Childhood in Russia 1890-1991 : A Social and Cultural History
Apart from published materials (including child-care literature, Soviet and pre-revolutionary propaganda, children’s literature, journalism for children such as Pioneer Pravda, Pioneer, Leninskie iskry, Vorobei/Novyi Robinzon, Chizh, Ezh, Koster, etc., and specialist legal, medical, social-hygienist, pedagogical etc. books and journals, memoirs), and archive materials (e.g. material in RGIA, RGASPI, GARF, RAO NA, TsGALI-SPb, TSGAKFD, RGALI, TsAODM, TsMAM, TsGA-SPb, TsGIA-SPb, GASO, TsDOO-SO, TsA FSB etc.), a major source for the project is oral history, in the form of in-depth interviews with informants from a range of different generations using a variety of questionnaires. This interviewing is part of the work sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust. For details of the Childhood in Russia Oral History Project click here. Sources also include visual materials, such as art produced by children, examples of which can be viewed here.