J. William Frey Collection on the Soviet Union
This collection includes photos, postcards, publications and miscellaneous materials pertaining to the Soviet Union from the late 1950s to the early 1970s collected by J. William Frey during his travels to the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s.
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Photocopying and publication restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..
Biographical / Historical
John William Frey (1916-1989) joined the F & M faculty in 1944, retiring in 1980. He was chairman of the German and Russian Department from 1949 until 1966. He earned an A.B. from Dickinson College in 1937, and his M.A. and Ph. D. from the University of Illinois in 1939 and 1941, respectively. Early in his career, Frey was very interested in Pennsylvania German language and culture and was one of the co-founders, with Alfred Shoemaker and Donald Yoder, of the Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center at F & M. He published a number of books on the Pennsylvania Germans, including A simple grammar of Pennsylvania Dutch, 1942 and 1985; Pennsylvania Dutch Grammar, 1950; and, Folksongs of the Pennsylvania Dutch, nd. Later in his career, Frey became interested primarily in the Russian language and the Soviet Union, traveling there in the 1960s and 1970s.
3 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
Collection: Arranged into series: I. Photos. II. Postcards. III. Publications. IV. Travel Brochures. V. Soviet Theatre. VI. Miscellaneous Materials.
Ownership and Custodial History
The bulk of these materials were received from Allan Frey in the early 1990s after the death of his father, J. William Frey.
Processing completed April 1996.
- Manners and customs. Subject Source: Fast
- Soviet Union -- Description and travel. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soviet Union -- Social life and customs. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Soviet Union. Subject Source: Fast
- Travel. Subject Source: Fast
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
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PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States