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Slavic and Eastern European Studies

Archives

See also Libraries in Directories

Contents:

  1. Russian archives, guides
    1. General and regional
    2. Selected major archives
  2. Western archives, guides
  3. Textbooks
  4. Histories of archives
  5. Bibliography about archives
  6. Leading journals
  7. Bibliography of published archival documents

1. Russian archives, guides

Major guides to archives will usually provide the historical background, a bibliography on archival literature in general as well as on a specific archive, some directory data, and a general description of holdings. There is also a wide range of sources which specifically focus on holdings known most commonly as "putevoditel'" or "opis'". Almost every archive in Russia has some information about its holdings but most of them are not published.

a. General and regional

Information about guides to archives, use of archives, etc.

ARKHIVY ROSSII: MOSKVA I SANKT-PETERBURG: SPRAVOCHNIK-OBOZRENIE I BIBLIOGRAFICHESKII UKAZATEL'. Glavnye redaktory: V. P. Kozlov, P. K. Grimsted: otvetstvennyi sostavitel L. V. Repulo. ARCHIVES OF RUSSIA: MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG: A DIRECTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE. Moscow, "Arkheograficheskii tsentr," 1997.

Grimsted, P.K., A HANDBOOK FOR ARCHIVAL RESEARCH IN THE USSR. [Washington, D.C.], International Research and Exchanges Board, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, 1989.

See also texbooks below.

Guides

Grimsted, P.K. ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPT REPOSITORIES IN THE USSR: MOSCOW AND LENINGRAD. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1972.
SUPPLEMENT 1. Zug, Inter Documentation Co., 1976.
"Recent Soviet Archival Literature" in ADVANCED RUSSIAN STUDIES OCCASIONAL PAPER, No.204. Washington, D.C.,1986 can be viewed as a Supplement 2.

Grimsted, P.K. "Regional state archives in the USSR: Some notes and bibliography of published guides," SLAVIC REVIEW 1, 1969: 92-115.

Grimsted, P.K. ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPT REPOSITORIES IN THE USSR: ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, BELORUSSIA. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1981.

Grimsted, P.K. ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPT REPOSITORIES IN THE USSR: UKRAINE AND MOLDAVIA. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press. Vol. 1, 1988-.

Grimsted, P.K. INTELLECTUAL ACCESS AND DESCRIPTIVE STANDARDS FOR POST-SOVIET ARCHIVES. Princeton, N.J., International Research & Exchanges Board, 1992.

Grimsted, P.K., ed. ARCHIVES IN RUSSIA 1993. Preliminary English version. Moscow, International Research & Exchanges Board, 1993.

Grossman, Iu.M., Kutik, V.N. SPRAVOCHNIK NAUCHNOGO RABOTNIKA. ARKHIVY, DOKUMENTY, ISSLEDOVATEL'. 2nd rev. edn. L'vov, Universitet, 1983. (1st edn., 1979).

Nezhdanova, O. IU., FEDERAL═NYE ARKHIVY ROSSII I IKH NAUCHNO-SPRAVOCHNYI APPARAT. Moscow, Gosudarstvennaia arkhivnaia sluzhba Rossii, 1994.

Belov, G.A., ed. GOSUDARSTVENNYE ARKHIVY SOIUZA SSSR. KRATKII SPRAVOCHNIK. Moscow, GAU, 1956.

Volkova, I.V., et al. GOSUDARSTVENNYE ARKHIVY SSSR. SPRAVOCHNIK. Moscow, Mysl', 1989; 2 vols.

Volkova, I.V. et al. DOKUMENTY GAF SSSR V BIBLIOTEKAKH, MUZEIAKH I NAUCHNO-OTRASLEVYKH ARKHIVAKH. SPRAVOCHNIK. Moscow, Mysl', 1991.
[GAF, i.e., Gosudarstvennyi arkhivnyi fond SSSR - dokumental'naia pamiat' sovetskogo naroda, ego natsional'noe dostoianie". Preface, p.3.]

Levshin, B.V., ed. KRATKII SPRAVOCHNIK PO NAUCHNO-OTRASLEVYM I MEMORIAL'NYM ARKHIVAM AN SSSR. Moscow, Nauka, 1979.

