Series 1: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1975-2017
This series consists of Professor Koenker's CV as well as correspondence, research reports for grants, and copies of the newsletter "Left/Alternatives Newsletter," which later was renamed "Alternatives Newsletter." This series is arranged alphabetically.
Series 2: Course Materials, 1978-2017
This series includes Diane Koenker's teaching materials, handouts, lecture notes, and assignments for history courses at Temple University and the University of Illinois. This series is arranged by course number.
Series 3: Talks, 1980-2017
This series contains invited talks, lectures, conference papers, workshops, and her handwritten notes for talks she delivered. This series is arranged chronologically.
Series 4: Administrative Service, 1984-2017
This series includes correspondence, budget reports, and committee meeting minutes for the various committees and positions Diane Koenker served on and held, such as: the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) committee; Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies, Executive Committee, and department chair in the History Department; the International Studies committee; the Russian & Eastern European Center (REEC) committee; and the Slavic Review. This series is arranged chronologically.
Series 5: Correspondence with William G. Rosenberg, 1973-1997
This series contains email correspondence between Diane Koenker and William G. Rosenberg (University of Michigan), mostly concerning their joint work on the book Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917 (1989) but also departmental politics and politics of the profession. This series is arranged alphabetically.
Series 6: Revelations from the Russian Archives: Historical Russian Documents, 1917-1994
This series contains photocopies of historical Russian documents published in Revelations from the Russian Archives (1997) and contains Library of Congress booklet about the "Revelations from the Russian Archives" 1992 exhibit. This exhibit was one of the most important ever organized by the Library of Congress: it displayed previously secret primary source materials that are essential to understanding the tumultuous history of the USSR in the twentieth-century and represented a public effort by the Russian government, following the fall of the USSR, to affirm free democratic access to information. Professor Koenker was the substantive editor of the subsequent 1997 Revelations from the Russian Archives: Documents in English Translation, which includes documents from the exhibit along with additional papers selected by a curatorial team in Moscow. Most archival documents included in the 1997 publication were translated in their entirety; whenever sections were omitted this was indicated by [...] in the book. To allow researchers to access the complete documents, photocopies of the entire original documents and their translations are preserved in this series. The series is arranged by professor Koenker's coding system.
Series 7: Photographs and Slides, 1917-2012
This series contains photographs and slides. Photographs show Diane Koenker and colleagues at conferences; also included are copies of historical photographs from her publications such as women compositors, factory meetings, factory workers, and printers. Her slides document her trips to Russia and the former USSR, mostly the Fulbright and International Exchanges and Research Board (IREX) funded trips in 1973/1974, and 1984-2001 showing infrastructure, architecture, and scenes of everyday life. This series lists photographs and then slides.
Series 8: Publications and Reviews of Koenker's Work, 1978-2017
This series contains articles and book chapters by Diane Koenker as well as unpublished drafts. This series also includes reviews about Koenker's work. This series is organized chronologically with reviews listed last.