John Earl Haynes
|Dr. John Haynes|
|Alma mater||Florida State University
University of Minnesota
|Known for||Being an American Historian|
John Earl Haynes is an American historian who is a specialist in 20th-century political history in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. He is known for his books on the subject of the American Communist and anti-Communist movements, and on Soviet espionage in America (many written jointly with Harvey Klehr).
During the last years of the 1970s Haynes served as a legislative assistant to Sen. Wendell Anderson, a Democratic Governor of Minnesota named to replace Walter Mondale in the United States Senate when the latter was elected Vice President of the United States.
Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union during the first years of the 1990s, previously closed sensitive archives in Russia began to tentatively be opened to scholars. In 1993 in his capacity as with the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, Haynes became the first American scholar to examine the records of the Communist Party USA housed in the former archive of the Communist International in Moscow. Haynes was later instrumental in helping to forge a December 1998 agreement between the institutional forerunner of today's Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History (RGASPI), keeper of the Comintern documents, and the Library of Congress which led to the microfilming of the CPUSA collection and its sale to academic institutions.
- John Haynes, "DFL Policies Offer Cure for Tax Rebellion Fever," New America [New York], vol. 15, no. 9 (October 1978), pg. 7.
- "Comintern Electronic Archives," IDC Publishers/RGASPI, www.comintern-online.com/
- Haynes, John Earl (1984). Dubious Alliance: The Making of Minnesota's DFL Party. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 0-8166-1311-7. OCLC 10072296.
- Klehr, Harvey; John Earl Haynes (1992). The American Communist Movement: Storming Heaven Itself. New York: Twayne Publishers. ISBN 0-8057-3856-8. OCLC 25201075.
- Klehr, Harvey; John Earl Haynes; Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov (1996). The Secret World of American Communism. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-06855-7. OCLC 30779937.
- Haynes, John Earl (1996). Red Scare or Red Menace? American Communism and Anticommunism in the Cold War Era. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee. ISBN 1-56663-090-8. OCLC 33208418.
- Klehr, Harvey; John Earl Haynes; Kyrill Anderson (1998). The Soviet World of American Communism. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07150-7. OCLC 37187391.
- Haynes, John Earl , ed. (1998). Calvin Coolidge and the Coolidge Era: Essays on the History of the 1920s. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. ISBN 0-8444-0922-7. OCLC 38426204.
- Klehr, Harvey; John Earl Haynes (1999). Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-08462-5. OCLC 44694569.
- Haynes, John Earl (Winter 2000). "The Cold War Debate Continues: A Traditionalist View of Historical Writing on Domestic Communism and Anti-Communism". Journal of Cold War Studies 2 (1): pp. 76–115. doi:10.1162/15203970051032381. ISSN 1520-3972. OCLC 90637039.
- Klehr, Harvey; John Earl Haynes (2003). In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage. San Francisco, Calif.: Encounter Books. ISBN 1-59403-088-X. OCLC 62271849.
- Klehr, Harvey; John Earl Haynes, Alexander Vassiliev (2009). Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-12390-6.
- John Earl Haynes's website, JohnEarlHaynes.org
- Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America on YouTube Library of Congress
- Jamie Glaznov, "An Interview with John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr," History News Network, George Mason University, December 1, 2003.