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   East European Independent Press Collection, 1989-1992

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); East European Independent Press Collection; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:BAR#0546
Bib ID:11541153 View CLIO record
Creator(s):East European Independent Press
Title:East European Independent Press Collection, 1989-1992
Physical description:33 linear ft. (80 boxes).
Language(s): In Russian and English.
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Periodicals and newspapers are arranged by title in alphabetical order (Latin alphabet). Leaflets are arranged by broad subjects and by issuing organization (also alphabetically).

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Description

Scope and Content

More than 2000 titles of periodicals and newspapers (many of them complete runs), as well as thousands of leaflets, broadsides and posters. Titles includes: Antisovetskaia Pravda, Armianskii Vestnik, Atmoda, Azadlyg, Baltiiskoe Vremia, Belarusskaia Tribuna, Chernoe Znamia, Demokraticheskaia Gazeta, Demokraticheskaia Rossiia, Edalet, Ekspress-khronika, Evrei i Perestroika, Evreiskaia Gazeta, Golos Kurda, Romania Libera, Carpatische Rundschau, to name just a few

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); East European Independent Press Collection; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related RBML Collections:

Soviet Independent Press Collection. Columbia University Libraries.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Listed, 9/25/2015 PTL.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion September 26, 2015 Finding aid written in English.
    2015-09-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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LeafletsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PeriodicalsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Europe, Eastern.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Perestroika.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Since 1989, in response to opportunities presented by Perestroika and changes throughout the Communist block in Eastern Europe, Columbia University Libraries has undertaken a broad and extensive effort to collect newspapers, periodicals, leaflets, posters and other materials documenting the activities of different parties and organizations emerging as the result of the sudden collapse of Communism.

The collection documents and illustrates the transition to democracy (1988-1991) in this region, and the first free elections throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The extensive collecting effort was halted in 1992 upon the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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