Russian Area and Language Studies Center File, 1954-90
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Brief Description: Russian Area and Language Studies Center File includes bylaws, correspondence, minutes, memoranda, programs, annual reports, research proposals, REEC events calendars, course curricula, course syllabi and bibliographies, lectures, conferences, curriculum vitae, surveys, press releases, publications, reprints, receipts, notices directories, and telephone lists concerning fellowships (1960-90), Office of Education Grant (1975-84), History Department (1958-86), Helsinki Project (1974-82), Honors Program (1976-83), Independent Scholars Program (1982-85), International Programs and Studies (1960-89), Inter-University Committee on Travel Grants (1959-68), International Student Affairs (1972-85), Language Learning Laboratory (1980-89), Liberal Arts and Sciences (1970-89), Classics Department (1977-80), Russian Folk Orchestra (1975-89), Geography Department (1961-75), Philosophy Department (1979-85), Political Science Department (1968-84), Sociology Department (1970-80), Slavic Department (1970-82), Russian Club (1967-89), Russian Choir (1976-80), National Endowment for the Humanities (1973-84), Summer Research Laboratory (1972-86), Ralph Fisher Fund (1959, 1987-89), Ralph T. Fisher, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Program (1977-80, 1988-89), International Exchange of Scholars (1975-81), Institute for Soviet-American Relations (1988-89), Institute of International Education (1988-89), Keenan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1974-89), and National Council for Soviet and East European Research (1988-89).
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University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 15/35/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Volume: 33.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/84, 3/86, 6/86, 10/86, 4/93, 8/06
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Arrangement: Chronological by subject
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center :

The Russian and East European Center coordinates courses and research in the humanities and social sciences dealing with Slavic Europe. Originally called the "Center for Russian Language and Area Studies", it was established in 1960 when it began offering undergraduate majors and minors and graduate minors (both Masters and Ph.D.).1 Work on the anthropology, history, economics, politics, of Russia, in addition to language and literature courses, formed the content of the program. In 1961, the Trustees authorized the granting of a graduate "Certificate in Russian Language and Area Studies", which recognized the successful completion of a sequence of graduate courses offered by this interdisciplinary program.2 Since this time, the offerings of the Center have remained stable.3 The Center broadened its scope in 1968 to include Slavic language nations other than Russia; at that time the name was changed to the "Russian and East European Center."4 It sponsors courses in the language, literature, culture, economics and history of Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and other East European nations.

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 50th Report, May 17, 1960, p. 1278; Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1960-61, p. 253.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 51st Report, May 17, 1961, p. 485.

3. Undergraduate Programs, 1975-77, pp. 325-26; Graduate Programs, 1976-78, p. 126.

4. "Annual Report for Academic 1968-69" of the Russian and East European Center, June 27, 1969, p. 18.

Subject Index
Cultural Exchanges
Language Education
Russian Area Studies
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