Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Vishniak mss., 1921-1940, consist of the correspondence files of former Russian Socialist leader and author, Mark Veniaminovich Vishniak, 1883-1976, as editor of the Russian periodical Sovremennye Zapiski (Contemporary Review).

The collection was originally turned over to the Indiana University Archives by Vishniak in 1959. Since that time it has been consulted by several scholars of Russian literature, history, and philosophy, and parts have been reproduced or described in journals, dissertations, etc.

The files are arranged alphabetically by author, with copies of Vishniak's responses interfiled where appropriate. There is a list of the correspondents in the Vertical File.

Collection size: 1,560 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.