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Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii (GA RF)


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Archives of Russia (2000), pp. 161-73; Arkhivy Rossii (1997), pp. 137-45; Fed. arkhivy NSA (1994), pp. 9-24; (Library), pp. 112-15; GA Spravochnik (1989), pp. 9-17 and 72-75; G&K Spravochnik (1983), pp. 17-23 and 356-60; pp. 62-63 and 368-69; PKG M&L (1972), pp. 123-32 and 361-62; Sup. 1 (1976), pp. 30-32.


An annotated list of fonds and opisi in the archive is available on the GA RF website at: http://www.statearchive.ru/383.
 

Categories:
Post-1992 Guides and List of Fonds
Holdings from Former TsGAOR SSSR
Holdings from Former Profsoiuz Archive
Holdings from Former TsGIAM
TsGAOR SSSR Microfilm Collections
Holdings from Former TsGA RSFSR
History of GA RF

Post-1992 Guides and List of Fonds

b-1. Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii: Putevoditel', vol. 6. Perechen' fondov Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Rossiiskoi Federatsii i nauchno-spravochnyi apparat k dokumentam arkhiva. Compiled by L.G. Aronov, A.I. Barkovets, A.V. Dobrovskaia, O.N. Kopylova, T.N. Kotlova, et al. Edited by S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: Redaktsionno-izd. otdel federal'nykh arkhivov, 1998. 633 p. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Russian Archive Series,” vol. 8.
Distributed abroad by REES, University of Pittsburgh.

A complete, updated (but unannotated) list of fonds in GA RF, including those not yet declassified—first by categories and then by fond number. These include the prerevolutionary holdings, the records of high agencies of state power of the USSR, those of the central administration of the RSFSR and others under their jurisdiction, records of social organizations in the RSFSR, and personal papers. Almost a quarter of the volume details published and especially unpublished reference materials, including card catalogues and electronic databases. An historical introduction sketches the history of the archive, its predecessors and its holdings.

b-2. Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii: Putevoditel'/State Archive of the Russian Federation: A Research Guide. Moscow, 1994–. (6 vols. as of 2005). [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Russian Archive Series.” (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).
Distributed abroad by REES, University of Pittsburgh.
        Vol. 1: Fondy Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Rossiiskoi Federatsii po istorii Rossii XIX–nachala XX vv./ Collections of the State Archive of the Russian Federation on the History of Russia in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries. Compiled by A.V. Dobrovskaia, B.F. Dodonov, Z.I. Peregudova, et al. Edited by S.V. Mironenko and Gregory L. Freeze. M.: “Blagovest,” 1994. xviii, 394 p. “Russian Archive Series,” vol. 3. Electronic edition: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/G....
        Vol. 2: Fondy Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Rossiiskoi Federatsii po istorii RSFSR/Collections of the State Archive of the Russian Federation on the History of the RSFSR. Compiled by L.G. Aronov, A.V. Dobrovskaia, T.N. Kotlova, et al. Edited by S.V. Mironenko and Jeffrey P. Burds. M.: Redaktsionno-izd. otdel federal'nykh arkhivov, 1996. 706  p. “Russian Archive Series,” vol. 5. Electronic edition: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/G....
        Vol. 3: Fondy Gosudarstvenno go arkhiva Rossiiskoi Federatsii po istorii SSSR. Compiled by M.N. Belova, V.E. Bogdanova, A.V. Dobrovskaia, A.N. Goliakov, et al. Edited by A.I. Barkovets and S.V. Mironenko. M.: Redaktsionno-izd. otdel federal'nykh arkhivov, 1997. 792 p. “Russian Archive Series,” vol. 7. Electronic edition: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/G....
        Vol. 4: Fondy Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Rossiiskoi Federatsii po istorii bel ogo dvizheniia i emigratsii. Compiled by O.V. Marinin, A.V. Dobrovskaia, O.N. Kopylova, T.N. Kotlova, L.I. Petrusheva, et al. Edited by S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2004. XVIII, 798 p. Electronic edition: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/G....
        Vol. 5: Lichnye fondy Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Rossiiskoi Federatsii (1917–2000). Compiled by O.N. Kopylova, A.V. Dobrovskaia, N.S. Zelov, T.N. Kotlova, et al. Edited by S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2001. 652 p. + photos. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Russian Archive Series,” vol. 9. Electronic edition: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/G....
        Vol. 6: See b–1.

