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Series II: Correspondence and notes
At a Glance
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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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Juan J. Linz Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2014.2015.M107: Source of acquisition--Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Miley. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--3/19/2015. 2016.2017.M086: Source of acquisition--Curator: Sean Quimby, Professor Houchang Chehabi. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2016-11-18.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
2018-09-07 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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).