Kolosova, E.V, ed. LICHNYE ARKHIVNYE FONDY V GOSUDARSTVENNYKH KHRANILISHCHAKH SSSR. Moscow, GAU, 1962, 2 vols. Vol. 3 supplementing earlier volumes was published in 1980. In addition to pre-Revolutionary material (vols. 1 & 2) it also has material for the Soviet period.

Useful information about archival holdings can be obtained by examining subjects researched in them. Such research reports are registered in:

TEMATIKA ISSLEDOVANII PO DOKUMENTAL'NYM MATERIALAM ARKHIVOV AKADEMII NAUK SSSR. SPRAVOCHNIK. Leningrad, 1, 1967-, annual.

TEMATIKA ISSLEDOVANII PO DOKUMENTAL'NYM MATERIALAM V TSENTRAL'NYKH GOSUDARSTVENNYKH ARKHIVAKH SSSR. SPRAVOCHNIK. Moscow, 1, 1964-, annual.

b. Selected major archives

(not listed in Grimsted's ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPT REPOSITORES IN THE USSR, op.cit.)

ANNOTIROVANNYI UKAZATEL' RUKOPISNYKH FONDOV GOS. PUBLICHNOI BIBLIOTEKI IM. M.E. SALTYKOVA-SHCHEDRINA. FONDY RUSSKIKH DEIATELEI XVIII-XX VV. Leningrad, [SS], 1981-.

RUKOPISNYE FONDY PUBLICHNOI BIBLIOTEKI: PECHATNYE KATALOGI, OBZORY, ISTORIKO-METODOLOGICHESKIE MATERIALY. 2nd rev. edn. Leningrad, SS, 1990.

RUKOPISNYE SOBRANIIA GOSUDARSTVENNOI BIBLIOTEKI SSSR IMENI V.I. LENINA. UKAZATEL'. Moscow, MPB, 1983-. Tom 1, vyp. 1and 2. Moscow, MPB, 1983.

Balashova, L.P., et al. VOSPOMINANIIA I DNEVNIKI XVIII-XX VV. UKAZATEL' RUKOPISEI. Moscow, Kniga, 1976. Holdings of the State Library in Moscow.

Zhelokhovtseva, E.F. et al. TSENTRAL'NYI GOSUDARSTVENNYI ARKHIV DREVNIKH AKTOV SSSR. PUTEVODITEL'. Moscow, Glavarkhiv, 1991- Planned in 4 vols.

Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii. PUTEVODITEL'. Eds S.V. Mironenko, G. L. Friz. t. 1. FONDY GOSUDARSTVENNOGO ARKHIVA ROSSIISKOI FEDERATSII PO ISTORII ROSSII XIX-NACHALA XX VV. Moscow, Izd-vo "Blagovest", 1994- (Russian archive series, 3).

Its predecessor:
Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Oktiabr═skoi revoliutsii, vysshikh organov gosudarstvennoi vlasti i organov gosudarstvennogo upravleniia SSSR. SPRAVOCHNIK. Moscow, Arkhiv, 1990. 2 Vols.

Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Oktiabr'skoi revoliutsii, vysshikh organov gosudarstvennoi vlasti i organov gosudarstvennogo upravleniia SSSR. TEMATICHESKII UKAZATEL' K KOLLEKTSIIAM MIKROFOTOKOPII DOKUMENTOV ZARUBEZHNYKH ARKHIVOV, KHRANIASHCHIKHSIA V TSENTRALNOM GOSUDARSTVENNOM ARKHIVE OKTIABR'SKOI REVOLIUTSII. 2 edn. Moscow, Arkhiv, 1990.

TSENTRALNYI GOSUDARSTVENNYI ARKHIV LITERATURY I ISKUSSTVA SSSR. SPRAVOCHNIK. Moscow, 1988.

TSENTRAL'NYI GOSUDARSTVENNYI ARKHIV LITERATURY I ISKUSSTVA SSSR. PUTEVODITEL'. Moscow, 1959- (vol. 5 for new acquisitions for 1972-1977 was published in 1982).

KRATKII SPRAVOCHNIK PO FONDAM TSENTRAL'NOGO GOSUDARSTVENNOGO ARKHIVA LITERATURY I ISKUSSTVA LENINGRADA. Leningrad, LNPP "Oblik", 1991.

