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Cold War Era

Resources useful for students studying the Cold War Era.

Welcome to the Cold War Era Guide!

This is a topic guide focused on the Cold War Era. Students will be able to browse academic journals, newspaper repositories, primary source digital collections, and a variety of relevant websites. This guide will be updated periodically.

This guide may be especially useful for students in the following courses (will be updated as needed):

  • HIS 308 Modern Russia
  • HIS 400 Senior Seminar [Fall 2020]

Background and General Reference

The Cold War, a time of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, which drew in the entire world, lasted roughly from 1945-1991. The war built gradually as relations between the two countries became further strained.