Scrapbooks of Tsarist Russia
Scope and Contents
The Scrapbooks of Tsarist Russia consists of documents dated 1841 to 1917, with the bulk falling from 1880 to 1910. The scrapbooks contain postcards, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Tsar Nicholas I hunting parties, military tactics, and everyday activities of the Russian people.
- Creation: 1841-1917
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1880-1910
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
Tsarist Russia, also known as the Tsarist autocracy or the Russian Empire, was overthrown during the Russian Revolution in 1917. The period is defined by all power and wealth being controlled and distributed by the tsar, an autocratic ruler. During this time Russia had no constitution, no elected representative assembly, no democratic processes within the national government, and no high court or court of appeal that could examine or restrain the tsars laws.
Ivan IV was the first ruler to assume the title of tsar in 1547. Ivan IV was succeeded by his son Fedor, who died without an heir in 1598. After a period of unrest, known as the Time of Troubles, in 1613 Mikhail Romanov was named tsar, beginning the 300-year reign of the Romanov family. The tsar continued to expand Russia's boundaries and solidify their political power under Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Alexander I, and Alexander II. Tsarist Russia collapsed with the abdication of Nicholas II in 1917 during the Russian Revolution.
6.5 linear feet (5 flat boxes)
Language of Materials
The Scrapbooks of Tsarist Russia contain newspaper clippings, postcards, and photographs documenting people, activities, and events during the Russian Empire.
The collection consists of 1 series in 5 flat boxes:
Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1841-1917 and undated
The Scrapbooks of Tsarist Russia was donated by C. Ray Hawkins in December 2013.
The scrapbooks have been scanned and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, direct links appear in context.
Processing was completed in 2014. Materials were rehoused in acid-free boxes.
- Guide to the Scrapbooks of Tsarist Russia
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Karen Spilman
- Copyright 2015
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- Finding aid written in English.
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