Shumikhin, S. ARCHIVES D'ETAT DE RUSSIE DE LITTERATURE ET D'ART. INVENTAIRE DES ANCIENS FONDS RESERVES. KRATKII PUTEVODITEL' PO BYVSHEMU SPETSKHRANU RGALI (PO SOSTOIANIIU NA 1 OKTIABRIA 1993 G.). Paris, Moscow, Institut D'Etudes Slaves, Rossiiskii Gos. Arkhiv Literatury i Iskusstva, 1994. (CULTURES & SOCIETIES DE L'EST 19. DANS LES ARCHIVES RUSSIE. V ROSSIISKIKH ARKHIVAKH, 1).

Baskakov, V. N. RUKOPISNYE SOBRANIIA I KOLLEKTSII PUSHKINSKOGO DOMA. Leningrad, Nauka,1989.

FONDY I KLLEKTSII RUKOPISNOGO OTDELA, KRATKII SPRAVOCHNIK. RAN, Institut Russkoi Literatury (Pushkinskii dom). St. Petersburg, Blits, 1996 (Rossiiskie arkhivy)

Kariaeva, et al. TSENTRALNYI GOSUDARSTVENNYI ARKHIV SOVETSKOI ARMII. PUTEVODITEL'. Minneapolis, MN, East View Publications, 1991-1993. 2 vols.

Pobedimova, G.A., Sredinskaia, N.B. FONDY I KOLLEKTSII ARKHIVA. KRATKII SPRAVOCHNIK. RAN. INSTITUT ROSSIISKOI ISTORII, SANKTPETERBURGSKII FILIAL. St. Petersburg, Blits, 1995.

Rossiiskii tsentr khraneniia i izucheniia dokumentov noveishoi istorii. KRATKII PUTEVODITEL': FONDY I KOLEKTSII SOBRANNYE TSENTRAL'NYM PARTIINYM ARKHIVOM. (A RESEARCH GUIDE). D.A. Getti, V.P. Kozlov, eds. Moscow, Blagovest, 1993. (THE RUSSIAN ARCHIVE SERIES). Vol. 1-
This is an augmented by English language introduction and two Appendices version of
Rossiiskii tsentr khraneniia i izucheniia dokumentov noveishei istorii. KRATKII PUTEVODITEL : FONDY I KOLEKTSII, SOBRANNYE TSENTRAL'NYM PARTIINYM ARKHIVOM. Compiled by Zh.G. Adibekova et al. Moscow, Izd-vo "Blagovest", 1993.

Kudriavtsev, I.I. "Arkhivy Kremlia i staroi ploshchadi. Seriia I. Spravochno-informatsionnye materialy. Spravochnik po dokumentam, predstavlennym v Konstitutsionnyi sud Rossiiskoi Federatsii po "delu KPSS"" in ARKHIVNO-INFORMATSIONNYI BIULLETEN'. PRILOZHENIE K ZHURNALU "ISTORICHESKII ARKHIV". Moscow, 1993-

Russian State Historic Archives. St. Petersburg. ANNOTATED REGISTER. St. Petersburg, Russia, Russian-Baltic Information Center - Blitz, 1994. (also available on diskette)

Mazur, T.P. ANNOTIROVANNYI REESTR OPISEI FONDOV (1696-1917). ANNOTATATED REGISTER OF INVENTORIES OF THE FUNDS (1696-1917). St. Petersburg, Blits, 1996.
Guide to: Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv voenno-morskogo flota.

Basenko, IU. V., et al. ARKHIV VNESHNOI POLITIKI ROSSIISKOI IMPERII. PUTEVODITEL═. Minneapolis, East View Publications, 1995.

Danskar, O. L., Kopytova, G. B. PUTEVODITEL' PO KABINETU RUKOPISEI ROSSIISKOGO INSTITUTA ISTORII ISKUSSTV. St. Petersburg, Ross. Inst. Istorii Iskusstv, 1992, 2nd rev. edn., 1996.

Collections held in Tsentr dokumentatsii ˝Narodnyi Arkhivţ:
Goriaeva, T.M. ARKHIVY ZVUKA I OBRAZA. STAT═I I METODICHESKIE MATERIALY. Moscow, AIRO-XX, 1996.