The first volume of the comprehensive guide to GA RF describes fonds in the prerevolutionary division from former TsGAOR SSSR with detailed descriptions of 608 fonds, of which 143 were previously classified. A brief agency history is provided for all agencies represented, and the contents of individual opisi are described for larger fonds. Includes detailed coverage of the police records and Polish-area records earlier described briefly in the secret TsGAOR 1952 guide (b–7).
        The second volume covers 745 fonds of former TsGA RSFSR, 1917–1992, most of which are fully declassified. These are arranged in five sections—(1) chief executive and administrative organs of the RSFSR (68 fonds), including the All-Russian Central Executive Committee (VTsIK) and various commissions devoted to specific problems; (2) republic-level agencies of all-union ministries, sub-ministries, and departments (566 fonds); (3) judicial organs of the RSFSR, including the Ministry (earlier Commissariat) of Justice, courts and procurators (18 fonds); (4) social/public organizations including trade unions, cooperatives, and scientific, scholarly, cultural, and educational organizations and associations (138 fonds); (5) special fonds and collections, including one with materials on the 1991 elections, and miscellaneous files too few to form separate fonds. The 40 fonds of personal papers in former TsGA RSFSR will be included in volume 5 covering all personal fonds in GA RF. Appendices include complete numerical lists of fonds, a list of fonds transferred to other repositories, and abbreviations and acronyms. There are indexes for surnames, and geographic place names.
        The third volume covers 402 postrevolutionary fonds, 1923 through 1991. These include records of the highest organs of state government (the Central Executive Committee [TsIK SSSR], the Supreme Soviet, and the Council of Ministers), commissariats and ministries (Internal Affairs, Justice, Labor, Health, Education, Press, etc.), highest agencies of justice (courts, procurators, special courts and penal authorities), and central agencies of trade unions, social-political organizations, and sports, among others.
        The fourth volume covers records of government agencies of the White Army in the former Russian Empire (1919–1922) and Russian émigré organizations, 1918–1946.
        The fifth volume describes 450 fonds of personal papers from the postrevolutionary period, predominantly from the Soviet period, but also includes papers of individuals from the White movement and the Russian emigration. The preface sketches examples of the acquisition of personal papers from different sources.

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Holdings from Former TsGAOR SSSR

b-3. Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Oktiabr'skoi revoliutsii, vysshikh organov gosudarstvennoi vlasti i organov gosudarstvennogo upravleniia SSSR: Spravochnik. Compiled by L.G. Aronov, M.E. Golostenov, A.L. Raikhtsaum, et al. 2 vols. Moscow: TsGAOR SSSR; Glavarkhiv SSSR, 1990. (Lib: CSt-H; DLC[mf]; IU; MH).
        Vol. 1: Dorevoliutsionnyi period. 277 p. Vol. 2: Sovetskii period. 323 p.

A brief annotated guide to fonds open at the time of its preparation, updating the previously restricted 1979 guide. More comprehensive coverage is being included in the new multivolume guide to the archive (b–2).

b-4. Kratkii spravochnik o fondakh Tsentral'nogo gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Oktiabr'skoi revoliutsii, vysshikh organov gosudarstvennoi vlasti i organov gosudarstvennogo upravleniia SSSR. Compiled by L.I. Burkutskaia and A.V. Dobrovskaia. Edited by S.M. Pleshakov, et al. Moscow: GAU; TsGAOR SSSR, 1979. 278 p. (Lib: DLC).

Initially restricted “for service use only,” this guide is now open to researchers, but has been substantially updated by b–1 and the forthcoming b–2, vol. 3.

b-5. Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Oktiabr'skoi revoliutsii, vysshikh organov gosudarstvennoi vlasti i organov gosudarstvennogo upravleniia SSSR: Novye postupleniia. Compiled by L.G. Aronov and O.I. Nezhdanova. Moscow: Glavarkhiv, 1988-1991. (Lib: DLC; MH).
        Pt. 1: 25 p. Pt. 2: 1987 g. 24 p.
        Pt. 3: 1988 g. 33 p. Pt. 4: 1989 g. 22 p.

Annual lists of new accessions, including new fonds (some with annotations) and additions to existing fonds. Does not include lists of declassified fonds.

b-6. Novye postupleniia v gosudarstvennykh arkhivakh SSSR. Part 1: TsGAOR SSSR. Compiled by L.G. Aronov and I.S. Sokolova. Moscow: Glavarkhiv, 1987. 18 p. (Lib: MH).

b-7. Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Oktiabr'skoi revoliutsii i sotsialisticheskogo stroitel'stva: Putevoditel'. 2 vols. Moscow: GAU MVD SSSR/GAU, 1946–1952. (Lib: DLC; IU) [IDC-R-10,676(v.1)].
        Vol. 1: Edited by V.V. Maksakov. 1946. 367 p. [IDC-R-10,676]
        Vol. 2: Edited by N.R. Prokopenko. 1952. 395 p.

Vol. 1 covers mainly lists holdings from the revolutionary period through the 1920s. Some of those listed were transferred to TsGA RSFSR, and others were transferred to TsGANKh SSSR.
        Vol. 2 is a detailed guide to the fonds transferred to Moscow after World War II from the Russian Foreign Historical Archive (RZIA) in Prague and other foreign émigré holdings, with many of White Guards fonds from the period of Civil War and foreign intervention and records of institutions abroad of the White emigration (1918–1945). Originally issued with a “secret” classification, the guide is now available in the reading room. Many of the fonds have been transferred to other repositories, as indicated in annotations in the GA RF reading room copy.

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Holdings from Former Profsoiuz Archive

b-8. [Vsesoiuznyi tsentral'nyi sovet professional'nykh soiuzov]. Tsentral'nyi arkhiv: Putevoditel'. Edited by P.I. Kabanov, et al. Moscow: Profizdat, 1958. 368 p. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH) [IDC-R-10,677].

A guide to holdings from the Central Trade Unions Archive, all of which have since been transferred to TsGAOR SSSR. Provides much more detailed descriptions of these fonds than the 1979 or 1990 guides to TsGAOR.

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Holdings from Former TsGIAM

b-9. Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi istoricheskii arkhiv v Moskve: Putevoditel'. 2 vols. Moscow: GAU MVD SSSR, 1946–1951. (Lib: CU; DLC; IU; MH) [IDC-R-10,790(v.1)].
        Vol. 1: Edited by I. Nikitinskii, P.G. Sofinov, and V.V. Maksakov. 1946. 235 p.
        Vol. 2: Compiled by I.N. Kuntikov. Edited by A.Ia. Vostrikov. 1951. 97 p.

