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Alfred Joseph Rieber Papers
1960-1995

UPT 50 R548

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Prepared by Kaiyi Chen

June 2005

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PROVENANCE

Transferred to the University Archives with the records of the History Department in 1995. 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Alfred J. Rieber Papers are organized into one series, General File, which is arranged alphabetically by topic. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Alfred Joseph Rieber was born in Mount Vernon, New York, in 1931. After receiving his B.A. from Colgate University in 1953, he attended the Russian (now Harriman) Institute of Columbia University and graduated with his M.A. in 1954 and Ph.D. in 1959. His doctoral program included one year (1958-1959) at Moscow State University, where he studied as a Columbia Traveling Fellow in the first U.S.-Soviet Cultural Exchange Program. He taught at Northwestern University from 1959 to 1965, first as Assistant Professor and later as Associate Professor. In 1965, he was appointed Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His administrative appointments at Penn include Chairmanship of the History Department from 1967 to 1972 and Associate Deanship of the School of Arts and Sciences from 1974 to 1976. In 1997, Rieber became a professor emeritus. 

As a noted scholar of Russian History, Rieber won numerous fellowships and awards, among them the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1965, American Council of Learned Societies Exchange Fellowship with the Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1966, National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship in 1973, the Ford Foundation Grant for Faculty Enrichment in 1984, and National Council for Soviet and East European Studies Fellowship in 1986. In addition, he received the Lindbach Teaching Award at Penn in 1967 and the E. Harris Harbison Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1969. His major publications are Stalin and the French Communist Party, 1941-1947 (1962), The Politics of Autocracy (1966), Merchants and Entrepreneurs in Imperial Russia (1982) and Zhdanov in Finland (1995). 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The papers of Alfred J. Rieber include his files as Chairman of the History Department at Penn, 1967-1972; correspondence, 1960-1995; references and recommendations, 1960-1994; research of students and scholars, 1973-1992; syllabi, 1959-1994; and teaching files, 1972-1994. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Pennsylvania. School of Arts and Sciences. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;

Geographic Name(s)

  • Russia--History--Study and teaching.
  • Soviet Union--History--Study and teaching.

Occupation(s)

  • Historians--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

Subject(s)

  • History--Study and teaching--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

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INVENTORY

 

General file 

Box

Folder

Correspondence as chair of History Department, 1967-1972 

1

1

1

2

1

3

1

4

1

5

1

6

1

7

1

8

I-J 

1

9

International Relations program 

1

10

1

11

1

12

1

13

N-O 

1

14

1

15

1

16

1

17

1

18

1

19

U-V 

1

20

1

21

Y-Z 

1

22

Commentary and review for articles in The Russian Review, 1993-1995 

1

23

Commentary on a Russian study session, notes, n.d. 

1

24

Correspondence, 1960-1995 

1960-1993 

1

25

1961-1975 

1

26

1972-1982 

1

27

1974-1975 (I) 

1

28

1974-1975 (II) 

1

29

1975 

2

1

1976 

2

2

1977-1995 

2

3

1983-1984 

2

4

1987-1988 

2

5

1987-1994 

2

6

1989-1995 

2

7

Balzer, Harley D., 1974-1980 

2

8

IREX (International Research and Exchange Board) 

2

9

IREX (International Research and Exchange Board), 1993 

2

10

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1982-1993 

2

11

Wendy Goldman, 1983-1995 

2

12

Dissertation project on "Stalin and the French Communist Party," with correspondence and reference material, 1957-1959 

2

13

Exhibition on Russian and Soviet Culture, [after 1956] 

2

14

Goldfrank, David M., Writing on the Crimean War, 1988 

2

16

Honor paper "Soviet Influence in Sinkiang, 1944-1952", n.d. 

2

17

Invitational Conference on Teaching the History of the Soviet Union, Plan, 

2

18

Kaplan Lecture, 1995 

2

19

Manuscript review for Slavic Review, "Declassifying the Soviet Past" 

[1992] 

2

20

1993 

2

21

Manuscript review, "Rural Russia in the Civil War, 1917-1921," [1988] 

2

22

Memos, within the University, 1973-1995 

2

23

National Council for Soviet and East European Research, Report on Conference on Germany and Russia in the 20th Century, 1991 

2

24

National Endowment for the Humanities 

1993 

2

25

Rumania research trip grant, 1993 

2

26

Summer Seminar "Russian and its Borderlands," 1988 

2

27

Notes, miscellaneous, n.d. 

2

28

Paper for the National Council on Soviet and East European Research, "The Cold War as Civil War", 1987 

2

29

Prospectus of the research in "Cold War as Civil War", n.d. 

2

30

Provost's Council on International Programs, 1991-1992 

2

31

References and recommendations, 1960-1994 

Russian and slavic studies, Correspondence, 1988-1994 

3

5

Russian and Soviet Culture, Clippings, [1958-1961] 

3

6

Speaking engagements, 1959-1965 

3

7

Students and research scholars, 1973-1992 

Syllabi, 1959-1994 

History 15 and 15A 

3

15

History 15, readings 

3

16

History 18, General Honors 

3

17

History 45 

3

18

History 200-306 

3

19

History 398 

3

20

History 550 

3

21

History 610 

3

22

History 700 

3

23

History B50 

3

24

Miscellaneous 

3

25

Teaching files, 1972-1994 

History 15, Selected Documents on the Origin of the Cold War, 

3

26

History 337 

3

27

History 398, European Honors, syllabus and bibliographical material 

3

28

History 423 

3

29

History 439 

3

30

History 549 

3

31

History 550, outline and readings 

3

32

National Seminar on 20th Century Russia Bureaucracy, 1976 (I) 

3

33

National Seminar on 20th Century Russia Bureaucracy, 1976 (II) 

3

34

Term professorship, Almanac announcement, 1993 Jan. 

3

35

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, 1974 

3

36

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