Overview of the Charles King papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: Charles King papers
Date (inclusive): 1937-2006
Collection Number: 2015C21
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In Moldovian, English, Russian and Romanian.
Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes (4.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Writings, notes, correspondence, copies of government documents, statistics, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the history and ethnology of Moldova, and to political, social and economic conditions in Moldova. In part used as research material for the book by Charles King, The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture (Stanford, 2000).
Location note: Hoover Institution Archives.
Creator: King, Charles, 1967-


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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2015.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles King papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Biographical/Historical note

American historian.

Scope and Contents note

The materials in this collection reflect professor King’s research on the history of Moldova in the twentieth century. It consists of his research notebooks, dating to his work in Moldovan archives and libraries in 1993 and 1994, and other research materials (notes, newspaper clippings, copies of newspaper articles, typed copies of archival documents, and reproductions of archival photographs). Much of this material was used in the preparation of professor King’s book The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture (Stanford, 2000).
The bulk of his research material is organized into two distinct groupings: Chronological files (1988-1992) and subject files. The latter are devoted to topics such as Moldovan political parties, the military, law, foreign relations, economic issues, Moldovan language, literature and linguistics, the Gagauz ethnic minority, and the Transnistrian separatist crisis and frozen conflict. The collection also contains a large number of limited circulation reports, occasional papers, and working papers. In addition, there are some clippings and ephemera dating to the 1950s (in 2 folders) related to the Iron Guard and the Ustashi in Franco's Spain which were sent to professor King by a colleague.

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