Most of the holdings listed in vol. 1 now constitute the prerevolutionary division of GA RF. Vol. 2 was originally published in an edition of 1,000 copies with a “secret” classification, but few copies have been preserved. It includes coverage of prerevolutionary intelligence and okhranka records, court records from Polish guberniias, records of “bourgeois” and monarchist parties and other organs, and intelligence and police records from the period of the Provisional Government, all of which are now declassified. It also describes the finding aids available for these materials.

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TsGAOR SSSR Microfilm Collections

b-10. Tematicheskii ukazatel' k kollektsiiam mikrofotokopii dokumentov zarubezhnykh arkhivov, khraniashchikhsia v Tsentral'nom gosudarstvennom arkhive Oktiabr'skoi revoliutsii, vysshikh organov gosudarstvennoi vlasti i organov gosudarstvennogo upravleniia SSSR. Compiled by R.I. Buss-Breiger, N.A. Karpunova, N.V. Lepilkina, et al. Edited by A.V. Dobrovskaia. 2d ed. Moscow: Glavarkhiv SSSR; TsGAOR SSSR, 1990. viii, 98 p. (Lib: DLC).
        1st ed.: Moscow: Glavarkhiv, 1978. 92 p.

A cursory list of groups of microcopies of documents relating to Russian history (14th c.–present) from archives in 25 foreign countries held the special Glavarkhiv collection started in TsGAOR SSSR in the 1960s. Regrettably lacks identification of the holding repository of origin, fonds, or provenance of the originals from which the copies were prepared. Considerably updates the earlier restricted (DSP) 1978 edition.

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Holdings from Former TsGA RSFSR

b-11. Arkhivnye fondy TsGA RSFSR: [Kratkii spravochnik]. Compiled by E.M. Korneva, K.V. Pleshkova and V.A. Sidorova. Edited by V.A. Sidorova. Moscow: GAU, 1973. 91 p.

An unannotated list of fonds held by the archive. Restricted “for service use only,” and hence not available in libraries outside the archive, but it is now readily available to researchers in GA RF. The fonds listed are now held in the division of GA RF at Berezhkovskaia nab. Expanded and updated by b–2, vol. 2.

b-12. Spravochnik o sostave i soderzhanii dokumental'nykh materialov Tsentral'nogo gosudarstvennogo arkhiva RSFSR. Compiled by T.P. Korzhikhina. Moscow: TsGA RSFSR, 1959. 146 p. (Lib: MH[film]).

Mainly describes records of economic institutions that were accessioned after the Khrushchev reforms, but does not include fonds transferred from TsGAOR SSSR.

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History of GA RF

b-13. Istoriia Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Rossiisoki Federatsii. Dokumenty. Stat'i. Vospominaniia. Compiled by B.F. Dodonov, O.N. Kopylova, N.S. Zelov, et al. Edited by S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2010. 694 p. [Ministerstvo kul'tury RF; Rosarkhiv; GA RF].

A history of the formation of documentary collections and activity of GA RF, its predecessors from which it was developed, and other major sources from which its present holdings were acquired.

b-14. Dobrovskaia, Anastasiia Vladimirovna; Gorbunov, Igor' Iur'evich; and Mironenko, Sergei Vladimirovich. “Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii: Istoriia formirovaniia i komplektovaniia (1920-1995).” Arkheograficheskii ezhegodnik za 1995 god (1997), pp. 3-28. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

A comprehensive history of the evolution of GA RF, the previous archives from which it developed, and other major sources from which its present holdings were acquired. Prepared for the 75th anniversary of the archive.

b-15. Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Rossiiskoi Federatsii: [k 90-letiiu arkhiva, iubileinyi buklet]. Compiled by A.I. Barkovets, et al. Moscow, 2010. 132 p. [Minkul'tury RF; Rosarkhiv].
Electronic edition: http://www.statearchive.ru/assets/fil...

b-15.1. Gosudarstvennomu arkhivu Rossiiskoi Federatsii 10 let: Iubileinyi buklet. Moscow, 2002.
Electronic edition: http://www.rusarchives.ru/news/garfub...

See also the article in Internet by S.V. Mironenko about the anniversary of archive: http://www.rusarchives.ru/news/garf10....

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Finding Aids —  Specialized:

Microfilms of opisi of most postrevolutionary fonds in GA RF (i.e. those from both the former TsGAOR SSSR and TsGA RSFSR) have been prepared under the auspices of a joint project between Rosarkhiv and the Hoover Institution (see b–16).
        For materials relating to the Russian Orthodox Church, see Ist. RPTs (1995), pp. 5–19. For materials relating to Jews, see Dok. ist. evreev (1997), pp. 45–176 (electronic version on website: http://www.jewish-heritage.org/sea1.htm). Fonds of recently-declassified Russian émigré organizations, collections, and personal papers are listed in Rus. Zarubezh'e (1998), pp. 220–310.
        See The Russian Archives: New and Recent Collections (Woodbridge, 1998–) for microform offerings, including prerevolutionary police files.
 

