Papers of Alexander Gerschenkron


Papers of Alexander Gerschenkron


Correspondence contains primarily professional correspondence with individuals, societies, journals, and companies; and with Harvard Department of Economics, Russian Research Center, Harvard University Press, and Library Committee. Includes correspondence with colleagues regarding editiorial comments on manuscripts, with prospective students at Russian Research Center, and inter-Harvard correspondence about curriculum revision. Also concerns government work Gerschenkron did in Washington, D.C. Research material contains notes on books, annotations for Gerschenkron's writings, and some draft manuscripts mostly on economic history. Also manuscripts not known to have been published as monographs or articles; addresses; sermons; translation; and papers on various topics. Course material includes examinations, grades, syllabi, reading lists, and course descriptions. Related publications and reference material also available in repository.

ca. 23 linear ft. of mss. (59 boxes)

eng, Latn


SNAC Resource ID: 8182399

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