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Transactions of the Association of Russian-American Scholars
This collection houses the complete set of the bilingual almanacs published by the Association of Russian-American Scholars in the USA (ARAS) titled – in two languages – Transactions of the Association of Russian-American Scholars in the USA / Записки Русской Академической Группы в США. The publication was launched in 1967 by US-based and Russian-born academics, most of them exiles from Soviet Russia who were denied publication in the USSR due to their political status, and who also found it difficult to publish in the US for purely linguistic reasons. In the almost fifty years of its existence (1967-2016), Transactions / Записки produced thirty-nine issues, a number of them containing materials of lasting interest in literary, historical, and general cultural studies. Several members of Vassar College's Department of Russian Studies had active roles in the functioning of Transactions / Записки during the last two decades of the publication’s existence.