1953: Dr. Andrew Turchyn arrives at Bloomington as the library's cataloger
1955: Acquisition of the Nicolaevsky collection.
1956: IU President Herman B Wells orders to commit annually $25,000 for the development of the Slavic collection.
1960s: Acquisition of Czech limited bibliophilic editions supplied by the Slavic-born book dealer Israel Perlstein.
1963: Dr. Fritz Epstein arrives at Bloomington as faculty member of History Dep't & Curator of the Slavic and East European Collection of IUL
1970: Dr. Andrew Turchyn appointed as the second Slavic librarian after Dr. Epstein's retirement in 1969.
1974: REEI Director Professor Robert Byrnes travels with Dr. Turchyn to Eastern Europe for strengthening the library's international exchange of materials with Eastern European libraries.
1980: Mr. Murlin Croucher arrives at Bloomington as the third Slavic librarian of IUL after Dr. Turchyn's retirement in 1979.
1993: Murlin Croucher's seminal work, Slavic studies: a guide to bibliographies, encyclopedias, and handbooks, published by Scholarly Resources.
2006: Mr. Wookjin Cheun appointed as the fourth Slavic librarian of IUL after Mr. Croucher's retirement in 2005.
"Slavic studies at I.U...." Indiana Alumni Magazine 11, no.6 (March 1949): 5-7.
Russian & East European Institute at Indiana University: Celebrating 50 Years 1958-2008 (Bloomington, Indiana ), 16 p.
Robert F. Byrnes, “Fritz T. Epstein,” in A History of Russian and East European Studies in the US, ed. Robert Byrnes (Lanham: University Press of America, 1994), 217-224.