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Reference Information Paper 7

 

The Prague Spring, 1968

 

HU OSA 206 Records of the Open Society Archives

 

          Five Documentaries on Czechoslovakia 1968, 3.5 hours

 

HU OSA 300 Records of RFE/RL Research Institute

 

The Research Institute of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty maintained files on various issues related to the political changes in Czechoslovakia in 1968 as well as files on the political and military response of the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact. The materials generally cover the chronology of events, relationships between the parties directly involved in the crisis as well as reactions from other communist and non-communist countries. The records also give insight into the decision making and political roles of some of the most prominent figures of the 1968 Prague events.

 

HU OSA 300-8 Publications Department

 

          Czechoslovak Background Report, 1968, 0.03 lm

          Czechoslovak Situation Reports, 1968, 0.03 lm

 

HU OSA 300-20 Bulgarian Unit

HU OSA 300-20-1 Subject Files

 

          321 Armed Forces: Warsaw Pact, 1955-1969, 0.03 lm

          602 Communist Party: Foreign Relations: CSSR [Czechoslovak Socialist Republic], 1968-1980, 0.03 lm

          1502 Foreign Relations: Diplomatic Services: Czechoslovakia, 1969-1988, 0.03 lm

          1505 Foreign Relations: Relations with Other Countries: CSSR [Czechoslovak Socialist Republic], 1968-1969, 0.03 lm

 

HU OSA 300-30 Czechoslovak Unit

HU OSA 300-40-4 Old Code Subject Files III

8 microfilm rolls

 

          300A Warsaw Pact, 1967-1971

          300B NATO, 1967-1971

          300C Occupation (Chronology), 1967-1971

          300C Occupation (Monitoring, August 21-22, 1968), 1967-1971

          300C Occupation (Monitoring, August 23-28, 1968), 1967-1971

          300C Occupation (Monitoring, August 29-September 3, 1968), 1967-1971

          300C Occupation (Illegal Press, August 26-September 6, 1968), 1967-1971

          300C Occupation, 1967-1971

 

HU OSA 300-30-5 Old Code Subject Files IV

 

          2612 Propaganda: Rallies, 1967-1968, 0.03 lm

          2806 Religion: Roman Catholic Church, 1968-1968, 0.05 lm

          2903 Resistance: Political, 1968-1968, 0.03 lm

          2908 Resistance: Military, 1968-1968, 0.03 lm

          2910 Resistance: Leaflets, 1968-1968, 0.03 lm

          2911 Resistance: Demonstrations, 1968-1968, 0.03 lm

          4402 State Apparatus: Parliament, 1968-1968, 0.15 lm

          4406 State Apparatus: Purges, 1968-1971, 0.03 lm

 

HU OSA 300-30-7 Old Code Subject Files VI

 

          300c Armed Forces: Soviet Occupation, 1976-1990, 0,50 lm

          602e Czechoslovak Communist Party: Spring 1968, 1978-1990, 0.55 lm

          604b Czechoslovak Communist Party: Congresses: 13th Congress, 1968-1969, 0.10 lm

          609 Czechoslovak Communist Party: Party Statutes, 1968, 0.05 lm

          615a Czechoslovak Communist Party: CPCS: Central Committee, 1968-1969, 0.40 lm

 

HU OSA 300-30-14 Collection of Documents on 1968

3.65 lm

 

The collection includes newspapers, reviews on the 1968 events, announcements, letters, leaflets, signed protests, press reviews; a report on the rehabilitation of the victims of political trials (from 1949 to 1968); daily monitoring of the occupation; extensive files on the reaction of the Western countries from August 21 to September 15, 1968.

 

HU OSA 300-40 Hungarian Unit

HU OSA 300-40-1 Subject Files

 

          Ellenzék: Charta 77 [Opposition: Charter 77], 1979-1983, 0.03 lm

          Ellenzék: Emberi jogok [Opposition: Human Rights], 1960-1976, 0.03 lm

          Külpolitika: Külkapcsolatok: Csehszlovákia [Foreign Affairs: Relations with Czechoslovakia], 1968-1969, 0.25 lm

          Külpolitika: Külkapcsolatok: Franciaország [Foreign Affairs: Relations with France], 1968-1969, 0.12 lm

          Külpolitika: Külkapcsolatok: NSZK [Foreign Affairs: Relations with West Germany], 0.09 lm

          Magyar kisebbség Csehszlovákiában [Hungarian Minority in Czechoslovakia], 1968-1976, 0.09 lm

          Párt- és kormányküldöttség: Csehszlovákia [Party and State Delegations: Czechoslovakia], 1967-1983, 0.03 lm

          Párt: Külkapcsolatok: Csehszlovákia [Party: Foreign Relations: Czechoslovakia], 1968-1970, 0.03 lm

