Revolution and Civil War

Harvard Library holds a number of collections of microfilmed documents related to the events of the October Revolution of 1917, the Civil War and following years.

Revolution and Civil War Collections

Leaders of the Russian Revolution

This collection contains microform reproductions of the personal archives of nine Russian revolutionary leaders from the former Central Party Archive. The archives cover the years 1878-1952.

1858 microfiches, 421 microfilm reels

Contents:
pt. 1. Martov, L. (1873-1923) (34 fiches)
pt. 2. Zasulich, Vera (1849-1919) (34 fiches)
pt. 3. Ordzhonikidze, Sergo (1886-1937) (121 reels)
pt. 4. Kirov, S.M. (1886-1934) (45 reels)
pt. 5. Zhdanov, A.A. (1896-1948) (517 fiches, 35 reels)
pt. 6. Molotov, V.M. (1890-1986) (111 fiches)
pt. 7. Trotsky, Leon (1879-1940) (1129 fiches)
pt. 8. Axelrod, P.B. (1850-1928) (33 fiches)
pt. 9. Kalinin, M.I. (1875-1946) (220 reels)

The Papers of the Red Army, 1918-1923 : Bumagi Krasnoĭ Armii, 1918-1923 

Papers of the Red Army: political and internal intelligence reports, 1918-1938
Bumagi Krasnoĭ Armii, 1918-1923 from the holdings of Russian State Military Archive Moscow, Russia. Accompanied by printed guide which replicates the contents of reel 1 and serves as a finding aid to the collection.

76 reels

The Papers of the White Army, 1917-1921 : Bumagi Beloĭ Armii, 1917-1921 : from the holdings of Russian State Military Archive Moscow, Russia 

Accompanied by printed guide which replicates the contents of reel 1 and serves as a finding aid to the collection.

71 reels

The Intercepted letters of the Russian revolutionaries, 1883-1917 : Perli︠u︡strat︠s︡ii, 1883-1917

 

Letters intercepted by The Department of Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Fifth Department of the Special Secion of the Department of Police (secret unit). Accompanied by printed guide which replicates the contents of reel 1 and serves as a finding aid to the collection.

 

175 reels

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