Harvey Pitcher collection

Scope and Content

Comprises Harvey Pitcher's own publications on Russian language, literature (including A.P. Chekhov), and history (including the history of the British community in Russia), the publications of others on Russian language, offprints and cuttings from British and American periodicals on Russian language, politics, history, Britons in Russia, Anglo-Soviet cultural and academic exchanges, and reviews of various books by Russian and British scholars; also material deriving from the Russian courses of the Joint Services School of Languages, Craill

Administrative / Biographical History

Harvey J. Pitcher (1936-) founded the Russian Department at the University of St Andrews in 1963. He has been a private scholar since 1971, publishing extensively on Russian literature (particularly A.P. Chekhov) and the British community in Russia

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Harvey Pitcher, September and November 1984, August 1987, February, July and November 1994, January 1996


In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lra/index.htm