Collection Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1660
Date of Creation: Between 1930 and 1969
Level of Description: Collection
Extent: 50 boxes
Content: Papers and correspondence of Dr Rudolf Schlesinger (1901-1969), Marxist theoretician and co-founder of the University of Glasgow's Institute of Soviet and East European Studies. In 1991 all of Dr Schlesinger's papers, which after his death had become the property of his close friend and executor, René Beerman, were transferred to the University Library's Special Collections Department. They include editorials, articles, correspondence relating to his editorship of Soviet Studies and Co-existence; lectures, drafts and revisions for books and articles on Soviet history, legal system and political theory; memoirs; some correspondence with leaders of the German Communist Party in the 1930s; part of the records of the German Communist Party during the 1920s and 30s (in very poor condition).
An initial inventory of the material is available in the Special Collections Department.
Arrangement: List Collection Content
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Not Assigned
Source of Acquisition: Donated by René Beerman, September 1991.
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Cataloguing Rules: ISAD(G)
Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this collection:

author: Rudolf Schlesinger 1901-1969
Marxist theoretician and co-founder of Glasgow University's Institute of Soviet and East European Studies.
donor: René Beerman fl.1970
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