Inventory of the Mikhail S. Bernstam miscellaneous papers

Finding aid prepared by Irena Czernichowska
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Mikhail S. Bernstam miscellaneous papers
Date (inclusive): 1982-2004
Collection Number: 94065
Creator: Bernstam, Mikhail S.
Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Abstract: Correspondence, printed matter, memorabilia, and photographs, relating to political and economic conditions in Russia. Includes letters by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mikhail S. Bernstam miscellaneous papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1994.


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Biographical/Historical Note

Russian-American economist.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, printed matter, memorabilia, and photographs, relating to political and economic conditions in Russia. Includes letters by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1918-
Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-
Russia (Federation)--Politics and government--1991-


Letters received, 1981-2004


Letters by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to Mikhail Bernstam, 1981-2004

Box/Folder: 1 : 1


Box/Folder: 1 : 2


Box/Folder: 1 : 3


Box/Folder: 1 : 4


Box/Folder: 1 : 5


Box/Folder: 1 : 6


Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Letters by Natalia Solzhenitsyn to Mikhail Bernstam and his family, 1988-2004

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Letters by others, 1988-1989


Printed matter, 1992-1993


Economic reform programs of the Russian government (two volumes), 1992

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

June 1992

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

October 1992

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

"Russia and the Commonwealth in a Race Between Democracy and Dictatorship, September-October 1993" by Mikhail S. Bernstam, 1993

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Issuances of the Russian Parliament, 1993

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Photographs, 1975-1990

Scope and Contents note

Photographs depicting Bernstam family members with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and one photograph of Bernstam with Russian president Boris Yeltsin meeting with Hoover Institution fellows.
Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Memorabilia, a commemorative pocket watch, 1990

Scope and Contents note

A commemorative pocket watch issued in limited edition in 1990, the watch symbolizes the step-by-step program of market reform in Russia called ?500 Days.? In January 1991, Russian leading politicians contacted Michael S. Bernstam, Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and asked him to assemble a group of American economists who would offer a new program. In March 1991, Hoover Institution fellows flew to Moscow and met with Mr. Yeltsin. As a token of appreciation, the office of Mr. Yeltsin presented Michael Bernstam with the commemorative pocket watch "500 Days."