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Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki (RGAE)

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Finding Aids —  Published — General:

Archives of Russia (2000), pp. 208-12; Arkhivy Rossii (1997), pp. 168-71; Fed. arkhivy NSA (1994), pp. 57-61; GA Spravochnik (1989), pp. 18-23; G&K Spravochnik (1983), pp. 23-24 and 356-60; PKG M&L (1972), pp. 133-34; Sup. 1 (1976), p. 33.

An annotated list of fonds and opisi in the archive is available on the RGAE website at: http://opisi.rgae.ru/scripts/uis/rgae....



b-260. Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki: Putevoditel'/Russian State Archive of Economy: A Research Guide. Moscow, 1994–. Distributed abroad by REES, University of Pittsburgh. [Rosarkhiv; RGAE] (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).
        Vol. 1: Kratkii spravochnik fondov/ A Guide to Collections. Compiled by E.V. Derusova, M.S. Cherkasova, A.A. Prokopovich, S.V. Prasolova, et al. Edited by E.A. Tiurina, A.K. Sokolov, S.V. Prasolova, William Chase, and Jeffrey Burds. Moscow: Blagovest, 1994. xx, 679 p. “Russian Archive Series,” vol. 2.
Electronic edition: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/G...
        Vol. 2: Spravochnik fondov RGAE/ A Research Guide to Collections. Compiled by E.V. Derusova, N.G. Gasilina, N.E. Petrova, S.V. Prasolova, et al. Edited by Jeffrey Burds, E.A. Tiurina, A.K. Sokolov and S.V. Prasolova. Moscow: Blagovest, 1996. viii, 618  p. “Russian Archive Series,” vol. 6.
Electronic edition: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/G...
        Vol. 3: Fondy li chnogo proiskhozhdeniia / Personal Origin Collections. Compiled by S.V. Prasolova, I.I. Drozdovskii, E.N. Kalinina, A.A. Prokopovich, G.I. Solov’eva, M.S. Cherkasov. Edited by E.A. Tiurina. Moscow: Galereia, 2001. 312 p. + plates.
Electronic edition: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/G...
        Vol. 4: Rassekrechennye dokumenty iz fondov Rossiiskogo gosudarstvennogo arkhiva ekonomiki. Compiled by S .V. Prasolova, A.A. Prokopovich, M.S. Cherkasov, L.A. Saltykova, M.A. Bakaleinik, N.G. Gasilina. Edited by E.A. Tiurina, S.I. Degtev, A.I. Miniuk, S.V. Prasolova. Moscow: Drevlekhranilishche, 2006. 488 p. Published with support of Institute of Contemporary History (Munich/Berlin, Germany).

The first volume of the new guide to RGAE includes annotations for 1,574 fonds of the first three categories in the archive (except for personal and secret fonds). There are helpful introductions in both English and Russian (although there are minor discrepancies between them). Indexes include: (1) fond numbers (2) alphabetical list of fonds (3) agencies or organizations included in the listed fonds, and (4) acronyms of agencies and organizations included. The reference facilities from which the indexes were produced are available in a computerized database in the archive. The second volume provides detailed coverage of fonds of the first and second categories (i. e. those considered the most important), including an annotation of each opis'. Organized in terms of functional and production categories, this volume replaces and significantly expands and updates the earlier 1990 typescript (b–265). The volume also lists fonds (or part thereof) that were declassified during the years 1992–1995. The third volume covers personal fonds, considerably explanding and updating the earlier guide (Moscow, 1987). The fourth volume covers recently declassified materials.

b-261. Kratkii spravochnik fondov Tsentral'nogo gosudarstvennogo arkhiva narodnogo khoziaistva SSSR. Compiled by E.P. Butskaia, M.E. Kucherenko and D.I. Neginskaia. Edited by V.V. Tsaplin. Moscow, 1973. xii, 413 p. [Glavarkhiv; TsGANKh SSSR] (Lib: DLC).

Lists 876 fonds. Originally restricted “for service use only.” Now updated by b–260.

b-262. Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv narodnogo khoziaistva SSSR: Fondy lichnogo proiskhozhdeniia. Putevoditel'. Compiled by M.I. Kul'kova, A.A. Novikova and L.E. Tatievskaia. Edited by V.V. Tsaplin, et al. Moscow: GAU, 1987. 263 p. (Lib: DLC).

An updated version is now in preparation as the third volume of b–260. Meanwhile, a typescript supplement listing additional personal fonds and the number of opisi in each is available in the reading room.

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Finding Aids —  General — Unpublished:

b-265. “Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv narodnogo khoziaistva SSSR: Fondy organizatsii: Spravochnik — (Funktsional'no-proizvodstvennaia kharakteristika fondov I i II kategorii).” Edited by N.V. Asatrian, M.A. Bakaleinik, V.V. Tsaplin, et al. Moscow, 1990. Typescript. [TsGANKh SSSR].

