Monday, April 03, 2006

Soviet era items on display in April

Retired professor emeritus Taylor Stults is offering a glimpse into the Cold War era. The Library's display cases are full of many military and civilian items from the former Soviet Union including:
  • a medal commemorating Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight,
  • communist party registration documents,
  • Russian Life, an English-language magazine meant to give a good spin on communism to Americans, and
  • a Russian Pepsi bottle.
Dr. Stults authored The Course of Russian History (with co-author Melvin Wren) and Fifty Major Documents of the Twentieth Century: 1950-2000. He taught Russian and Soviet Union history courses while at Muskingum from 1962-2001.