Collection F 2008.005 - Leniniana Collection

Winner in Socialist Competition banner Best Young Pioneers/October Musical Group banner Red Socialist competition flag with yellow tassels Red flag with yellow tassels Red Rostov CPSU harvesting flag with gold tassels Red Lithuanian flag with yellow tassels and cord Lenin flags Gold tassel flag Gold tassel banner Marx and Lenin Agriculture flag Little Octobrists small banner Young Pioneers banner Young Pioneers flag Little Octobrists flag Small triangular Young Pioneers' banner Rectangular Young Pioneers' banner Triangular Young Pioneers' banner Young pioneer banner with tassels Communist Labour banner Pink pennant with white tassels First prize in Pioneer camp contest Best worker red velvet banner with yellow tassels Soviet one ruble coin, commemorative commemorative medal with Lenin profile military medals with Stalin profile Soviet one ruble coins Soviet one ruble coin, Olympic torch design Cigarette packs with Lenin's portrait Wooden egg with painting of Gorbachev Cross stitch of Lenin in wood frame Mounted object with various lapel pins of Lenin Mounted object with various lapel pins of Lenin, Little Octobrists and Young Pioneers Plastic "Little Octobrists" pins Metal "Young Pioneers" pins Bust of Lenin (head and shoulders) Set of Matrioshkas painted with Soviet political figures McLenin t-shirt Lenin: stranitsy biografii = Lenin: pages of the biography [moving image] Gorki Leninskie = Lenin's Hills [moving image] Zhivoy Lenin = Lenin is Alive [moving image] Lenin: documenty, fakty, vospominaniya = Lenin: documents, facts, recollections [moving image]
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Leniniana Collection

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  • Attributions and conjectures: Title provided by donor

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F 2008.005

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  • 1917-2003; predominant 1980-1990 (Donation)
    Vastokas, Ron

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Physical description

2,183 pins
288 posters
41 medals
34 sculptures
17 film reels : 35mm black and white, and colour
and other material

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Scope and content

The collection consists of more than 800 items featuring the image of Vladimir Ilych Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union. There is a variety of media, including paper, textile, bronze, alloy, gold, clay, wood, porcelain, stone as well as books, posters, postcards, and 35mm black and white film. The collection was assembled between 1989 and 2003 in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Vilnius and Kaliningrad. The items in the collection have been arranged in the following series: Documentary Films, Posters, Postcards, Books and Periodicals, Records, Pins, Bookplates, Paintings, Rugs and Embroidery, Postage Stamps, Notes, Coins and Commemorative Medals, Sculptures, Reliefs, Flags.

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In 2007, Ron Vastokas donated the collection to Ryerson University Library Special Collections.


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DVDs of the films are available.

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Original 35mm films are not viewable in Special Collections. Digital copies are available for consultation.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Books and periodicals can be found in the Library Catalogue.

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