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Soviet Independent Press Collection, 1988-1992

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: BAR#0545
Bib ID 11565568 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Soviet Independent Press
Title Soviet Independent Press Collection, 1988-1992
Physical Description 63 linear feet (147 boxes)
Language(s) Russian , English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Periodicals and newspapers are arranged by title in alphabetical order (Latin alphabet). Leaflets are arranged by broad subjects and by issuing organization (also alphabetically).

Description

Summary

More than 2000 titles of periodicals and newspapers (many of them complete runs), as well as thousands of leaflets, broadsides and posters. Titles includes: Antisovetskaia Pravda, Armianskii Vestnik, Atmoda, Azadlyg, Baltiiskoe Vremia, Belarusskaia Tribuna, Chernoe Znamia, Demokraticheskaia Gazeta, Demokraticheskaia Rossiia, Edalet, Ekspress-khronika, Evrei i Perestroika, Evreiskaia Gazeta, Golos Kurda, Romania Libera, Carpatische Rundschau, to name just a few.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Soviet Independent Press; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related RBML Collections:

Eastern Europe Independent Press Collection. Columbia University Libraries.

Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased by the Slavic bibliographer, and sent to RBML in 1993, with small additions still being added as of 2000.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed, PTL 9/25/2015.

Katia Shraga, May 2019: So far as migration issue for top containers is concerned - renamed SIP Leaflets boxes as "Leaflets Box" 1-7.

Revision Description

2015-10-01 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Glavkosmos SSSR Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perestroĭka Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Since 1989, in response to opportunities presented by Perestroika and changes throughout the Communist block in Eastern Europe, Columbia University Libraries has undertaken a broad and extensive effort to collect newspapers, periodicals, leaflets, posters and other materials documenting the activities of different parties and organizations emerging as the result of the sudden collapse of Communism.

The collection documents and illustrates the transition to democracy (1988-1991) in this region, and the first free elections throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The extensive collecting effort was halted in 1992 upon the collapse of the Soviet Union.