H07-1651.6. Donia, Robert Jay (1945- ). Papers, 1965-2007. 0.25 linear ft.


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A Hope College class of 1967 graduate, Robert Jay Donia received his Ph.D. in history at the University of Michigan in 1976. He was a Research Associate at the University of Michigan’s Center for Russian and East European Studies and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at San Diego. He also served as an expert on seven war crimes trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague. He authored Islam under the Double Eagle: The Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1878-1914 (1981), and with John V.A. Fine, co-author of Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Tradition Betrayed (1994) and Sarajevo: A Biography (2006). The collection contains biographical information; book review; correspondence; compact disc (CD) of his 2007 funeral service featuring speakers Donald De Young and Fritz Kruithof; projects and proposals; published articles; published booklet on the Lima, Ohio, area as of 1980; three student papers after graduating from Hope College, including a history of Onaway, Michigan, titled “From Swampland to City: The Location and Early Settlement of Onaway, Michigan,” (1969) and a 1966 trip to Yugoslavia.


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