Approximate name: The Collection “Chuvash book”
Type of Collection: thematic; was formed in the “The State Book Chamber of the Chuvash Republic”.
Level of Collection: federal
Brief information about the collection: contains publications dedicated to the chuvash language and literature, socio-economic, cultural and spiritual life of the chuvashes and the history of the Chuvash region
The volume of the collection: 517 titles, 767 copies
Types of publications: books and brochures
Chronological borders: 1820-1917
Language characteristics: in chuvash (90%) and in russian languages (10%)
Additional information: the collection contains the first textbook on grammar, compiled by an outstanding researcher of the chuvash language V.P. Vishnevsky “The outline of the rules of the Chuvash language, and a dictionary compiled for the church schools of the Kazan Eparchy” (1836); The first ABC-book for Chuvash schools, compiled by the founder of Chuvash scientific linguistics, N.I. Zolotnitsky “Chuvash knege”(1870), related to the old-written period of the Chuvash language and laid the foundations for writing – literary language; the ABC-books of the enlightener of the Chuvash people, the creator of the Chuvash alphabet and the Chuvash writing of I.Y. Yakovlev; dictionaries of the Chuvash language compiled by the outstanding turkologist and Chuvash expert N.I. Ashmarin; ethnographic study about the Chuvash people by V.K .Magnitsky “Chuvash pagan names” (1905);the first Chuvash calendars. The first translations into the Chuvash language of works by foreign and Russian classics: Leo Tolstoy’s “The Prisoner of the Caucasus” (1907), “God Sees the Truth, But Waits ” (1907), “The First and the Second books for reading by the Count L.N. Tolstoy “(1909), “The Third and the Fourth Book for Reading by the Count L.N.Tolstoy”(1911); M. Yu. Lermontov’s “The Lay of Tsar Ivan Vasilyevich, His Young Oprichnik and the Stouthearted Merchant Kalashnikov and other poems” (1908),”Two fairy tales: The Scarlet Flower (Aksakov) and The Wild Swans( Andersen)”(1908); “Poltava” by A.S. Pushkin(1912).
Location: The State Book Chamber of the Chuvash Republic.