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European History


USSR in Primary Sources

Guide to researching early modern and modern European History at Boston College.

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Broad Collections

    Essential Broad Russian Collections

    Digital Libraries and Archives about Soviet Russia

    Data & Statistics

    For access to additional datasets, visit out Historical Data & Statistics page.

    Document Collections and Readers

    Russian Revolution

    The shelves in O'Neill library around DK265 have additional source books and readers.


    Soviet Leaders and Thinkers

    Films and Video

    News: Newspapers and Periodicals

    World News, including Russia

    For historical newspapers and television, visit BC Libraries' Historical News page.

    Soviet Period

    Gov. Docs. and State Papers

    Photographs and other Images


    Human Rights

    For additional suggestions, visit BC Libraries' Human Rights History research guide.

    International Organizations

    For additional international organizations' primary source sets, see the cooresponding Global History Research Guide.

    Additional Documents

    Topics: U.S. Foreign Relations

    Burns Box


    In our very own special collections library (Burns), you'll find a selection of material on your topic. Consider visiting the library and seeing history in your hands. To do so, you should start by searching for material through BC Libraries' catalog and then ordering it (if you haven't registered, you'll be prompted). For a guide on the process, check out the "Finding Burns Material" page.  You might also check out the following recommendations: 

    U.S. Views of the USSR