Stalin Digital Archive

Stalin Digital ArchiveThe Stalin Digital Archive by Yale University Press and the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

The result of years of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press, the Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) provides access to materials from Stalin’s personal archive and monographs on the history of Soviet and international communism. In addition, it seeks to advance research and teaching through new ways for scholars and students to interact with this content and to collaborate. The SDA collections include a wealth of material:

• RGASPI documents from Stalin’s personal papers will eventually number over 400,000 pages. Highlights include: foreign policy before and during World War II; communications during the Great Purges; information on relations with Western intellectuals and leaders; and marginal notes on the books from Stalin’s library.

• The Annals of Communism series contains 25 volumes of documents from Russian state and party archives concerning the history of Soviet and international communism, with scholarly commentary and annotation, selected and edited by teams of Western and Russian editors. From advanced search and browse functionality to personalized workspaces, the Stalin Digital Archive uses technology to enhance the process and impact of scholarship. The SDA allows users to compare documents, save searches and documents, and define tags. Users can also engage in discussions and share annotations and tags with others. The Stalin Digital Archive will soon be available for purchase or subscription.

To learn more, visit

Author: admin

Share This Post On