Web accessible archives:
The Library of Congress's Documents from the
Soviet Archives. This originated as a guided virtual tour
of the LC's exhibit, complete with documents and translations
detailing both the internal workings of the Soviet system, and
the dynamics of Soviet relations with the US. Faxcimilies of
many of the documents are still available online.Some highlights:
* Kirov Murder and Purges
* Collectivization and Industrialization
* Suppressing Dissidents
* US-Soviet relations
Out Loud contains various audio materials pertaining to the
Cuban Missile Crisis and other events of the Cold War.
Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars, contains an extensive virtual
Cold War Studies at Kansas State University
contains transcripts of numerous cold war era speeches.
National Security Archive Includes a wealth of information
on the Cold War, including transcripts of the full interviews
conducted by CNN for its Cold War series, many declassified documents,
reviews, and more. A valuable resource.
The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project
at the Brookings Institution contains a wealth of information
on the trillions of dollars spent in the name of the cold war.
The site includes numerous links to press and other sources,
and the full text of Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences
of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940.
Cold War's End: US Intelligence on the Soviet Union and Eastern
Europe. The Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) of
the Central Intelligence Agency and the George W. Bush Center
for Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University co-sponsored
a conference on "US Intelligence and the End of the Cold
War" on the Texas A&M University campus at College Station
from 18 to 20 November 1999. As a contribution to the conference,
CSI prepared a compendium of newly declassified US intelligence
documents covering the years 1989-1991. This period encompassed
events in the USSR and Eastern Europe that transformed the postwar
world and much of the 20th century's geopolitical landscape.
These documents are available online.
Sumits. The Washington Post has compiled a timeline,
with links to original articles, detailing superpower sumits
from the original Eisenhower-Khrushchev sumit of 1959 through
the post-Cold War period.