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  • Title: Brendan Kiernan papers
    Date (inclusive): 1980-1992
    Collection Number: 2019C128
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In Russian and English
    Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (6 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The Brendan Kiernan papers (1980-1992) consist largely of political ephemera documenting the emergence of political plurality in the late Soviet Union and early Russian Federation.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2022.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Brendan Kiernan papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Kiernan is an American political scientist and consultant who conducted research in the Soviet Union and Russian Federation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes political ephemera, limited-distribution reports, analytical studies, promotional material, election posters, speeches, appeals and leaflets produced by nascent political parties and movements in the late Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and early Russian Federation.


    The bulk of the collection is arranged in two series based both on Kiernan's original order and subject: "Materials relating to the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic" and "Materials relating to the Russian Federation."

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Political parties -- Soviet Union -- History
    Political parties -- Russia (Federation) -- History
    Elections -- Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985
    Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991
    Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-