Fonds UBCA-ARC-1124 - Alex Harshenin fonds

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Alex Harshenin fonds

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63 audio cassettes
20 cm of textual records

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Alex Peter Harshenin was born in Brilliant, BC. He attended the University of British Columbia, receiving his BA1955) and MAMA1960). 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 he died in 1977. He specialized in Doukhobor dialect, theoretical linguistics and the 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.

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Typescript summaries of oral history tapes, compiled in 1979 by Helen Josafatow, are also available. Unfortunately, however, there are no Russian-English translations.

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Revised May 2020

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