Personal papers of Roy D. Laird
This collection includes a copy of the book To Live Long Enough about Soviet agriculturalist Naum Jansy written by Betty and Roy Laird. It also includes related correspondence, notes, and book reviews.
- 1950 - 1987
- Laird, Roy D. (Person)
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No access restrictions
Conditions Governing Use
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Biography of Roy Laird
Roy D. Laird was born in Blue Hill, Nebraska in 1925. He served in the Navy from 1944-1946 and later received his bachelor's degree in biology from Hastings College in 1947. In 1952 he finished his master's degree from the University of Nebraska and in 1956 received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington. Laird came to KU from the Central Intelligence Agency and was internationally recognized for his work in the field of Soviet agriculture. He joined KU's Department of Political Science in 1957 and retired as professor emeritus in 1990. Laird's achievements include various international research grants, the founding of the International Conference on Soviet and East European Agriculture at KU, and other well-known published books and articles. He died in 2000.
.5 linear foot (1 box)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
The collection includes a copy of the book written jointly by Betty and Roy Laird on the life and works of Naum Jansy. This includes Jansy's studies of Soviet agricultural affairs and economic research. The rest of the collection includes correspondence related to the writing of the book and letters and notes from Jansy. There are also book reviews regarding the written biography.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Roy D. Laird Collection
- Personal papers of Roy D. Laird
- Finding aid prepared by cmh, 2011; Finding aid encoded by cmh, 2011
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English</language>
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Guide to the Roy Laird Collection, University Archives, PP 507, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States