Guide to the Russian School Records, 1921-2000, bulk: 1953-2000
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Norwich University. Russian School Title Russian School Records Dates 1921-2000 Extent 5 Boxes (5 linear feet)
About the Collection
The collection contains administrative records of the Russian School created or compiled by Marianna Poltoratzky, Nicolas Pervushin and others. A list of materials within the collection can be found in the content listing.
About the Russian School
After thirty-two years at Norwich University, the Russian School closed in the fall of 2000. The school was founded in 1958 at Windham College in Putney, VT, and moved to Norwich University in 1968. Norwich offered a six-week intensive undergraduate program in Russian language and culture, as well as graduate courses in literature, culture and theory. In addition to five hours of classroom instruction each day, the school included a full theater production, a festival production, a film series, a study cafe, and a lecture series. During the cold war era, enrollment swelled to more than 300 students. The Russian School at Norwich University was once the second-oldest and third-largest language school in the nation.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Poltoratzky, Marianna A., -- 1906-
-- -- 1899-
Norwich University -- History -- 20th century.
Norwich University. -- Russian School.
Russian language -- Study and teaching.
Language schools -- Vermont.
Most of the materials within the collection are open for research; however, the privacy of information contained in some records is protected by the Federal Educational Records and Privacy Act or other legislative or regulatory privacy provisions. The following types of records are restricted to protect the privacy rights of individuals about whom the information was collected.
Student academic records
Disciplinary and counseling records
Student financial aid records
Faculty/Staff personnel files
Promotion, tenure and grievance files
Medical case files
Legal counsel case files
Forty-eight hours notice is required to access these records.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Russian School Records, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. H ’ x mp f m t t :
Memorandum to Russian School faculty, students, guests on guest policy, 6 June 1983. Russian School Records, Box 5, Policies, 1983-2000 file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 5 Boxes (5 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives B4.2 Language(s) of Material: English and Russian Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, email@example.com
Box 1: Marianna A. Poltoratzky Windham College, 1960- p T g ’ “D ’ g z ” Russian grammar and class schedules Class schedule on ancient Russian literature Class schedule on Russian folklore S m T t y’ W Class schedules on Soviet economics and literature First meeting of the faculty of the NU Russian School, 30 July 1968 Class schedules and programs, various courses Poetry of Ivan Elagin Class on the origin and development of the Russian language Russian summer school, 1967 (Putney)-1968 (Northfield) Comprehensive examination for M.A. degree, 1967-1968 Class on the development of constructive criticism of Russian literature (6 files) Class on poet Anna Akhmatova and writer Zamianin Examination for Professor Radoc y’ R mm 1969 Class on Russian folklore Box 1: Nicolas Vsevolodovich Pervushin Conferences, 1953-1992 Class on ancient Russian literature, including Slovo O Polku Igoreve (3 files) Class on Russian linguistics Developing trends and debates on Communism Russian grammar Methodology of Russian literature Radio liberty Russian School administration and events, 1983-1992 Class on Turgenev (3 files) Soviet society, trends and developments, 1955-1970 Articles by Pervushin and brief biography Box 2: Nicolas Vsevolodovich Pervushin Russian culture Correspondence Modern Russian literature History of Russian literature History of Russia Personal materials and notes Russia v. USSR Soviet literature, 1956-1970 Russian language Boris Zaitsev Methods of teaching the Russian language Ancient Russia Mythology Ancient skiffs Lecture notes Theory of Russian literature History of Russian culture (2 files) Russian folklore Russian history, Alexander and Alexander II Russian history, Lenin, revolution of 1917, civil war Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, including letters from his last relative (9 files) Box 3: Nicolas Vsevolodovich Pervushin Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (6 files) History of Russia, 9th-11th centuries History of Russia, 11th-15th centuries Vassilij Terkin Ancient Russian history History of Russia Silver age of poetry Lermontov Russian poetry (4 files) Pushkin Anna Akhmatova Sbornik Statei by Pervushin (3 volumes) The Science of Sociology, published 1921 Box 4: Administrative Records Russian School, 1981-1999 (18 files) Activities and events Admissions brochures and information Advisory committee (2 files) Alumni, 1969-2000 Application/admission materials Catalogs, 1966-2000 (2 files) Courses (2 files) Fees Graduate teaching methods “H t f ” by Ag p K t y Job descriptions Letters of support Library and language learning center proposal, 1990 M.A. degree candidates M.A. degree comprehensive exams M.A. degree reading lists News clips Box 5: Administrative Records Newsletters Placement tests Reports and memos, 1967-1990 (2 files) Symposia Theater Theses: o Baranov, N.M. Fantastical elements in the works of M. Bulgakov o Lebed, V. K. Voprosu ob Izuchenii o Popovich. Russian scientific language o Sievers, E. Color and semantics: emancipating Evgeny Zamyatin o Simons. Soviet membership in the U.C.C. Working papers, 1973-1977 Writing Examples of books used in the Russian School (20 volumes)
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