Guide to the Francis B. Randall (1931- ) Writings
RG 10.8

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Randall, Francis Ballard, b. 1931
Title
Francis B. Randall (1931- ) Writings
ID
RG 10.8
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1952-present
Extent
3.5 linear feet 7 document boxes
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives 2006

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Revision Description

 Finding Aid entered in Archivists' Toolkit by Emma Cameron May 2014

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to researchers without restriction. Items may not be photocopied without written permission of the author. Copyright resides with the author.

Acquisition note

Donated by Francis B. Randall through numerous accessions including 2009-011, 2009-015, 2013-014, 2013-057.

Processing Information note

Processed March 2006 by Janice Abbott

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Biographical note

Francis B. Randall was a member of the humanities faculty at Sarah Lawrence College from 1961 to 2002, specializing in Russian history. He was born in New York City in 1931 and received his BA from Amherst College in 1952, MA (1954) and PhD (1960) from Columbia University. Prior to his time at Sarah Lawrence, he taught history at Amherst College from 1956 to 1959 and Columbia University from 1959 to 1961.

He published many works throughout his career with a particular emphasis on Russian and Soviet history.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of published and unpublished writings by Francis B. Randall spanning 52 years. Included are original manuscripts, publications, scholarly papers, book reviews and many personal accounts of his vast world-wide travels, all written by Randall.

The collection is divided into two series:

Series I. Published Writings

Series II. Unpublished Writings

Each series is arranged alphabetically, by title of the work. A bibliography created by Randall is in the first folder in Series II.

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Related Materials

See also

See also Francis B. Randall Faculty File

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Published Writings 

Box

Alumni, Don't Worry 1952 

1

Architecture At Amherst 1952 

1

Backcountry India 1991 

1

Belinski's Letter to Gogol 1980, 1987 

1

Books on Stalin 1963 

1

Birth and Infancy of Communism 1956 

1

Can we trust Russia, Gorbachev and Glasnost? "We have to try..." 1990 

1

Communism In The High Andes 1961 

1

Continuity And Change in Russian and Soviet Thought 1956 

1

Curtain of Ignorance 1960 

1

Diary of A Freedom Rider 1961 

1

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers 2003 

1

The Dragon and the Bean 1983 

1

Everybody Would Leave 1982 

1

Fiction in Russia 1958 

1

Four Holes In The Iron Curtain 1955 

1

Freedom Rider's Diary 1961 

1

Good Reporting 1956 

1

The Goofy In Art 1971 

1

Grandiosity And Overdecoration In Russian Art 1972 

1

Handbook of Russian Literature 1985 

1

Herzen's from the Other Shore 1961, 1968 

1

In Eastern Europe: an upwelling of religion 1999 

1

Joseph Campbell's Second Death 1990 

1

Just After Stalin, Just After Mao 1976, 1977 

1

From Lenin to Malenkov: The History of World Communism 1954 

1

Letter from Peking: Art in Communist China 1977 

1

Letter from Tibet 1980 

1

Lost at Sea 1987 

1

A Lost Generation 1982 

1

The Men Who Run Soviet Business 1960 

1

N.K. Mikhailovskii's "What is Progress?" 1963 

1

Origins of the Soviet Collection 1973 

1

Paleface, Redskin 1983 

1

Paradise Plundered 1974 

1

Pheasants, Pandas, Rhododenra and Yaks: Backcountry West Szechwan and East Tibet 1991 

1

Post-Stalin Soviet Culture 1959 

1

Red or Dead? 1983 

1

A Sea-Change 1980 

1

Some Reservations about the Old Russian Revival in the U.S.S.R. 1973 

1

Spilling Kremlin Beans 1985 

Box

Ten Days That Shook China: The October (1976) Revolution in Shanghai 1977 

1

Third World Medicine First Hand 1988 

1

This Tuesday, to Vote is to Sin 1989 

1

Time for a Trade with the Soviet Union 1973 

1

The Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow: History as Icon 1973 

1

Uriah Heep---A Jew Manque? 1981, 1982 

1

A Walk to Tibet 1980 

1

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Series II. Unpublished Writings 

Box

Bibliographies 1952-1988, 1992, 1995, 2003,2015 

2

Alberta, Where It's Cooler 1988 

2

Algeria: Trajan's Legion, British Treachery and the One-Eyed Ghosts of the Sahara undated 

2

The American Patient; Terrorist Egypt and the Oases of the Western Desert undated 

2

The American Student Radical Movement and Communism 1966 

2

Among the Farthest Hebrides 2004 

2

Ancient and Modern; Bulgaria and Romania 2003 

2

Ancient Persia, Muslim Iran and Contemporary Paradoxes May 2014 

2

Arabian Sands, Arabian Oil 1983 

2

Archeological Looting, Repatriation and Stealing it Fair and Square 2007 

2

Art, Sand and Stars 1990 

2

The Atacama Desert; The Driest Place on Earth 2004 

2

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia 2003 

2

A Balkan Circuit: Three Countries, Three Languages, Three Alphabets, Three Currencies October 2014 

