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CIA Research Reports: The Soviet Union 1946-1976.

CIA RESEARCH REPORTS: THE SOVIET UNION 1946-1976.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1982
5 reel(s)

Microfilmed in this collection are reports and memos on the Soviet Union prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency between 1946 and 1976. The reports deal with foreign policy, the economy, the internal political situation, and the military policy of the Soviet Union. Foreign policy issues include the Soviet tightening of control over Eastern Europe in the 1950s, the break of relations with Tito in 1948, the Soviet intentions and policy objectives in Korea, Western Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, the Berlin and Cuban missile crises, Soviet involvement in Vietnam, the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, and relations with China. Economic reports cover subjects like the prospects of the Soviet economy, economic plans, foreign trade and the balance of payments, natural resources (especially oil), nuclear energy, agriculture and the grain problem, and Soviet banking activities abroad. The reports on the internal political situation deal with the succession after Stalin, the downfall of Khrushchev, Brezhnev’s management of the Communist party, and control techniques of the Communist police. The subjects of military reports include Soviet military capabilities, intentions and activities, military spending, the East-West balance of forces, the arms industry, biological warfare, and Soviet military presence in Cuba and Vietnam. Other subjects include the activities of the KGB in Asia and Central America.

FILM BOOK 0094

Guides:

CIA research reports : the Soviet Union, 1946-1976 [guide]

The guide provides a reel and a subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms

Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Russia and the Soviet Union. Part 1, Russia from Czar to Commissars, 1914-1918.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: RUSSIA AND THE SOVIET UNION. PART 1, RUSSIA FROM CZAR TO COMMISSARS, 1914-1918.

Frederick, MD.: University Publications of America, 1982
10 reel(s)

This collection contains American diplomatic reports from Russia. The reports deal with numerous subjects: the political and economic consequences of World War I, the military situation, the collapse of the Czarist regime and the establishment of the Provisional Government in the February Revolution, conflict between the Provisional Government and General Kornilov, the Russo-Japanese Entente, the Bolshevik coup d'etat in the October Revolution, activities of the Polish Provisional Government, the political situation in Romania, the Causasus, Estonia, Latvia, and the Ukraine, the question of recognition of the Soviet government by the Allies, the first meeting of the Soviet Congress, Soviet foreign policy, Trotsky, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the arrival of Allied forces into Russia and the Russian response to them, the YMCA and the Red Cross relief activities, and the beginnings of the Soviet Political Police (the Cheka). The records are taken from National Archives record groups 84 and 59.

FILM BOOK 0028 pt 1

Guides:

Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records : [guides]

The guide provides a reel index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms, World War I Microforms

Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Russia and the Soviet Union. Part 2: The Soviet Union, 1919-1933.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: RUSSIA AND THE SOVIET UNION. PART 2: THE SOVIET UNION, 1919-1933.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1983
75 reel(s)

The documents in this collection come from the American Legation in Riga, Latvia. The reports of the legation are based largely on the Soviet press and Soviet official publications. They cover almost every aspect of life in the Soviet Union. Among the subjects covered are the formation of the Communist International, anti-bolshevik organizations during the Civil War, the functioning of the Soviet government, the Kronstadt uprising, the introduction of the New Economic Policy, the internal struggle in the Communist Party, Soviet-German relations, the anti-church campaign, collectivization, the Five Year plan, foreign workers in the Soviet Union, and the organization of the economy. The records are taken from National Archives record groups 84 and 59.

