James (Jim) Niessen

World History Librarian
Librarian, Alexander Library
Library Faculty, New Brunswick
James Niessen


Archibald S. Alexander Library

169 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163

I'm an historian of modern Eastern Europe and liaison for the Departments of History (European and Asian history), German and Slavic Languages, Religion, and Jewish Studies as well as the program in Medieval Studies.  Please contact me with the your research and collection needs.


God Brought the Hungarians: Emigration and Refugee Relief in the Light of Cold War Religion. The Hungarian Historical Review, 6(3), 566-596. https://doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3Z89GFK

Hungarian Refugees of 1956: From the Border to Austria, Camp Kilmer, and Elsewhere. Hungarian Cultural Studies: e-Journal of the American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA), 9 (2016) 122-136. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3P84F4R

The Culture of Welcome and the January, 1957 Austrian Refugee Quota Proposal. Világtörténet, 6/38,3. (2016), 337-356. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3SX6GFF

The Persistence and Decline of German Scholarship in Hungarian Library Collections and Culture in the Twentieth Century. Slavic & East European Records of Empire, Monarchy, or Nation? The Archival Heritage of the Habsburgs in East Central Europe. Ab Imperio, 2007(3), 265-290. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3GF0RX4

Museums, Nationality, and Public Research Libraries in Nineteenth Century Transylvania. Libraries & the Cultural Record, 41/3. (2006), 298-336. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3QR4VGB