Karen Rondestvedt

Curator for Slavic & East European Collections (Retired)

  Stanford University Libraries

Contact information:

Green Library 321
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6004 USA
tel: (650) 725-1052
fax: (650) 725-1068
e-mail: rondest@stanford.edu

Stanford's Slavic & East European collections:

Guides for Fall 2012 Introduction to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Library Research at Stanford (the third one is a Word document):

Download handouts from February 2011 library session for graduate students in Russian literature (Word documents):

Download handouts from October 2010 introduction to Russian, East-Central European and Eurasian library research at Stanford (Word documents):

Download Soviet History Seminar library session handout from February 2008 (Word document):


I am also editor of the journal Slavic & East European Information Resources, published by Taylor & Francis. Find subscription information here: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15228886.asp. Vol. 13, no. 4 has recently been published. It is a general issue.

Libraries and many journals in English-speaking countries use the Library of Congress system to romanize Cyrillic and other non-roman-alphabet languages. Library of Congress romanization tables can be found at http://lcweb.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html. Transliteration tables in various systems are provided by Thomas E. Pedersen: http://transliteration.eki.ee/.

My colleagues at other institutions can be found in the International Directory of Librarians and Library Specialists in the Slavic and East European Field, maintained by Indiana University Library.

Additional useful links:

Some Major Slavic & East European Search Engines/Resource Guides

Read and Write Cyrillic on Your Computer
Reference Sites


Click here for my unofficial notes on the Polish-American Archives Conference, Nov. 22-24, 1996 in Orchard Lake, Michigan. In addition to the notes, you will find some links to Polish-American collections, archives and organizations.

Click here to download my PhD dissertation, "Definite/Indefinite and Related Pragmatic Categories in Early Original Slavic" (large PDF file).

This page was last (slightly) modified August 31, 2015. A great deal here is still out of date.