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Title:
Stephen F. Cohen Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dcvx021s89h
Dates:
1922-2020
Size:
20 linear feet and (17 containers)
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-17
Language:
English Russian

Abstract

Stephen F. Cohen was a historian who wrote extensively on modern Russian history. The Stephen F. Cohen Papers consist primarily of research materials related to Cohen's book projects, along with other correspondence, writings, and materials related to speaking events.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Stephen F. Cohen Papers consist primarily of research materials related to Cohen's book projects, along with other correspondence, writings, and materials related to speaking events. Research materials include notes, drafts, clippings, copies of reports and academic writing, translated primary sources, and publishing correspondence. Additionally, there several boxes of photographs (both analog and digital), many related to Nikolai Bukharin.

Collection Creator Biography:

Cohen, Stephen F.

Stephen F. Cohen was a historian who wrote extensively on modern Russian history. After his upbringing in Kentucky, Cohen earned a bachelor's degree and later a master's degree in government and Russian studies from Indiana University Bloomington in 1962. The same year, he married opera singer Lynn Blair, with whom he had a son and a daughter. In 1968 Cohen completed a Ph.D. in government and Russian studies from Columbia University. He taught at Princeton University until 1998, and later taught at New York University until retirement in 2011. Cohen married journalist and publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel, with whom he had one daughter, in 1988. Cohen is the author of a number of books on modern Russian history, including Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution (1971), Rethinking the Soviet Experience: Politics and History Since 1917 (1985), Failed Crusade: America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia (2000), Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War 2009), and War with Russia? From Putin and Ukraine to Trump and Russiagate (2018). Cohen died in 2020 at the age of 81.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The collection was donated by Katrina Vanden Heuvel in 2022. The accession number associated with this donation is ML-2022-013.

Appraisal

Some feature films and other visual media were deemed out of scope and separated from the collection. No other materials were separated from this collection.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Will Clements in October, 2023. Some photographs were rehoused in archival folders. Born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows.

The finding aid has been organized into series, but no physical arrangement was done at this time and the physical collection remains in its original order.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Stephen F. Cohen Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dcvx021s89h
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-17