Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 567
Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies
The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (KIARS) 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. Abbott Gleason served as Secretary of the Kennan Institute until 1982 when John Glad assumed the position. Glad was succeeded the following year by Herbert J. Ellison, who served 1983- .
This collection consists of records that document the administrative and program activities of the Kennan Institute under Abbott Gleason and John Glad. They include some budget material, files of ongoing projects, correspondence, and files on events such as conferences and dialogues.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 567, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Records