Moscow. Publichnaia biblioteka. Otdel rukopisei. ZAPISKI. 1, 1938-

Bibliography of publications by regional archives
(in addition to those listed in P.K. Grimsted's HANDBOOK see above)

Pisar'kova, L. F. IZDANIIA GUBERNSKIKH UCHENYKH ARKHIVNYKH KOMISSII,1884-1923 GG. New York, N.Y., Norman Ross Pub., 1994. 2 vols.


2. Western archives, guides

Guides to Western collections published up to 1973 are listed in

Simmons, J.S.G. RUSSIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES. A SELECTIVE LIST OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES FOR STUDENTS OF RUSSIAN HISTORY, LITERATURE, POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT, THEOLOGY, AND LINGUISTICS. Oxford, A.C. Hall, 1973. Typewritten supplementary sheets were issued by the author.

United States

American archives can be searched on line through the Research Library Information Network (RLIN) in "Archival and Manuscript Collection" (AMC) file and on the OCLC network. Published guides are listed below.

Entire United States

Brown, J.H., Grant, S.A. THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE AND THE SOVIET UNION. A GUIDE TO MANUSCRIPT AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS IN THE UNITED STATES. Boston, G.K. Hall, 1981.

Wynar, L.R. SLAVIC ETHNIC LIBARIES, MUSEUMS, AND ARCHIVES IN THE UNITED STATES. A GUIDE AND DIRECTORY. Chicago, American Library Association, 1980.

Morely, C. "Russian collections in American libraries," GUIDE TO RESEARCH IN RUSSIAN HISTORY. Syracuse, 1951, pp. 1-22.

Regions and individual archives

Stanford University. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. GUIDE TO THE HOOVER INSTITUTION ARCHIVES. Eds Ch G. Palm and D. Reed. Stanford, Calif., Hoover Institution Press, 1980. (Hoover bibliographical series ; 59).

Grant, S.A. SCHOLAR'S GUIDE TO WASHINGTON, D.C. RUSSIAN/SOVIET STUDIES. 2nd rev. edn. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984.

Karlowich, R. A GUIDE TO SCHOLARLY RESOURCES ON THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE AND THE SOVIET UNION IN THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA. Armonk, N.Y., M.E. Sharpe, 1990.

Leadenham, C.A. GUIDE TO COLLECTIONS IN THE HOOVER INSTITUTION ARCHIVES RELATING TO IMPERIAL RUSSIA, THE REVOLUTIONS AND CIVIL WAR, AND THE FIRST EMIGRATION. Stanford, Hoover Institution Press, 1986. (Hoover Institution Bibliographical Series, LXVIII.)

Bourguina, A.M., Jakobson, M. GUIDE TO THE BORIS I. NIKOLAEVSKY COLLECTION IN THE HOOVER INSTITUTION ARCHIVES. Stanford, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1989.

RUSSIA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE CATALOG OF THE BAKHMETEFF ARCHIVE OF RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN HISTORY AND CULTURE. THE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Boston, G.K. Hall, 1987.

Europe

Lewanski, R.C. EASTERN EUROPE AND RUSSIA/SOVIET UNION. A HANDBOOK OF WEST EUROPEAN ARCHIVAL AND LIBRARY RESOURCES. New York, Saur, 1980.

The United Kingdom

Walker, G.P.M. LIBRARY RESOURCES IN BRITAIN FOR THE STUDY OF EASTERN EUROPE AND THE FORMER U.S.S.R. Wheatley, Oxford, Gregory Walker, 1992.

Walker, G.P.M., ed. RESOURCES FOR SOVIET, EAST EUROPEAN, AND SLAVONIC STUDIES IN BRITISH LIBRARIES. Birmingham, University of Birmingham, 1981.

Hartley, J.M. GUIDE TO DOCUMENTS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM RELATING TO RUSSIA AND THE SOVIET UNION. London, Mansell, 1987.

Hartley, J.M. THE STUDY OF RUSSIAN HISTORY FROM BRITISH ARCHIVAL SOURCES. London, Mansell, 1986.

Holland

van der Horst, A. and E. Koen, eds. GUIDE TO THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES AND COLLECTIONS AT THE IISH. Amsterdam, International Institute of Social Studies, 1989.


3. Textbooks

Gorfein, G.M., Shepelev, L.E. ARKHIVOVEDENIE. UCHEBNOE POSOBIE. Leningrad, Universitet, 1971.

