Building peace in the minds of men and women

Eugene Gippius, Zinaida Evald and folk singer Ivan Moiseev from  Kargopolsky district of Archangelsky province. 1930. © The Institute of Russian Literature ( Pushkinsky Dom ), Russian Academy of Sciences

The Historical Collections (1889-1955) of St. Petersburg Phonogram Archives

Registration year: 2001
Submission year: 
2000

The Historical Collections 1889 – 1955 of the Phonogram Archive of the Institute of Russian Literature, a corpus of over 35,000 historical recordings in the field of ethnomusicology, ethnolinguistics, and philology, amount to over 500 hours of recorded sound material. Specifically noteworthy is the high proportion of items related to the earliest period of recording with a phonograph in the field, i.e. before 1910. These collections represent to a high degree of completeness the recorded legacy of orally transmitted cultures of the former Tsarist Russian Empire and the later Soviet Union.

Many of these recordings are the oldest of their kind, and some are unique. As a whole, they represent orally transmitted cultures, languages, and rites, which have since undergone substantial changes, and sometimes even have been lost. Along with similar collections elsewhere, these holdings reflect a considerable portion of the globality of the orally transmitted cultural heritage. Several collections have been the basis for well-known publications and thus have gained international reputation.

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The general view of the Phonogram Archive’s Laboratory. The photography of the 1930s. © The Institute of Russian Literature ( Pushkinsky Dom ), Russian Academy of Sciences
The general view of the Phonogram Archive’s Laboratory. The photography of the 1930s.
© The Institute of Russian Literature ( Pushkinsky Dom ), Russian Academy of Sciences

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Zinaida Evald in the Phonogram Archive. The photography of 1930s.  © The Institute of Russian Literature ( Pushkinsky Dom ), Russian Academy of Sciences
Zinaida Evald in the Phonogram Archive. The photography of 1930s.
© The Institute of Russian Literature ( Pushkinsky Dom ), Russian Academy of Sciences

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Eugene Gippius, Zinaida Evald and folk singer Ivan Moiseev from  Kargopolsky district of Archangelsky province. 1930. © The Institute of Russian Literature ( Pushkinsky Dom ), Russian Academy of Sciences
Eugene Gippius, Zinaida Evald and folk singer Ivan Moiseev from Kargopolsky district of Archangelsky province. 1930.
© The Institute of Russian Literature ( Pushkinsky Dom ), Russian Academy of Sciences

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