Thanks to colleagues in the Social Science Library, modern historians now have access to The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991.
This resource is a digital archive of international primary source documents on the Cold War, spanning five decades, and will be of interest to anyone researching 20th-century global studies.
The sources seem to be a selection of FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports) documents, i.e. these are CIA monitored, recorded, and translated coverage of the Cold War in foreign media and government publications. They covers newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, television broadcasts, books, government reports, and more.
If you are looking for similar English-language Cold War sources, you might also be interested in…
- US Declassified Documents Online
- Digital National Security Archive
- Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1974-1996 [selections]
- Cold War: Voices of Confrontation and Conciliation (Archives Unbound)
- Macmillan Cabinet Papers 1957-63
- British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service: Summary of world broadcasts. [This is very similar to FBIS except it’s the BBC not the CIA who are doing the monitoring. The early material is available in print in SOLO. An electronic version covering 1998- is available via Factiva.] Print holdings:
- Part 1, USSR 1949-1991
- Part 2A, Finland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary. 1949-1995
- Part 2B, Rumania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Albania. 1949-1955
- Then Part 2, Eastern Europe. 1959 – 1993
- Part 4, The Middle East and Africa. 1963-1982, then Part 4, The Middle East, Africa and Latin America. 1963-1982
- Part 5, Far East. 1949-1959, then Part 3, The Far East. 1959-1993
- Part 6A, Western Europe. 1949-1953
- Part 6B, Scandinavia.1949-1954