Finding Aids Posted Online

Thursday, February 16, 2012
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Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

Aleksandr Il'ich Ginzburg papers, 1921–2007
The papers of this Soviet writer and dissident relate to civil liberties and dissent in the Soviet Union and to Russian émigré affairs. They include correspondence, writings, photographs, and sound and video recordings.

Levinskaia-Lesman collection, 1898–2000
The serials, pamphlets, and leaflets in this collection relate to political conditions in Russia and were issued by nationalist, fascist, and religious organizations in Saint Petersburg. Irina Levinskaia, a senior research fellow at the Saint Petersburg Institute of History, and Iuriĭ Lesman, a research fellow at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, assembled the collection.

Sig Mickelson papers, 1950–2000
Mickelson, a US broadcasting executive, served with CBS News and Time-Life Broadcast before becoming president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) from 1975 to 1978. His papers relate to RFE/RL's broadcasting activities in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union and to US presidential election campaigns. They include minutes of meetings, memoranda, correspondence, printed matter, and sound recordings.

Anastasia Posadskaya interviews, 1994
Used as the basis for the book edited by Barbara Alpern Engel and Anastasia Posadskaya, A Revolution of Their Own: Voices of Women in Soviet History (Boulder, Colo., 1998), this collection contains sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with Russian women concerning the social conditions of Soviet women. Posadskaya is a visiting fellow at the Center for Russian, Central, and East European Studies at Rutgers University.

Atanas Slavov papers, 1975–82
The writings, correspondence, and memoranda of this Bulgarian émigré author to the United States relate to Bulgarian civilization and literature and to dissident intellectuals in Bulgaria.

Giles Udy collection, circa 2004–11
These photographs depict the sites of forced labor camps near Noril'sk, Russia. Udy, a British businessman, took most of these digital photographs while studying the history of the camps.

Pavel Źáček collection, 1948–2001
This collection relates to secret service activities in Czechoslovakia. It contains photocopies of case files, reports, diaries, and interrogation transcripts of Czech senior secret police personnel and includes a summary of the secret police file on Václav Havel. The originals are in the Státní ústřední archiv v Praze, where Źáček, the director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, viewed them.