Princeton University Uploaded A New Digital Collection Of Soviet Children’s Books


Those individuals with an interest in children's books, specially the Russophiles, now have the opportunity to utilize an extremely interesting new literary resource.

Princeton University Library in the United States has uploaded a new digital collection of Soviet children's books for the public.

The first 47 imprints in the collection were converted into a digital form in preparation for a symposium at the Princeton University in illustrated literature for children from the Soviet's long and distinct period of history, based on the report of Russia Beyond the Headlines‎.

Another 112 imprints were added in June in gearing up for a second symposium, which is slated for spring 2017.

The physical collection of imprints can be found at the Cotsen Children's Library. The library holds a collection of illustrated literature for young generation of readers. Cotsen Children's Library also featured facts, information and ideas from around the globe from the 15th century to the present day.

The Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies librarian at Princeton University - Thomas Keenan, stated that the collection and the fundings used to develop it were things given willingly by Lloyd Cotsen. Cotsen was a Princeton alumnus and also an enthusiast and collector of children's literature.

Keenan also said that the outcome of several decades of collecting - Cotsen made the first move and subsequently by Andrea Immel, who is  Cotsen Children's Library's Curator.

On the other hand, Princeton University Art Museum's curator of Pre-Columbian and Native American art - Gillett Griffin, died at the age of 87 at his home in Princeton on June 9.

The passion of Griffin for collecting started more than 60 years ago while he was studying at Yale University School of Art. Griffin was a student of  painting and graphic design and Griffin took home a bachelor's degree in 1951, Princeton reported.

In 1952, Griffin came to Princeton University as curator of graphic arts in the Princeton University Library's Rare Books and Special Collections division.

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