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Department of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES): records

 Record Group
Identifier: A03.16

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Scope and Content

The Department of Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies records date from 1985 to 2022. The records are arranged in four series: Administrative, Film Festivals, Lecturers, and Posters. The bulk of the collection dates from prior to the department’s 2023 name change. The materials include event posters, correspondence with guest lecturers, and planning documents for Russian language film screenings on campus.


  • Creation: 1985 - 2022


Language of Materials

Some materials are in cyrillic alphabet, namely posters.

Access Restrictions

Restricted for 20 years from date of creation.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Russian Department (RUS) at one time offered a major consisting of ten courses and eleven for Honors. The courses included literature in translation, government, history, and economics. The department also participated in an interdisciplinary major in Eurasia and East European studies. Studying abroad was highly encouraged by the department as way to obtain immersion in the culture and language of Siberian people. Advanced independent study and Honors were offered to students interested in pursuing a topic more closely.

Renamed the Department of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) in December 2023, the department redefined their major and minor to a major/minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. As of the 2023-2024 academic year, the department includes a wide variety of cross-departmental course offerings in history, gender studies, and literature.


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Departmental records of the Bowdoin College Department of Russian, now Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was transferred by the department administrator in 2023.

Guide to the Department of Russian Records
Emma Barton-Norris
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

3000 College Station
Brunswick Maine 04011 USA
(207) 725-3288