Finding Aid

Moshe Lewin Papers

UPT 50 L672

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Summary Information

Prepared by
Kaiyi Chen
Preparation date
1998
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1977-1995
Date [inclusive]
1950-1995
Extent
1.7 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

The collection was transferred to the University Archives with the records of the History Department in 1995.

ARRANGEMENT

The Moshe Lewin Papers are organized into four series: Book Reviews, Conferences, Correspondence, and General. All series arranged alphabetically with the first half of the Correspondence series which is arranged chronologically.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Moshe Lewin was born in Wilno, Poland in 1921. He graduated with his B. A. from the Tel Aviv University, Israel, in 1961 and earned his Ph.D. from Sorbonne, Paris, in 1964. He was Director of Study Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, from 1965 to 1966 and senior fellow of Columbia University from 1967 to 1968. Appointed research professor of the Birmingham University, England, in 1968, he held that position until 1978 when he came to the United States and was appointed professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the most influential scholars of Russian and Soviet history in the world, Lewin authored many books, among them Russian Peasant and Soviet Power (1968), Lenin’s Last Struggle (1968), Political Undercurrents in Soviet Economic Debates (1974), The Making of the Soviet System (1985), The Gorbachev Phenomenon (1988), Stalinism and the Seeds of Soviet Reform : the Debates of the 1960’s (1991), Russia–USSR–Russia : the Drive and Drift of a Superstate (1995), and Stalinism and Nazism : Dictatorships in Comparison (co-edited with Ian Kershaw, 1997). He retired and was elected Professor Emeritus at Penn in 1995.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The bulk of Lewin’s papers consists of correspondence covering the period from 1977 to 1995. Another major group is of files on his involvement in the convening of various conferences on Russian Studies, particularly the Conference for a comparative study of Germany and Russian in the 20th century held in Philadelphia in 1992.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
University of Pennsylvania. School of Arts and Sciences.
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.

Inventory

 

Book Reviews 

Box

Folder

1971-1975 

1

1

 

Conferences 

Box

Folder

Germany and Russia in the 20th Century 

Correspondence, 1990-1991 

1

2

Invitation and meeting arrangements 

1

3

Proposal to the German Marshall Fund of the United States, 1990 

1

4

Conference material, 1992 Sept. 19-22 

(I) 

1

5

(II) 

1

6

(III) 

1

7

(IV) 

1

8

(V) 

1

9

(VI) 

1

10

(VII) 

1

11

 

Correspondence 

Box

Folder

1977-1994 

1

12

1978-1980 

1

13

1978-1982 

1

14

1981-1985 

1

15

1983-1986 

1

16

1984-1986 

1

17

1986-1990 (I) 

1

18

1986-1990 (II) 

1

19

1987-1990 

2

1

1988 

2

2

1989 

2

3

1991-1994 (I) 

2

4

1991-1994 (II) 

2

5

America-Israeli Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, 1983-1988 

2

6

American Association of University Professors, 1985-1988 

2

7

Bailes, Kendall E., 1985-1987 

2

8

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 1979-1988 

2

9

British National Association for Soviet and East European Studies, 1981-1985 

2

10

Bukharin Studies in China, 1980 

2

11

Conference on Socialism and Socialist Societies, 1983 

2

12

Conferences on Russian studies 

1985-1986 

2

13

1987-1988 

2

14

1989-1990 

2

15

Conferences, 1989-1991 

2

16

Fulbright-Hays Training Grants application, 1987 

2

17

General 

1978-1982 

2

18

1983-1986 

2

19

1987-1990 

2

20

1991-1995 

2

21

International Committee for Soviet and East European Studies, 1983 

2

22

IREX research grant proposal, 1987-1989 

2

23

Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, 1980-1983 

2

24

Letters from Israel, 1950-1960 

2

25

Personal, 1971-1978 

2

26

Rosenberg, William G., 1987-1988 

2

28

Soviet and East European Studies, bibliography (I) 

2

29

Soviet and East European Studies, bibliography (II) 

2

30

 

General File 

Box

Folder

Invitations for speeches, 1979-1988 

2

31

Russian and European studies, Progress report, 1990-1992 

2

33

Lectures at the University of Michigan, 1994 

2

32

Teaching, Comments on graduate teaching, n.d. 

2

34

Teaching, Reading list on Soviet History 

2

35