An interrupted flight: unpublished soviet regional encyclopedias of the 1920s-1930s

Elena Nikolaevna Efremova

Abstract


A study of the attempt to publish regional Soviet encyclopedias of the 1920s–1930s has revealed that a majority remained unfinished, in part because of the suppression of the local history movement all over the country. Referencing archival documents, the author studies the history of preparation and publication for the Ural Soviet Encyclopedia, which was cancelled after publication of the first volume. The author scrutinizes the destructive role of censorship in regional publishing, demonstrating how local history proved incompatible with the ideology of the ruling party. Finally, the article provides information on the authors of the Encyclopedia.

Keywords


Ural Soviet Encyclopedia; censorship; regional publishing; Soviet encyclopedias; regional archives; local history.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15826/qr.2014.2.047

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