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Overview Professor Backus joined the University of Kansas in 1950 where he served for twenty-two years. Professor Backus made substantial contributions to the Department of History, including many years of assistance in graduate advising, and was a leading organizer of the program of Slavic and Soviet Area Studies at the University of Kansas. His vigorous activity in expanding scholarly resources for the program extended to the arrangement for book exchanges with institutions in the Soviet Union. ...
Dates: 1942 - 1972