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Guide to the Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian Studies records, 1956-1983

Abstract

Courses in Russian language and literature were offered at Duke University in the early 1950s. The Russian Department was formed in 1958, renamed Slavic Languages and Literatures in 1967, and renamed again in the 2006-2007 academic year to Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

Collection contains largely the files of Magnus Jan Krynski, chairman of the department from ca. 1966-1988, along with the records of other faculty members. The material dates from 1956-1983.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.
Title
Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian Studies records 1956-1983
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, 3000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains largely the files of Magnus Jan Krynski, chairman of the department from ca. 1966-1988, along with the records of other faculty members. Materials present include correspondence with students, job applicants, and faculty at other institutions, departmental budgets, vitae, printed matter, reports, and other materials pertaining to the teaching of Slavic languages and literatures, including courses in technical Russian for scientists and engineers, and professional activities of the faculty. The material dates from 1956-1983.

Administrative Information

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Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Course Lists, Middlebury, c. 1958?
Box 1
Correspondence with Students, 1980-1982
Box 1
Correspondence with Students, 1980-1982
Box 1
Course Publicity, 1981
Box 1
Counseling Service, Placement Tests, 1970-1971
Box 1
Credit Union, 1968-1971
Box 1
Course Flyers, 1981, 1983
Box 1
Departmental Memos (Meeting Minutes, Faculty Correspondence), 1982
Box 1
Miscellaneous Academic Memos, 1982-1983
Box 1
Accounting Operations (General Info), 1982
Box 1
Books Available in NY Public Library, 1974-1978
Box 1
Books Ordered for Spring 1979
Box 1
Book Ordering, 1981
Box 1
Accounting (General Information), 1983
Box 1
Chronicle Correspondence, 1982
Box 1
Computerization of Language Oriented Enterprises (COLOE), 1982
Box 1
Comparative Literature Correspondence, 1978
Box 1
Peter McClintock, Curriculum Vita, 1968
Box 1
Census, 1976-1979
Box 1
Census, Fall 1981 and Spring 1982, 1981-1982
Box 1
American Association of University Professors (AAUP), 1967-1968
Box 1
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL); American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AASS), 1967-1972
Box 1
Campus Politics, 1968-1969
Box 1
Computer Program and Russian Committee, 1967-1970
Box 1
Department Name, 1966-1967
Box 1
Academic Guide for Freshmen, 1968-1971
Box 1
Early Duke - UNC Co-op Correspondence; Dwivedi, D.S., 1966-1971
Box 1
Edgerton, William B. Correspondence, 1969-1970
Box 1
Enrollment Figures in Southern Schools, ETS Exams, 1966
Box 1
Gasinski, Tadeusz (UNC Dept of Linguistics), Correspondence, 1966-1968
Box 1
Graduate School Requests and Graduate Bulletin, 1966-1968
Box 1
Lerner, Warren (Chairman's Correspondence), 1967-1970
Box 1
Honors Program and Old Lectures, 1965-1969
Box 1
Old Library, 1967-1971
Box 1
Miscellany (Inquiries and Memos), 1965-1971
Box 1
Summer School Business, 1980-1981
Box 1
Syllabi and Calendar, 1981
Box 1
Publications, Faculty, 1970
Box 1
Independent Study (Statement, Application), undated
Box 1
Interoffice Memos, 1981-1982
Box 1
Language Lab Tapes (Correspondence Regarding), 1981
Box 1
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1981
Box 1
Spring 1982 Scheduling and Registration, 1982
Box 1
Spring 1982 Jezierski Syllabi and Exam Outlines, 1982
Box 1
Promotions at Duke (Search for President), 1969
Box 1
Personnel Policies, 1967-1971
Box 1
Polish Periodicals, Complete Sets, Library, 1969-1971
Box 1
Princeton - Cooperative Program in Critical Languages, 1967-1968
Box 1
Publicity, Miscellaneous, 1966-1970
Box 1
Reference Books and Directories (Kept in Krynski's Office), 1966
Box 1
Registration Figures, 1960-1968
Box 1
Research Council (Faculty), 1965-1969
Box 1
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S.), 1963-1965
Box 1
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (S.C.O.S.S.), 1968-1970
Box 1
Summer Session Correspondence, 1967-1971
Box 1
Symposium Committee, 1966
Box 1
Teacher Education Guidelines (State of N.C.), 1968
Box 1
Textbook Orders, 1966-1967
Box 1
Ullrich, Helen (Correspondence), 1969
Box 1
UNC Department of Linguistics (Slavic and Oriental Languages), 1967-1969
Box 1
Undergraduate Instruction, 1965
Box 1
Course Approval Forms, Undergraduate, 1970-1975
Box 2
Courses Pending, 1975
Box 2
Courses Drop / Add Approved, 1974-1979
Box 2
Committee on Russian Studies, 1971-1976
Box 2
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) - Ohio State Planning Conference, 1971-1972
Box 2