Categories:
Microform Opisi and Documents
      • Prerevolutionary Police Records
      • NKVD/MVD Records
NKVD/MVD Records and Special Files
Documents Relating to Dissident and Oppositional Movements (1941–1991)
Records of the People’s Commissariat for Nationality Affairs
Famine in the USSR (1930s)
Records of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SVAG/SMAD)
Holdings from RZIA
Fonds of Polish Provenance
Materials Relating to Religious Affairs
Personal Papers
Library

Microform Opisi and Documents

b-16. Archives of the Soviet Communist Party and Soviet State: Catalogue of Finding Aids and Documents. 3d ed. [Cambridge, UK]: Chadwyck-Healey, 2002. xviii, 90 p. [Rosarkhiv; Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace] (Lib: CSt-H; DLC; MH).
Electronic edition: http://www.lib.hokudai.ac.jp/facultie...
(Also listed as b–552, and b–622)
        1st ed.: 1995. xix, 88 p. with Supplement: January 1996. vi, 10 p.
        Russin version of 1st ed.: Arkhivy KPSS i sovetskogo gosudarstva: Katalog opisei i dokumentov. [Cambridge, UK], 1995. 85 p.
        Introduction by Jana Howlett available electrocally: http://www.datatimes.com/en-US/catalo....

Most of the opisi for GA RF fonds with postrevolutionary records have been filmed as part of the Rosarkhiv-Hoover project (from both former TsGAOR SSSR and TsGA RSFSR), and the fonds covered by the microfilmed opisi are listed in the published sales catalogue. The English version provides only an English-language listing of fonds (in numerical order) for which opisi are available on microfilm, but the specific opisi are not indicated.
        The January 1996 Supplement provides more details about the several series of complete files of documents (dela) available from selected opisi of NKVD records in GA RF, 1917–1930. Deposit copies of the microfilms are available at the Hoover Institution and the Library of Congress.
        CONTACT: ProQuest Information and Learning Company, the successor company to Chadwyck-Healey.

b-17. Guide to the Archives of the Soviet Communist Party and Soviet State: Microfilm Collection, 1993-1996. (Archives of the Soviet Communist Party and Soviet State: Microfilm Collection). Compiled by L. Soroka. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Archives, 2000. (Also listed as b–553, and b–623).
Electronic edition: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/dynaweb/ead/...

Provides a survey of the Hoover-Rosarkhiv microfilm collection noting the fonds in GA RF from which series of files were filmed, updating the data in the 1956 sales catalogue. More detailed catalogues are in preparation, some of which are already available to researchers at the Hoover Institution.

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Prerevolutionary Police Records

b-18. The Intercepted Police Correspondence of the Russian Revolutionaries from the Special Department of the Police, 1906–1917. Woodbridge: CT: Primary Source Microfilm, 200?. 175 reels. “The Russian Archives.”

See more details at: http://www.cengage.com/search/product....

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NKVD/MVD Records

b-19. Gulag Press, 1920–1937. Compiled by J. Verhoeff. Edited by L. van Rossum. Amsterdam: IDC/IISH, 2005. 649 microfiches. Microfiche edition.
        Additional information is available electronically at the IDC website: http://www.idc.nl/collection284_1_26.....

Collection of Gulag press publications from the Scientific Library of the State Archive of the Russian Federation, Moscow, covering the period 1920–1937. Contains prison journals from the 1920s; bulletins, newspapers, literary and cultural journals from the 1930s; collections of short stories, poetry, music, and posters; and various propaganda texts and fragments. Guide and title page of the collection see in Internet: http://www.idc.nl/pdf/284_guide.pdf and http://www.idc.nl/pdf/284_titlelist.pdf.

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NKVD/MVD Records and Special Files
 
See also coverage under C-6—C-8. Listings for many camps among the GULAG records are provided in Sistema ispravitel'no-trudovykh lagerei v SSSR, 1923–1960: Spravochnik (Moscow, 1998).
 

b-20. Sovetskaia repressivno-karatel'naia politika i penitentsiarnaia sitema v materialakh Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Rossiiskoi Federatsii: Annotirovannyi ukazatel' del. Compiled by A.V. Dobrovskaia, B.F. Dodonov, O.N. Kopylova, V.P. Naumov and V.I. Shirokov. Edited by V.A. Kozlov and S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2005. 712 p. [Ministerstvo kul'tury i massovykh kommunikatsii RF; Rosarkhiv; GA RF; Guver. institut voiny, revoliutsii i mira] “Istoriia stalinskogo GULAGa: Konets 1920-kh–pervaia polovina 1950-kh godov: Sbornik dokumentov,” vol. 7.

b-21. Prikazy NKVD SSSR 1934–1941 gg.: Katalog rassekrechennykh dokumentov Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Rossiiskoi Federatsii. Compiled by N.P. Belikova, A.I. Kokurin and I.M. Zlatkis. Edited by V.A. Kozlov and S.V. Mironenko. Novosibirsk: “Sibirskii khronograf”, 1999. 508 p. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii, Seriia ‘Katalogi’,” vol. 5. (Lib: DLC; MH).

A detailed catalogue of instructions, circulars, and directives issued by the NKVD Secretariat (fond 9401, opis' 1), 1934–1941.

b-22. “Osobaia papka” I.V. Stalina: Iz materialov Sekretariata NKVD–MVD SSSR 1944–1953 gg.: Katalog dokumentov/The “Special Files” for Stalin, From Materials of the Secretariat of the NKVD–MVD of the USSR, 1944–1953: A Catalogue of Documents. Compiled by O.V. Edel'man, E.D. Grin'ko, M.E. Kolesova and L.S. Kudriavtseva. Edited by V.A. Kozlov and S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: “Blagovest”, 1994. 355 p. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii, Seriia ‘Katalogi’.” “Russian Archive Series.” (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).
Distributed abroad by REES, University of Pittsburgh.