Dremina, G.A. TSENTRAL'NYE GOSUDARSTVENNYE ARKHIVY SSSR. 1945-1970 GG. UCHEBNOE POSOBIE. Moscow, GAU, 1977.

Syrchenko, L.G. LICHNYE FONDY DEIATELEI RUSSKOI LITERATURY I ISKUSSTVA V ARKHIVAKH SSSR. UCHEBNOE POSOBIE. Moscow, 1975.


4. Histories of archives

See also guides to archives.

Ikonnikov, V.S. OPYT RUSSKOI ISTORIOGRAFII. Kiev, Universitet, 1891. Vol. 1, pp. 377-1539.

Khorkhordina, T. ISTORIIA OTECHESTVA I ARKHIVY: 1917-1980-e GG. Moscow, RGGU, 1994.

Maiakovskii, I.L. OCHERKI PO ISTORII ARKHIVNOGO DELA V SSSR. 2nd edn. Moscow, Glavnoe Arkhivnoe Upravlenie NKVD SSSR, 1960. Vol. 1 (for pre-revolutionary Russia).

Maksakov, V.V. ISTORIIA I ORGANIZATSIIA ARKHIVNOGO DELA V SSSR. 1917-1945. Moscow, Nauka, 1969.

Maksakov, V.V. ARKHIVNOE DELO V PERVYE GODY SOVETSKOI VLASTI. Moscow, 1959.

Vialikov, V.I. ARKHIVNOE STROITEL'STVO V SSSR. 1946-1967 GG. UCHEBNOE POSOBIE. Moscow, 1972.

Belov, G.A. ZUR GESCHICHTE, THEORIE UND PRAXIS DES ARCHIVWESENS IN DER UDSSR. Marburg, Archivschule, 1971.

Crowe, D. "Russian and Soviet Archives", BOOKS IN RUSSIA, op. cit. pp.163-183.


5. Bibliography about archives

SOVETSKAIA ARKHEOGRAFIIA. ANNOTIROVANNYI KATALOG NAUCHNO-METODICHESKOI LITERATURY. 1917-1970 GG. Moscow, Glavnoe Arkhivnoe Upravlenie, (GAU), 1974, Vol. 1.

E.V. Markina, E.V., Shekhanova, L.I. KATALOG SBORNIKOV DOKUMENTOV, IZDANNYKH ARKHIVNYMI UCHREZHDENIIAMI SSSR [ZA PERIOD S 1917 PO AVGUST 1960 G. VKLIUCHITELNO]. Moscow, [GAU], 1961.

Silaeva, A.A et al. KATALOG ARKHIVOVEDCHESKOI LITERATURY, 1917-1959 GG. Moscow, [GAU],1961.

KATALOG ARKHIVOVEDCHESKOI LITERATURY I SBORNIKOV DOKUMENTOV
1960-1963. Moscow, GAU, 1964
1964-1967. Moscow, GAU, 1970.
1968-1970. Moscow, GAU , 1977.

ARKHIVY AKADEMII NAUK SOTSIALISTICHESKIKH STRAN: UKAZATEL' LITERATURY, 1917-1968. Vyp. 1, Moscow, 1971 (4 vols. published to date).


6. Leading journals

OTECHESTVENNYE ARKHIVY, 1992- earlier titles: SOVETSKIE ARKHIVY, 1966-, six times a year; VOPROSY ARKHIVOVEDENIIA, 1959-1965, quarterly; and ARKHIVNOE DELO, 1923-1941, 58 issues, irregular. Index to SOVETSKIE ARKHIVY: S.I.Kuz'min, BIBLIOGRAFICHESKII UKAZATEL' MATERIALOV OPUBLIKOVANNYKH V ZHURNALE "SOVETSKIE ARKHIVY", 1966-1986. Moscow, GAU, 1989.

ARKHEOGRAFICHESKII EZHEGODNIK, 1957-.

7. Bibliography of published archival documents

Kondakova, I. A. OTKRYTYI ARKHIV: SPRAVOCHNIK OPUBLIKOVANNYKH DOKUMENTOV PO ISTORII ROSSII XX VEKA IZ GOSUDARSTVENNYKH I SEMEINYKH ARKHIVOV (PO OTECHESTVENNOI PERIODIKE 1985-1995 GG.) Moscow, Print-Servis, 1997.

 

 

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