KLEHR, HARVEY.
Harvey Klehr papers, 1901-2004

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zj8z

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Klehr, Harvey.
Title: Harvey Klehr papers, 1901-2004
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 664
Extent: 87.75 linear feet (111 boxes), 1 oversized papers box (OP), and AV Masters: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of author and history professor Harvey Klehr, including research files relating to American communism and Soviet espionage in the United States.
Language:Materials in English and Russian.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Greensboro (N.C.) Case Files (Series 3) closed indefinitely to all researchers except donor without express permission of donor. All records related to this case are under court seal.

Special restrictions apply: Correspondence files in Collected Research Materials (Series 4) are closed until January 2, 2021.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: No reproductions from Greensboro (N.C.) Case Files (Series 3) shall be provided except to donor without express permission of donor for indefinite time period.

No reproductions from Charles Taylor oral history interview (Series 4) shall be provided. Requests shall be referred to the Columbia University Oral History Collection holder of the original interview.

Source

Gift, 1981 with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Harvey Klehr papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Virginia J. H. Cain, May 1989.

Significant additions arranged and described at the file level by Taylor Thomas, October 2016.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Harvey E. Klehr (1933- ) is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History at Emory University. He was born on December 25, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 1967, and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971. Klehr has written over a dozen books on the history of American communism and Soviet espionage in the United States.

Harvey E. Klehr (1933- ) is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History at Emory University. He was born on December 25, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in 1967, and obtained a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971. Klehr has written over a dozen books on the history of American communism and Soviet espionage in the United States.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of research files accumulated by Harvey Klehr relating to American communism and Soviet espionage in the United States. The files include printed materials, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files, materials relating to the 1979 Greensboro (N.C.) Massacre, collected research files, and unprocessed additions. Printed material includes selected radical periodicals, books and pamphlets accumulated by Klehr during his research. The FBI files, released under the terms of FOIA, concern organizations, topics, and individuals associated with American Communism. The Greensboro, North Carolina files relate to Walters vs. Butkovich, United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1984. The unprocessed additions include oral history interviews with Oliver Carlson and Charles Taylor; photocopies of early files of the Communist Party of the United States of America including letters, minutes, and reports from 1921-1922; "most secret" communications between Communists Party operatives from 1934-1937; Russian archives materials; photocopies of scholarly articles on communism in the United States of America, as well as Soviet espionage; subject files on individuals involved in the Amerasia Affair; collected materials on the dissolution of the Communist Party of the United States of America, including obituaries and clippies; and correspondence.

Arrangement Note

Organized into five series: (1) Printed material, (2) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files, (3) Greensboro (N.C.) Massacre case files, (4) Collected research materials, and (5) Audiovisual materials.


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