Presents researchers with a brief schematic outline for each fond with the first two (most highly used) categories, indicating the dates and opisi covered under each functional category. Parts of its contents are incorporated in the second volume of the new guide to RGAE (b–260).

b-266. “Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv narodnogo khoziaistva SSSR: Novye postupleniia.” Moscow: TsGANKh SSSR/ RGAE, 1988–1993. Typescript.
Titles vary.

Typescript listings of new acquisitions with separate sections for new fonds, additions to existing fonds, and newly declassified records. Available in the reading room. Separate cumulative lists cover the periods 1981–1985 and 1986–1990, with annual supplements in different categories.

b-267. “Spisok perechnei, ukazatelei, obzorov, podgotovlennykh v TsGANKh SSSR.” “Spisok perechnei, ukazatelei, obzorov, podgotovlennykh v TsGANKh SSSR v 11 piatiletke (1981–1985 gg.).” Moscow, n. d. Typescript. Titles vary.

A series of typewritten lists of reference aids to individual fonds or groups of fonds prepared by TsGANKh during different periods. Available in the reading room. Separate lists cover materials prepared during 1961–1980, 1981–1985, with later supplements. Many of the reference aids themselves are being transferred to electronic database format so that they can be more immediately available to researchers.

b-268. “Ukazatel' organizatsii, dokumenty kotorykh predstavleny v fondakh RGAE.” Edited by M.V. Mironova, et al. 3 vols. Moscow, 1987. Typescript.

A three-part typescript list available in the reading room, with supplements. The initial parts lists 3,861 names of agencies and organizations whose records are included in different fonds. The data are currently being transferred to a computer database.

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Finding Aids —  Specialized:

For Jewish-related holdings, see Dok. ist. evreev (1997), pp. 186–90.

Microform Collections
Famine in the USSR (1930s)
Personal Fonds

Microform Collections

b-273. Everyday Stalinism: Living Standards, Norms and Values of Various Groups of the Soviet People in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Leiden: IDC, 2001. 1,141 microfiches. [IDC-ES-1].
        Additional information is available electronically at the IDC website: http://www.idc.nl/collection336_1_26.....
        Guide to the microfiche collection. Moscow/Leiden: IDC Publishers, 2001. 17 p. Electronic version: http://www.idc.nl/pdf/336_guide.pdf.

This collection contains archival material that was declassified in 1993 (fond 1562, 57 files, 27,584 pages). The contents of the materials provide an insight into the socialist society of the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s.CONTACT: http://www.idc.nl/.

b-274. Everyday Stalinism II. Peasants under Stalinism: Mentality and Way of Life, 1923–1929, 1938–1939. Leiden: IDC, 2004. 119 reels in 6 installments of 20 reels. [IDC-ES-2].
        Additional information is available electronically at the IDC website: http://www.idc.nl/collection337_1_26.....
        [Bochure]: http://www.idc.nl/pdf/337_brochure.pdf.

100,000 letters of peasants and other materials of the editorial board of Kresti'anskaia from the period 1923–1939 (fond 396, 2,122 files). The letters are divided chronologically into eleven series (opisi), which are subdivided thematically and geographically. The collection is being published in installments.
CONTACT: http://www.idc.nl/.

b-275. The Russian Peasantry on the Eve of Collectivization: The Dynamic (Cluster) Censuses of Peasant Farms in the 1920s. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Microfilm, 199?. 278 reels, available by year. Introduction by Viktor P. Danilov. “The Russian Archives.”

A complete microfilm of the peasant village census records (1919–1926, 1927, 1929) in what were known as the dynamic surveys of clusters of peasant farms. The films were prepared from the records of the Central Statistical Administration (fond 1562, opis' 71), including the household cards, community forms, and land commune forms, together with summary tables. A methodological guide provides dates and geographical coordinates for the records.
        More details are available at: http://www.cengage.com/search/product....

b-276. The Soviet Censuses of 1937 and 1939. Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Microfilm, 200?. 319 reels. “The Russian Archives.”

The first full publication of the long suppressed Soviet censuses of 1937 and 1939.
        More details are available at: http://www.cengage.com/search/product....

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Famine in the USSR (1930s)

b-277. 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–32, b–523, 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 Kazhakstan, as well as the Ukrainian SSR.

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Personal Fonds

b-278. Michurin, Ivan Vladimirovich (1855–1935): Opis' dokumental'nykh materialov lichnogo fonda No. 6556. Edited by A.N. Bakharev. Moscow: GAU, 1952. 142 p. (Lib: DLC; MH) [IDC-R-10,791].

An inventory of the papers of the noted Soviet biologist, prepared while the materials were still in TsGAOR SSSR. Includes a bibliography of Michurin’s works, but entries are not coordinated with manuscript materials.

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