Guides to Russian Archives

Archival Sources for Soviet History at Harvard Libraries & Depositories


This is a comprehensive guide to federal, regional, and local/municipal archival repositories in Russia, as well as to archival holdings in libraries and museums. It is particularly useful both as a general resource for understanding the organization and structure of the major federal archives, and also for delving deep into descriptions of holdings and bibliographies of published works relevant to each repository. There is a very helpfu reference bibliography of guides as well. Created by longtime Harvard affiliate Patricia Kennedy Grimsted.

Guides to Archives of Russia / Putevoditeli po arkhivam Rossii

Full-text searchable database of guidebooks ("putevoditeli") to 11 federal archives and XX regional archives. [More]

Portal Arkhivy Rossii (Federal'noe arkhivnoe agenstvo)