Digital Documents and Images

The New York Times: Red Century
Exploring the history and legacy of Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution. A collection of links to article published by The New York Times dealing with the subject matter of the revolution as well as the impacts of communism. 

The Washington Post: Red Century
From the “October Revolution’ in 1917, communism swept the globe. Now, North Korea may be the one true survivor. An interactive timeline detailing events from the October Revolution to present day.

1917: Ten Days that Shook the World / 2017: Ten Days that Shake the Campus
“1917/2017: Ten Days that Shook the World, Ten Days that Shake the Campus” details a series of events taking place on the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus in Fall 2017. These events will bring together scholars from around the world, the nation, and the campus, in order to analyze the Russian Revolution of 1917 in a global context, by examining its immediate impact, elaborating its legacies, and tracing its ripples to the present day. As the title of the program suggests, they have ten “days” of events planned throughout the 2017 Fall Semester. Like Soviet festivals that were considered a singular day regardless of how long they actually lasted, each of their “days” is comprised of a number of activities lasting from anywhere between a single night to an entire semester.

Project1917 Free History
This is a major Russian social media project that is bringing the events of 100 years ago to life. Drawing on primary sources, some previously unpublished, a team of historians at Project1917 provide daily postings of selected writings by some 300 historical figures as they witnessed and participated in the making of history. Some of the material is being published for the first time. This accessible and ambitious project acknowledges the significance of the Russian revolution for Russian and world history. It launched as a Russian website in November last year, its English language version launches this February. Pushkin House is hosting a discussion, chaired by Owen Matthews, with Zygar, Shainyan and other members of the team including Andrey Borzenko, Sima Orekhanov, Olga Avstreyh and Yury Saprykin.  Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30pm 9:00pm to coincide with the launch of the English language version.

Stalin Digital Archive: Revolution and Civil War
This site contains digitized documents relating to the Iosif Stalin and document collections published by Yale University Press under its Annuals of Communism series relating to the years 1917-1922.

1917 from Seventeen Moments of Soviet History
The 1917 collection from this multi-media archive of primary materials designed to introduce students and the general public to the richness and contradictions of Soviet history.

The Russian Revolution of 1917: A Guide to Electoral Behavior in Revolutionary Russia
This site accesses graphic representations of the electoral results of some constituencies in revolutionary Russia, illustrating the relative appeal to Russian voters in 1917 of Bolsheviks and other leading parties.

The Russian Revolution
Alpha History’s portal for digital resources on the Russian Revolution.

The Russian Revolution
Supplementary materials on the Russian Revolution from Brown University’s Choices Program. 

Russian Revolution, Civil War and USSR 1917-1991
EuroDocs web portal for materials on the Russian Revolution.

The October Revolution
Documents and Resources on the Russian Revolution from

Russia’s Great War & Revolution
Russia’s Great War and Revolution is a decade-long multinational scholarly effort that aims to fundamentally transform understanding of Russia’s “continuum of crisis” during the years 1914-1922. The project incorporates new research methods, archival sources, and multiple media formats to re-conceptualize critical concepts and events and to increase public awareness of Russia¹s contributions to the history of the twentieth century.

Internet Sourcebook: The Russian Revolution The Deepening of the Russian Revolution: 1917
This project aims to tap into the extraordinary wealth of primary sources now available in print and on the Internet. Our hope is to show viewers some of the immense complexity of actors and issues being mobilized over this eight-month period from February to October 1917.

Images from the Russian Revolution
The Library of Congress catalog of images from the Russian Revolution.

The Russian Revolution and Britain, 1917-1928
Revolutionary Russia polarized British opinion, provoking fascination, admiration and fear which directly affected British domestic politics, and foreign and economic policy. The archives at the Modern Records Centre include significant primary sources relating to the relationship between the two countries in the decade following the Russian Revolution, particularly regarding the response of the British labor movement. During 2015/16 we will be digitizing several hundred of these documents and making them freely available online.

Collection of Russian and Ukrainian posters, 1917-1921
The early Soviet posters presented here arrived as two separate collections, donated to the New York Public Library some three decades apart. Harold Manchester Fleming (1900-1971), a stock analyst, financial writer, and Wall Street correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor assembled the first collection. After graduating from Harvard College, Fleming served as a field inspector for the American Relief Administration, established after World War I to combat hunger in war-torn Europe. During this time he gathered and shipped home more than a hundred posters of the period. The posters arrived with the donation of his papers to the Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Division in the 1970s.

Russian Revolution—Events and Personalities : An Album of Photographs
The New York Public Library acquired the majority of the albums in this digital presentation during the early 1930s. Many were originally part of Romanov palace libraries nationalized by the Soviet government and sold abroad for hard currency.

Caryl Emerson’s Review of Boris Dralyuk’s “1917” Anthology
Caryl Emerson writes a The Times Literary Supplement review on Boris Dralyuk’s anthology 1917.

Who Are You in 1917 Russia?
Take a test, “Political Compass of the Revolution,” to find out who you would have been 100 years ago – an Anarchist, a Cadet, a Right SR, a Bolshevik or a member of the Black Hundreds.