FILM BOOK 0028 pt 2

Guides:

Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records : [guides]

The guide provides a reel index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Asia Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

Confidential U.S. Diplomatic Post Records: Russia And The Soviet Union. Part 3: The Soviet Union, 1934-1941.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. DIPLOMATIC POST RECORDS: RUSSIA AND THE SOVIET UNION. PART 3: THE SOVIET UNION, 1934-1941.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984
60 reel(s)

Documents from the American Embassy in Moscow from 1934 until 1941 are filmed in this collection. Apart from the reports and recommendations sent by the Embassy to the State Department, the material includes the dispatches from American diplomatic posts in other countries concerning Soviet affairs. The reports cover all aspects of Soviet life and Soviet politics. In the area of foreign policy, there is a considerable amount of material on Soviet diplomatic activity before the outbreak of the Second World War, the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, the Soviet attack on Finland, and the Anglo-Soviet Alliance after the German attack on the Soviet Union. The reports on the interval situation in the Soviet Union focus on the mass political trials of 1937 and 1938, the 1937-38 purges in the Red Army, economic performance, discontent among the peasantry, and conditions after the German attack in 1941. The records are taken from National Archives record groups 84 and 59.

FILM BOOK 0028 pt 3

Guides:

Confidential U.S. diplomatic post records : [guides]

The guide provides a reel index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: The Soviet Union Foreign Affairs, 1945-1949.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT CENTRAL FILES: THE SOVIET UNION FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 1945-1949.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984
10 reel(s)

The Soviet Union's policies toward Eastern Bloc and Central European countries after World War II are emphasized on reels 1, 2, and 3. Stalin planned to concentrate on establishing his power apparatus in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, and Italy. These reports in the form of notes, letters, memos, and formal papers were sent from United States embassy officials to the secretary of state. Concerns were expressed over Soviet oppression. Reels 3 through 6 review Soviet bilateral relations with various nations. Treaties with these countries were primarily concerned with trade and navigation. Translations of these treaties are included. Reels 7 through 10 recount the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1949. There were at least forty-five meetings in regard to a treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union to consider "friendship, commerce, and navigation." These files were taken from National Archives record group 59 and are part of the Department of State decimal file and are part of the Department of State's decimal file.

FILM BOOK 0072

Guides:

A guide to Confidential U.S. State Department central files : the Soviet Union internal affairs, 1945-1949 and foreign affairs, 1945-1949

The guide provides a reel and a subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files: The Soviet Union Internal Affairs, 1945-1949.

CONFIDENTIAL U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT CENTRAL FILES: THE SOVIET UNION INTERNAL AFFAIRS, 1945-1949.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984
39 reel(s)

This comprehensive collection mirrors specific episodes which occurred within the Soviet Union during the period of 1945 to 1949. Special reports from United States embassy officials sent to the secretary of state include descriptions of Russian political figures, military leaders, social events, economic conditions, and agricultural matters. Documents may be memorandums, air grams, translations of foreign newspapers and journal articles, transcripts of meetings, research reports, and speeches. Reviews of current books on life in Russia are provided to give the president a better idea of "soviet psychology". Clips from Russian news articles include one directed at youth in the Soviet Union on what it means to be a communist. The Soviet press as an instrument of agitation spreads anti-American propaganda in the form of anecdotes and cartoons using the president of the United States as the subject. The documents in this collection are from National Archives record group 59 and are part of the Department of State's decimal file.

FILM BOOK 0071

Guides:

A guide to Confidential U.S. State Department central files : the Soviet Union internal affairs, 1945-1949 and foreign affairs, 1945-1949

The guide provides a reel and a subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

Documents of the National Security Council: First Supplement.

DOCUMENTS OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL: FIRST SUPPLEMENT.

Frederick, Md.: University Publications of America, 1981
3 reel(s)

Progress reports from 1948 to 1960 refer to the implementation of United States foreign policy toward specific nations. Topics include export-control policies toward the Soviet Bloc, economic and military aid, communism, military bases, civil defense, colonialism, mobilization, the Organization of American States, resources, trade, stockpiling, the United Nations, and global war. Areas receiving major attention include Southeast Asia, China, Eastern Europe, Israel, Latin America, the Phillippines, the Soviet Union and its satellites, and the United Kingdom.

FILM BOOK 0097

Guides:

A Guide to documents of the National Security Council. First supplement

The guide lists the topic of each paper filmed in the collection. A brief subject index gives references to the appropriate reel and frame.

Posted in Asia Microforms, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe Microforms, Great Britain, History Microforms, Israel, Latin America Microforms

Germany. Auswartiges Amt. [Aktenzeichen] Russland 61: Allgemeine Angelegenheiten Russlands.

Germany. Auswartiges Amt. [AKTENZEICHEN] RUSSLAND 61: ALLGEMEINE ANGELEGENHEITEN RUSSLANDS.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1953
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 139; v. National Archives record group 242
2 reel(s)

reels 147-148
Selected reels from the microfilmed records of the German Foreign Ministry Archives (1867-1920) relate to Russia and Rumania. Telegrams, letters, and reports describe Russian domestic and military affairs from March 20, to October 28, 1918. In the spring of 1918, Russia withdrew from World War I and began peace talks with Germany. On March 3, Russia and Germany signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The Bolsheviks had gained control of the government, but during the summer, civil war continued between the Communists and the anti-Communists. Nicholas II and his family as well as Count von Mirbach, the German ambassador, were assassinated. The papers provide a German perspective on the events during that period. The National Archives title of this collection is Records of the German Foreign Office Received by the Department of State from the University of California (Project 1) and are part of their collection of Foreign Records Seized 1941-.

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Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, Germany, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms, World War I Microforms

Major Studies and Issue Briefs of the Congressional Research Service, Supplement, 1976-1978.

MAJOR STUDIES AND ISSUE BRIEFS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE, SUPPLEMENT, 1976-1978.

Washington, D.C: University Publications of America, 1978
13 reel(s)

The collection consists of studies written for the United States government in the years 1976-1978. The studies cover a wide range of American domestic and international issues. Domestic topics include racial and sexual discrimination, unemployment, welfare reform, crime, prison reform, trade union legislation, alcohol and drug abuse, veteran assistance, social security, food assistance programs, anti-trust regulations, traffic safety, regulations of elections and political campaigns, the functions of the Federal Reserve System, inflation, agricultural policy, and wage-price policy. Among the international issues covered are relations within the United States-Soviet Union-China triangle, American grain exports, American relations with Western Europe, the Arab-Israeli settlement, detente, international terrorism, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Cyprus crisis, the Panama Canal Treaty renegotiation, and reports on the situations in individual countries (Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia, China, Cuba).

Each title is cataloged in MERLIN.

FILM BOOK 0311 1976-78

Guides:

A Guide to Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service … Supplement.

The guide lists all the studies by title and provides a subject index.

Posted in China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Cuba, Europe Microforms, History Microforms, Panama, Yugoslavia (former)

Major Studies and Issue Briefs of the Congressional Research Service, 1982-83 Supplement.

MAJOR STUDIES AND ISSUE BRIEFS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE, 1982-83 SUPPLEMENT.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1983
12 reel(s)

This is a collection of studies prepared for the United States Congress in the years 1981-1982. Constitutional and legal issues dealt with include political campaign financing, religious activities in the public schools, equal rights, abortion, gun control, desegregation, immigration, drug control, computer crime, the New Federalism, and political campaign and elections rules. In the area of energy and the environment, the papers concern nuclear energy, electric power, oil and gas exploration, new sources of energy, environmental protection, and natural resources. Social policy subjects covered include welfare and social security, health-care costs and legislation, education, housing, and bio-technology. Papers relating to economic conditions deal with the economic outlook for the eighties, the monetary policy, the federal budget deficit, inflation and interest rates, taxation, employment and unemployment, banking, international trade, steel, airline and automobile industries, and agriculture. Defense issues covered include nuclear weapons and arms control, defense spending, weapon systems, and space programs. In the area of foreign relations, the papers deal with United States policy towards the Soviet Union in the 1980s, the Soviet succession problem, the Polish crisis, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the Iran-Iraq War, the Falkland War, the American policy toward Nicaragua and El Salvador, the future of China and Taiwan, the Spanish entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and terrorism.

FILM BOOK 0311 1982-83

Guides:

A Guide to Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service … Supplement.

The guide lists all the studies by title and provides a subject index.

Posted in Argentina, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, El Salvador, Great Britain, History Microforms, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Spain

Major Studies and Issue Briefs of the Congressional Research Service, 1983-1984 Supplement.

MAJOR STUDIES AND ISSUE BRIEFS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE, 1983-1984 SUPPLEMENT.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1984
13 reel(s)

This is a collection of papers written for the United States Congress in the years 1983-1984. The papers cover a wide variety of fields. In the field of legal and constitutional issues the topics include political campaign financing, church/state relations, abortion, immigration, crime, law enforcement, equal rights for women, and computer security. Among the governmental and political issues covered are congressional procedure, the Democratic and the Republican Party Conventions of 1984, the federal budget, and the federal deficit. Environmental issues include radioactive waste, acid rain, wildlife preservation, alternative energy sources, nuclear power, and air pollution. International and defense topics include Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START), intermediate nuclear force negotiations, Soviet-American military balance, defense costs, space programs, Sino-Soviet relations, the internal situation in the Baltic Republics of the Soviet Union, the turmoil in Lebanon, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the crisis in South Africa, civil war in Chad, agitation in the Philippines, American intervention in Grenada, internal conflicts in El Salvador and Nicaragua, and the European integration process. In social policy the subjects covered are health care, social security, education, and federal assistance programs for children, elderly, handicapped, and veterans. Economic topics covered include the economic recovery of the eighties, labor and unemployment, housing, monetary and fiscal policy, banking and financial services, taxation, international trade, high technology, conditions in industry, and agriculture.

FILM BOOK 0311 1983-84

Guides:

A Guide to Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service … Supplement.

The guide lists all the studies by title and provides a subject index.

Posted in Africa Microforms, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, El Salvador, History Microforms, Israel, Lebanon, Nicaragua

Major Studies and Issue Briefs of the Congressional Research Service, 1984-1985 Supplement.

MAJOR STUDIES AND ISSUE BRIEFS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE, 1984-1985 SUPPLEMENT.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1985
13 reel(s)

This is a collection of studies written for the United States Congress in the years 1984-1985. These studies deal both with problems related to the internal conditions of the United States and with America's foreign relations. The studies concerned with internal American problems cover topics such as sex discrimination, church/state relations, civil rights legislation, crime, and law enforcement, relations between the executive and legislative branches of government, political campaigns and elections in 1984, the federal budget, environmental protection, acid rain, pollution, nuclear power, natural resources, social security and Medicare/Medicaid, housing, poverty and food programs, federal assistance to veterans, children, the handicapped and elderly, auto safety, industrial policy, mergers, unemployment and employment, taxation, pensions, international trade, banking and finance, and agriculture. The defense issues covered include Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START), Intermediate nuclear Forces (INF) negotiations, American weapon systems (e.g. Trident, Pershing II, Cruise, M1 tank, F-14, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 fighter planes, defense costs, and space programs. In the field of international relations, the subjects include American activities in Central America, internal conditions in selected Central American countries (Nicaragua and El Salvador), the Soviet policy in Asia, East-West commercial relations, American-Soviet relations, American involvement in Lebanon, the internal conflict in Lebanon, famine in Africa, the situation in South Africa, international terrorism, and American military installations in Southern Europe.

FILM BOOK 0311 1984-85

Guides:

A Guide to Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service … Supplement.

The guide lists all the studies by title and provides a subject index.

Posted in Africa Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, El Salvador, Europe Microforms, History Microforms, Latin America Microforms, Lebanon, Nicaragua

Major Studies of the Legislative Reference Service/Congressional Research Service.

MAJOR STUDIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE SERVICE/CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE.

Washington, D.C.: 1977
17 reel(s)

This collection consists of studies written for the United States government from 1916 to 1974. The studies are concerned with virtually every legal, constitutional, political, environmental, economic, social, and international issue facing the United States. Most of the studies come from the post-Second World War period. Subjects dealing with the internal problems of the United States include relations between the branches of government, civil liberties, racial discrimination and desegregation, environmental pollution, housing, labor relations, abortion, and health insurance. Among the international issues covered are the Korean armistice negotiations, the Suez crisis of 1956, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Palestinian question, the war in Indochina, the Sino-Soviet dispute, the War of 1971 between India and Pakistan, Soviet penetration in the Middle East, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Soviet threat to Western Europe, arms reduction negotiations, and East-West trade relations. There are also analyses of the internal situation of individual countries or groups of countries such as Greece, China, the Soviet Union, Brazil, and Latin America.

FILM BOOK 0311

Guides:

A Guide to Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service … Supplement.

The guide lists all the studies by title and provides a subject index.

Posted in Brazil, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Greece, History Microforms, India, Israel, Korea, Latin America Microforms, Middle East Microforms, Vietnam

Menshevik Collection of Newspapers, Periodicals, Pamphlets, and Books Related to the Menshevik Movement.

MENSHEVIK COLLECTION OF NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS, PAMPHLETS, AND BOOKS RELATED TO THE MENSHEVIK MOVEMENT.

Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution, 1966
76 reel(s)

A rival faction to the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks represented the moderates of the Russian Social Democratic Labor party. Led by Julius Martov, they preferred a more loosely organized party system. They functioned as a separate party in Russia from 1912 to 1921, at which time all opposition parties were abolished. The pamphlets, newspapers, books, and journals of the movement, 266 titles in all, date from 1898 to 1940 and originated from many locations in Europe and Russia, such as St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Vladivostok, Berlin, Zurich, Helsinki, Geneva, and Moscow. The collection also contains material related to other organizations and parties, for example, Bund, Bolsheviks, Red Army, Ukranian Republic, Soviets, and trade union parties.

NOT IN MERLIN

FILM 15:9-11

Guides:

Menshevik collection : newspapers, periodicals, books, etc.

The guide lists the Russian titles contained on each reel.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms

Soviet Union and Republics of the Former USSR.

SOVIET UNION AND REPUBLICS OF THE FORMER USSR.

Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1995
Special Studies Series, 1992-1994
15 reel(s)

Information about the Soviet Union, and later the former Soviet republics, became available during the years 1992-1994. The U.S. government commissioned universities, colleges, corporations, think tanks, and individuals to aid in the analysis of that portion of the material that was beyond its resources. University Publications of America gathered some of the most important of the resultant studies and incorporated them into its Special Studies series. Subjects include the military policy, politics and government, and foreign relations of both the Soviet Union (1990-1994) and the former Soviet republics (1991-1994).

FILM BOOK 0296

Guides:

A guide to the microfilm edition of the Soviet Union and republics of the former U.S.S.R. special studies, 1992-1994 supplement

The guide contains a listing and summation of every entry on each reel, and an index to the major subjects in the collection.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms

Soviet Union Foreign Affairs 1945-1949

SOVIET UNION FOREIGN AFFAIRS 1945-1949

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1985
National Archives records group 59
10 reel(s)

These files deal with subjects of the Soviet Union such as Political Affairs, Public Order, Military Affairs, Social Matters, Public Press, General Relations, U.S.-Soviet Bilateral Relations, and more from 1945-1949.

FILM BOOK 0072

Guides:

A guide to Confidential U.S. State Department central files : the Soviet Union internal affairs, 1945-1949 and foreign affairs, 1945-1949

The guide provides a reel and a subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

Soviet Union Internal Affairs 1945-1949

SOVIET UNION INTERNAL AFFAIRS 1945-1949

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1985
National Archives records group 59
39 reel(s)

These files deal with subjects of the Soviet Union such as Political Affairs, Public Order, Military Affairs, Social Matters, Public Press, General Relations, U.S.-Soviet Bilateral Relations, and more from 1945-1949.

FILM BOOK 0071

Guides:

A guide to Confidential U.S. State Department central files : the Soviet Union internal affairs, 1945-1949 and foreign affairs, 1945-1949

The guide provides a reel and a subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

Soviet Union, Special Studies, 1970-1980.

SOVIET UNION, SPECIAL STUDIES, 1970-1980.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America,
Special Studies Series
9 reel(s)

This is a collection of ninety-five papers dealing with various aspects of the Soviet Union's past and present. The papers cover military affairs, foreign relations, and economic issues. In the military field, the topics include Soviet military doctrine, the strategy of nuclear warfare, estimates of Soviet military spending, the history and organization of the air force, strategic rocket forces, the navy and civil defense, nationality problems in the armed forces, and the profiles of military leaders (A. A. Grehko and V. G. Kulikov). In the sphere of foreign relations the subjects include arms limitation talks, the Sino-Soviet conflict, the suppression of the Hungarian uprising in 1956, the intervention in the Ogaden War (1977/78), relations with other countries (Indochina, India, Japan, Norway, Cuba, and East Germany), and Soviet perceptions of the United States and NATO. Economic topics include the organization of Soviet industry, grain production, and the assessment of Soviet mineral resources. These studies were commissioned by various United States government agencies from a number of private and governmental "think tanks", such as the National Defense University, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Institute of Naval Studies, and Brookings Institution.

FILM BOOK 0082

Guides:

The Soviet Union, special studies, 1970-1980 : [guide]

The guide contains summaries of all the papers and includes a subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms

Soviet Union, Special Studies, 1980-1982, Supplement.

SOVIET UNION, SPECIAL STUDIES, 1980-1982, SUPPLEMENT.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1983
Special Studies Series
8 reel(s)

Seventy-six papers dealing with various political, military, and economic aspects of the Soviet Union during the 1970s and early 1980s. Political topics include the attitudes and aspirations of all of the major non-Russian nationalities, the succession problem, Soviet negotiating techniques, relations with the Warsaw Pact countries, involvement in the Third World, and the use of proxies to project Soviet power. Military subjects include the command structure, military organization, strategic balance with the United States, estimates of military expenditure, the officer corps, the war in Afghanistan, and the Theater Nuclear Forces in Europe. In the economic field the topics include technology transfers from the West, agriculture (especially grain production), and the energy problem. These studies were commissioned by various United States government agencies from private and governmental "think tanks" such as the Rand Corporation, the Army War College, and the Army Russian Institute.

FILM BOOK 0081

Guides:

The Soviet Union, special studies, 1980-1982 supplement : [guide]

The guide contains summaries of all the papers and includes a subject index. The authors and their institutional affiliations are also provided.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms

Soviet Union Special Studies, 1982-1985 Supplement.

SOVIET UNION SPECIAL STUDIES, 1982-1985 SUPPLEMENT.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1986
Special Studies Series
9 reel(s)

Consists of 121 separate reports dealing with political, military, and economic aspects of the Soviet Union from 1980 to 1983. This collection is a supplement to Soviet Union Special Studies 1970-1984. See numbers 373-374 in Primary Resources in History and entry in History Addendum.

FILM BOOK 0282

Guides:

Soviet Union special studies, 1982-1985 supplement

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms

Soviet Union, Special Studies, 1985-1988 Supplement.

SOVIET UNION, SPECIAL STUDIES, 1985-1988 SUPPLEMENT.

Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1989
Special Studies Series
10 reel(s)

One hundred twenty-two papers dealing with the various political, military, and economic aspects of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1988. Topics include USSR Energy Atlas; U.S.-Soviet Cooperation in Space; Soviet Ground and Tactical Air Forces; and Moscow’s Post-Brezhnev Reassessment of the Third World. These studies were commissioned by various United States government agencies for private and governmental “think tanks” such as the Rand Corporation, the Naval Postgraduate School, the Center for Naval Analysis, and the Office of Technology Assessment.

