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titleBakwin, Dr. Harry and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin. Soviet Posters. Collection, 1930-1932
repositoryUniversity of Chicago, Library
collection titleThis collection contains nineteen Soviet political posters produced in the early 1930s, collected by the physicians Dr. Harry Bakwin and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin during two trips to the Soviet Union.

Most of the posters promote the First Five Year Plan (1928-1932), a series of industrial targets designed by the Stalin regime to build up heavy industry in the Soviet Union. Thirteen posters are in Ukrainian, three are in Russian (Items 7, 10 and 11), one is in Ukrainian and Russian (Item 16) and one is missing its text but was produced in Moscow (Item 4).

These Ukrainian posters are a unique resource, considering Ukraine was one of the most important sites of industrial development under the Five Year Plan.

The posters represent various aspects of the industrialization and militarization drive associated with this period, including the prioritization of heavy industry, labor productivity initiatives, military preparedness, collectivization of agriculture, and the mobilization of youth.

Several posters deal with general themes in the communist worldview, such as the corruption and exploitation of workers by international bankers and capitalists, as well as important moments in Marxist history, including the 1871 Paris Commune and the 1917 October Revolution.

This collection includes two posters by Viktor Deni, one of the leading poster artists and political cartoonists of the period. Two posters contain verses written by Dem’yan Bednyi, a Bolshevik poet who frequently wrote agitprop (a Russian combination of “agitation” and “propaganda”) materials for the regime.

extent19 items (4 linear feet)
formatsPrinted Materials
accessNo restrictions.
record linkhttp://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/findingaids/view.php?eadid=ICU.SPCL.BAKWINPOSTERS
record sourcehttp://libcat.uchicago.edu/
finding aidFinding aid is available online and at the repository.
updated09/12/2019 15:30:08
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titleBakwin, Ruth and Harry: artist file.
repositoryThe Barnes Foundation
collection titleMay include announcements, press releases, brochures, invitations, and other ephemeral material related to the work of this artist. Exhibition catalogs are described and housed separately from Artist Files.
extent1 folder
formatsArtist Files
accessContact repository for access information.
record sourcehttp://librarycat.barnesfoundation.org/
updated08/25/2017 17:16:24
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titleDr. Harry Bakwin and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Soviet posters collection
repositoryUniversity of Chicago, Library
collection titleThis collection contains nineteen Soviet political posters produced in the early 1930s, collected by the physicians Dr. Harry Bakwin and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin during two trips to the Soviet Union.

Most of the posters promote the First Five Year Plan (1928-1932), a series of industrial targets designed by the Stalin regime to build up heavy industry in the Soviet Union. Thirteen posters are in Ukrainian, three are in Russian (Items 7, 10 and 11), one is in Ukrainian and Russian (Item 16) and one is missing its text but was produced in Moscow (Item 4).

These Ukrainian posters are a unique resource, considering Ukraine was one of the most important sites of industrial development under the Five Year Plan.

The posters represent various aspects of the industrialization and militarization drive associated with this period, including the prioritization of heavy industry, labor productivity initiatives, military preparedness, collectivization of agriculture, and the mobilization of youth.

Several posters deal with general themes in the communist worldview, such as the corruption and exploitation of workers by international bankers and capitalists, as well as important moments in Marxist history, including the 1871 Paris Commune and the 1917 October Revolution.

This collection includes two posters by Viktor Deni, one of the leading poster artists and political cartoonists of the period. Two posters contain verses written by Dem’yan Bednyi, a Bolshevik poet who frequently wrote agitprop (a Russian combination of “agitation” and “propaganda”) materials for the regime.

Citation
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Bakwin, Dr. Harry and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin. Soviet Posters. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
extent19 items (4 linear feet)
formatsArtwork
accessThe collection is open for research.
record sourcehttp://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/scrc/ead/ICU.SPCL.bakwinposters
finding aidOnline and in the repository.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:16
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