Ardis Records (1971-2002, bulk 1980-1989)
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
The material is in
English and Russian.
University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)