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Digital Archive International History Declassified


Collections contain selected sets of historical documents related to a specific topic, region, or event.

  • The Yi-ta Incident, 1962

    During the “Yi-Ta Incident” of spring 1962, 60,000 Kazakhs and Uyghurs fled from Xinjiang in China's northwest into the Soviet Union.

  • Todor Zhivkov Collection

    Leader of Bulgaria from 1954 until the fall of the Soviet Union, this collection contains documents by and about Todor Zhivkov.

  • Ukrainian Nuclear History

    Documents on Ukraine's nuclear history.

  • United States Non-Recognition Policy

    In 1940, the United States condemned the Soviet occupation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

  • United States-North Korea Relations

    Enmity and hostility have characterized United States-North Korea relations since 1948, but openings for improve relations have appeared.

  • United States-Soviet Relations

    Documents on the often adversarial relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

  • USS Pueblo Crisis

    In January 1968, North Korea seized the USS Pueblo and its American crew.

  • Vassiliev Notebooks

    Notebooks and loose pages kept by Alexander Vassiliev while researching in the KGB archives in the mid-1990s.

  • Vietnam War

    This is a large collection of primary source documents all related to the the Vietnam War

  • Warsaw Pact

    Documents on the Eastern Bloc military and security organization dominated by the Soviet Union.

  • Warsaw Pact Military Planning

    Documents on military cooperation and shared exercises among the Warsaw Pact states.