Summary guide to the Leeds Russian Archive
The Leeds Russian Archive Catalogue database contains records for the majority of the 500 or so archival collections, but some records are incomplete (lacking, for instance, item numbers) and a few are in draft form.
Material has been catalogued at the item level, which in some cases results in long descriptions dense with numerals (indicating, for instance, the number of documents, their dates and their item numbers).
Hard copy published catalogues
Some major collections are not represented in the catalogue database, but paper catalogues are available:
- Leonid Andreev Collection, published in 1984
- Iurii Lomonosov, Raisa Lomonosova, George Lomonossoff collections, published in 1988
- Ivan Bunin, Vera Bunina, Leonid Zurov and Ekaterina Lopatina collections
- Zemgor Collection, unpublished listing 2004.
Individual collection descriptions are also available through the Library Catalogue.
Collection of printed books
The Leeds Russian Archive collection of printed books has been listed in chronological order of acquisition and the majority are on the main Library Catalogue. Work is ongoing.
Access to the Bunin, Bunina, Zurov and Lopatina collections
The University of Leeds is responsible for the administration of the Bunin, Bunina, Zurov and Lopatina collections as bodies of documents, and for their associated copyrights and intellectual property rights. This extends to material written by Bunin, Bunina, Zurov and Lopatina held by individuals and repositories elsewhere.
Please make requests for access to the collections in writing, well in advance of any proposed visit.
Contact the archivist to make a request.