Cold War: Voices of Confrontation and Conciliation

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Archives Unbound

This archive contains 6,000 pages of oral histories from the "behind-the-scenes" decision and policy makers answers a wide range of popular and academic questions surrounding this long period of political and military tension:

  • What scientific and technological developments fueled the arms race that characterized the Cold War?
  • What new institutions were created by the Cold War, and how were existing institutions reshaped by it?
  • How did the Cold War condition society and culture?
  • How did it shape the foreign policies of the U.S. and the Soviet Union?
  • What did--and does--"the end of the Cold War" mean for citizens in the United States and the former Soviet Union? 

Source Library: Private Collection of Jim Thebaut

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