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István Deák Papers, 1960-1995

Series II. Teaching and Administrative Activities, 1964-1986

Deak was an active teacher, teaching classes on the history of central and east central Europe. This series contains lecture notes, student papers, and various other notes related to his scholarly and teaching activities.

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Subseries II.1. Student Papers and Class Lectures, undated

The series contains lectures on a variety of subjects including the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, various philosophers, the Industrial Revolution, and Adam Smith. Most of the lectures come from a class entitled Contemporary Civilization that Deak taught in the spring of 1965. Deak also retained a few student papers that he found particularly interesting.

Box 13 Folder 10 Research Notes, Lectures, Student Papers, undated

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Box 13 Folder 11 Research Notes, Lectures, Student Papers, undated

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Box 13 Folder 12 Research Notes, Lectures, Student Papers, undated

Box 14 Folder 1 Research Notes, Lectures, Student Papers, undated

Subseries II.2. Notes, 1971-1986

The notes relate to Deak's teaching and administrative activities. Among the notes are a series of letters and notes where Deak was involved in bringing the papers of Jaromir Smutny, the chancellor to President Benes of Czechoslovakia into the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University. It also contains notes from secondary sources related to his teaching and research.

Box 8 Folder 11 Notecards

Box 12 Folder 8 Notes--Smutny Papers, 1971-1972

Box 12 Folder 10 Notes--Koplin, Grossman, undated

Box 13 Folder 7 Notes--Stephen Kertesz Memorial, 1986

Subseries II.3.Booklists, Sources, Syllabi, 1964-1967

This subseries contains a syllabus for a course Deak taught in 1964. He also kept bibliographies from published works related to the classes, and citations of books, as well as guides to archives in his field. There are also lists of suggested books that Deak sent to colleagues interested in topics related to his research.

Box 12 Folder 9 Booklists, Sources, Syllabi, 1964-1967