FILM BOOK 0283

Guides:

A Guide to the microfilm edition of Soviet Union, special studies, 1985-1988 supplement

The guide contains a listing and summation of every entry on each reel, and an index to the major subjects on the reels.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms

Soviet Union, Special Studies, 1989-1991, Supplement.

SOVIET UNION, SPECIAL STUDIES, 1989-1991, SUPPLEMENT.

Bethesda, MD: University Publications of America, 1992
Special Studies Series
13 reel(s)

One hundred sixty-nine papers dealing with various political, military, and economic aspects of the Soviet Union during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Topics include Glasnost and Secrecy in the Soviet Military;, Soviet Economic Policy toward Eastern Europe; Soviet Force Structure in an Era of Reform; Soviet Countertrade; Soviet Military Strategy Toward 2010; The Role of Woman in Soviet Armed Forces; and Mikhail Gorbachev’s “New Thinking”: Implications for Western Security. These studies were commissioned by various United States government agencies from private and governmental “think tanks” such as the Rand Corporation, the CIA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

FILM BOOK 0284

Guides:

A guide to the microfilm edition of Soviet Union special studies, 1989-1991 supplement

The guide contains summaries of all the papers and includes a subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms

United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Russia and the Soviet Union.

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF RUSSIA AND THE SOVIET UNION.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960
National Archives Microfilm Publication. Microcopy no. M 316; v. National Archives record group 59.
174 reel(s)

The March Revolution of 1917, the development of the Bolshevik bureaucracy, Trotsky's negotiations with Germany, Japan's entry into Siberia, the 1919 United States Peace Mission to Russia, the New Economic Policy of 1921-28, the death of Lenin, the Stalin-Trotsky power struggle, communist party activities, recognition of the Soviet government, and numerous other political matters are the subjects of reels 7-76 of this Department of State decimal file. Documents also discuss military affairs, antireligious acts and policies of the Soviet government, famine and disease, the relief provided by the United States Food Administration, the collectivization of agriculture, Soviet cooperatives, affairs of the Interallied Railway Commission in Siberia, and the Chinese Eastern Railway. A separate sequence of documents discusses the internal affairs of Siberia (reels 173-175) and of the Russian portion of the Sakhalin Islands (reels 176-177, not held by Ellis Library).

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1910-1929, is available in the Special Collections Office. A complete list of the documents is on reels 1-6. The documents are arranged by subject according to the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between Russia (and the Soviet Union) and Other States, 1910-29.

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA (AND THE SOVIET UNION) AND OTHER STATES, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1961
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 340; v. National Archives record group 59.
20 reel(s)

Press clippings, commentaries, and consular dispatches in the Department of State decimal file record the Soviet government's attempt to expand its influence in the Near East and the Far East after 1917. The Sino-Soviet relations and their mutual interests in Mongolia are recorded. Discussions of Soviet diplomatic relations with neighboring countries include boundary disputes and economic differences.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations Between Russia (and the Soviet Union) and Other States, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office. The guide is also reproduced on reel one. A list of all the documents in the collection precedes the documents. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

United States. Department of State. Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Russia and the Soviet Union, 1910-29.

United States. Department of State. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE RELATING TO POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA AND THE SOVIET UNION, 1910-29.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1960
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 333; v. National Archives record group 59.
7 reel(s)

Instructions to and dispatches from diplomats and consular officials detail the attitude of the Soviet government toward the United States after World War I. After 1917 these dispatches originated from Americans posted in East European countries.

An uncataloged guide, Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the United States and Russia and the Soviet Union, 1910-29, is available in the Special Collections Office and is also found on reel 1. A complete list of the documents is also included on the first reel. The documents are arranged by subject in accordance with the Department of State's decimal classification system.

