Ardis Records (1971-2002, bulk 1980-1989)
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Title: Ardis Records
Creator: Ardis
Inclusive dates: 1971-2002
Bulk dates: 1980-1989
Extent: 22.5 Linear Feet
Carl R. Proffer (1938-1984) and Ellendea Proffer (1944- ) co-founded Ardis in 1971 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ardis (1971-2002) was the foremost Western publisher of Russian and Soviet literature during this period. Principal categories of work published by Ardis included reprints of unavailable classics, translations into English of previously untranslated 20th century literature, translations of literary criticism, works in English and Russian on literary figures or movements, and original works of Russian literature. The greatest contribution of Ardis was the publication of Russian and English translations of classics by such writers as Osip Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetaeva.
Call number: ardis
Language: The material is in English and Russian.
Repository: University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)