Cold War Related Archives and Repositories



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

History Out Loud contains various audio materials pertaining to the Cuban Missile Crisis and other events of the Cold War.

The Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, contains an extensive virtual document library.

Cold War Studies at Kansas State University contains transcripts of numerous cold war era speeches.

The 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.

At 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.

Superpower 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.

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