Kevin M. Kain of Humanistic Studies and History just published “Alexander S. Gumberg and the Development of American-Soviet Print Relations 1917-1930,” Slavic & East European Information Resources vol. 12, no. 1. (2011): 3-36. This article investigates Alexander S. Gumberg’s (1887-1939) pioneering role in the development of US-Soviet print relations between 1917 and 1930. The article is based on analysis of records from Gumberg’s personal archive in the Wisconsin State Historical Society Archive and has two parts. The first considers Gumberg’s collection of documents concerning the founding of the Soviet state in revolutionary Russia, their presentation in the American press, and their deposit in the New York Public Library. The second examines Gumberg’s establishment of bilateral exchanges of print materials in the 1920s and offers insights into their theoretical and practical aspects from American and Soviet perspectives.
Congratulations, Professor Kain!