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Calling All 1990s Collectonauts!

You don't need to go to space to make history! If you have documentation on U.S.-Soviet exchanges and/or the rise of new post-Soviet institutions in the 1990s, you can help build up the Davis Center's archives.

  • Did you or a family member take part in a U.S.-Soviet exchange or collaboration during the Cold War?
  • Did you or a family member work or do research in Russia or one of the other former Soviet republics during the 1990s?
  • Do you hate to throw anything away?  

If you answered YES to any of these questions, the Davis Center Library wants YOU!

Please donate your photos, correspondence, documents, unpublished research materials, posters, newspaper clippings, and more — anything that documents your experience and the context in which it occurred. Of particular interest are 1990s materials that go beyond what a tourist would have observed. 

These materials will help build our archives on U.S.-Soviet exchanges and the rise of new post-Soviet cultural, political, and economic institutions in the 1990s.

Processing collections is, as you can imagine, a slow and careful process. Please don’t be disappointed if it takes a year or two to integrate your materials into the library systems.

Questions? Materials to donate? 
Please contact: Davis Center librarian Svetlana Rukhelman at

Librarian for the Davis Center Collection, Harvard University

Svetlana Rukhelman is the librarian for Harvard's Davis Center Collection.