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Juan J. Linz papers, 1936-2010, bulk 1950-1989

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1751
Bib ID 11524877 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Linz, Juan J (Juan José), 1926-2013
Title Juan J. Linz papers, 1936-2010, bulk 1950-1989
Physical Description 12 linear feet (11 boxes)
Language(s) English , Spanish; Castilian .

Material is unprocessed. Assessed September 2018, collection can be made available without further intervention.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Arranged by material types and by subjects.



The Juan J. Linz papers contain correspondence, personal documents, awards, photographs, notes, writings, speeches, lectures and courses notes, research files, press coverage and interviews, and printed material, dating from 1920s to 2010. The materials also include one box of materials on Columbia Student Unrest in 1968. The collection provide an insight on Juan J. Linz's family and childhood as well as his education and his work as a political scientist and a professor.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Material is unprocessed. Assessed September 2018, collection can be made available without further intervention.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Juan J. Linz Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

There is a Juan Linz Archive that includes extensive press coverage of the transition to democracy in Spain, covering the years 1973 through 1987. The archive includes over 76,000 press archive is associated with the Juan March Foundation and the Universidad Juan Carlos Ill in Madrid, and can be consulted online. Linz archive in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid: UCM archives. Juan Linz Online Archive of the Spanish Transition

There is also a Linz archive with copious material from the political parties in Spain at the time of the transition, including electoral manifestos, banners, and all of electoral is housed in the archives at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

Revision Description

2018-09-07 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Awards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Course materials Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paintings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Personal papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Authoritarianism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Communism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Davis, Kingsley, 1908-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Democratization Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linz, Juan J (Juan José), 1926-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lipset, Seymour Martin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Menéndez Pidal, Ramón, 1869-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Political scientists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Preysing, Konrad, Graf von, 1880-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spain -- government and pilitics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spanish Refugee Relief Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Spanish American political scientist. He was born in Germany to Spanish parents. He obtained a law degree from the University of Madrid and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He taught in Spain and elsewhere in Europe, as well as at Yale University, where he later served as professor emeritus. His analysis of authoritarianism and democratic transitions increased attention to the potential fragility of posttotalitarian and postauthoritarian democratic systems. In 1996 Linz received the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, awarded annually by the Johan Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University for "the most valuable contribution to political science." He has written several books, including (with Alfred C. Stepan) Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe (1996) and Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes (2000).