From the series editor.
As the volume in hand readily attests, Murlin Croucher, who served
as the Slavic Studies Area Bibliographer of Indiana University for
twenty-six years, from 1980 until his recent retirement, was--and
remains!--a highly regarded professional and valued colleague, much
loved by man and beast alike. The Slavic collection at Indiana, one of
the very finest in the nation, is a result of his indefatigable labors
and his wide-ranging travels. His contribution to the array of
bibliographic tools available to Slavicists is unequaled. And he has
left a profound mark on a new generation of Slavic librarians, many of
whom are contributors to this volume. As he navigates now the calmer
waters of retirement in a ship no doubt named "Pugs Rule!", we
wish him a bon voyage and many happy hours reading the Festschrift we so
gratefully dedicate to him.
Henry R. Cooper, Jr.
21 October 2006