SIA RU000291, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Records, 1975-1980

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This record unit documents the development of the Kennan Institute and its initial programs and includes incoming and outgoing correspondence maintained by Starr, 1975-1980, and Gleason, 1980, concerning the operation of the Institute, Russian history, and professional activities; an unsuccessful fellowship applicants' file; and records regarding events and programs which the Institute sponsored or participated in.


  • Gleason, Abbott
  • Starr, S. Frederick
  • Kennan, George F
  • Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies


  • The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies was founded in 1974 as a division of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Through its fellowship program and special projects, the Institute helps to promote advanced research on Russia and the U.S.S.R. by scholars and qualified persons from government, industry, and the press. It is directed by an academic council which was established in 1975 under the chairmanship of George F. Kennan, former United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union. In 1975 S. Frederick Starr was appointed Secretary of the Institute and remained in the post until 1980. Abbott Gleason became the new Secretary at that time.
  • For a further history of the creating unit, refer to the highlighted link "Forms Part of" above.

Addl. KW Subjects

(RU 567)


(1) General correspondence, 1975-1980; (2) fellowship records, 1976-1980; (3) events file, 1975-1979

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1975
  • 1975-1980


  • International education
  • Study and teaching




  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA RU000291

Physical description

18 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (34 document boxes)

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