The Archives hold both still picture and textual material. As none of it is arranged by subject or geographical area, it was difficult to ascertain the size of relevant holdings. Because collections are designated by individual photographers for the most part, the researcher would have to know in advance a specific photographer who visited Russia and took pictures there (one possibility is Margaret Bourke-White). Among the stereo views, however, which are in part filed under geographic areas, the staff was able to uncover, in a rapid check, some 30 views of Russia (undated). There may be more pertinent holdings, either photographs or written matter (letters, diaries, manuscripts), in the Archives.
The Film Department holds the following Soviet films: 1916 Starewicz: PAN TWARDOWSKI, no English titles 1924 Protasanov: AELITA, no English titles 1925 Eisenstein: POTEMKIN, English titles 1928 Dovzhenko: ZVENIGORA, English titles 1929 Vertov: THE MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA Kozintsev-Trauberg: THE NEW BABYLON, flash Spanish titles Eisenstein: OLD AND NEW, English titles, incomplete Trauberg: THE BLUE EXPRESS, flash Danish titles 1930 Room: THE GHOST THAT NEVER RETURNS, no English titles 1938 Donskoi: THE CHILDHOOD OF MAXIM GORKY, English titles 1953 Rappaport: STARS OF THE RUSSIAN BALLET, 7 reels (excerpts from FOUNTAIN OF BAKHCHISARAI, THE FLAMES OF PARIS, and SWAN LAKE), Ulanova, Plisetskaya, and others 1955 Arnstam-Lavrovsky: ROMEO AND JULIET (ballet), excerpts, 1 reel, Ulanova and others Stroyeva: BORIS GODUNOV, subtitled 1956 Yutkevich: OTHELLO, dubbed into English 1960 Heifits: THE LADY WITH THE DOG, subtitled 1961 (?) Daniela-Talankin: A SUMMER TO REMEMBER