Robert F. Byrnes papers, 1875-1997, bulk 1960-1989

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Robert F. Byrnes papers, 1875-1997, bulk 1960-1989

Robert F. Byrnes was a Professor of History at Indiana University from 1956 to 1988 and served as director of the Russian and East European Institute at IU from 1959-1962 and 1971-1975. Byrnes specialized in the study of Russian conservative thought, Russian historical writing, anti-Semitism in France and Europe, the Soviet role in world affairs after World War II, American policy toward Eastern Europe, and Soviet American relations. In addition Byrnes made significant contributions to the development of Slavic studies programs in the United States and the opening of academic exchanges with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The collection consists of the personal papers of Dr. Byrnes with an emphasis on his work with Radio Free Europe and the Inter-University Committee on Travel Grants as well as his other professional activities and includes research files, correspondence, reports, minutes, manuscripts, reviews, teaching files, films, sound recordings, and photographs.

66.4 cubic feet (70 boxes)

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Byrnes, Robert Francis

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Born December 30, 1917 in Waterville, New York, Robert F. Byrnes attended Amherst College, receiving his B.A. in 1939, and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1947. Byrnes continued his education as a senior fellow in the Russian Institute at Columbia University from 1948-1950. Byrnes specialized in the study of Russian conservative thought, Russian historical writing, anti-Semitism in France and Europe, the Soviet role in world affairs after World War II,...