University of Minnesota

The annual meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) is held in Minneapolis July 11-14, 2007. Many fine print and book arts enthusiasts are among the participating crowd. Can the IHRC collections offer items of interest to this group?

In 2001, the Center acquired the papers of GREBENSTCHIKOFF, GEORGE (1883– 1964) & TATIANA (1896–1964), ca. 1910–1964. Ca. 17 lin. ft. George Grebenstchikoff immigrated to the United States at the end of World War I, just in time to escape the post-1917 revolutionary regime in Russia. He was an officer in the tsar’s army. His first published works appeared while he was still in Russia. After his arrival in the United States, Grebenstchikoff continued to publish works in both Russian and English. He also taught the Russian language and literature at various American universities, spending the majority of his teaching career at the University of South Florida. The collection comprises his abundant personal correspondence, journals and diaries, and photographs. Of interest also are his books—sometimes handset, printed on handmade paper, and artistically bound by his wife, Tatiana, who was a book artist.

Below are images of one of such books, bound in leather, with a draft of a dedication written by Grebenstchikoff to the Queen of England.



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