British Universities Film & Video Council

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SOCIETY FOR CO-OPERATION IN RUSSIAN AND SOVIET STUDIES


1934 film poster by I Bograd for the 1931 film ‘Road to Life’, directed by Nikolai Ekk (photo courtesy of the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies)
Description
The SCRSS Library’s theatre and cinema collection covers the entire Soviet period, with detailed materials on the 1920s-30s. It includes the writings of theatre practitioners (Meyerhold, Stanislavsky, Vakhtangov, and Nemirovich-Danchenko) and film practitioners (Eisenstein, Pudovkin and Romm), biographies of directors and artistes, histories of theatres, theatre and film criticism. The collection is backed up by a superb visual resource comprising photographs and Russian and Soviet realia.
Website
http://www.scrss.org.uk/theatrekino.htm
Keywords
Music; Soviet Union; Russia; Soviet cinema
Access
Mon-Fri, 1000-1300 and 1400-1800. Appointment necessary.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
By appointment

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Books
500 books on Soviet films, including encyclopaedias, mainly in Russian.
Journals
Some journals on Soviet film.
Music
Records, scores, 1,000 each; Russian and Soviet classical and folk music.
Newspapers
Collection of cuttings, mainly English translations from Russian Press.
Posters
Posters and transparencies - film posters, political and historical.
Still Images
300 black and white stills of Soviet films. In total over 60,000 photographs, arts, crafts and realia cater for the picture researcher, set dresser, designer or student.

Catalogues

Digitised catalogue
No

Main Contact

Name
Mr. John Cunningham
Telephone
020 7274 2282
Fax
0207274 3230
Email
ruslibrary@scrss.org.uk
Address
320 Brixton Road
London
SW9 6AB

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