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Naum Jasny Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 27 Mar 2010

Biographical History

Naum Jasny (1883-1967) was an economist who specialized in Soviet Russia. Jasny emigrated to Germany during the Russian Revolution then, during the Nazi years, left Germany for the United States. He was the author of several books on aspects of Soviet agriculture and economics, which were controversial at the time as they contradicted widely held views. He also published his autobiography, To Live Long Enough: The Memoirs of Naum Jasny.

[Biographical sketch adapted from "The Failure of the American Sovietological Economics Profession" by John Howard Wilhelm, Europe-Asia Studies Vol. 55, No. 1 (Jan., 2003), pp. 59-74.]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Naum Jasny Papers consists of printed material, books and periodicals.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

A number of books by and about Jasny reside in the general collection, including his memoirs. Please refer to the Classic Catalog for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Jasny, Naum, 1883-1967.


Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Soviet Union.


Russia -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945.
Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1917-1945.
Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1917-1928.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953.
Soviet Union -- Statistics.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Naum Jasny Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Natasha Brunswick, 1969.

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