January 17, 2022

Children's Books and Posters: "Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary" (A University of Chicago Library Special Web Exhibition)

A web version of the exhibition is now available online.

The physical exhibit opens in the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery in the Joseph Regenstein Library on the U. of Chicago campus next week. It will run through December 30, 2011.  Details here.

From the Web Exhibition Web Site:

“Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary” is drawn entirely from the collections of the University of Chicago Library. The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the University of Chicago houses a large collection of over 400 Soviet children’s books published between 1927 and 1948, with the majority dated 1930-1935. This collection, the provenance of which is not known, is supplemented by a small but fascinating group of Soviet children’s books from 1930-1931 acquired by the Library as part of the R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company Training Department Library, where they were used in the company’s distinguished apprentice program for printers. Individual items have also been drawn from the Library’s general circulating collections. The posters in the exhibit are from the Dr. Harry Bakwin and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Soviet Posters Collection, a group of nineteen posters from 1930-1932, collected on two trips to the Soviet Union and donated to the Library by their son E. M. Bakwin.

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