2

The Baltic States; A New Birth of Freedom 2002 

2

Belize and the Maya Heartland 1991 

2

Blacks, Whites, and Ancient Egypt 1995 

2

Blasphemy in Brooklyn 1999 

2

Both Jamaicas 1988 

2

But Let Judgement Run Down as Waters, and Righteousness as a Mighty Stream 1997 

2

Calabria, Sicily, and Malta: Bronzes, Mafias, and Megaliths 1995 

2

Canal and Morpho, Democracy and Quetzal 1987 

2

Central Intelligence undated 

2

Christmas, 2007, Thoughts on Israel 2007 

2

Cinderello and the Glass Sneaker undated 

2

Counterrevolutionary Russia 1996 

2

Crimea (The) and the Self-Determination of Peoples March 2014 

Box

Cuba - In the Twilight of Communism 2003 

2

Cyprus and Other Greek Places 1995 

2

In Darkest Texas: Notes from a Different Culture 1983 

2

Death - A Lay Sermon? June 2009 

2

A Dependent Husband in Venezuela 1984 

2

Easter Island, The Loneliest World Ever Settled by Man undated 

2

Ecology and the Copernican Revolution in Ethics 1974 

2

Egypt Isn't What It Used To Be 1990 

2

England After the Fall 1986 

2

Ethiopia, Early in the Famine 2002 

2

Fifteen Mountain Gorillas and a Whale-Headed Stork or Tourists in the Mist 1990 

2

The First Six Months of my Second Life 1988 

2

Five Thousand Kilometers from Shanghai; Tibet and a Return to Twenty One Years After undated 

2

Fort Stanwix and Fallingwater 1992 

2

Four Days at the Edge of the Syrian Wars or The Green Middle Easr Smothered in Wildflowers April 2015 

2

Four Journeys to Berlin 1991 

2

Freedom - and Health Care August 2009 

2

Gallery Opening in Lhasa 1983 

3

The Generation of the Sixties, pp. 1-80 undated 

3

The Generation of the Sixties, pp. 81-199 undated 

3

The Generation of the Sixties, pp. 200-308 undated 

3

Getting Arrested Against Aparteid for Christmas 1984 

3

George W. Bush 2009 

3

Gold from the Pyramids, Textiles from the Sands; The Coast of Peru 2000 

3

Grey (The) Falcon Flies Forever; Bags of Eyes and Wells of Bones; Journeys in the Former Yugoslavia July 2013 

Box

The Great Poet 1962 

3

The Great Sarah Lawrence Laughter Case: A Tragi-Comedy Without Villians 1995-1996 

3

Greece: Wild Places and Wildflowers 1998 

3

Greek Art and American Youth undated 

3

The Green Middle East: Syria in the Spring 1995 

3

Green Morocco, Urban Morocco, Brown Morocco 1999 

3

The Grey Falcon Flies Forever; Bags of Eyes and Wells of Bones; Journeys in the Former Yugoslavia 2013 

3

Himalayan Kingdoms undated 

3

History Papers; A Teaching Life, pp. 1-100 1996 

3

History Papers; A Teaching Life, pp. 101-224 1996 

3

How to Beat New York's Deep Freeze, Snow and Ice: Go to Sa'udi Arabia February 2015  

3

A Humanist Triptych undated 

3

India in a Good Monsoon Year: Notes on Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan undated 

4

Intelligent and Decent Men, pp. 1-100 1991 

4

Intelligent and Decent Men, pp. 101-250 1991 

4

Intelligent and Decent Men, pp. 251-350 1991 

4

Intelligent and Decent Men, pp. 351-459 1991 

4

Introduction to Lev Bezymensky, Special File Barbarossa 1983 

4

Ireland, Then Russia 1989 

4

The Jaguar by the Colossal Stone Head in the Jungle: Romance, Science, Politics, and Frolic Among the Olmecs 2005 

4

Japan in Cherry-Blossom Time: Notes from a Superior Civilization 1991 

4

John Andrew Moore undated 

4

Kallaallit Nunaat - Greenland 2003 

4

The Land of the Eagles 1994 

4

Letter from the Sahara undated 

4

Liberals February 2009 

4

A Meditation on Divisions 1998 

4

Mediterranean Islands: French, Italian, Greek, an Turkish 2001 

4

The Meiklejohn Tragedy 1957 

4

Memoirs-VI: Another Earthly Paradise 

4

Memoirs-VII: The Great American Cultural Revolution 

4

Memoirs-IX: "The last of life, for which the first was made."? 