          Varsói Szerződés [Warsaw Pact], 1968-1970, 0.03 lm

          Varsói Szerződés: Csehszlovákia 1968-as megszállása [Warsaw Pact: The 1968 Occupation of Czechoslovakia], 1968-1969, 0.03 lm

 

HU OSA 300-40-2 Subject Files in English

 

          International Relations: Political: Czechoslovakia, 1968-1969, 0.09 lm

 

HU OSA 300-40-4 Information Items

 

          122.3 Foreign relations: Czechoslovakia, 1965-1971, 0.03 lm

          200.3 Armed Forces: Maneuvers, 1968-1968, 0.03 lm

 

HU OSA 300-50 Polish Unit

HU OSA 300-50-1 Subject Files

 

          111.6 Student Movements, 1968, 0.44 lm

          114.25 Relations with Foreign Communist Parties: Czechoslovakia, 1968, 0.50 lm

          122 Foreign Affairs: Czechoslovakia, 1968, 0.50 lm

          172.3 Warsaw Pact, 1968, 300 pages

 

HU OSA 300-50-6 Polish Monitoring

August 11-September 20, 1968, 0.25 lm

 

HU OSA 300-55 Polish Underground Publications Unit

HU OSA 300-55-3 Subject Files

 

          Czechoslovakia, 1984-1990, 0.06 lm

 

HU OSA 300-60 Romanian Unit

HU OSA 300-60-1 Subject Files

 

          602 Communist Party: Foreign Relations: Czechoslovakia, 1952-1974, 0.05 lm

          1505 Foreign Relations: Czechoslovakia, 1966-1973, 0.05 lm

          2605 Propaganda: Speeches of VIPs: Ceauşescu, Nicolae, 1968, 0.03 lm

 

HU OSA 300-60-6 Romanian Press Survey in English

1968, 0.03 lm

 

HU OSA 300-70 Yugoslav Section

HU OSA 300-70-1 Subject Files

 

          Foreign Relations: Czechoslovakia, 1968-1974, 0.03 lm

          Foreign Relations: Soviet Union, 1968-1969, 0.06 lm

 

HU OSA 300-80 Soviet Red Archives

HU OSA 300-80-1 Old Code Subject Files

 

The files, which are predominantly in Russian and English, consist of press clippings from Soviet and Western press, and wire service dispatches as well as RFE/RL research papers and Background Reports.

 

          [Warsaw Pact], 1966-1970, 0.07 lm

          : [Armed Forces: Military Strategy], 1962-1987, 0.03 lm

          : ()[Eastern Europe: USSR (Relationships)], 1968-1979, 0.05 lm

          : [Western Europe: General], 1960-1991, 0.10 lm

          : [Western Europe: Communist Parties], 1963-1975, 0.03 lm

          : [Communist Block: General], 1962-1980, 0.03 lm

          : [Communist Block: Chronology], 1966-1969, 0.07 lm

          : [Communist Party of Soviet Union: Ideology], 1967-1970, 0.03 lm

          : [Communist Party of Soviet Union: History], 1967-1991, 0.05 lm

          : [World Communism: General], 1967-1969, 0.03 lm

          ""/ " " [Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe], 1968-1971, 0.05 lm

          : "" [Samizdat: Chronicle], 1968-1973, 0.03 lm

          [Competition Between Two Systems], 1968-1972, 0.03 lm

          [Co-existence], 1964-1991, 0.03 lm

          : ()[Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)], 1967-1970, 0.10 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Warsaw Pact Troops, 1968-1969, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western World Reaction, 1968-1969, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western World Reaction: Italy, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western World Reaction: USA, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western World Reaction: West Germany, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western World Reaction: France, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western World Reaction: Great Britain, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western World Reaction: Austria, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Various, 1968-1969, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western Communist Parties Reactions, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Western Communist Parties Analysis, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Refugees, 1968-1969, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Slovakia, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Soviet Protests, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: UNO [United Nations Organization], 1968 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Soviet Press Reaction, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: [Radio], 1968-1969, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Romania, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Yugoslavia, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Communist Bloc Reactions, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : () [Czechoslovakia: USSR (Relationships)]: Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact, 1968-1969,
0.03 lm

          [Czechoslovakia]: Government, 1968, 0.03 lm

          [Czechoslovakia]: Troops, 1968, 0.05 lm

          [Czechoslovakia]: Chronology, 1968, 0.03 lm

          : [Czechoslovakia: Communist Party], 1967-1970, 0.10 lm

 

Additional materials on prominent Soviet dissidents involved in the protests against the invasion of Czechoslovakia (P. Grigorenko, A. Marchenko, I. Achimov) can be found in HU OSA 300-80-7 USSR Biographical Files. Files on leading Czechoslovak political figures connected to the crisis (A. Dubcek, G. Husak, A. Indra, L. Svoboda, etc.) are available also in HU OSA 300-80-8 Non-USSR Biographical Files, 1954-1994.