An annotated document-by-document catalogue of the most important high-level “special files” prepared by the NKVD/MVD Secretariat for Stalin and his immediate entourage (fond 9401, opis' 2). Files are listed in chronological order. Includes personal and geographic indexes.

b-23. “Osobaia papka” V.M. Molotova: Iz materialov Sekretariata NKVD–MVD SSSR 1944–1956 gg.: Katalog dokumentov/The “Special Files” for V.M. Molotov: From Materials of the Secretariat of the NKVD–MVD of the USSR, 1944–1956: A Catalogue of Documents. Compiled by O.V. Edel'man, E.D. Grin'ko and L.S. Kudriavtseva. Edited by V.A. Kozlov and S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: “Blagovest”, 1994. 220 p. Distributed abroad by REES, University of Pittsburgh. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii, Seriia ‘Katalogi’,” vol. 2. “Russian Archive Series.” (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

An annotated document-by-document catalogue of the copies of outgoing documents from the NKVD–MVD Secretariat addressed to V.M. Molotov.

b-24. “Osobaia papka” N.S. Khrushcheva. Perepiska MVD SSSR s TsK KPSS (1957–1959 gg.). Iz materialov Sekretariata MVD SSSR, 1954–1959 gg.: Katalog dokumentov/The “Special Files” for N.S. Khrushchov. The Correspondence of the MVD of the USSR and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1957–1959). From Materials of the Secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1954–1959: A Catalogue of Documents. Compiled by S.G. Gustev, V.A. Kozlov, K.N. Morozov and N.I. Rumiantseva. Moscow: “Blagovest”, 1995. 364 p. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii, Seriia ‘Katalogi’,” vol. 3. “Russian Archive Series.” (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).
Distributed abroad by REES, University of Pittsburgh.

An annotated document-by-document catalogue of the outgoing copies of 2,936 “Special files” addressed to Khrushchev and the CPSU Central Committee by the MVD Secretariat. Name and geographic indexes.

b-25. “Osobaia papka” L.P. Berii: Iz materialov Sekretariata NKVD–MVD SSSR, 1946–1953: Katalog dokumentov/The “Special Files” for L.P. Beria, 1946–1953: From Materials of the Secretariat of the NKVD–MVD of the USSR: A Catalogue of Documents. Compiled by E.A. Danilina, E.D. Grin'ko, K.G. Liashenko and O.K. Lokteva. Edited by M.A. Kolerov, V.A. Kozlov and S.V. Mironenko. 2 vols. Moscow, 1996–2000. “Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii, Seriia ‘Katalogi’,” vol. 4, 6. “Russian Archive Series.”
Distributed abroad by REES, University of Pittsburgh.
        Vol. 1: Iz materialov Sekretariata NKVD–MVD SSSR, 1946–1949: Katalog dokumentov. Moscow: Red.-izd. otdel Federal'nykh arkhivov, 1996. 681 p. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH)
        Vol. 2: “Osobaia papka” L.P. Berii: Iz materialov Sekretariata MVD SSSR, 1950–dekabr' 1952 g. Perepiska ministra vnutrennikh del L.P. Berii s Sovetom Ministrov SSSR i TsK VKP(b). Iz materialov Sekretariata MVD SSSR. Mart–iiun' 1953: Katalog dokumentov/ The “Special Files” for L.P. Beria: From Materials of the MVD of the USSR, 1950–june 1953: A Catalogue of Documents. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2000. 595 p.

A document-by-document catalogue of the “special files” addressed to Beriia (Beria). The first volume covers the period 1946–1949, the second through June 1953. Only part of the documentation has been declassified, but the rest is in the process of declassification.

b-27. Lubianka: organy VChK–OGPU–NKVD–NKGB–MGB–MVD–KGB: 1917–1991: Spravochnik. Compiled by A.I. Kokurin and N.V. Petrov. Moscow: Mezhdunarodnyi fond “Demokratiia”, 2003. 766 p. (Also listed as c–104). “Rossiia. XX vek: Dokumenty.” (Lib: DLC; MH).

b-28. Lubianka: VChK–OGPU–NKVD–NKGB–MGB–MVD–KGB: 1917–1960: Spravochnik. Compiled by A.I. Kokurin and N.V. Petrov. Edited by R.G. Pikhoia. Moscow: Mezhdunarodnyi fond “Demokratiia”, 1997. 348 p. “Rossiia. XX vek: Dokumenty.” (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).
Distributed as Arkhivno-informatsionnyi biulleten', 1997, nos. 3/4. (Also listed as c–105).

A detailed guide to the agency structure and evolution of the successive secret police and penal agencies of the USSR (1917–1960) with a list and dates of institutional changes (pp. 125–42). Appendices provide biographical data on successive ministers and deputies, 1924–1960 (pp. 143–58). Half of the volume (pp. 159–330) constitutes texts of 33 normative documents and instructions regarding the agencies, many of which are publicly available for the first time from agency records (predominantly from GA RF).

b-29. Spetsial'nye lageria NKVD/MVD SSSR v Germanii, 1945–1950 gg.: Sbornik dokumentov i statei. Compiled by G.A. Kuznetsova, D.N. Nokhotovich and I.G. Orlova. Edited by V.A. Kozlov and S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2001. 376 p. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii, Seriia ‘Publikatsii’,” vol. 3. (Lib: DLC; MH).

