Everyday Stalinism

Data from Central Administration for Statistics, 1926-1939 (Soviet Acronym TsSU; later TsUNKhU) held at Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki (RGAE)

Call Number -- Microfiche W 4543...in the microfiche filing cabinets in Lamont basement.

Finding Aid -- There is a finding aid on the web at www.idc.n1/catalog/faid/371faid.html.

Contents -- This collection holds documents related to sociological surveys conducted by the Soviet government between 1926 and 1939 covering topics such as the participation of various social groups in political meetings, in the Stakhanovite movement, in the organization "Prepared for Labor and Defense," in sport societies, etc. The surveys also covered topics such as education levels, use of libraries, book ownership, recreational activities, monthly salaries, housing, medical care, food consumption and household budgets. The findings are broken down by city, republic, social/occupational group (workers, collective farmers, engineers/technical personnel, etc.), and ethnic group. Collection includes secret reports on workers' household budgets and income from 1926-1929, 1932, and 1934-1939.

Size of collection -- 1141 microfiche cards, 27,584 pages.