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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956: Sources at the University of Illinois Library and Beyond: Open Web Resources

Prepared for the REEEC conference "New Directions in Scholarship on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution: Memory and Transnational Impact, 60 Years After", U of I, October 21st, 2016



Archived copies of old websites

While the American Hungarian Federation's extensive webpages on the Revolution from its 50th anniversary in 2006 are stiill available at, they are also (hopefully) preserved for posterity via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine (

Primary sources online


search for "forradalom" at yields over 62,000 results, and since the 60th anniversary is imminent at the time of this writing, nearly all of the top results are about 1956 (as opposed to other revolutions in other times and places).

Oral histories from the 1980s