Provides an edition of 108 recently declassified documents (1945–1950) with articles about the records from which they were taken, the institutional and administrative history, and operational personnel.

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Documents Relating to Dissident and Oppositional Movements (1941–1991)

b-30. 5810. Nadzornye proizvodstva Prokuratury SSSR po delam ob antisovetskoi agitatsii i propagande. Mart 1953–1991: Annotirovannyi katalog. Compiled by O.V. Edel'man. Edited by V.A. Kozlov and S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: Mezhdunarodnyi fond “Demokratiia”, 1999. 944 p. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] (Lib: DLC).

An annotated catalogue of documents relating to individuals prosecuted for “anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda” activities (under statutue 58.1—after 1961, statute 70 of the Criminal Codex), from the records of the Procurator of the USSR (fond R-8131, opisi 31 and 36) and the Supreme Court of the USSR (fond R-9474, opisi 39-41). References appear in alphabetical order, with annotations providing biographical data on repressed individuals or groups, terms of their sentences, and subsequent rehabilitation (were appropriate). Includes name and geographic indexes. A similar catalogue covering the period 1941–1953 is in preparation in GA RF.

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Records of the People’s Commissariat for Nationality Affairs

b-31. Protokoly rukovodiashchikh organov Narodnogo komissariata po delam natsional'nostei RSFSR. 1918–1924 gg.: Katalog dokumentov. Compiled by I.A. Ziuzina and I.M. Zlatkis. Edited by V.P. Kozlov, V.A. Kozlov and S.V. Mironenko. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2001. 296 p. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF] “Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii, Seriia ‘Katalogi’,” vol. 7. (Lib: DLC; MH).

An annotated catalogue of the official protocols of meetings of the People’s Commissariat for Nationality Affairs (1918–1924). Includes personal name, geographic, and agency indexes.

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Famine in the USSR (1930s)

b-32. Kollektsiia dokumentov GARF, RGAE, RGASPI, TsA FSB Rossii po teme “Golod v SSSR. 1930–1934 gg.”. Moscow, 2008–.
Electronic edition: http://www.rusarchives.ru/publication...
(Also listed as b–277, b–550, c–110 and at the list of archival reference bibliography of this website).

The collection with reports culled from GA RF, RGAE, RGASPI (former CP Central Archive), and TsA FSB (former KGB archive) demonstrate increasing famine due to the speed of forced collectivization and excessive requisitioning of grain for export. The tragic results, as explained in the introduction, came from lack of grain supplies, peasant opposition to the Stalin agrarian policies, and central requisitioning for export in many areas of the USSR—especially black earth regions, northern Caucasus, Trans-Volga regions, and Kazakhstan, as well as the Ukrainian SSR.

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Records of the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SVAG/SMAD)
 
Microfilms of many of the declassified SVAG/SMAD files are now available in the Bundesarchiv Berlin-Lichterfelde, with a finding aid correlating film numbers to the original GA RF records. See the brief note about the joint Russo-German project to microfilm and describe the SVAG records in GA RF: “‘SVAG-SMAD’ Informatsiia o khode realizatsii programmy izucheniia i izdaniia dokumentov Sovetskoi voennoi administratsii v Germanii (1945–1949 gg.) ”—http://www.rusarchives.ru/projects/sw.... GA RF is in the process of establishing an electronic catalogue, with file- and partially also document-level annotations.
 

b-33. Sovetskaia voennaia administratsiia v Germanii. 1945–1949: Spravochnik. Compiled by G.A. Kuznetsova, T.V. Tsarevskaia-Diakina, et al. Edited by A.V. Doronin, I. Foittsik and T.V. Tsarevskaia-Diakina. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2009. 1,031 p. [Sovmestnaia komissiia po izucheniiu noveishei istorii rossiisko-germanskikh otnoshenii; Institut sovremennoi istorii (Miunkhen-Berlin, FRG); Institut vseobshchei istorii RAN; Rosarkhiv; GA RF; Bundesarchiv] “Sovetskaia voennaia administratsiia v Germanii (1945–1949): Dokumenty, materialy, issledovaniia.”
Electronic edition: http://www.statearchive.ru/427
        German ed.: SMAD-Handbuch. Die Sowjetische Militäradministration in Deutschland. 1945–1949. R. Oldenbourg Verlag. 2009.

The basic directory contains detailed description of structure, legal basis, and activity of SVAG.

b-34. Fondy Sovetskoi voennoi administratsii v Germanii v Gosudarstvennom arkhive Rossiiskoi Federatsii. Compiled by K. fon Iena, D.N. Nokhotovich and T.V. Tsarevskaia-Diakina. 2 vols. Moscow: “Novyi khronograf”, 2004. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF; Federal'nyi arkhiv Germanii] “Sovetskaia voennaia administratsiia v Germanii (1945–1949): Dokumenty, materialy, issledovaniia.” (Lib: DLC; MH).
        Vol. 1: Katalog del fonda Sovetskoi voennoi administratsii v Germanii (R-7317). 1945–1953 gg. 774 p.
        Vol. 2: Katalog del fondov upravlenii Sovetskoi voennoi administratsii v provintsiiakh i federal'nykh zemliakh, drugikh sovetskikh organizatsii v Germanii i Kontrol'nogo soveta Soiuznoi kontrol'noi vlasti. 1945–1950 gg. 329 p.

