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Archives of Russia
  • Archives of Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St Petersburg. English-language edition, edited and expanded by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted; with a preface by the Russian Editor-in-Chief, Vladimir Petrovich Kozlov. Compiled by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Lada Vladimirovna Repulo, and Irina Vladimirovna Tunkina. Sponsored by the State Archival Service of Russia (Rosarkhiv), the State Public Historical Library (GPIB), the Historico-Archival Institute of the Russian State University for the Humanities (IAI RGGU), and the St Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences (PFA RAN). 2 vols. Armonk, NY, and London: M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 2000. 1,450 p.

    Considerably updated and expanded from the Russian 1997 edition, with more repositories, bibliography, and an extensive subject index.
    The directory provides a general description of holdings and lists general guides and other more specialized finding aids for over 260 repositories in Moscow and St Petersburg with close to 3,500 annotated bibliographic entries. The initial general bibliography of archival reference literature (Part A) includes relevant directories, specialized guides to sources for subject-area research from history and literature to science and Oriental Studies. Subsequent parts (Parts B-H) describe federal and local state (including former CPSU) archives; archives of the President, major ministries (Foreign Affairs, Defense, Internal Affairs, among others), security services (FSB and SVR, i.e., former KGB), and other specialized federal agencies (geological, geodesic, book chamber, and feature film archives, etc.); holdings under the Russian Academy of Sciences, other academies, and universities; independent archives (such as Memorial, the People's Archive, the Sakharov Archive, trade unions, and religious institutions, etc.); and the archival holdings in 20 major libraries and 120 museums.
    A basic reference work for those using traditional state and CPSU records, medieval manuscripts, and personal papers, this volume also provides a starting place for those trying to locate manuscript maps, folk songs, motion pictures, genealogical data, technical documentation, and architectural drawings, among other sources.
    Entries for individual repositories include names (and all previous names) in Russian and English, addresses (including e-mail and fax), transportation, major staff, institutional history, surveys of holdings, access, working conditions, reference facilities, and a bibliography of related finding aids. In addition to indexes of authors, personal names, and an index-correlation table linking previous and present acronyms with current names of repositories, the English edition has an extensive subject index.
    Contact M.E. Sharpe, Fax: (1-914) 273-2106, Tel.: (800) 541-6563, E-mail: mesinfo@usanet.com.

Russian-language edition (1997)
  • Arkhivy Rossii: Moskva--Sankt-Peterburg: Spravochnik-obozrenie i bibliograficheskii ukazatel'. Compiler-in-chief Lada V. Repulo. Editor-in-chief Vladimir P. Kozlov. Edited by Mikhail D. Afanas'ev, Patricia K. Grimsted, Vladimir P. Kozlov, and Vladimir S. Sobolev. Moscow: "Arkheograficheskii tsentr," 1997. 1,070 pages.

    The Russian edition has separate name, geographic, institutional, and author/compiler indexes, as well as an index-correlation table linking previous and present repository acronyms with current names of archives. Since Fall 1999, copies of the Russian edition are not been available for order abroad.

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