Albert P. Melone papers and cassettes, 1989-1999 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The Albert P. Melone papers and cassettes document his political science research and publications with emphasis on democratization in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe. The bulk of the records date from 1990-1996. The collection consists of audiocassette interviews with Bulgarian political, academic, and judicial officials and leaders, and includes interview transcripts. Also included are related news announcements from the Bulgarian embassy in Washington DC. This research provided the foundation for Melone's book Creating Parliamentary Government: The Transition to Democracy in Bulgaria. The collection also includes copies of journal articles from East European Constitutional Review on Bulgarian and Eastern European democratization and politics used for Melone's teaching and research.
Audiocassettes and transcripts of Interviews with: Rumen Nenkov, Supreme Court Justice; Vasil Denchev, chairman of the Sofia District Court and member of the Supreme Judicial Council; Mario Bobatinov, Supreme court Justice; Mr.Nikolay Angelov, Defense Attorney; Assitant Professor Rossen Tashev; Mrs.Kina Chuturkova, Judge at the Sofia's regional court; Alexander S. Arabadjiev, Constitutional Court Justice; General Atanas Semerdjiev, former Chief of Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, Interior Minister, and vice President of Bulgaria; Andrey Lukanov, MP, Leader of the Reformist wing of the Bulgarian Communist Party, and former Prime-Minister of Bulgaria; Mr.Petko Simenov, Leader of the Bulgarian Party Liberal; Jordan Vasilev, leading activist of the UDF; Ivan Glushkov, Leader of Christian agrarian party; Philip Dimitrov, MP, leader of the Union of Democratic Forces; Ginio Ganev, leader of the Fatherland's Union of October 1993, Chairman of the Parliamnetary committee for the drafting and approval of the Constitution; Petar Dertiliev, father of the Constitution, leader of the Social Democratic party; Stefan Savov, Leader of the UDF and leader of the Democratic Party; Ibrahim Tatarlar, MP, Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Group of the Movement for the rights and freedom; Stefan Gaitanjiev Secretary of the Bulgarian Democratic Party; Konstatin Trenchev leader of the Podcrepa Syndicate.