The University of Texas Libraries collection of Slavic and East European Studies (SEES) materials supports the academic programs on campus that come under the aegis of the Center for Post-Soviet and East European Studies. These include courses offered by the Department of Slavic Languages and many other departments at the University. Language instruction is offered in Azeri, Czech, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and Uzbek. Degrees offered are the B.A. and M.A. in Post-Soviet and East European Studies, while M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with a Post-Soviet and East European specialization are offered in a number of departments in the College of Liberal Arts. The Ph.D. degree in Russian literature is offered in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. The Texas Chair in Czech Studies was established in 1993 with an endowment from the Czech Educational Foundation of Texas to help insure the continued offering of Czech language, literature and culture courses.
The Library's SEES collection supports to some extent all aspects of the program as described above, but its primary strengths are in Russian language and literature and Russian and Soviet history, which together comprise around two-thirds of the total number of works. Next in size and scope, as well as in projected growth, is the collection in Czech language and literature. There are also a substantial number of works representing Czech-American culture. Altogether the SEES collection comprises close to 75,000 volumes of books, over 500 titles on microfilm, and around 490 current serials subscriptions. It is housed primarily in the Perry-Castañeda Library, but materials are also found in the Fine Arts Library and the Architecture and Planning Library.