The Russian Archives
This site contains extensive information about Russian archival document collections including finding aids, contact information for individual
archives, and documents.
On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary and to satisfy the desire for transparency and facilitate access to information
for historians and for the public at large, NATO has established an Archives service whose mission will be to preserve its
collective memory and to provide access to records that will enable the public to understand the missions, aims and
achievement of the Alliance.
Der Bundesbeauftragte fur die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen DDR
The former East German State Security (Stasi) Archive. The site is in German.
Records from the Military Archives of the Romanian Ministry of National Defense
In connection with a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Library of Congress has begun to receive
microfilm of declassified records from the Military Archives (Archivele Militare) of the Romanian Ministry of National
Defense in Bucharest covering the earlier years of the Cold War, primarily 1944-1965.
In connection with a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Library of Congress has begun to receive microfilm of declassified records from the War History Archives covering the early years of the Cold War, beginning in 1949. They include ministerial orders and papers from the Secretariat and various directorates of the Home Defense Ministry and the General Staff. Under the terms of a formal agreement the Department of Defense provides microfilming equipment and supplies, as well as the processing of the film, while the Archives staff carries out the microfilming itself. Selection of records is by mutual agreement. Additional Cold War records extending into the 1950s will also be filmed.
In connection with a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Library of Congress has begun to receive microfilm of declassified records from the Central Military Archives (Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe, CAW) in Warsaw covering the early years of the Cold War, primarily 1945-50. They include letters, memoranda, policy papers of the Polish Cabinet of Ministers, the Minister of Defense, the General Staff, and other high military bodies.
Many of thedocuments were originally classified Top Secret or Secret.
The Tatarstan Archives
The Russian Foreign Ministry Archive
Official website of the archive of the Russian Foreign Ministry, with links to Russian archival-related sites.
French National Archive
Official website of the French National archive.
French Diplomatic Archives
Official Website of the French Foreign Ministry Archives.
Austrian State Archives
Official website of the Austrian State Archives.
German Federal Archive
Official website of the German Federal archive.
The Public Record Office is the repository of the national archives for England, Wales and the United Kingdom. The records, beginning with Domesday Book (1086), span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present. This catalogue is a database of over 8 million document references with descriptions of the documents and descriptions of the classes in which they are categorized.
Government of Canada
The Access to Information Act gives Canadian citizens as well as people and corporations present in Canada the right to have access to information in federal government records. The Act ensures that you can ask for information and, if it is not exempt or excluded, the federal government must let you see it or give you a copy. However, because much of the information the Canadian government has in its files is accessible, you may be able to find what you want without making a formal written request under the Act.
German Historical Museum
The Museum's site offers exhibit information, links, and select collections are available online. In German and English.
The United Nations Documentation Centre
This reference library at the United Nations contains Decisions and Resolutions passed by the General Assembly and Security Council, as well as Presidential Statements, press releases, and other selected documents.
The Ministry for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation (MINATOM) site featuresinformation about the Ministry, descriptions of MINATOM activities, and a press center.
Czech Security Information Service
Official website. (In Czech)
The Cold War Exhibition at the Public Record Office
A "Learning Curve" Exhibition on the Cold War by the Public Record Office. Primarilyfor students and educators,
the site features documents,themed case studies, and multimedia. Official website. (In Polish and English)