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Nicholas V. Riasanovsky: Professor of Russian and European Intellectual History, University of California Berkeley, 1957-1997

Interviewee(s):
Riasanovsky, Nicholas V.
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky: Professor of Russian and European Intellectual History, University of California Berkeley, 1957-1997
Abstract:
Recollections of family and education in Russian emigré communities of Harbin and Tientsin, China; emigration to United States, 1938, and education at University of Oregon, Harvard, and Oxford, as Rhodes Scholar; WWII service; teaching at University of Iowa history department, 1949-1957; marriage, family, Russian Orthodox Church, interest in sports; professor of history, UC Berkeley since 1957: discussion of departmental governance, hiring and promotion of faculty, reaction to campus unrest in 1960s and 1970s; service as chairman of the Department of History (1967-1969) and chairman of Graduate Council (1970-1973); teaching and research and writing in Russian history and culture; visits to the Soviet Union and Russia.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1996
Project:
History Department, UC Berkeley
Oskicat record:
b11075268
Rights:
Riasanovsky, Nicholas V. "Nicholas V. Riasanovsky: Professor of Russian and European Intellectual History, University of California Berkeley, 1957-1997." Interview by Ann Lage in 1996. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1998.