Patricia Kennedy Grimsted

Patricia Kennedy Grimsted

Independent Historian/Archvist, Consultant, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

Center Associate
Current Project
Guide to the Dispersed Archives of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg; Nazi-Looted Art in Erich Koch Collection
Foreign Language


, Russian history
Selected Publications

Reconstructing the Record of Nazi Cultural Plunder: A Guide to the Dispersed Archives of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) and the Postwar Retrieval of ERR Loot, online updated edition, sponsored by the Conference for Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), ERR Project, and International Institute for Social History (Amsterdam), 2015–2019, at with related website: “Cultural Plunder by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg: “Documenting ERR Looted Libraries,” .

Returned from Russia: Nazi Archival Plunder in Western Europe and Recent Restitution Issues, Paper edition with an updated “Afterword –2013” (Fall 2013).

Spoils of War v. Cultural Heritage: The Russian Cultural Property Law in Historical Context, editor and major contributor, published as Special Issue of International Journal of Cultural Property 17, no. 2 (2010).

Archives of Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St. Petersburg, edited by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, with Rosarkhiv collaboration (M.E. Sharpe, 2000); Ongoing Internet Database Sequel as “ArcheoBiblioBase," International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam): (soon to move)

Trophies of War and Empire: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution. Foreword by Charles Kecskeméti. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press for the Ukrainian Research Institute, 2001. “Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies.” Table of contents and English abstract at: and also Ukrainian-language abstract at: Chapter 9 republished in a Ukrainian translation as a monograph with documentary appendices as “Praz'ki arkhivy” u Kyievi ta Moskvi…(Kyiv, 2005).