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At a Glance
Scope and Content
Nearly all the manuscripts in the collection deal with 20th century Russian and Soviet politics. These include "Chekizm i chekisty," "The Cult of Stalin," "Marks-Lenin-Stalin," "Russkiĭ blankizm" and "Tekushchai︠a︡ sovet︠s︡kai︠a︡ propaganda o revizionizme i dialektike." There is a book-length manuscript entitled "V plenu -- Velikai︠a︡ chistka 1936-1939" and a transcript of a Radio Liberty interview with Shteppa in 1953. There is a lengthy curriculum vitae of Shteppa accompanied by several lists of his major publications. The printed materials include clippings, a number of published articles and booklets by Shteppa as well as a few other journals.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Accessioned 1956.
Papers Accessioned 1960.
Papers Processed 09/--/81.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Shteppa (or Shtepa; he also wrote under a variety of pseudonyms) was a professor of Medieval History and Byzantine Studies at the University of Kiev in the 1930s, and was later appointed Rector there. He left the Soviet Union during World War II.