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

Revolutions of 1989 Internet Resources



Making the history of 1989
Comprehensive resource featuring informative narratives, primary sources, interview footages, and teaching materials.  In English
Detailed chronicle of the events—especially in the streets—of Prague in November and December 1989.  In Czech


Museum of Communism in Prague
General information about the museum.  In Czech and English


Cold War International History Project
Features a wealth of primary documents and secondary sources related to the Cold War.  In Czech and English


Oral History Center
Inventory of oral history projects related to the communist era of Czechoslovakia.  In English
Vaclav Havel
Consists of Vaclav Havel’s writings and speeches.  In Czech and English


Engaging narratives, original archival documents, photos, chronologies.
In Polish and English


Autumn of change 1989
CNN’s special report on 1989.  In English         


20 years of democracy in films
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
Chronologies, photos, videos, and a large number of original documents originating from 1989.  In Czech


Friedliche Revolution 1989/1990,Index_en
Collection of materials in various formats related to the revolution of East Germany.  In German and English


Moments in time 1989/1990
People’s multimedia archive of the Friedliche Revolution (peaceful revolution) of East Germany.  In German and English          


Inicjatywa Razem 89
Resource site in relation to the 20th anniversay of the 1989 Polish revolution.  In Polish and English


Information on the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the revolution, and articles reassessing the significance of the revolution.  In multiple languages
Polish Television special on Poland’s 1989.  In Polish


20 let wolnosci,97104.html
A public competition, sponsored by Gazeta, for writing about private experience of the 20 years since 1989.  In Polish
A collection of articles and multimedia materials related to N. Ceausescu and his rule.  In English


Cold War History Research Center Budapest
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
Original scholarly articles, monographs, interviews, photos, chronologies, documentaries covering,   but not limited to, the 1956 revolution.  Mostly in English


Encyklopedia Solidarności
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

Website of the Insitute of Lech Walesa


Instytut Pamieci Narodowej
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”
Information about the foundation “Karta”

last updated: 11/5/2011