Papers of Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov, 1763-1995 (bulk 1917-1995).


Papers of Dmitriĭ Antonovich Volkogonov, 1763-1995 (bulk 1917-1995).

Copies of correspondence, memoranda, articles, texts of speeches, interviews, personal testimonies, investigative and other reports, official protocols, directives, resolutions, schedules, logs, inventories of archival material, printed material, film scenarios, and photographs reproduced from records in twelve Russian archives as well as the originals of some of Volkogonov's personal papers. Reflects Volkogonov's study of significant events and individuals of modern Russian history beginning in the 1870s and 1880s with the births of those participating in events leading to the Russian Revolution and continuing through World War II, the Cold War, and perestroika into the mid-1990s. Documents major internal historical events in the development of the Soviet Union and its empire as well as foreign relations and external events of the period. Subjects include communism, psychology and effects of absolute power, and the communist party and the armed forces in modern Russia. Other topics include the assassination of Nicholas II and members of the imperial family in 1918, post-Revolution emigration and activities of monarchists and social revolutionaries abroad, counterrevolutionary activities in the Soviet armed forces, development of concentration camps, foreign relations on the eve of World War II, the Doctor's Plot and persecution of Jews under Stalin, the arms race, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, the work of a joint American and Soviet commission on prisoners of wars and missing in action, and modern Russian archival policies. Individuals represented in the collection include Inessa F. Armand, Lavrentii P. Beriia, Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Fyodorovich Kerensky, Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Vladimir Ilþich Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, and Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin.

10, 170 items.30 containers plus 2 OV.20 microfilm reels.14 linear feet.


SNAC Resource ID: 7656379

University of Oxford

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