File: Chair of Russian (Trofimov)

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to the endowment of a chair of Russian at the University. An appeal for funds was launched in 1916, concentrating on the local business community, and the first professor of Russian language and literature, M. V. Trofimov (1884-1948), was appointed in 1919. The file mostly contains material relating to the appeal, although there are also interesting references to the business connections of local firms with Russia at that time.

Former reference: 93

Related Material

See also VCA/7/84.