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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vernacular Language Resources for East European and Eurasian Research: Slavic Archives

National Archival Portals

How do I find an archive? Then what?

The first two links below are world-wide portals to archival materials.  The remaining resources focus on using the archives and the specialized information you need to take advantage of their rich resources.

Fond, Opis, Delo???

So what do you ask for when you get to the archives: papers, books?  As with most other fields the terminology is highly specialized and you need to be familiar with it before you get there.  There are alot of very useful sources for this.  Many are actually in the archival guides.  Below are two that you might find helpful.


Multilingual Archival Dictionary


Russian Archival Terminology

Subject Guide

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Slavic Reference Service
International & Area Studies Library
319a Main Library
University of Illinois
1408 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801