Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute at 75

People, Books & Archives in Pictures, 1903-2021

Resources for Russian/Soviet, East European & Eurasian Studies on the Heights


Curated by Edward Kasinec & Robert H. Davis Jr., with Erica Stefano


Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
September 7, 2021 through October 22, 2021


Harriman Institute Atrium
420 W 118th St, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10027

Visitor Information

Per current visitor guidelines, the exhibit is only open to Columbia University affiliates who are in compliance with the university’s health protocols and have a valid green pass.

Exhibit Information

Columbia University Libraries has collected Slavic and East European language materials since at least 1903. This exhibition and its companion publication of essays in the journal Slavic & East European Information Resources  (forthcoming) provide an overview of the developmental history of collecting on Morningside Heights through vignettes of historical personalities and print and archival collecting milestones over the past 115 years.