Eric Saylor

Iowa Archives
5:00 am
Thu September 20, 2007

The "Khrushchev Collection"

The velvet gift box containing the disc recordings from Soviet Premier Khrushchev.
Credit State Historical Society of Iowa


Since we first discovered Nikita Khrushchev's gift to Iowa (see February 2007 posting), musicologists and Soviet experts across the country, including Khrushchev's son, have been consulted. Just what is the "Khrushchev Collection?" Here are the findings. Thanks to former First Lady Amelia Loveless, who donated the 20-album set to the  State Historical Society in 2006. Sounds from 1959 and before, from artists throughout the USSR.

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