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Franklin Sciacca Collection of Russian Imperial artifacts, 1629-2000

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BA#0644
Bib ID 13793035 View CLIO record
Creator(s)
Title Franklin Sciacca Collection of Russian Imperial artifacts, 1629-2000
Physical Description 5 Linear Feet (1 document box; 3 record cartons; 1 shoe box; 1 tube; 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) Russian .
Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Description

Content Description

The collection consists of approximately 100 items. This includes twenty five authentic 18th century imprints from the Lavra's famous printing house (1734-1794); rare Old Believer imprints; 19th century reprints of 18th century Pochaev imprints; 11 late 19th/early 20th century Pochaev imprints; and two 17th century Muscovite imprints, a Mineia sluzhebnaia (1629), and a Psaltyr' (1646). Also included are 19th and early 20th century minor graphics, lacking serial issues (including issues of USSR in Construction designed by El Lissitsky), color lithographs, original drawings, and stereopticon slides.

This is probably one of the more significant collections of early imprints to come available in recent memory.

In the 1990s, the NYPL received the Bishop Basil Shereghy Collection, which included seven Pochaiv imprints, dated 1768-1814. Only one duplicates an item in the Sciacca gift.

For background on the complementary NYPL holdings, see: "Preface," Church Slavonic, Glagolitic, And Petrine Civil Script Printed Books In The New York Public Library: A Preliminary Catalog. Described By Irina V. Pozdeeva, Moscow State University Catalogued By Zora Z. Kipel, The New York Public Library. (Marina Del Rey: The New York Public Library, & Charles Schlacks, Jr., 1996), pp. [vi]-xi.

Elsewhere in OCLC, aside from NYPL holdings, I located a total of 17 Pochaiv/Pochaev imprints, of which the greatest concentrations were found at Toronto (four), Harvard's Houghton (3), and the British Library (2). Other holding libraries with single items include the V & A, Newberry, Ohio State, Cambridge, Alberta, Manitoba, and Stanford.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Franklin Sciacca Collection of Russian Imperial Artifacts; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Artifacts (object genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Porcelain Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Coins Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID