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Samizdat Directory - Institutions

• Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
The Fisher Library book and manuscript collections are many and diverse, with a corrresponding variety of online and printed tools providing intellectual access to the contents, in varying degrees of detail. more...

• Libri Prohibiti: Library of Samizdat and Exile Literature (LP)
The Library (founded in 1990) sees insuring citizens’ right to information as its main mission. more...

• The Czechoslovak Documentation Centre
Non-governmental research and documentation institution specializing on the history of anti-totalitarian resistance in Czechoslovakia and abroad under communist rule, 1948-89. more...

• Center for Contemporary History Research
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• Archives of the Environmental Library in Grosshennersdorf
The Archives of the Environmental Library (founded in 1998) pursuits the following objectives: documentation of the activities of the Environmental Library in Grosshennersdorf; collection, protection and restoration of the documents on peace, environmental, human rights and civil movements in the region and the country; public consciousness-raising with regard to the recent history of the GDR, in particular resistance to the communist regime. more...

• Thuringian Archive "Matthias Domaschk"
Thuringian Archive "Matthias Domaschk" (Th?rAZ) is an independent, specialized archive devoted to the themes connected with the opposition in DDR. more...

• The Institute of Contemporary History
The Institute of Contemporary History [Institut f?r Zeitgeschichte (IfZ)] located in Munich, Germany is a national research institution having the legal status of a publicly endowed foundation. more...

• Research Center for East European Studies at the University of Bremen
The Center is involved in research into contemporary developments in Eastern and East-Central Europe in the spheres of culture, politics and society. more...

• Art Research Center "Artpool" (ArtPool)
The Artpool Art Research Center is a non-profit alternative art research institution in Hungary, with the objective to register changes in art, to present and document the most interesting art experiments and to promote artistic communication. more...

• OSA Archivum at Central European University (OSA Archiv)
The OSA Archivum is an archives and center for research and education. more...

• Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation
The "Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli" is a documentation and research center specializing in social sciences, history, political and social economics and the study of modern societies with particular regard for the history of workers' movements. more...

• International Institute of Social History (IISH)
General: The International Institute of Social History (IISH) was officially established on November 25, 1935, but its history goes back to the Netherlands Economic History Archiv, Netherlands, set up by Nicolaas W. more...

• Institute of National Remembrance (IPN)
The Institute of National Remembrance - Commission of the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation (IPN) (created by the Polish parliament in 1998) seeks to preserve the memory of Polish losses in the WWII and the post-war period; traditions of fighting against occupants, Nazism and Communism; citizens' efforts to fight for an independent Polish State; the duty to prosecute crimes against peace, humanity and war crimes; the need of the state to compensate for damages suffered by the repressed in the times of mass human rights violations. more...

• Society of Free Speech
This organization registered in November 2004 unites artists, journalists, printers and editors - activists of Polish independent movements of 1976-1989. more...

• Society of Solidarity Archives
The archives started its history in 1983, on the initiative of a group of historians and journalists who intended to preserve the primary sources related to Solidarnosc. more...

• Internet Museum of the Polish People's Republic (PRL)
[W]e collect as many documents, recordings and other materials was we could find, to refresh everybody’s memory about PRL. more...

• KARTA Center (KARTA)
The KARTA Center is an independent non-governmental organization (incorporated as a foundation), documenting and popularizing the recent history of Poland and Eastern Europe. more...

• The National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism (NIST)
NIST was established in 1993. more...

• The National Institute for the Memory of the Romanian Exile
The National Institute for the Memory of the Romanian Exile (INMER) is a public institute established in 2003. more...

• Moscow Independent Community Library
The library is closely associated with the "Iz Glubin" [From the Deep Down] publishing house that provides copying services. more...

• Documentation Center "People's Archives"
The archives was founded in 1988, on the initiative of Moscow State Historical-Archival Institute and Soviet-American Foundation "Cultural Initiative" (Soros Foundation). more...

• St.Petersburg Archive-Collection of Non-traditional Periodicals and documents of social movements "Russia on the Breaking Point"
The archive-collection, founded in 1989 as a branch of the Sociology Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN), consists of 2 sections: 1) Collection of independent press that was published in the former USSR (the late 1980s - early 1990s); 2) Collection of documents of social movements in the former USSR (late 1980s - early 1990s). more...

• Andrei Sakharov Museum and Community Center for "Peace, Progress and Human Rights"
The Center has been created by The Sakharov Foundation Public Commission. more...

• State Public Historical Library (SPHL)
The library is a federal state institution. more...

• Russian State Archives of Social Political History
The initial focus of the archives (dating back to 1920) was on the history of the Communist Party of the USSR and VLKSM [All-Soviet Communist Youth Union], later expanding to include other fields of the social and political history of Russia and other FSU republics. more...

• Russian State Library (RSL)
The biggest library in Russia (former Lenin's Library). more...

• Rock-Samizdat Archive of the Contr-Cultura Magazine
The archive started its history in the mid-1980s. more...

• Russian National Library
The Russian National Library (the Saltykov-Shchedrin State Public Library) has always seen its main mission in compiling a comprehensive collection of the press published in Russia. more...

• State Archive of Russian Federation
GARF as the main archives of the Soviet Union (the Russian Federation) has existed (under different names) since 1938. more...

• Central Moscow Archive-Museum of Personal Collections
The Archives was established in 1992 as the Central Archives of Document Collections. more...

• The Anna Akhmatova Museum at The Fountain House Schmitz, Stefan
The Anna Akhmatova Museum at The Fountain House had been opened by the 100th anniversary of Akhmatova’s birth in 1989 and was the first one dedicated to those representatives of Akhmatova’s generation who tried to save their world and personality under the conditions of the totalitarian state. more...

• Memorial, International Research-Informational and Educational Center (Memorial)
The International Memorial is a network of non-government organizations (in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia, and Kazakhstan) involved in research, human rights protection and educational activities aimed at preserving memory of the political repression that occurred in the recent history of the former USSR. more...

• State Archives of the Security Service of Ukraine
General: The archives was renamed in 1994. more...

• Museum-Archives and Documentation Center of Ukrainian Samizdat of the SMOLOSKYP International Charity Foundation
The Museum-Archives and Documentation Center of the Ukrainian Samizdat at the Smoloskyp Charity Foundation was founded in 1998 based on the collection accumulated by the Smoloskyp Publishing House, USA since 1967. more...

• The British Library (BL)
The National Library of the United Kingdom, contains a collection of approximately 150 million items. more...

• Keston Institute (Library and Archives)
Keston, a UK-based institution, was founded in 1969 by Michael Bourdeaux who later won the Templeton prize for progress in religion in 1984. more...

• Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML)
RBML is the largest of Columbia’s special collections, containing more than 500,000 rare books, 30 million manuscripts files in some 4,500 separate collections, 75,000 photographs, and40,000 prints, drawings, and works of art. more...

• Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University
The Andrei Sakharov Archives is a section at the Davis The Russian Research Center was established in 1948 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, for the purpose of fostering the comprehensive understanding and multidisciplinary study of Russia and the Soviet union. more...

• Hoover Institution Library and Archives
In 1919, the Hoover Library and Archives began collecting firsthand accounts of historical events and political transformations. more...

• Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
The Jimmy Carter Library is one of the nine Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. more...

• Library of Congress (LC)
The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the US; it serves as the research arm of Congress. more...