 

HU OSA 300-85 Samizdat Archives

 

This part of the holdings also contains several files on the 1968 Prague events. They mainly cover the Moscow demonstrations against the invasion on August 22, 1968 and some original and copied letters written in support of Czechoslovakia.

 

HU OSA 300-85-9 Published Samizdat

 

This series contains three issues of the Chronicle of Current Events dedicated to the invasion of the CSSR, as well as Andrei Sakharov's supportive essay "Thoughts on Progress, Peaceful Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom.

 

Library materials

 

The microfiche collection of the OSA Library covers a period ranging from early 1967 to late 1969. It includes communist party dailies, military periodicals, cultural publications, regional press, and satirical magazines. The collection illustrates the climate in which pressure for reform developed, and the beginning of the infamous normalization period, which followed the invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968.

 

          Sbírka zákonů: Československá Socialistická Republika
1956-1989, microfiche 1-417

          Statistická ročenka Republiky Československé
1957-1989, microfiche 79-316

          Statistika
1968-1970, microfiche 1-15

          Statistické Přehledy
1964-1987, microfiche 1-167

 

Periodicals

 

          A-Revue
1968: No. 2-16, 18-24, microfiche 2-17, 19-24

          Československý Rozhlas
Jan 8-Sep 1; Sep 21-Dec 29, 1968, microfiche 1-19

          Dikobraz
1967: No. 1-19, 21-24; 26-52; 1968-1969, microfiche 1-61

          Divadelní Noviny
September 7, 1966-February 25, 1970 microfiche 1-25

          Družstevní Noviny
1967-1969, microfiche 1-22

          Filmové a Televizní Noviny
Jul 26, 1967-Sep 17, 1969, microfiche 1-13

          Filmový Přehled
1967; 1968: No. 1-9; 11-52; 1969, microfiche 1-45

          Forum
1968: No. 3-4, 10; 1969: No. 1-8, microfiche 1-3

          Hospodářské Noviny
1967-1969, microfiche 1-92

          Jihočeská Pravda
1968, microfiche 1-51

          Kulturní Noviny
Feb 10-Apr 4, 1968, microfiche 1-5

          Kulturní Tvorba
Aug 15, 1967; 1968, microfiche 1-44

          Kvĕty
1968, microfiche 1-88

          Lidová Demokracie
1968, microfiche 1-62

           Literární Noviny
Feb 3, 1967; 1968, microfiche 1-20

(continued as) Literární Listy
Feb 22-Aug 28, 1968, microfiche 1-12

(continued as) Listy
Nov 7, 1968-May 15, 1969 (+ Index), microfiche 1-13

          Literární Život
Apr 17-Jul 27, 1969, microfiche 1-3

          Lud
1968, microfiche 1-53

          Mladá Fronta
1968, microfiche 1-1443

          Mladý Svĕt
1968-1969, microfiche 1-78

          Nová Mysl
1954 (1-648, 953-1492)-1989 (+ Indexes), microfiche 78-84, 88-761

          Nová Svoboda
1968, microfiche 1-62

          Novinář
1968-1969, microfiche 1-11

          Obrana Lidu
1968: No. 2-52; 1969, microfiche 1-41

          Plánované Hospodářství
1968-1969, microfiche 1-26

          Práca (Bratislava)
1968, microfiche 1-64

          Práce (Praha)
1968, microfiche 1-68

          Pravda (Plzen)
1968, microfiche 1-52

          Pravda (Bratislava-Praha)
1968, microfiche 1-92

          Roháč
1968, microfiche 1-13

          Rolnícke Noviny
1968, microfiche 1-53

          Rudé Právo
1968, microfiche 1-125

          Signál
1969, microfiche 1-21

          Smena
Jan 23-Dec 30, 1968, microfiche 1-60

          Stadión
1967-1969, microfiche 1-45

          Student
Oct 5, 1965-Aug 26, 1968, microfiche 1-33

          Studentské Listy
Feb 25-Apr 29, 1969, microfiche 1-3

          Svoboda
1968, microfiche 1-53

          Svobodné Slovo
1968, microfiche 1-63

          Technické Noviny
1968, microfiche 1-21

          Televízia
1969, microfiche 1-24

          Učitelské Noviny
1968, microfiche 1-10

          Universita Karlova
Jun 18, 1968; 1969, microfiche 1-7

          Večerní Praha
1968, microfiche 1-53

          Vlasta
1968-1969, microfiche 1-81

          Vysoká Škola
1966/1967; 1967/1968; 1968/1969; 1969/1970, microfiche 1-22

          Výtvarná Práce
1968, microfiche 1-7

          Zábĕr
Mar 9, 1968; 1969, microfiche 1-10

          Zahraniční Obchod
1966-1981, microfiche 250-437

          Zemedĕlská Ekonomika
1968-1969, microfiche 1-26

          Zemedĕlské Noviny
1968 microfiche 1-90

          Život Strany
1964-1986 (No. 1-16, 18-26), microfiche 170-575, 577-582

 

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