May 25, 2022

New from U. of Toronto Libraries: Soviet Samizdat Periodicals Database

From the University of Toronto Soviet Samizdat Periodicals Database:

Soviet Samizdat Periodicals is a database of information about editions of classic Soviet samizdat, 1956-1986. The Database includes approximately 300 titles, representing all known types of  periodical editions from this late Soviet era, including human rights bulletins, poetry anthologies, rock zines, religious and national editions. The Database is fully searchable. Researchers will find detailed bibliographic and archival information. The site also includes information about samizdat and dissidence for the general public.

Several Access Points:

Periodicals by: Titles, People, or Archives

Browse by: Language, Subject, or Location

This web resource also features a blog and user forum.

An introduction to samizdat is also provided.

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