Stolovich, L. N. (Leonid Naumovich)
103.5 linear feet
Acquired through the Kenyon Law Starling fund and the Paul Hayfer fund.
Leonid Stolovich, a retired professor at Tartu University, was one of the most prominent philosophers of the Soviet period. However, the significance of his papers goes well beyond documenting his own life and career. Stolovich was personally involved in many of the most important intellectual, political and cultural movements and events of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia and Estonia. He meticulously documented his involvement by saving letters, clippings and other material over a period of more than 50 years. Among his correspondents are famous philosophers, literary critics, writers, poets and dissidents. The 104 linear feet of this collection provide a unique behind-the-scenes look at the cultural, political and social history of this period. The Stolovich papers complement the Yevgeny Yevtushenko Papers and the Andrei Voznesenskii Papers, owned by the Stanford University Libraries, and collections at the Hoover Institution Archives such as the Pasternak Family Papers.