumnus and a former World War II refugee.  In its entirety, the collection is a record of life and times of an emigrant community struggling to maintain its cultural heritage under very difficult conditions.
SEEMP has filmed the monographic portion of the collection, which includes over 80,000 pages of material.
Catalog record  Guide

Newspapers of the October Revolution

SEEMP received a copy of microfilm produced by the Library of Congress from its collection of individual issues of newspapers published in 1917 and 1918 from Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities. 
This collection includes 103 titles from about 20 cities and towns, with primary emphasis on St. Petersburg papers and secondary emphasis on Moscow.  These newspapers are primary sources providing a picture of Russia during the time of the October Revolution.
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Russian Right-Wing Extremist Press

SEEMP has filmed over 260 newspaper titles that represent right-wing extremist views in contemporary Russian politics and society.  The papers, covering roughly the years 1990-2005, have been collected by the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  
The papers represent a variety of views from the well-known LDPR of Vladimir Zhirinovskii to lesser known groups, all of whom present views out of the mainstrem of Russian politics.  Russian nationalist organs in the Belarus, Ukraine, and the Baltic countries are included along with newspapers from many regions in the Russian Federation.  The newspapers represent monarchist, nationalist, fascist, and conservative Orthodox sentiments.  Many also represent a strong anti-Semitic undercurrent in Russian politics and society. 
The reel index of titles gives the names of many of the sponsoring organizations.
Catalog record  Reel Index to Part I  Reel Index to Part II  Reel Index to Part III  

Soviet Central Asian pamphlets

The New York Public Library Slavic and Baltic Division microfilmed its collection of approximately 375 items, mostly pamphlets, published 1925-1940 in the former Soviet Union in Chuvash, Kumyk, and Yakut. 
SEEMP received a copy of this 34 reel collection.
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Ukrainian Émigré Press

This project has cataloged and digitized holdings of 90 titles contributed 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 have limited numbers of issues 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 were these Ukrainians settled.

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.