Contact Information
  • Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies: Wookjin Cheun
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E560
  • Phone: (812) 855-9413
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 6/11/2013

Slavic and East European studies collection

Welcome to the homepage of the Slavic and East European collection of the Indiana University Libraries! IU's Slavic and East European collection is one of the most extensive Slavic and East European collections of North America. The origins of its growth as an extensive area studies library collection trace back to the late 1950s. It was a time when, against the backdrop of the increasing political tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, massive financial support for Slavic and East European study programs on university campuses triggered a rapid development of library collections for those programs throughout the United States. Indiana University was one of the beneficiaries of this national support, so was the Slavic and East European collection. The collection is comprehensive covering more than 15 vernacular language publications and is well developed to support PhD researches in many areas. It is much more than a Russia-focused collection. Polish, Czech, Romanian, and Slovenina collections are also very strong. This webpage, still a work in progress, has two purposes. One is to provide a snapshot of the strengths of the collection as a whole. The other is to serve as a research guide for students and faculty providing descriptions of and access to important sources, and to inform them of new and useful library services that could facilitate efficient research activities. If you have any questions or comments regarding this webpage please contact Wookjin Cheun, librarian for Slavic and East European studies, at




Russian reference sources

Online resources

          A Primer

          Notable online collections at IUB 

Significant collections and titles at IUB

Unique collections at IUB

          History of the Workers' Movement (Biblioteka Historii Ruchu Zawodowego - BHRZ) Collection

          Gagarin Archive Materials Collected by Peter Czap

          Vikno v Ameriku Video Collection (1993-2005)

Subject bibliographies

SWSEEL (Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages)

Slavic digital reading room


Audiovisual resources

Language learning materials

Transliteration tables

Useful Tips and Services

Interlibrary loan

Rush cataloging

Delivery of library materials (ALF | Articles | Book chapters [Request a photocopy])

Finding articles

Finding books

Finding new titles in the Slavic East European studies collection (2008 & 2009 only)

Slavic and East European collection toolbar

Slavic and East European online library catalogs

Slavic and East European Librarianship

ASEEES Committee on Libraries and Information Resources

Slavic and East European Section (SEES) of ACRL

Book vendors

Internet bookstores

International exchange institutions

Bibliography for Slavic and East European librarians

Slavic and East European Area Studies

Chronology of SEE area studies

Area studies associations

Area studies institutes

Area studies collections

          A statistical overview of IU's Slavic and East European collection

Area studies bibliography

Russian and East European Institute-Indiana University

Department of Slavic Languages and Literature-Indiana University

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last updated: 6/11/2013