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Russian Literature

Highlights of the Princeton University Library's Russian Literature Holdings

The Osip Mandelshtam Papers. An archival collection containing 5 boxes of unique original manuscript and typescript documents, including drafts of poems and prose works, letters and other documents composed by Osip Mandelshtam, his wife Nadezhda Mandelshtam, and others. High resolution digital images of the documents are accessible through the finding aid.  


Two volumes from the library of Vladimir Nabokov, including a Pushkin volume containing the copy of Eugene Onegin used in the preparation of Nabokov's translation, and a volume of Tiutchev poetry. Both volumes bear Nabokov's copious autograph annotations. Both volumes have been digitally imaged and can be consulted in the Princeton University Digital Library:
Сочинения Александра Пушкина. Berlin : Speer & Schmidt. 1937
Стихотворения/ Ф.И. Тютчев. Берлин : Книгоиздательство "Слово". 1921


The Cotsen Children's Library has one of the world's most significant collections of Soviet-era illustrated books for children and young readers. Selections from this collection are being digitized and mounted in a Slavic Collections department of the Digital Princeton University Library.  

Princeton Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Collections Online

  Digitized selections from Princeton University Library's collections of rare materials from and/or related to Eastern Europe, Russia, and the other territories of the former Soviet Union are accessible in the Princeton Slavic Collections section of the Digital PUL website.