Faculty

Dr. Kelly A Kolar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kelly A Kolar
615-898-2804
Room 261, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Areas of Expertise

Archival Studies, History of Archives, Libraries, Digital History, Memory, Russia, Soviet Union, Europe

Publications

“Bourgeois Specialists and Red Professionals in 1920s Soviet Archival Development.” Information & Culture 53, no. 4 [forthcoming 2018]

“Perestroika in the Stacks: Independent Library Associations in Moscow and Leningrad." [under review]

"Russian Archives and Libraries: Their Development Since the Introduction of Technology." in Technology and Libraries in the Twenty First Century: An International Perspective, R.N. Sharma, ed. (Berl...

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“Bourgeois Specialists and Red Professionals in 1920s Soviet Archival Development.” Information & Culture 53, no. 4 [forthcoming 2018]

“Perestroika in the Stacks: Independent Library Associations in Moscow and Leningrad." [under review]

"Russian Archives and Libraries: Their Development Since the Introduction of Technology." in Technology and Libraries in the Twenty First Century: An International Perspective, R.N. Sharma, ed. (Berlin: De Gruyter Saur, 2012): 269-279.

"Osobennosti Zakrytykh Fondov, Akademicheskie Biblioteki SSHA." [Special Collections in American Academic Libraries] Bibliotechnoe delo (8 [20] 2004).

 

Works in Progress Book project: What Kind of Past Should the Future Have? The Development of the Soviet Archival System, 1917-1931

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Presentations

“Digital Information Literacy in the Classroom.” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2017).

“Red Archives: Documents in Service to the Bolshevik Revolution.” Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Portland, OR(July 2017). 

“Rewriting the Archives to Rewrite the Past: 1920s Soviet Archival Development.” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Stud...

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“Digital Information Literacy in the Classroom.” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (November 2017).

“Red Archives: Documents in Service to the Bolshevik Revolution.” Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Portland, OR(July 2017). 

“Rewriting the Archives to Rewrite the Past: 1920s Soviet Archival Development.” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (November 2015).

“A Historian Abroad: Living and Conducting Research in Russia in the Putin Era,” Rotary Club of Murfreesboro (August 19, 2014)

“Documenting Legitimacy: Archivists and the Use of Documents in the 1920s Soviet Economy." Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA (November 2013). 

“Archival Professionalization in the Soviet Union, 1918-1931” International Conference on the History of Records and Archives, University of Texas at Austin (August 2012).

“Museum Preservation Practices,” The Art of…Speaking Series, Culver City, CA (September 2006)

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Awards

Selected Awards

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, 2010-2011

UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies Summer Research Grant, 2010

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, 2007, 2009

Courses

Undergraduate Courses

HIST 3090 Europe in the 20th Century

HIST 3090 Popular Culture in the Communist Bloc

HIST 2020 Survey United States History II

Graduate Courses

HIST 6615/7615 Essentials of Archival Management

HIST 6620/7620 Seminar in Archival Management: Digital Collections Management

HIST 6545/7545 Seminar in Management of Collections for Historical Organizations and Archives

HIST 6220/7620 Seminar in Public Programming for Historical Organizations and Archives

HIST 7991/7992 Professional Residency Colloquium

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 904-8164

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

All Other Inquiries
(615) 898-2631 

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The executive offices of the Oral History Association have opened at MTSU and will be here for the next five years.

The office will be co-directed by Albert Gore Research Center Director Louis Kyriakoudes and History Professor Kristine McCusker.

The Offices are located in Peck Hall, Room 217.

Telephone: 615-898-2544