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Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms

United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. Daily Report.

United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service. DAILY REPORT.

Washington, D.C.: Foreign Broadcast Information Service, 1941
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These analyses and translations from foreign broadcasts, news accounts, commentaries, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements were collected daily from 1941 to 1974. This monitoring service tracked reports of the Eastern European countries, the People's Republic of China, the Soviet Union, Western Europe, Latin America, and Asia and the Pacific. These reports were compiled into the Foreign Broadcast Information Service White Book. The early reports include accounts of World War II events from a foreign perspective.

A table of contents in each issue lists the countries for which a translation has been included. The publications are arranged chronologically.

Indexes for each of the eight sections are published commercially and titled REF DJK50 .I52 Index. Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Report: [Section]. Ellis Library only has the index for Eastern Europe.

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Guides:

Daily report, Eastern Europe. Index.

Posted in Africa Microforms, Asia Microforms, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe Microforms, History Microforms, Latin America Microforms, Middle East Microforms

United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Part I, 1942-1945: The Soviet Union.

United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff. RECORDS OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF. PART I, 1942-1945: THE SOVIET UNION.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1981
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The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is the principal group of military advisers to the president of the United States. This is a collection of papers from the JCS focusing on the Soviet Union from the period 1942-1945. The collection also includes records of the combined United States-British Combined Chiefs of Staff (CCS). The material contains operational reports, intelligence estimates, policy studies of the Soviet Union, and a number of illustrative maps. The records focus on World War II, but also include estimates of Soviet post-war capabilities and intentions. Examples of subjects covered are Lend Lease, Russian combat estimate (1942), disclosure of technical information to the Soviet Union (1943), collaboration with the Soviet Union (1943), convoys to Northern Russia (1943), Anglo-American-Soviet cooperation (1944), and the Red Army offensive action to facilitate the invasion of Normandy in 1944 (Operation Overlord).

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Guides:

A Guide to Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : Part 1: 1942-1945, the Soviet Union

‘Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Part I, 1942-1945: the Soviet Union. The guide provides a brief description of the contents of each reel. It also provides a detailed subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms, World War II Microforms

United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Part Ii, 1946-1953: The Soviet Union.

United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff. RECORDS OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF. PART II, 1946-1953: THE SOVIET UNION.

Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1979
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The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is the principal group of military advisers to the president of the United States. This collection contains papers of the JCS that focus on the Soviet Union for the period 1946-1953. The material includes operational reports, research and development studies, intelligence estimates, policy studies of the Soviet Union, and adds a number of illustrative diagrams, maps and tables. Of particular interest are the details of contingency plans for war with the Soviet Union. These include operation "PINCER", a plan for the defeat of the Soviet Union in 1946-1949 and operation "DROPSHOT", a long-range plan drawn up in 1949 for war with the Soviet Union in the post-war period (1946). Also included are strategic studies of the area between the Alps and the Himalayas (1946), capabilities of the Soviet Union in the Persian Gulf Area (1947), the Soviet threat in the Far East and the means required to oppose it (1947), intelligence estimates of Soviet capabilities to engage in espionage, subversion, and sabotage in the Western Hemisphere (1948), Soviet capabilities for biological and chemical weapons (1948), an estimate of the scale and nature of a Soviet attack on the United Kingdom (1949), a review of foreign policy and strategy of the Soviet Union (1951), estimates of the scale and nature of the immediate communist threat to the security of the United States (1951), and detailed information pertaining to the Soviet political system (1952).

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Guides:

A Guide to Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Part 2, 1946- 1953 : the Soviet Union

‘Kesaris, Paul (ed.). Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Part II, 1946-1953: the Soviet Union. The guide provides a brief indication of the contents of each reel in a reel index. It also provides a detailed subject index.

Posted in Area Studies Microforms, Commonwealth of Independent States, History Microforms, National Archives Microforms