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An Inventory of the Andrew Meier papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Andrew Meier papers
    Dates: 1917-2007
    Collection Number: 2010C16
    Creator: Meier, Andrew.
    Collection Size: 11 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (5.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The collection primarily consists of research materials for Andrew Meier's book The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service (New York, 2008). This research material includes correspondence and notes; photocopies of correspondence and of genealogical and biographical data; photocopies of investigative, consular and other government documents; and printed matter. The bulk of the research materials directly relate to Soviet espionage in the United States and elsewhere, and especially to the case of Isaiah Oggins.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English Russian German

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Andrew Meier papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    David Dallin papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    John Hook papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Herbert Solow papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Sam Tanenhaus papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1985 B.A., Wesleyan University
    1989 B.A. (M.A.), Russian Language and Literature, Oxford University
    1989-1992 Freelance writer
    1989-Present Contributor to periodicals, including Harper's, New Republic, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Orion, Outside, Washington Post, Wired, and Time
    1995-1996 Contributor, Pacific News Service, San Francisco, California
    1996 Reported from Afghanistan
    1996-2001 Moscow correspondent, Time magazine
    2001-2002 Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
    circa 2003-Present Writer in residence, Assistant Professor at Eugene Lang College, New York, New York
    2003 Author, Black Earth: A Journey through Russia after the Fall (New York: W.W. Norton)
    2005 Author, Chechnya: To the Heart of a Conflict (contains excerpts from Black Earth) (New York: W.W. Norton)
    2008 Author, The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service (New York: W.W. Norton)
    Honors include Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Fellow; Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers & Scholars at the New York Public Library; National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow
    Sources:
    Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2010. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2010. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC
    "Andrew Meier - Assistant Professor" Eugene Lang College Faculty. The New School for Liberal Arts. n.d. Web. 24 August 2010.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection primarily consists of research materials for Andrew Meier's book The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service (New York, 2008). This research material includes correspondence and notes; photocopies of correspondence and of genealogical and biographical data; photocopies of investigative, consular and other government documents; and printed matter. The bulk of the research materials directly relate to Soviet espionage in the United States and elsewhere, and especially to the case of Isaiah Oggins.
    Materials of note in the collection include the detailed genealogical and biographical data Meier compiled regarding Isaiah Oggins and his family ( Oggins family related materials ) as well as Meier's detailed research on Oggins' contemporaries and incidents relating to the Communist Party in the United States. The original order of the materials has been maintained.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Espionage, Russian.
    Espionage, Russian--United States.
    Secret service--Soviet Union.
    Oggins, Isaiah.