Collections

For the most up-to-date information on the Davis Center Collection's holdings, please see the Collection's page on the Harvard College Library website.

General collection

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Collection at Fung Library maintains a core collection of books and periodicals related to the field, particularly in the social sciences (political science, economics, sociology, and history).

The DCRES general collection consists primarily of monographs, archival guides, and statistical publications, as well as current newspapers and periodicals, in both English and Russian. There is also a dedicated reference collection which includes major encyclopedias, atlases, print periodical indexes, print bibliographies, and other important reference works. The 6,000 volumes housed on site constitute only about one third of the total DCRES library collection, the remainder of which is currently located at the Harvard Depository. As a very general rule of thumb, the portion of the collection in storage at the depository consists of books published before 1977, periodicals published before 1990, and newspapers published before 2000. In some instances (e.g., the FBIS Daily Report series on Central Eurasia), the hard copy of a particular title is located exclusively at the Davis Center Library and the microfilm or fiche is at Microfilm Reading Room of Lamont.

The entire collection is searchable online in the HOLLIS+ or HOLLIS Classic catalogs. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please check with Svetlana Rukhelman, Library Assistant for the Davis Center Collection.

Newspapers and periodicals

The DCRES Library has print subscriptions to a core selection of area journals and newspapers. Most titles are available online. For Russian-language periodicals, the East View Universal Databases include many important titles.

In addition, a large number of these titles have online versions available through Harvard College Libraries. If you need assistance finding a specific title, check out the link to Slavic Studies electronic resources or feel free to consult the library staff.

Microfilm collection

Union Republic newspapers (1955 – 1990)
Davis Center Library microfilm collection – 9 boxes (in HD)

Special collections

Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System (HPSSS) – 80 boxes

Sakharov archive library – in process

DCL Press Packets Collection (Center for Democratic Institutions) – 3 boxes (in HD)

DCL Offprint File (RRC professors) – 5 boxes

DCL Vertical File (ephemera classified by subject) – 14 boxes (in HD)

DC/RRC Seminars – 2 boxes (in HD)

Davis Center Library NY Times clipping file (1965-) – 9 boxes (in HD)