Lawrence D. Meinert Photographs of Russia and the Former Soviet Union 1982-1998
PC 109

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Lawrence D. Meinert Photographs of Russia and the Former Soviet Union
ID
PC 109
Date [inclusive]
1982-1998
Abstract
Photographs from Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Russia taken by Prof. Lawrence Meinert between 1982 and 1998.

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Biographical Note:

Prof. Larry Meinert attended Carleton College and subsequently earned his Doctor of Philosophy at Stanford University in 1980. In 1981, he joined the Geology faculty at Washington State University. Prof. Lawrence Meinert specializes in the exploration for ore deposits by applying geological and geochemical methodology to find undiscovered deposits. Prof. Meinert has made numerous trips to Russia and the former Soviet Union primarily to share his knowledge and research on locating mineral resources, such as gold.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 2 boxes containing a total 70, 27.5 x 35 cm., color prints mounted on 38 x 45.5 cm. boards. Box one consists of photos from Moscow, Leningrad, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Kazakstan. Box 2 includes additional images from Kazakstan. Meinert took the photographs with Nikon and Pentax lenses on Fuji Velvia ASA 50 film (older photos were shot with Kodak Kodachrome ASA 25). The arrangement of the collection retains the description (including the captions and numbering in parenthesis) and organization of the photographs from the exhibition. The images are organized by location and date.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Upon the completion of an exhibition devoted to his photography in the Compton Union Building (CUB) at Washington State University titled "Back in the USSR û Photographs from Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Russia (1982-1998)," Prof. Lawrence Meinert donated the images to the Department of Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections in 1998.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Additional Meinert Photographs of the 1996 Pullman, Washington, Flood, are available in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • International Relations
  • Kazakstan -- Photographs.
  • Photographs
  • Soviet Union -- Photographs.
  • Uzbekistan -- Photographs.

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Collection Inventory

Moscow Photos 1982 

Box-folder

 1.1 St. Peter's Basilica 

1/1

 1.2 Gold dome church 

1/1

 1.3 Giant cannon and cannonballs 

1/2

 1.4 Babuskas crossing street 

1/2

 1.5 Soldier and Lenin statue 

1/3

 1.6 Breshnev billboard 

1/3

 1.7 Orthodox church in front of apartments 

1/4

 1.8 Big horseshoe-shaped hotel 

1/4

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Leningrad Photos 1986 

Box-folder

 2.1 Bird flying from lams 

1/5

 2.3 Sailors 

1/5

 2.4 Umbrellas on bridge 

1/6

 2.5 St. Peter's square in front of Hermitage 

1/6

 2.6 Museum Building - Hermitage? 

1/7

 2.7 Church rotunda 

1/7

 2.8 Malachite pillars in church 

1/8

 2.9 Summer Palace fountains 

1/8

 2.10 Circus trapeze 

1/9

 2.11 Circus bear 

1/9

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Georgia Photos 1982 

Box-folder

 3.1 Geologists viewing Caucuses mountains 

1/10

 3.2 Tbilisi fort and apartments overlooking river 

1/10

 3.3 Wall with river stones 

1/11

 3.4 Bearded man in archway 

1/11

 3.5 Balcony scene - morning conductor 

1/12

 3.6 Winemaker and tourist 

1/12

 3.7 After diner song 

1/13

 3.8 Chess match 

1/13

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Uzbekistan Photos 1982 

Box-folder

 4.1 School boys waiting for bus 

1/14

 4.2 Tashkent Lenin billboard 

1/14

 4.3 Donkey cart 

1/15

 4.4 Blacksmith at work 

1/15

 4.5 Colorful woman and fountain 

1/16

 4.6 Samarkand mosque 

1/16

 4.7 Holy men with beards 

1/17

Kazakstan Photos - 1998 Almaty 

1/17
Box-folder

 5.1 Antanov 24 prop plane engine 

1/17

 5.2 2 women in front of new/old buildings 

1/18

 5.3 Photographer - War Memorial 

1/18

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Kazakstan Photos -- Kustanai 1998 

Box-folder

 6.1 Kustanai sunbathers 

2/1

 6.2 Mosque with arabic writing 

2/1

 6.3 Ferris wheel silhouette 

2/2

 6.4 Father and son buying tickets 

2/2

 6.5 Rollerbladers in park 

2/3

 6.6 Lenin statue silhouette 

2/3

 6.7 Kustanai blue window in need of paint 

2/4

 6.8 Green padlock 

2/4

 6.9 Lock with key 

2/5

 6.10 Blue railing stairwell 

2/5

 6.11 Coca Cola sign 

2/6

 6.12 Marlboro kiosk 

2/6

Video Kiosk 

2/7

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Kazakstan Photos -- Rudny 1998 

Box-folder

 7.1 Man gassing lancrusier 

2/8

 7.2 War memorial names 

2/8

 7.3 Lenin with bird poop 

2/9

 7.4 Mining mural 

2/9

 7.5 Apartment complex 

2/10

 7.6 Concrete block construction 

2/10

 7.7 Dacha with garden 

2/11

 7.8 Mercedes 500 

2/11

 7.9 KBAC soft drink truck 

2/12

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Kazakstan Photos -- Varvarinka 1998 

Box-folder

 8.1 Goose on road 

2/12

 8.2 2 boys at kiosk 

2/13

 8.3 Grain elevator 

2/13

 8.4 Wheat piled on ground 

2/14

 8.5 Varvarinka water well 

2/14

 8.6 Adobe house and sauna building 

2/15

 8.7 Computer laptop with drill boxes 

2/15

 8.9 Lena with newborn calf 

2/16

 8.10 Varvarinka room with light bulb 

2/16

 8.11 Varvarinka sunset 

2/17

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