Terry Martin’s primary source guide

Prof. Terry Martin has put together a collection of bibliographies of Russia/USSR related English-language primary sources , and he has generously made them available online on his web space at Harvard University.

Topics include: Document collections, writings of party leaders, biographies, foreign diplomatic sources, travelers’ accounts, and soviet publications.  When appropriate, the lists are divided between materials available at Harvard and those available elsewhere.  There is a link to a couple other general bibliographies, and it seems as if more bibliographies and links may be added in the future.  One thing that might be added to the site is a list of English subtitled Russian/Soviet films.

The site is intended specifically for serious students, but it should be useful for researchers as well.


July 3, 2009. Biography, Indexes, Journals, library catalogues, Primary Sources, Research, Students, Teaching. Leave a comment.

Ben’s Index (saddly, no longer available)

Developed in 2004-2005 by Benjamin Zajicek , then a graduate student at the University of Chicago, Ben’s Index of Russian History Resources is a straightforward, well organized and uncluttered index of resources for the Russian historian. Though the site has not been maintained and is now somewhat dated, it still contains many valuable links.

There are a number of sections for history graduate students, which cover the profession in general,  funding, useful software, filing taxes, ethics, reading, writing, style & citation, oral history and online resources and forums.  Topics specifically for Russianists include archives, libraries, & catalogs, online dictionaries & encyclopedias, guides to the soviet archives, laws & regulations of the Russia, bibliographies, academic journals, professional organizations, museums, exhibits and memorials as well as a list of many prominent people in the field.

May 3, 2009. Indexes, Research. Leave a comment.