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  • Title: Leonard Bertram Schapiro papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1984
    Collection Number: 87034
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 24 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes (10.0 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Speeches and writings, radio broadcasts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed matter relating to Russian history and literature during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and to the development of the Soviet political system.
    Creator: Schapiro, Leonard, 1908-1983
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    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.

    Use

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

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1987.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Leonard Bertram Schapiro papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Leonard Bertram Naman Schapiro (1908-1983) was a British academic and scholar of Russian politics. He taught for many years at the London School of Economics, where he was Professor of Political Science with Special Reference to Russian Studies. Schapiro's most famous book was The Communist Party of the Soviet Union, first published in 1960 with a revised and expanded edition in 1970. He was chairman of the Institute for the Study of Conflict in 1970. He wrote many books and articles about communism, particularly in the context of the Soviet Union. Schapiro also translated into English novels by Ivan Turgenev.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers document the career of British academic and scholar of Russian politics Leonard Bertram Schapiro. Materials include speeches and writings, radio broadcasts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed matter relating to Russian history and literature during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and to the development of the Soviet political system.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russian literature
    Russia -- History
    Soviet Union -- Politics and government