John S. Reshetar, Jr. papers

John Reshetar was a Ukrainian American political scientist. This collection consists primarily of his scholarly writings and correspondence.

Summary Information

Creator Reshetar, John Stephen
Title John S. Reshetar, Jr. papers
ID g.66
Dates circa 1950-circa 1990
Quantity 2.25 Linear Feet
Languages English .
Repository Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives

Biographical / Historical

John Stephen Reshetar, Jr. (Джон Решетар) was a Ukrainian American political scientist. He was born in 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from Willams College (1945, Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard University (MA, 1946; PhD, 1950). He was instructor and lecturer in politics at Princeton University (1947–55), Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle (1957–89). A specialist in Ukrainian affairs and the history of the Soviet Union, he is the author of "The Ukrainian Revolution, 1917–1920: A Study in Nationalism" (1952, repr 1972); "Problems of Analyzing and Predicting Soviet Behavior" (1955); "A Concise History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union" (2 eds, 1960, 1964); "The Soviet Polity: Government and Politics in the U.S.S.R." (3 eds, 1971, 1978, 1989); and over thirty scholarly articles. He died in 2015.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of John Reshetar's dissertation, scholarly papers, correspondence, working notes, diplomas, and general writings (including student work).

Зміст фонду

Фонд складається з наукових праць Джона Решетара, дисертація, листування, робочі записи, дипломи та загальні праці (включаючи студентські роботи).

Administrative Information

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Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); John Reshetar papers; box number; folder number; Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives, Somerset, New Jersey.

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