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Harold Gordon Skilling fonds
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Skilling 1983 accession

Records of conferences and meetings attended; drafts of and correspondence regarding articles written; correspondence relating to the writing of "Communism, National and International" and "Governments of Communist East Europe"; personal files (1961-1979) and correspondence (1974-1983); lecture notes as visiting professor, Columbia University, 1952.

Skilling 1985 accession

Addresses, radio scripts, correspondence, lecture notes; files on the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (1980-1981); files relating to the publication of "Interest Groups in Soviet Politics" (1971).

Skilling 1st 1987 accession

Correspondence, articles, reports, and related material on East European studies at the University of Toronto and elsewhere, including a study of the U.S. Helsinki Watch project prepared by the Ford Foundation.

Skilling 2nd 1989 accession

Card indicies, correspondence, and drafts of manuscripts relating to courses taught and books published by Gordon Skilling, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto. Bibliography on communism in Czechoslovakia and the history of the Czech Communist Party, 1918-1958; files pertaining to Gordon Skilling's publications, "Charter 77 Documents", "Socialist Opposition in Czechoslovakia" (proposed), and "Samidzat and Independent Society in Central and Eastern Europe" (1988), including correspondence with Jan Kavan.

Card index box 3 (see scope and content note)

The indicies include entries (1935-1960) on "People's Democracy" in Czechoslovakia (1949-1958), its theory, its impact in Eastern Europe, party and non-party organizations, and on the activities of the communist parties.

Publication projects

This series documents, through correspondence, notes, financial statements, and drafts of manuscripts, three publication projects concerning opposition to communist regimes in eastern Europe, two of which were realized.

Skilling 1991 accession

Manuscripts, correspondence, addresses, lectures, conference files, subject files, greeting cards and index cards documenting Gordon Skilling's teaching and research interests in East European affairs, with particular reference to events in Czechoslovakia.

Skilling 1994 accession

Correspondence, addresses, lecture notes, minutes of meetings, memoranda, reports, manuscripts, publications, notes and press clippings documenting Professor Skilling's interest in Eastern Europe, particularly Czechoslovakia, and his association with the Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Royal Society of Canada. Also includes consultant files, foreign language clippings and collected papers on Czechoslovak history and politics.

Correspondence

Files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence mainly of an academic nature. Some correspondence is personal in nature.

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