In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

June Pachuta Farris, the bibliographer for Slavic and East European studies and general linguistics for the University of Chicago Libraries, died late last month after a short illness. She was 70 years old.

Brenda Johnson, University Librarian at the University of Chicago, stated that “June was a dedicated librarian who built one of the finest Slavic and East European Studies collections in the world. She was a wonderful colleague, both to us at Chicago and to the Slavic librarian community.”

Farris was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where she majored in Russian and French. She held a master’s degree in Russian language and literature from Ohio State University and a master of library science degree from the University of Denver.

Her career at the University of Chicago spanned more than 30 years. She was a co-editor of a two-volume publication, Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia: A Comprehensive Bibliography (Routledge, 2007).

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