University Business (Other than UFCAs and Academic Council)
Box 2
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (S.C.O.S.S.) - Miami, 1972
Box 2
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (S.C.O.S.S.) - UNC / Duke (Correspondence), 1971
Box 2
Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (S.C.O.S.S.) - Raleigh, 1973 Scientific Russian Course, 1971-1972
Box 2
Films (Correspondence), 1970
Box 2
Films (Polish), 1975
Box 2
Program II, 1972-1974
Box 2
Foster, Ludmila (Correspondence re: Denver Conference), 1970-1973
Box 2
Folejewski, Zkigniew (Correspondence re: Plish Scholars Conference), 1975
Box 2
Department Business Correspondence, 1971-1975
Box 2
Prof. Treml Interview in Durham Sun, 1974
Box 2
Freshman Advisees, 1971-1973
Box 2
Departmental Business, 1979
Box 2
Reading Lists, Exam Samples, undated
Box 2
Reading Lists, Miscellaneous, undated
Box 2
Graduate Education - Assessment of Quality
Box 2
M.A. Program (Correspondence), 1969-1970
Box 2
M.A. Program - Course Approvals, 1966-1967 (2 folders)
Box 2
Career Opportunities in Russian
Box 2
M.A. Program - Submissions for Course Approval, 1966
Box 2
Pavlov, Hilda, 1969-1971
Box 2
Secretary Correspondence, 1969
Box 2
Aronson's Article on Teaching Russian Vocabulary, undated
Box 2
Budget Statements, 1956-1965
Box 2
PL 480 - Program for Poland, 1972-1974
Box 2
NDEA Fellowships, 1967
Box 2
National Association of Self-Instruction Language Programs, 1973
Box 2
Miscellaneous Faculty Correspondence, 1972-1977
Box 2
Musica Moderna Polorum, 1976
Box 2
Mrozek, S. (Correspondence, Clippings), 1971-1979
Box 2
Moser, Charles (Correspondence), 1966-1972
Box 2
Moscow Trip, 1971
Box 2
Mihailovich, Vasa (Correspondence), 1970-1975
Box 2
MLA Faculty Exchange Program, 1972-1975
Box 2
Majors - Revised Requirements, 1969-1973
Box 2
Letters to Majors, etc., 1966-1974
Box 2
Polish Journal, 1977-1978
Box 2
Departmental Business, 1982
Box 3
Internship Information, 1982
Box 3
International Research and Exchange Board (IREX), 1980-1983
Box 3
Jezierski, Bronislas - Correspondence, 1983
Box 3
Kosciuszko Foundation, 1982
Box 3
Kosciuszko Foundation Grants, 1982
Box 3
Krynski Published, 1982
Box 3
Krynski, Letters to, 1979-1983
Box 3
Krynski, C.V., (3 folders)
Box 3
McGuire - Correspondence Re: Translation, 1975-1982
Box 3
National Security Agency (NSA) Correspondence, 1983
Box 3
Pol 12, Spring Exam, 1983
Box 3
Research Council, Forms and Information, 1979-1982
Box 3
Pol 11, 1982
Box 3
University Business (Councils, Arts and Sciences), 1982
Box 3
University Business, 1982
Box 3
University Business, 1983
Box 3
University of California Press, Milosz's Book, 1982
Box 3
Very Important Letters, 1975
Box 3
Honors Program, 1970
Box 3
Instytut Badan Literackich (IBL), 1973-1975
Box 3
International Studies, 1973
Box 3
International Research and Exchange Board (IREX), 1970-1975
Box 3
Jezierski, Bronislas - Correspondence, 1969-1980
Box 3
Kosciuszko Foundation - Correspondence and Newsletters, 1970-1977
Box 3
Kosciuszko Foundation - Newsletters, 1978
Box 3
Krynski, Private Business Correspondence, 1976
Box 3
Krynski, Personal Correspondence, 1967-1972
Box 3
Krzyzanowski, Jerzy, 1971-1973
Box 3
Krynski, New Courses, 1975
Box 3
Perkins Library, 1976-1978
Box 3
Language Lab, Procedure for Scheduling Film Programs
Box 3
Language Lab, Correspondence, 1970-1973
Box 3
Lecturers, Visiting, 1971-1972
Box 3
Maguire, Robert - Correspondence, 1967-1972
Box 3
M.A.T. Programs, c. 1969?
Box 3
M.A. Brochure, 1966-1972
Box 3
Budget, 1978-1979
Box 3
Budget, 1977-1978
Box 3
Budget, 1975-1976
Box 3
Budget, 1973-1974
Box 3
Budget, 1971-1972
Box 3
University Centers for Rational Alternatives (UCRA), 1970-1980
Box 3
Undergraduate Bulletin, 1970
Box 3
Teacher Evaluation, 1970-1974
Box 3
Comparative Literature Committee, 1972-1975
Box 3
Committee on International Studies, 1967-1971
Box 3
Class Schedules, 1970-1971
Box 3
Admissions Office, Program Materials, 1975
Box 3
Books Ordered from Perguson, 1970-1978
Box 3
Course History, 1966-1967
Box 3
Course Offerings, 1970-1973
Box 3
Bevan, William - Correspondence, 1979
Box 3
Baer, Joachim, 1975-1976
Box 3

Historical Note

Courses in Russian language and literature were offered at Duke University in the early 1950s. The Russian Department was formed in 1958, and renamed Slavic Languages and Literatures in 1967. Bronislas Jezierski was the first chairman (1958-1966), followed by Magnus Krynski (1966-1989), Tom Lahusen (1989-1994), Stefan Pugh (1995-1998), Denis Mickiewicz (Acting Director, 1998-1999), and Edna Andrews (2000-). The name of the department changed to Slavic and Eurasian Studies in the 2006-2007 academic year.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian Studies Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Dept. of Slavic and Eurasian Studies records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, January 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, June 2007

Accession A90-2 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.