Fonds - Alex Harshenin fonds

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Alex Harshenin fonds

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  • 1965-1977 (Creation)
    Harshenin, Alex Peter

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20 cm of textual records
63 audio cassettes

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Alex Peter Harshenin was born in Brilliant, B.C. He attended the University of British Columbia where he received his B.A. (1955) and M.A. (1960). Harshenin joined UBC's Department of Slavonic Studies in 1960 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1974. He continued with the department until his death in 1977. He specialized in Doukhobor dialect, theoretical linguistics and Russian language.

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The fonds consists of sixty-three oral history tapes, card indexes, notebooks and written notes, and published materials relating to Harshenin's research into the Doukhobor language and dialect.

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Tapes are catalogued as UBC-555.
Typescript summaries of oral history tapes, compiled in 1979 by Helen Josafatow, are also available. However, there are no Russian-English translations.

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BCAUL control number: UBCARCH-129

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University of British Columbia Archives

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Last revised 27 May 2011.

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