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Cold War History A Resource Guide: Web Sites


BBC: Wars and Conflicts: The Cold War

Contains a number of essays and links.

Cold War International History Project

"The Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials and perspectives from the former "Communist bloc" with the historiography of the Cold War which has been written over the past few decades largely by Western scholars reliant on Western archival sources. It also seeks to transcend barriers of language, geography, and regional specialization to create new links among scholars interested in Cold War history."

Cold War Museum

The Cold War Museum is a charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Its goals are to: 1.) Develop permanent Cold War Museums to preserve local and regional Cold War history; 2.) Erect Cold War Memorials; 3.)Establish a reference library and research center to help maintain the historical accuracy of the Cold War.

Finding Aid to National Archives Records Relating to the Cold War

"This reference information paper identifies several representative series and datasets of textual, electronic, still picture, and motion picture records that document U.S. Government policies, programs, and actions during the Cold War. The compilers have chosen a selection of records that illustrate the range and content of National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) holdings relating to this period. These records by no means represent all NARA-held documentation concerning the topic." Remembers the Cold War

"From the Manhattan Project through the break up of the Soviet Union, more American veterans served as Cold Warriors than as soldiers, seamen or airmen of any conflict in American history."

POW/MIA Databases & Documents

A gateway to online indexes concerning Vietnam-era Prisoners of War/Missing in Action, Cold War-era missing persons (mainly service personnel), interviews of former Soviet and Warsaw Pact veterans of the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, & World War II, and interviews of former prisoners of war of the Soviet Union.

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

"...a rich archive of texts, images, maps and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917-1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English."

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