REES Lecture: “Irakli Tsereteli and the Nature of Revolutionary Leadership”


Location: Hesburgh Library Special Collections

Rex Wade

Featuring Rex A. Wade, University Professor of History at George Mason University, the leading authority on the 1917 Russian Revolution in North America.

This lecture, along with two others later this fall (please mark your calendars for Gary Hamburg on Oct. 23 and Ronald Suny on Nov. 6), are in conjunction with the Special Collections exhibit at Hesburgh Library celebrating the recent acquisition of the Polievktov-Nikoladze Family papers.

Lecture sponsored by the Russian and East European Studies (REES) program at the University of Notre Dame.

Photos from the Polievktov-Nikkoladze Collection

From St. Petersburg to Notre Dame: The Miraculous Journey of the Polievktov-Nikoladze Family Archive through a Century of War and Revolution

On display at the Hesburgh Library Special Collections September 20 through mid-December.

The Polievktov-Nikoladze Family Papers, acquired by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2006-2009, derive from three generations of a prominent and historically significant Georgian family. The collection also includes the papers of Mikhail Polievktov, a leading historian of the St. Petersburg school of Russian history, notable among which are the transcriptions of interviews with leaders of the February Revolution, conducted in May 1917 by a commission he himself organized. The collection includes previously unexamined personal and professional correspondence, diaries, memoirs, photographs, and other manuscript formats.