SEES Program Announcement

WESS Newsletter

Vol. 19, No. 2 (Spring, 1996)

New Audiences, New Perspectives: the Role of the Slavic and East European Specialist in Support of Non-Slavic and East European Studies”

Sunday, July 7, 1996
2-4 pm
Hotel InterContinental, Whitney Room
(Co-sponsored by WESS)

This subject has grown in importance since the collapse of the closed regimes of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. The libraries and archives of these countries hold vast quantities of materials relating to the non-Slavic peoples of the Russian Empire, Western Europe and Asia. The intent of the program is to raise awareness of library professionals from all specialties by suggesting the richness and diversity of non-Slavic book and archival collections in the former Soviet Bloc.

The speakers include

  • Chair: Dr. Paul LeClerc, President and CEO, New York Public Library
  • Dr. Elizabeth Brown, Brooklyn College Emerita, who has worked with French materials in the Russian National Library
  • Dr. Myra D. Orth, Getty Center Emerita, who directed a project to preserve illuminated manuscripts in St. Petersburg and Prague
  • Dr. David Fishman, Jewish Theological Seminary, who is working with YIVO’s Project Judaica to survey archive resources throughout the former Soviet Union
  • Discussant: Dr. Robert A. Karlowich, Professor of Library Science, Pratt Institute

For information, contact:
Alan P. Pollard, SEES Chair