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Guide to the Wayne S. Vucinich Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0764
    Creator: Vucinich, Wayne S.
    Title: Wayne S. Vucinich papers
    Dates: 1926-2002
    Physical Description: 34 Linear feet (35 boxes)
    Summary: The Wayne S. Vucinich papers include writings, research files, reports, photographs, and other documents related to Vucinich's work.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research. Materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Wayne S. Vucinich Papers (SC0764). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Wayne S. Vucinich joined the Stanford faculty in the Department of History in 1946, teaching courses on Western civilization and Russian and East European history until 1988. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Slavic languages and history at the University of California-Berkeley. After graduating in 1941 he joined the Office of Strategic Services and served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945. Vucinich's many publications include Serbia Between East and West (1954), The Ottoman Empire: Its Record and Legacy (1965), The Peasant in 19th-Century Russia (1968), Contemporary Yugoslavia (1969), Russia and Asia (1972) and Eastern Europe (1973). He died on April 21, 2005.

    Description of the Collection

    Vucinich's papers were received in four accessions. The first accession consists primarily of typescript drafts of Vucinich's research, largely on the history of Yugoslavia and of Serbs in California. Most of the typescripts were done between 1977 and 1988, after which they were done on computers and are not dated. There is an occasional page in longhand, clipping, or other printed source material. Reprints of some of Vucinich's shorter works (1946-1995) are included. Of note are 5 questionnaires completed by Yugoslavs in California about their life in the old country and in the United States, 1977 and undated. There is no correspondence in this first accession.
    The second accession has two parts. Part 1 consists of typescript drafts of his research, with some source materials, on Bileca Rudine, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and the Bulgarian resistance during World War II, and includes Vucinich's correspondence during his time in the OSS, 1943-44. Part 2 pertains to the Joint Stanford-Yugoslav Trebisnjica Archeological Project (1967-69) and includes reports, sketches, maps, and photographs.
    The third and fourth accessions include biographical and career documents; further research and writing files on Bileca Rudine, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and the Bulgarian resistance during World War II; and additional sketches, maps, and photographs from the Stanford-Yugoslav Trebisnjica Archeological Project. Also included is an audio recording of a 1966 roundtable discussion on the collapse of Austria-Hungary.

    Access Terms

    Joint Stanford-Yugoslav Trebisnjica Archeological Project.
    United States. Office of Strategic Services. Research and Analysis Branch.
    Vucinich, Wayne S.
    Bosnia and Hercegovina --Antiquities.
    World War, 1939-1945--Bulgaria
    Yugoslavia--Politics and government.