New acquisition: Novoe Russkoe Slovo Digital Archive

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The digital archive of Novoe Russkoe Slovo, a longstanding and popular newspaper among emigrés, constitutes a significant resource for research into Russian history, culture, and emigration in particular.

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Novoe russkoe slovo was the leading newspaper for Russian-speaking émigrés in the United States. Published in New York, the newspaper supported a Communist ideology for its first decade of publication. In the 1920s, it realigned itself, becoming a respected émigré newspaper with a broad readership.

The Novoe Russkoe Slovo Digital Archive archive covers years 1917−1920 and 1925−2009. It contains all obtainable published issues (approx. 40,000 pages), including issues of the newspaper’s predecessor title Russkoe slovo. The archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, and features full page-level digitization with complete original graphics.

Link to the resource in the National Library’s search portal

The archive can be accessed through the University of Helsinki’s network. For people who are not researchers or students at the University of Helsinki, the resource is accessible from the library terminals in the National Library and the Helsinki University Library facilities without a login, or from the user’s own device at the facilities using a HUPnet login, which can be requested from the libraries’ customer service points.

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