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Sowing on a Soviet collective farm in the Ukraine, sometime between 1930-1940. Source: U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/owi2001045774/PP/

The following is a select list of documents from Joyner Library’s Cold War & Internal Security (CWIS) Collection that discuss Ukraine, along with additional relevant federal documents. Most focus on the plight of Ukraine under Soviet rule, especially in the 1930s, when over 3,000,000 Ukrainians died from a famine deliberately used by the Soviet regime to break peasant resistance to the collectivization of agriculture and popular support for Ukrainian nationalism. (Werth, “Great Ukrainian Famine”) While, like all primary sources they should be used with care, these documents offer some historical perspective on the current Russo-Ukrainian conflict.

1. CWIS Documents on Ukraine

The Crimes of Khrushchev: Part 2. Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-Sixth Congress, First Session. September 1959. (Joyner Docs CWIS: Y 4 Un 1/2: K 52/Pt. 2)

Facts on Communism: Volume II: The Soviet Union from Lenin to Khrushchev. Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-Sixth Congress, Second Session. December 1960. (Joyner Docs CWIS: Y 4 Un 1/2: C 73/108/V. 2)

The Human Cost of Soviet Communism: Prepared at the Request of Senator Thomas J. Dodd, for the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. 1970 (Joyner Docs CWIS Y 4. J 89/2: SO 8/19)

Investigation of Communist Takeover and Occupation of the Non-Russian Nations of the U.S.S.R. Eighth Interim Report of Hearings before the Select Committee on Communist Aggression, House of Representatives, Eighty-Third Congress, Second Session, under authority of H. Res. 346 and H. Res. 438. 1954.  (Joyner Docs CWIS: Y 4. C 73/5: R 92)

Lest We Forget: A Pictorial Summary of Communism in Action [in] Albania [and other countries]: Consultation with Klaus Samuli Gunnar Romppanen, Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-Sixth Congress, Second Session. January 13, 1960. (Joyner Docs CWIS: Y 4 Un 1/2: C 73/109; additional circulating copy in Joyner Docs Stacks: Y 4. Un 1/2: C 73/109)

The Soviet Empire: A Study in Discrimination and Abuse of Power. Prepared by the Legislative Reference Service, Library of Congress at the request of the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. 1965. (Joyner Docs CWIS: Y 4. J 89/2: SO 8/5/965)

 

2. Additional Federal Documents on Ukraine

Commission on the Ukraine Famine Act: Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Operations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session. October 3, 1984. (Joyner Docs Stacks: Y 4. F 76/1: Uk 7/2)

Favoring Extension of Diplomatic Relations with the Republics of Ukraine and Byelorussia. Hearings before the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Special Subcommittee on House Concurrent Resolution 58, Eighty-Third Congress, First Session. July 15, 1953. (Joyner Docs Stacks: Y 4. F 76/1: Uk 7)

Focus on Serious Challenges Facing Ukraine: Briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. May 1994. (Joyner Docs Stacks: Y 4. Se 2: Uk 7/2)

Human Rights–Ukraine and the Soviet Union: Hearing and Markup before the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations, House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, First Session, on H. Con. Res. 111 ; H. Res. 152 ; H. Res. 193. 1981. (Joyner Docs Stacks: Y 4. F 76/1: H 88/18)

Investigation of the Ukrainian Famine, 1932-1933: Report to Congress. Commission on the Ukraine Famine, 1988. (Joyner Docs Stacks Y 3. Uk 7: F 21/988)

Oral History Project of the Commission on the Ukraine Famine. Commission on the Ukraine Famine, 1990, 3 v. (Joyner Docs Stacks Y 3. Uk 7: F 21/990/v.1-3)

Ukraine’s Presidential Election: The Turning Point?: Briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. November 16, 2004. (Joyner Docs Stacks: Y 4. Se 2: Uk 7/3)

The Ukrainian Elections: Implications for Ukraine’s Future Direction: Briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. October 25, 2007. (Joyner Docs Stacks: Y 4. Se 2: Uk 7/4)

 

 

3. Web-based Federal Resources About Ukraine

CIA World Factbook: Ukraine. March 2014.

A Country Study: Soviet Union (Former). Library of Congress, 1991.

Revelations from the Russian Archives: Internal Workings of the Soviet System. Library of Congress.

Ukraine: A Developing Story. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

U.S. Department of State: Ukraine.

 

4. Additional Information

Snyder, Timothy. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. New York: Basic Books, 2010. (Joyner Stacks DJK49 .S69 2010)

Werth, Nicolas. ‘The Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33‘. Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, 2008.

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