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Episode 7: January to May 1917 (Russian Revolution, part 1)

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Episode 7 Show Notes:

The Fatherland v. 5 no. 26, January 31, 1917
p. 5: “Rasputin--The Sorceror of Russia”

New-York tribune, v. 76, no. 25,685, March 13, 19173e
p. 3: “Czar Suspends Duma Sitting; Revolt Threatens Russia”

Bulletin (San Francisco), v. 123, no. 136, Thursday March 15, 1917
p. 1: “Czar Abdicates”

Evening public ledger (Philadelphia [Pa.]), v. 3, no. 157, Friday March 16, 1917
Img 10: “Russian Papers Hail Success of Revolt”
“Opinion Here Divided on Russian Situation”

The Gaelic American - v. XIV, no, 12, March 24, 1917, Whole Number 706.
p. 4: “The Course of the War”
p. 5: “Hand Grenades”

The sun (New York), v. 84, no. 241, Section 5, Special Feature Supplement, April 29, 1917
p. 8: “Russian Drama Will Find Fresh Inspiration in Its New Freedom”

New-York tribune, v. 77, no. 25,732, April 29, 1917
p. 1: “Masses Forced the Duma to Help Set Russia Free”, continued on p. 10

Evening star/The Sunday Star (Washington, D.C.), no. 634- no. 26,289, May 20, 1917
p. 6: “American Tells of Russia’s ‘Bloodless’ Revolution”

T. P.'s journal for men and women, v. V, no. 62, May, 1917.
p. 143: “Buffer States of Peace”


Historical documents for this episode were accessed through the digital collections of the Digital Library@Villanova University and the Library of Congress. The theme music is from "Til We Meet Again" as performed by Nicholas Orlando's Orchestra. The Mail Call podcast is a project of Home Before the Leaves Fall: a Great War Centennial Exposition. For more information, visit

This episode featured the voice talents of Anne Minicozzi, Adele Lindenmeyer, Father Joseph Loya, Tania Kravchuk-Capone, Chris Washburn, Saurin Shah, Shikha Shah, Kim Shimer, Amanda McCollom, and Christine Bucher.

Narrator: Chris Hallberg

Producer & Editor: Amanda McCollom

Executive Producers: Laura Bang & Amanda McCollom


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