This article appeared in the December 2021 issue of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies (Volume 21, Number 2, 141-229). This article can be found on the Scholarly Publishing Collective. Color images appear only in the e-platform version of this article.

THE RAND TRANSCRIPT REVEALED

By Chris Matthew Sciabarra and Pavel Solovyev

Abstract: In this essay, the authors analyze and interpret facsimiles of important original documents---published here for the first time---that are deeply relevant to the education of the young Ayn Rand at the University of Petrograd. This definitive reading of source material provides significant documentation of Randís courses, teachers, and textbooksóand what she might have learned from them. Other original source materials are revealed to advance further investigations of this key period in Randís life. Recent commentary on Randís education in Gary H. Merrillís book, False Wisdom, is also considered.

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