Making Things Work: Russian and American Economic Relations, 1900–1930, a Bilingual Exhibition Catalog

Sunday, November 1, 1992

Making Things Work, a joint exhibition on early twentieth-century economic relations, examines economic and commercial relations and the transfer of technology between the United States and Russia in the years leading up to the 1917 Russian revolution and in the immediate postrevolutionary period. For the first time original sources in several major archives in Russia and in the Hoover Institution Archives have been brought together to illustrate the historical relationships of that period.

Several Russian archival repositories have contributed to this exhibition. Examples drawn from their holdings include records of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce and the Russian-American Society of Commerce and Industry; documents of several financial organizations, American manufacturing firms, and joint-stock companies; and materials pertaining to individual Americans who invested in Russia during this period.

Copyright 1992.