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Personal papers of John T. Alexander

Call Number: PP 46


John T. Alexander taught Russian/Soviet history in the History Department at the University of Kansas. This collection contains several manuscripts in various draft stages as well as class notes, class syllabi, bibliographic materials, his curriculum vitae, publication materials and articles, and other related materials from his academic career.


  • Creation: 1966 - 2005


Language of Materials

English; Russian; German; French; Italian

Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of John Alexander

Alexander received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1961. He received his M.A. in 1963 and his Ph.D. in 1966, both from Indiana University. He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas in the History Department in 1966, reaching full professor status in 1974. He taught Russian and Soviet history.


34 Linear Feet (44 boxes + 5 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders)

Physical Location

PP 46

Physical Location

PP 473

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, John T. Alexander.

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the John T. Alexander Collection
Personal papers of John T. Alexander
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by skt, 2010; das, 2011; mwh, 2019.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of John T. Alexander, University Archives, PP 46, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States