from the cyni
minds of fref
e unhappy °'
ich accepts the
ake mistakes jf
•ople. despite I
tunists have solved their social prob-
cnis. Ihe entire announcement is worth
Significant is the fact, however, that
nioiig the members of the National Ad-
isory Council which participated in
c project were Stephen Duggan, direc-
:or of the Institute cef International Edu-
alion. John A. Kingsbury, secretary of
he Milbank Memorial Fund; Charles
Mann, director of the American
Council on Education; and Edward R.
emenl of good IVIurrow. then assistant director of the
in feelings, it "Institute of International Education. It
■adiTship. Ecadwas a strange vcnlure. indeed, lo receive
e-ietv from ihe ^American foundation support.
ic While House' T|i(,n, ha(J [m^ |irevious sum]11e, H>.
Llben those arnOii()ns ,lf ,-„, \i()st.()w llniversity — in
;orous land wlio-i,,;;. ,|||(| m] Th|, rirs, one (1933)
m. We must rea» as v.M |h|. ,,i|>( Kussjan Seminar
ii-how have '"jAnd Near Easl Cruise. The brochure
ividlial and coll',,,. ,,„. ,,,-,;- Siinil.l.-l Session I Anglo-
lured and sf.^meric-an Section of the Moscow State
always been, University 1 contains the following para-
ositive faith '" ;ruph indicating thai the 1933 session
ursing of douD vas a|S() und(>r |||( aus))ices (lf the jn.
-tilul" cef International Education:
Wayne L H"1\ <.r a
,, '. piosi '" order to insure close cooperation
,racu jos With American educational institutions,
• • • ""I »ilh students and educators in the
• 1 • .1 , BeH"'1"'! Stales, an advisory relationship
"••"' *" "" vas establish,',! in 1933 will, the Insti
. pp. 157-60)
ulc- of International Education. Al the
am.- lime, a National Advisory Council
>f prominent American educators was
-lulling at pagMormed ley Professor Stephen Duggan I"
irkable doc-unMssist ihe- Institute of International Edu-
folder publication in its advisory capacity. To lacili-
nc, an agency ate still closer rapprochement, each
■nt. announO's'cui several American educators are in-
Section of a "'j/""'' lo Moscow a- residenl advisors I"
v University'- Tt«' Summer Session. Dr. George S.
ii.nal Educalion'-ounts and Dr. Heber Harper, Profes-
inerican AilvisoTors of Education, Teachers College,
among ils ino''.ohnnliia I niyersily. will act as ad-
- the names of ,'isois during tin- summer session ol
Heber Harper- 1935."
, "National Ad' The
-ontains the nan*,as.
fessors, preside*!. ,,
-.- .,d a" " Chase. \ew 101k City,
iversities, ana ,
\dvis0r5 Committee for 1933
entists and "x
"lb Conant, Associate Professor of
Architecture, Harvard University.
fo'ianme-l H. Cross, Assistant Professor of
Slavic Languages and Literature,
oiis progress "; Harvard I niversity.
he cultural field^enry \y . |)ana (:arnbric|ge,
" unequalled °^eorge \. Day. Professor of Economics
education, \>- ^ . and Sociology. Occidental College.
j n, ■"' gy,
ir|1„iikiiniu-| \ Harper. Professor of Russian
cd Language and Institutions, The I ni-
• processes ol
Sovicl I ..ion \f"'-l> "f 'I'""."-
ssive system °' y*'nry L. Harriman. President. United
sively making ', States Chamber of Commerce, Boston.
mcnls of inter" fruce C. Hopper. \ssislant Professor of
t Government. Harvard University,
es arc then aiyalter V. Hyde. Professor of Greek and
University of * Ancient History, I niversity of Penn-
nee of Anicrie ^ syKania.
■Apparently they jdwar(| |; Mmmu ^.^ ^^
sail! life is "'l
much belter t ,ACTS F0RUM NEWg> January /fl5,
I NEWS, Janiio-1*
Institute of International Education.
Inc.. New 1 ink City.
Frank Nowak, Professor of Slavic History, Boston University.
