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Frederick Charles Barghoorn papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1676

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the material is from the 1960s and early 1970s, and includes correspondence, departmental and organizational files, research files, and publications. There is little mention of Barghoorn's arrest by the Soviet government in 1963, except for a brief summary of the incident in a letter to Pat Briggs dated November 10, 1965.

Dates

  • 1938-1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research, with the exception of restricted files relating to faculty searches and student recommendations. These records will be open January 1, 2060.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Steven Barghoorn, 1994.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in three series: I. Yale University Files, 1953-1979, II. Professional Files, 1957-1988, III. Subject Files, 1939-1988.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1676

Overview

The bulk of the material is from the 1960s and early 1970s, and includes correspondence, departmental and organizational files, research files, and publications. There is little mention of Barghoorn's arrest by the Soviet government in 1963, except for a brief summary of the incident in a letter to Pat Briggs dated November 10, 1965.

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Charles Barghoorn was born in New York City in 1911. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1934 and his doctorate in history from Harvard in 1941. In the 1940s, Barghoorn served in the Division of East European Affairs in the State Department and in the press section of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. From 1949 to 1951, he headed a federal project interviewing Soviet defectors to analyze their government and society. From 1947 until his retirement in 1980, Barghoorn was a professor in Yale's political science department. He also taught at the University of Chicago and Columbia University. In 1963, Soviet officials jailed Barghoorn in Moscow on espionage charges and released him only under pressure from President John F. Kennedy. Frederick Barghoorn died in Woodbridge, Connecticut, in 1991.
Title
Guide to the Frederick Charles Barghoorn Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Elizabeth Pauk
Date
May 1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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