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A Researcher's Guide to Sources on Soviet Social History in the 1930s

ISBN 9781563240782
Published May 15, 2006 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

The Stalin era has been less accessible to researchers than either the preceding decade or the postwar era. The basic problem is that during the Stalin years censorship restricted the collection and dissemination of information (and introduced bias and distortion into the statistics that were published), while in the post-Stalin years access to archives and libraries remained tightly controlled. Thus it is not surprising that one of the main manifestations of glasnost has been the effort to open up records of the 1930s. In this volume Western and Soviet specialists detail the untapped potential of sources on this period of Soviet social history and also the hidden traps that abound. The full range of sources is covered, from memoirs to official documents, from city directories to computerized data bases.

Table of Contents

A Researcher’s Guide to SOURCES on SOVIET SOCIAL HISTORY in the 1930s; Chapter 1 Introduction Sources on the Social History of the 1930s, Sheila Fitzpatrick; Chapter 2 Archival Resources from the 1920s and 1930s, Patricia Kennedy Grimsted; Chapter 3 Archival Research in the USSR, Lynne Viola; Chapter 4 Guide to the Smolensk Archive, J. Arch Getty; Chapter 5 Annual Reports of Industrial Enterprises in Soviet Archives as a Historical Source for the 1930s, A. B. Bezborodov; Chapter 6 Guide to Document Series on Collectivization, Lynne Viola; Chapter 7 Guide to Document Series on Industrialization, Lewis H. Siegelbaum; Chapter 8 Laws and Administrative Acts, Peter H.SolomonJr.; Chapter 9 Statistical Sources for the Study of Soviet Social History in the Prewar Period, S. G. Wheatcroft; Chapter 10 Newspapers and Journals, Sheila Fitzpatrick; Chapter 11 Legal Journals and Soviet Social History, Peter H.SolomonJr.; Chapter 12 Soviet City Directories, J. Arch Getty; Chapter 13 Perestroika and the Study of Sources on Soviet Social History, V. Z. Drobizhev, E. I. Pivovar, A. K. Sokolov; Chapter 14 Soviet Memoirs as a Historical Source, Hiroaki Kuromiya; Chapter 15 Guide to Émigré and Dissident Memoir Literature, Hiroaki Kuromiya; Chapter 16 A Note on Military Sources, Mark von Hagen;

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