University Libraries and Campus Partners Commemorate Russian Revolution and Civil War
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution—a pivotal moment in history that reshaped world politics for the century that followed.
The Miami University Libraries, in partnership with the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies and the Miami chapter of Hillel, are presenting a series of exhibits lhighlighting the stories of Russian Jews during this era.
Schedule of Events:
Blood in the Snow: Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1920
Walter Havighurst Special Collections – King Library 321
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., ongoing through Dec. 20, 2017
The Walter Havighurst Special Collections fall exhibit highlights materials from the André and Catherine de Saint-Rat collection: rare 1919 pamphlets published in Rostov on the Don, rare books and images on political, military, and artistic developments during the Civil War, as well as realia from the time period.
War, Revolution and Jewish Life in Russia
Special exhibit from the Blavatnik Archive in New York City
King Library Lobby
Oct. 9 – Nov. 17, 2017
The New York-based Blavatnik Archive preserves primary resources on 20th-century Jewish life, particularly life in Russia and the USSR. The traveling exhibit features oral histories, images, postcards, and other artifacts that tell the story of Jewish life before, during, and after the revolutions of 1917 and the wars that followed. Miami alumnus Alex Blavatnik ’86 serves as executive director of the Blavatnik Archive.