December 19, 2018

Special Announcement

Dear CREEES community members,

The Hammond slides, featuring several thousand images of daily life in the USSR from the 1950s through the 1970s, have been digitized and are available for public viewing and use on wikimedia:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Hammond_Slides

Biographical data about the late Prof. Thomas Hammond, a member of the Corcoran Department of History from 1949 to 1991 and founder of CREEES, can be found – along with license and copyright information about the slides – on the web page, above.
Please note that the slides, which were donated to CREEES by the late Prof. Hammond’s widow and constitute a rich visual resource for study of Soviet everyday life, are not well labeled. As such, the online community has been invited to annotate the images when possible.
Numerous individuals and institutions, mainly in Russia and Ukraine, have already made use of the slides.
Many thanks to the faculty and graduate students who have worked over the years to organize and digitize the slides and make them available to the online community – in particular, Bob Geraci, Zach Hoffman, Michael Marsh-Soloway, Anna Maxwell, and Valeria Provotorova.
Please feel free to share the link above with faculty, students, listservs, and members of the public.
If you make use of the slides in your teaching or research, CREEES would love to hear about it. My email is: JJR2N@virginia.edu.
Best wishes,
Jeffrey Rossman
Director, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Associate Professor of History
University of Virginia