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Saratov Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSEC

Scope and Contents

The Saratov Ephemera Collection consists of documents dated 1994 to 2008, with the bulk falling from 2002 to 2004. The collection contains items collected by people visiting the Saratov area of Russia. Materials include postcards, flyers from museums and universities, and other printed ephemera. Most of the materials are in Russian.

Dates

  • 1994-2008
  • Majority of material found within 2002-2004

Creator

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.

History

Germans from Russia, or Volga Germans, originally came from Germany. During the eighteenth century, Catherine the Great and her grandson Alexander I invited Germans to settle rich farm lands along Russia's Volga River, including Saratov. They enjoyed about one hundred years of prosperity and considerable autonomy in matters of language, law, religion and social customs. Political turmoil in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century motivated thousands of Volga Germans to immigrate to the United States, where they settled on the plains of Kansas, Colorado, and the Dakotas.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials

English

Russian

Abstract

The Saratov Ephemera Collection contains items collected by people visiting the Saratov area of Russia. Materials include postcards, flyers from museums and universities, and other printed ephemera. Most of the materials are in Russian.

Arrangement

The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case:

Series 1: Saratov ephemera, 1994-2008 and undated

Acquisition

The Saratov Ephemera Collection was created by CSU Archives and Specials Collections staff and contains items donated by various people after visiting Saratov, Russia, and the surrounding area.

Related Collections

The Manuscripts collection contains the Germans from Russia Collection (MGFR) and the University Archive holds the Sidney Heitman Germans from Russia in Colorado Study Project Collection (UHSP).

Processing

Processing was completed in May 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.

Title
Guide to the Saratov Ephemera Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Karen Spilman
Date
Copyright 2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844