Grove Patterson, Editor of the Toledo
D. C. Poole. School cef Public and International Affairs, Princeton I niversity.
Geroid T. Robinson, Associate Professor
of History. Columbia University.
Tredwell Smith, New York City.
Whiting Williams. Cleveland.
According to the brochure (page I 1
"The Summer Session is officially an
organizational pari of the Moscow State
"The Moscow University Summer
Session is sponsored in the Soviet I'nion
by the Peoples' Commissariat of Education of the Russian Socialist Federated
Son id Republic; by VOKS, the All-
1 11 ion Society for Cultural Relations
with Foreign Countries; and by lnlour-
isl. the Slate Travel Company of the-
U.S.S.R. Intourist, through its Educational Department, will supply information lo persons interested.
VOKS was the subject of testimony
before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee Healings (July 25. 1951-
.luii" 20. 19521 by two witnesses both of
win mi staled under oath that it was an
operation supervised by the Communist
Parly, According to one witness the
official translation of these letters is:
"Society for Cultural Relations Between
Soviet Union and Foreign Countries."
He added, "Actually it was one of the
t-eeve-i organizations for. again, these
double Hacks, gelling information from
abroad to the Sovie-i Intelligence, and
sending infiltration of ideas and selling
Communisl ideas to the west."
The 1933 announcement of the 1933
Seminar carried these statements under
the heading "Seminar Aims":
"The Russian Revolution has brought
on one of the greatest social upheavals
of all time. Socialism has been given
microscopic trials before, but never on
such a Gargantuan scale. Now, in our
own times and under our very eyes, the
world's mosl important experiment in
communism is taking place. The inspirational opportunities for study and
observation are unlimited. Would you
like to have been an observer in France
dining the French Revolution? The
present opportunity in Russia is of
equal significance'. The First Russian
Seminar will take advantage of this
"Those her whom ihe Seminar will
be a success, those who derive the greatest benefit therefrom, those who will
c-cinit- away heavily laden with thought-
provoking experiences and unforgettable
memories, will be those members who
have entered into the spirit of the Sem
inar. This may be tersely worded as
follows: 'We are interested in seeing
and understanding. We desire something
more lasting than the memory of deluxe accommodations. For these we do
not even need lo leave our American
homes where these comforts abound, but
Russia has something to show us. Let
us try to comprehend.' "
The 1934 session was known as the
American Institute of Moscow University (instead of the Anglo-American
Institute); and according to a report
entitled "Report For the Institute of
International Education" it functioned
under the auspices of:
1. The Society for Cultural Relations
with Foreign Countries — VOKS
2. The All-Union Travel Company
The lectures were held in the morning,
and ihe afternoons were devoted to
lie-lei nips. 130 such excursions being
made. After examinations students had
a choice "I one of the following four
1. Kharkov. 1 alia. Sevastopol,
Od.-ssa. Kiel 15 39
2. Kharkov. 1 alia. Sevastopol.
Odessa. Kiev 10 Mi
3. Gorki, Volga, Rostov,
Kharkov. Kiel 15 40
I. Leningrad. Baltic and
While Sea Canal. Kharkov"
and Kiev 15 25
Attendance of less than 40 at the
1933 session increased to 212 at the
1934 session (according to announcement of 1935 session), among whom
were "undergraduates, teachers, prin-
cipals, professors, psychologists, social
workers, physicians, nurses and artists."
The following reference Ice ihe previous
sessions is also taken from the 1935
"Rasing their judgment upon the
undeniable success of these ventures, the
Soviet Educational authorities organized at the I niyersily of Moscow, an
Anglo-American Section offering full
and regular instruction in English. The
students and professors of the 1933 and
1934 sessions approved the academic advantages of the plan, which enabled
the student to travel dining his vacation
period and at the same time to further
his own professional experience. It is
a plan thai has the full support of the
foremost educators and scientists of the
Sen ic-l I nion."
One of the academic regulations was:
"2. The course. "Principles of the
Collective and Socialist Society" is prerequisite for admission to all other
courses: however, the student may en-
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