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Harriman Institute Theses and Dissertations, 1947-2006.

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Harriman Institute Theses and Dissertations, 1947-2006.
Physical description:52.5 linear ft. (40 record storage cartons)
Language(s): Material is in English.


Material is organized numerically by thesis number assigned by the Institute.


Scope and Content

This collection contains theses and dissertations submitted to Columbia University's Harriman Institute.

Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least forty-eight (48) business hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 08/27/2010 Elizabeth Ayers, CC 2012

Finding aid written 08/27/2010 Carrie Hintz

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion December 13, 2010

Finding aid written in English.

    2010-12-13 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

Subject Headings

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Soviet Union--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note


The Harriman Institute was founded at Columbia University in 1942 as the Russian Institute. The mission of the Institute was to promote research and scholarsip on Russia. The name of the Institute was changed to the W. Averell Harriman Institute for the Advanced Study of the Soviet Union in 1982. In 1992, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the name was shortened to the Harriman Institute and the scope of the institute increased to include the states of eastern Europe including those of the former Soviet Union. The Institute's scope increased further in 1997 when the Harriman Institute joined with the East Central Europe Institute. The Harriman Institute currently serves as the center for Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies at Columbia University.