The papers consist primarily of research files containing both articles (in English and printed in Cyrillic - exact Slavic
language unknown, but presumably Russian) and drafts of papers on the Soviet Union from as early as 1966 and as late as the
early 2000s. The general themes include nationalism, ethnicity, federalism, and gender in the Soviet states. There are a great
many files dedicated to various organizations dealing with international relations and Soviet studies.
Gail Lapidus is a Senior Fellow Emerita at the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Lapidus is also
Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and served as Chair of the Berkeley-Stanford
Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies from 1985 to 1994. A specialist on Soviet society, politics and foreign policy,
she has authored and edited a number of books on Soviet and post-Soviet affairs, including The New Russia: Troubled Transformation
(Westview Press, 1995), From Union to Commonwealth: Nationalism and Separatism in the Soviet Republics, with Victor Zaslavsky
and Philip Goldman (Cambridge University Press, 1992), The Soviet System in Crisis, with Alexander Dallin (Westview, 1992),
and Women in Soviet Society (University of California Press, 1979). A graduate of Radcliffe College, she received her MA and
PhD from Harvard University.
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