Progress Report on the Russian Nobility Association Library and Archives

Jordanville, NY. October 19, 2013

The Foundation of Russian History has issued a progress report on the Russian Nobility Association Library and Archives. In 2011, the Foundation of Russian History received approximately 1,000 volumes of books, 36 linear feet of archival material, and 15 periodical titles from the Russian Nobility Association. Since then, this collection has undergone partial processing, preservation, expansion, and exhibition. Here are some numbers demonstrating the progress that has been made over the last year and a half:

Cataloging
610 volumes, comprising 399 titles, have been fully cataloged. The cataloged titles include works on genealogy, heraldry, and history.

Preservation
55 volumes have been re-housed in custom-made, archival cardboard boxes.

Acquisition
24 new volumes of genealogical works have been added to the collection.

Exhibition
2 small exhibitions were displayed in the RNA Reading Room. The first was a display of early Russian printed service books. The second exhibition featured Old Believer manuscripts, books, and cast metal icons.

2 items from the RNA collection are on loan to the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, MN for the exhibit The Romanovs: Legacy of an Empire Lost. The objects are a menu designed by Viktor Vasnetsov for the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II in 1896 and Russkii voennyi byt, an album of lithographs depicting the life of Russian soldiers.

RNA Report 2013