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At a Glance
The Soviet Posters Collection consists of 32 posters collected during 1970s-1980s. Those posters reflect rather satirical aspect of the Soviet life of that period and are executed by several well-known Soviet artists like Kukruniksy and others.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection has no restrictions.
This collection is located on-site.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of the Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Benjamin Rauch collection of Soviet Posters; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Benjamin Rauch (1955-2021) was a 1978 graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in Russian Studies. He also studied French at the University of Besanson in France and Russian language at the Leningrad State University. Ben Rauch was an avid supporter for the arts and for many years was on the Board of the Peggy Guggengheim Collection in Venice (Italy). He started collecting Soviet posters and Russian art while studying in Leningrad and during the following years gathered a significant collection.