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Unpublished Public Lectures, 1946-1969
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of articles, lectures, addresses, correspondence, notes, and other research material of Black, a Princeton University professor of history (1946-1970s) who instituted the study of Russian history at Princeton and also taught courses on comparative revolutions and comparative modernization. Included are articles and notes on the history and modernization of Russia, modern world history, the Balkans, Yugoslavia, and George F. Kennan, as well as material relating to the false accusations of espionage against Black by the Bulgarian government in 1945 and the subsequent spy trials, his association with the State Department, and his role as a member of a delegation to observe elections in the U.S.S.R. in 1958, where he met with Nikita Krushchev.
Also present are letters (1936-1953) to his parents, a typed journal (1932-1939), a chronology of his life, a bibliography, a copy of his Harvard thesis, The Beginnings of Constitutional Government in Bulgaria, 1878-1885 (1940), and printed matter containing articles and book reviews by Black.
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No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Unpublished Public Lectures; Cyril E. Black Papers, C0676, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 8