Our collections contain extensive materials by and on communist movements, parties, and states, enabling the study of communist ideology, politics, societies, culture, and propaganda throughout the entire 20th century.
Relevant materials include more than six hundred archival collections associated with organizations and individuals, tens of thousands of library items, and thousands of political posters.
Among the most significant archival holdings are microfilm copies of Soviet Communist Party records, collections of Soviet and East European communist political leaders, and records of Leon Trotsky and numerous Trotskyist organizations and groups in the United States and other countries.
Library holdings include tens of thousands of monographs, serials, newspapers, and pamphlets in dozens of languages and from many world regions, reflecting the views of dominant or prevailing as well as marginal and alternative communist groups. In both the Library and the Archives, there are also voluminous materials of critics of communism as well as of anticommunist organizations, parties, and individuals.
ARCHIVES OF THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY AND SOVIET STATE MICROFILM COLLECTION - Copies of documents from three major Russian archives
ELIZABETH CHURCHILL BROWN PAPERS - US journalist
ALEXANDER DALLIN PAPERS - US historian and political scientist
WOJCIECH JARUZELSKI PAPERS - First Secretary of Polish United Workers' Party and leader of Polish People's Republic, 1981–1989
LEADERS OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION MICROFORM COLLECTION - Copies of documents on nine leading Bolsheviks from former Soviet Party Archive
RODOLFO ECHEVERRÍA MARTÍNEZ COLLECTION - Materials relating to Partido Comunista Mexicano
SIDNEY HOOK PAPERS - US philosopher and author; founder, Congress for Cultural Freedom
JAY LOVESTONE PAPERS - General secretary, Communist Party USA, 1927–29, and Communist Party (Opposition), 1929–40
HERBERT ROMERSTEIN COLLECTION - US government employee and anticommunist author
SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY RECORDS - US socialist political party
GEORGE E. SOKOLSKY PAPERS - US journalist; director, American Jewish League against Communism, 1948–62
LEON TROTSKY COLLECTION - Records by and on the leading Russian revolutionary, covering his political career and his time in exile.
BORIS I. NICOLAEVSKY COLLECTION - Russian Menshevik; archivist and historian
BERTRAM DAVID WOLFE PAPERS - US representative to Communist International, 1928–29; historian and author of works on communism
RFE/RL BROADCAST RECORDS - US radio broadcasting organization targeting the Soviet Bloc
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