4

Memoirs-X: The Once and Future Education 

4

Men, Women, the Good Person and the Good Life 1981 

4

Mexico; Four New Sights in an Ancient Land 2003 

4

The Middle East: Arab-Israeli Comedy undated 

4

Millennium in Mandalay; Anxiety in Angkor 2001 

4

Mini-Revolution at Sarah Lawrence undated 

4

New Years in Novosibirsk, Christmas in Bratsk 1982 

5

New Zealand: The Continent of Birds 1993 

5

News from Tartary or Communists, Buddhists, Muslims and Tourists on the Silk Road 1990 

5

Northern Lights: The Northern Fringe of High Civilization in Eastern North America circa 2007 

5

The Once and Future China 2002 

5

One Last Hobble Across Rome 2008 

5

Orchids in the Turds: Fifty Years of Enraged Travel (copy 1), pp. 1-150 1984 

5

Orchids in the Turds: Fifty Years of Enraged Travel (copy 1), pp. 151-250 1984 

5

Orchids in the Turds: Fifty Years of Enraged Travel (copy 1), pp. 251-380 1984 

5

Orchids in the Turds: Fifty Years of Enraged Travel (copy 1), pp. 381-504 1984 

5

Orchids in the Turds: Fifty Years of Enraged Travel (copy 2), pp. 1-150 1986 

5

Orchids in the Turds: Fifty Years of Enraged Travel (copy 2), pp. 151-250 1986 

5

Orchids in the Turds: Fifty Years of Enraged Travel (copy 2), pp. 251-380 1986 

6

Orchids in the Turds: Fifty Years of Enraged Travel (copy 2), pp. 381-504 1986 

6

Paleolithic Cave Paintings: The Glory and the Tragedy 2002 

6

Paper Read at the Columbia University Seminar on Peace 1963 

6

Peace? In the Middle East? The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, The State of Israel, and the Terrorist Republic of Palestine 1996 

6

The People Versus James Lashley and Roy Lashley or an Historian at Work at his Profession undated 

6

Peoples' Rights to Self-Determination and Independence 2017 

6

A Pilgrimage to Some Last Rain Forests: Leeches, Hornbills, and an Orang Utan 1989 

6

Poland---Jews, Germans, and Poles 1994 

6

Poland: Warsaw, East Prussia, and the Grand Principality of Lithuania 1990 

6

Prejudice in the Land of Oz? Irish, Blacks, and Jews in Baum, Denslow, and Neil 1981 

6

Prince David and the Dragons undated 

6

Prince David and the Shamakhan Queen undated 

6

Princess Ariane and the Dragons undated 

6

Pyramids and Poppies; Yucatan and Yosemite 2001 

6

A Pyrenean Pilgrimage to Lourdes 1997 

6

Quirigua Revisited - After Sixty Years 2001 

6

Quiz Show 1994 

6

RA Blazing on his Pyramids; Dark Set in his Dark Speos 2000 

6

Rainy Season in the Tropics; Dance in Java, Cremation in Bali 1990 

6

Reykjavik, Iceland undated 

6

Roots in Guatemala undated 

6

The Roots of Stalin's Position on Art 1979 

6

Russia's Forgotten Pacifist Painter 1981 

6

Santorini, Atlantis, and the Big Bang 1995 

6

Seven Journeys to Berlin 2008 

6

Sherlock Holmes, Imperialism and the Baleful Mythic Treasure 1982 

6

Shiite Martyrdoms - A Requiem for Sehwan circa 2016 

Box

Snow Red and the Seven Dwarves undated 

6

Sole Survivors; A Tale of the Sea 1987 

6

Spain Is Risen? 1990 

6

The Spicy Breezes Blow Soft O'er Ceylon's Isle Where Every Prospect Pleases undated 

7

Stalin and the Visual Arts: Four Examples of his Responses 1981 

7

The Story of Princess Ariane undated 

7

Sudetenland and Moravia 1999 

7

The Survival of the Lebanon: Beirut Reconstructs: Helzbollah Kids; The Last Cedars 2000 

7

Thailand and Vietnam; Our Southeast Asia and Theirs 1987 

7

These Isles 1997 

7

Three Australias 1993 

7

Three Walks in Peru undated 

7

Through London and Paris with Walking Stick and Wheelchair 2007 

7

Tibet: From Lhasa to Mount Everest undated 

7

Total Eclipse of the Sun 1991 

7

Travels in a Civil War: Turks, Kurds, and Armenians 1995 

7

Travels in the Hasburg Monarchy 1985 

7

Tunisia, Where Africa Began 1996 

7

Two Isles of Greece; Nine Shipwrecks Off Turkey undated 

7

Unforbidden Libya undated 

7

The Virgins of Guadalupe and Fatima 1999 

7

War Again in the Middle East 1996 

7

Where Should I Go for a Relaxing Fall Vacation? What About Pakistan? (Ka-BOOM!!!) 2016 

Box

Where Should I Go for a Relaxing Spring Vacation? What About Iraq? (Ka-BOOOOM!!!) 2013 

7

Winter in Eastern India undated 

7

Winter Thoughts on Ebonics 1997 

7

Women's Art During the First Women's Movement undated 

7

World Premiere in Lhasa 1983 

7

World War I and World War II; Battlefields, Monuments, Horrors - and Flowers 2017 

Box

Yugoslavia Before; Croatia After 1998 

7

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