Compiled by Matthew Lenoe
* indicates English language sources
When comparing the size of different archival collections, keep in mind that one microfilm reel is very approximately equal to four dela of documents or fifteen microfiche cards.
Archives of the Communist Party of the Soviet State (O'Neill archive)
Largest single collection at Harvard. Documents from three central Moscow archives covering huge range of topics including the Gulag, prosecution of party members for infractions of discipline (Central Control Commission), the Russo-Polish War, the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, the social and ethnic composition of the Communist Party in the 1920s and 1930s, and etc. and etc.
Comintern Archive, 1917-1940
Mostly documents from the congresses of the Third Communist International, headed by Moscow and devoted to the ultimate goal of world Communist revolution.
Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Archives of nine prominent Russian revolutionary leaders.
Statistics on household budgets, recreation and other aspects of daily life in the 1920s and 1930s.
General Department of the Central Committee, 1953-1966
Draft party policy documents from the Khrushchev era.