Annotates 9,398 declassified (or partially declassified) files within 18 fonds (111 opisi), amounting to ca. 94.6% of the SVAG records in GA RF. The first volume covers 7,171 units from the central SVAG administration (f. R-7317, opisi 1-58, 61-65). The second volume covers regional adminstrations and sub-agencies of SVAG, with a total of 1,911 units, including 316 files from the Allied Control Commission in Germany.

b-35. Dokumenty GA RF i RGASPI o deiatel'nosti Sovetskoi voennoi administratsii v Germanii (SVAG) 1945–1949. Moscow.
Electronic edition: http://www.rusarchives.ru/secret/swag...

Lists the recently opened SVAG records in GA RF. See also Biulleten' rassekrechennykh dokumentov federal'nykh arkhivov [i tsentrov khraneniia dokumentatsii] (2002, vyp. 4, pp. 60–140) about declassified SVAG records in GA RF.

b-36. Sachthematisches Inventar zur kulturpolitik der Sowjetischen Militäradministration in Deutschland (SMAD), 1945–1949/Annotirovannyi perechen' del i dokumentov “Politika Sovetskoi voennoi administratsii v Germanii v oblasti kul'tury, 1945–1949 gg.”. Compiled by S. Dumshat, H. Kreikamp, T. Tsarevskaia-Diakina and K. von Jena. Koblenz, 2002. 339 p. [Rosarkhiv; Federal'nyi arkhiv Germanii; GA RF] “Materialien aus dem Bundesarchiv/ Materialy federal'nogo arkhiva,” vol. 12.

An initial summary inventory of declassified SVAG/SMAD documents relating to cultural affairs, covering over 4,500 documents in GA RF (most of them from fond R-7317).

b-37. Foitzik, Jan. Inventar der Befehle des obersten Chefs der Sowjetischen Militäradministration in Deutschland (SMAD), 1945–1949. Munich: K. G. Saur, 1995. 229 p. Offene Serie. [Institut für Zeitgeschichte] “Texte und Materialen zur Zeitgeschichte.” (Lib: DLC; MH).

An inventory of official orders issued by the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SVAG), which should be found in opis' 8 of the main SVAG fond 7317. Because the author did not have the opportunity to verify the GA RF opis' and delo numbers, these do not appear in the inventory. The inventory is correlated with published versions of the orders and with copies available in the Federal Archive in Potsdam (Ba-P). It is to be hoped that once the relevant sections of the SVAG archive are opened for research, this most helpful initial catalogue can be correlated with archival versions in GA RF and that the inventory project can be continued.

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Holdings from RZIA

b-38. Russkii zagranichnyi istoricheskii arkhiv v Prage – dokumentatsiia: Katalog sobranii dokumentov, khraniashchikhsia v prazhskoi Slavianskoi biblioteke i v Gosudarstvennom arkhive Rossiiskoi Federatsii/Russkij zagranicnyj istoriceskij archiv v Prage - dokumentacija: katalog sobranij dokumentov, chranjascichsja v prazskoj Slavjanskoj biblioteke i v Gosudarstvennom archive Rossijskoj Federacii. Compiled by L. Babka, A. Koprshivova and L.I. Petrusheva. Prague, 2011. 564 p. In Czech and Russian. [Natsional'naia biblioteka Cheshskoi Respubliki – Slavianskaia biblioteka; GA RF] “Bibliografi e Slovanské knihovny,” vol. 77.
Electronic edition: http://www.statearchive.ru/450

The catalogue mainly covers documentation of the Russian Foreign Historical Archive (RZIA), recently uncovered in the Slavonic Library (fond T-RZIA) within National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. It also describes a small part of the collection in GA RF (fond R-7030, opis' 1 [1924–1947]), which has been available to researchers since the end of the 1980s.

b-39. Fondy Russkogo Zagranichnogo istoricheskogo arkhiva v Prage: Mezharkhivnyi putevoditel'. Compiled by O.N. Kopylova, et al. Edited by T.F. Pavlova, et al. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 1999. 671 p. + plates. (Lib: MH).

A detailed fond-level guide to the Russian émigré collections brought together in the former Russian Foreign Historical Archive in Prague during the 1920s and 30s and transferred to Moscow in December 1945 (January 1946) and initially deposited in TsGAOR SSSR. Subsequently, the holdings were dispersed to approximately 30 different repositories throughout the former USSR. The present guide includes listings for over 860 fonds in 17 repositories. It includes full coverage of the archival holdings of the Don Cossacks and the Russian Cultural-Historical Museum also in Prague, which were received together with the RZIA holdings. Of those covered, over 620 fonds are now held in GA RF. Many of the descriptions include data about the date and source of accession to RZIA and indicate related holdings in other archives abroad. Includes lists of fonds in each of the present holding archives, personal- and geographic-name indexes, as well as an index by types of agency.

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Fonds of Polish Provenance

b-40. Archiwalia polskiej proweniencii terytorialnej przechowywane w Państwowym Archiwum Federacji Rosyjskiej i Rosyjskim Państwowym Archiwum Wojskowym (Archiwalia władz rosyjskich 1813–1918, archiwalia niemieckie z ziemzachodnich i polnocnych Polski do 1945, archiwalia Senatu WM Gdańska1920–1939). Edited by W. Stepniak. Warsaw: Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych, 2000. 144 p. Also listed as b–407. (Lib: MH).

Part 1, compiled by Leonid J. Gorizontow, Wladimir A. Diakow, Zinaida I. Pieriegudowa, and Jelena B. Timofiejewa, provides annotated descriptions of prerevolutionary records from agencies under the Congress Kingdom of Poland as part of the Russian Empire, now held in GA RF (pp. 23–106).

