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  • Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies: Wookjin Cheun
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E560
  • Phone: (812) 855-9413
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last updated: 11/5/2011

Revolutions of 1989 Internet Resources

 

 

Making the history of 1989
http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/
Comprehensive resource featuring informative narratives, primary sources, interview footages, and teaching materials.  In English

 

TOTALITA.cz
http://www.totalita.cz/1989/1989_11.php
Detailed chronicle of the events—especially in the streets—of Prague in November and December 1989.  In Czech

 

Museum of Communism in Prague
http://www.muzeumkomunismu.cz/
General information about the museum.  In Czech and English

 

Cold War International History Project
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1409&fuseaction=topics.home
Features a wealth of primary documents and secondary sources related to the Cold War.  In Czech and English

 

Oral History Center
http://www.coh.usd.cas.cz/pages_en/collections.htm#kulate_stoly
Inventory of oral history projects related to the communist era of Czechoslovakia.  In English
           
Vaclav Havel
http://www.vaclavhavel.cz/Index.php?&setln=2
Consists of Vaclav Havel’s writings and speeches.  In Czech and English

 

WWW.YEAR1989.PL
http://www.year1989.pl/
Engaging narratives, original archival documents, photos, chronologies.
In Polish and English

 

Autumn of change 1989
http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2009/autumn.of.change/index.html
CNN’s special report on 1989.  In English         

 

20 years of democracy in films
http://www.20years.org/en/
Documentary films from a series of film festivals commemorating the 20th anniversary of the revolutions of 1989.  In multiple languages including English

 

Stránky věnované událostem roku 1989
http://www.ustrcr.cz/cs/listopad-1989
Chronologies, photos, videos, and a large number of original documents originating from 1989.  In Czech

 

Friedliche Revolution 1989/1990
http://fr.w2m.de/?PID=static,Index_en
Collection of materials in various formats related to the revolution of East Germany.  In German and English

 

Moments in time 1989/1990
https://www.wir-waren-so-frei.de/index.php/Splash/Show/lang/en_US
People’s multimedia archive of the Friedliche Revolution (peaceful revolution) of East Germany.  In German and English          

 

Inicjatywa Razem 89
http://www.razem89.pl/
Resource site in relation to the 20th anniversay of the 1989 Polish revolution.  In Polish and English

 

1939-1989
http://www.3989.pl/
Information on the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the revolution, and articles reassessing the significance of the revolution.  In multiple languages

 

89.tvp.pl
http://www.tvp.pl/historia/rocznice-i-wydarzenia/89tvppl
Polish Television special on Poland’s 1989.  In Polish

 

20 let wolnosci
http://wyborcza.pl/0,97104.html
A public competition, sponsored by Gazeta Wyborcza.pl, for writing about private experience of the 20 years since 1989.  In Polish
 
Ceausescu.org
http://www.ceausescu.org/
A collection of articles and multimedia materials related to N. Ceausescu and his rule.  In English

 

Cold War History Research Center Budapest
http://www.coldwar.hu/
Scholarly articles, primary sources, and scholarly databases pertaining to the Soviet-bloc countries.  In English

 

The Institute for the history of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
http://www.rev.hu/portal/page/portal/rev/aktualitasok
Original scholarly articles, monographs, interviews, photos, chronologies, documentaries covering,   but not limited to, the 1956 revolution.  Mostly in English

 

Encyklopedia Solidarności
www.encyklopedia-solidarnosci.pl
Web version of the significant encyclopedia Encyklopedia Solidarności (Warszawa and Katowice, 2010- ). Aslo includes several additional materials, most significant of which is the extensive digital library of Polish samizdat, mostly NSZZ (Niezależny Samorządowy Związek Zawodowy), newspapers.  In Polish

 

Instytut Lecha Walesy

http://ilw.org.pl/

Website of the Insitute of Lech Walesa

 

Instytut Pamieci Narodowej
http://www.ipn.gov.pl/portal/pl
This site has, among others, the database of the repressed people under the Communist regime and online access to the institute periodicals such as Biuletyn Instytutu Pamięci Narodowej and Pamięć i Sprawiedliwość

 

Osrodek “Karta”
http://www.karta.org.pl/
Information about the foundation “Karta”

last updated: 11/5/2011