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Materials Relating to Religious Affairs

b-41. Arkhiv Soveta po delam religioznykh kul'tov pri SM SSSR: Katalog dokumentov. Compiled by M.I. Odintsov. Moscow, 1996—. Seriia I: Spravochno-informatsionnye materialy. [Rosarkhiv] “Arkhivno-informatsionnyi biulleten' (Prilozhenie to Istoricheskii arkhiv),” vol. 11, 12, 17, 21, 23. (Lib: IU; MH).
        Pt. 1: ——(1944–1965). 1996. 164 p. “AIB,” no. 11.
        Pt.  2: Arkhiv Soveta po delam religii pri SM SSSR (1955–1957 gg.): Katalog dokumentov. 1997. 151 p. “AIB,” no. 12.
        Pt. 3: ——(1957–1963 gg.). 1998. 140 p. “AIB,__rd quo; no. 17.
        Pt. 4: ——(1964–1965 gg.). “AIB,” no. 21.
        Pt. 5: ——(1948–1962 gg.). “AIB,” no. 23.

The first in a planned series of catalogues covering files of the Council on Religious Cults under the Council of Ministers of the USSR (fond no. 6991), provides a document-by-document catalogue of 1,435 documents in 40 files from opis' 4, covering meetings of the Council, its correspondence, and other documentation relating to a variety of religious sects, including Evangelical Baptists, Old Believers, monasteries, foreign religious groups, and other religious activities.
        The second part catalogues an additional 1,676 documents in 13 files (nos. 41-74) from the same opis' (1955–1957), relating to a similiar variety of sects, while the third describes documents in 70 additional files (nos. 74-145, 1957–1963).

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Personal Papers

b-43. Khorkhordina, Tat'iana Innokent'evna; and Zelov, Nikolai Stepanovich. “Klassik otechestvennogo arkhivovedeniia (obzor lichnogo fonda V.N. Avtokratova).” Otechestvennye arkhivy, 1995, no. 6, pp. 10–19. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

A survey of the personal papers of the much respected Russian archivist and professor Vladimir Nikolaevich Avtokratov (1922–1992), recently acquired by GA RF.

b-44. Ruzhitskaia, Irina Vladimirovna. Baron M.A. Korf—istorik: Po materialam ego arkhiva. Moscow: “Arkheograficheskii tsentr”, 1996. 57 p. (Lib: MH).

Describes the archival legacy of the political figure and historian Baron Modest Andreevich Korf (1800–1876). Most of the emphasis is on the materials found in the collection from the Winter Palace (GA RF, fond 728, opis' 1), although mention is also made of the separate fond of Korf’s personal papers in RNB (fond 380, 546 units).

b-45. Bondareva, Tat'iana Ivanovna; and Zelov, Nikolai Stepanovich. “Chteniia pamiati N.R. Prokopenko.” Otechestvennye arkhivy, 1995, no. 1, pp. 114–16. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

Briefly surveys the personal papers of Nikolai Romanovich Prokopenko (1910–1973), a long-time director of TsGAOR SSSR; a second segment mentions the personal papers of other prominent Soviet archivists that have now been deposited in GA RF.

b-46. Popov, Andrei Vladimirovich. Fond N.A. Troitskogo v Gosudarstvennom arkhive Rossiiskoi Federatsii: Opyt arkhivnogo obzora. Moscow: RGGU, 1994. 96 p. [RGGU; Istoriko-arkhivnyi institut].

The first in a series of publications describing archival materials of the Russian political emigration, with a survey of the personal papers of the well-known contemporary writer and social figure. The fond was transferred to GA RF from the Historico-Archival Institute.

b-47. Zelov, Nikolai Stepanovich. “Rassekrechennye lichnye fondy GARF.” Otechestvennye arkhivy, 1997, no. 1, pp. 125–126. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

Surveys newly declassified personal papers of the state official V.A. Antonov-Ovseenko; chair of the Leningrad Soviet (1917–1936), G.E. Zinov'ev; literary critic and Bolshevik cultural leader, K.P. Zlinchenko; Bolshevik and member of Narkompros and Narkomprod, A.I. Sviderskii; Jewish activist and publicist, A.S. Katsnel'son; Jewish activist, librarian, archivist, and historian, S.R. Kontsyna; Jewish activist and social leader, L.E. Motylev; and chair of the Balashov City Soviet of Peasant Deputies, M.S. Aref'ev.

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Library

b-50. Arkhivy Rossii v zerkale SMI (1987–2002 gg.): Bibliograficheskii ukazatel'. Compiled by T.S. Buiakevich and E.L. Garanenkova. 2 vols. Moscow, 2006–2008. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF].
        Vol. 1: 1987–1994. 2006. 310 p.
        Vol. 2: 1995–2002. 2008. 460 p.

b-51. Pechatnye izdaniia arkhivnykh uchrezhdenii Rossiiskoi Federatsii, vyshedshie v svet v 2006–2010 gg.: Bibliograficheskii ukazatel'. Compiled by T.S. Buiakevich and E.L. Garanenkova. Moscow, 2012. [Rosarkhiv; GA RF].
Electronic edition: http://rusarchives.ru/publication/bib...
Earlier versions: ——1991–2001 gg. 2002. Electronic ed.: http://rusarchives.ru/publication/bib....
        ——2001–2005 gg. 2006. Electronic ed.: http://rusarchives.ru/publication/bib....

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