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Featured Items from COURAGE Registry (selection)
- Essay by Dorin Tudoran: Cold or Fear? About the Condition of Today’s Romanian Intellectual (in Romanian). 1984.
- Listy - exile magazine
- Steinhardt, Nicolae. Confession, in Romanian. Manuscript
- Letters from the camp
- Stus, Vasyl. Poems smuggled out of Ukraine, 1979. Manuscript
- Newspaper "Literary News" (Literaturni novini)
- Samizdat issue of Ellenpontok (Counterpoints) No. 7, in Hungarian, September 1982
- Havel, Václav. Anticodes, in Czech, 1964. Book
- Stasiv-Kalynets, Iryna. Oranta, 1970. Samizdat manuscript.
- Speech by Ludvík Vaculík, 1967
- Petrescu, Dan et al. "Furrows Across the Baulks" Revisited, in Romanian, 1983. Manuscript
- Call for Protest in Support of the “Arrested” Editors of the Romanian Hungarian Samizdat Ellenpontok, in Hungarian, 20 November 1982
- Seifert, Jaroslav. Morový sloup = The Plague monument, 1980. Book
- Farewell Waltz
- Batik print "Learn Polish", 1981
- Letter of Ivan Medek on founding of Press Service, 1982
- Front-page of the Bratislavské listy samizdat
- Underground issues of "brulion" literary and cultural periodical
- Title-page of samizdat Information about Charta 77
- AL (Actual / Alternative / Artpool Letter), 1983-1985. Samizdat journal
- Hidoș, Emil. Musical publication Wald old popp, in Romanian, 1969. Samizdat
- Samizdat issue of Ellenpontok No. 8, in Hungarian, October 1982
- Periodical "Auseklis"
- Samizdat magazine "Marm"
- Buda Ray University, 1982-1986. Mail art
Related Collections from COURAGE Registry (selection)
- Samizdat Collection at Petőfi Literary Museum (PLM)
- Sixtiers Museum Collection
- Only the Forbidden Newspapers Will be Remembered
- Polish Underground Publications Collection at Polish Library POSK in London
- Ellenpontok Ad-hoc Collection at CNSAS
- Václav Havel Library
- Mihai Stănescu Caricature Collection
- Prison on Lonskogo Street
- Culianu & Petrescu Private Library
- Archive of the GDR-Opposition at the Robert Havemann Society
- Doina Cornea Private Collection
- Czech Samizdat Collection at Libri Prohibiti
- Kiáltó Szó – Sándor Balázs Private Collection
- Printer Krumpholc
- Solidarity Collection at the British Library
- Ellenpontok–Tóth Private Collection
- Michal Šufliarsky Collection
- Periodical Auseklis Collection
- Nagy, Csaba
- Steinhardt, Nicolae
- Krassó, György
- Havel, Václav
- Society of Libri Prohibiti
- Goma, Paul
- Gluza, Zbigniew
- Kundera, Milan
- Petrescu, Dan
- International Samizdat [Research] Association (IS[R]A), Budapest
- Cornea, Doina
- Demszky, Gábor
- Tóth, Károly Antal
- 1989: Europe’s Revolution and Legacy (BBC, 2009)
- Cold War International History Project (Woodrow Wilson Center)
- Václav Havel Library
- NEP4DISSENT COST Action
- Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat
- Openness in Russia and Eastern Europe (NSA: 30+ years of FOIA)
- Revolutions of 1989 (RFE/RL)
- Making the History of 1989 (Roy Rosenzweig CHNM)
- Consequences and Commemorations of 1989 in Eastern Europe (ENRS)
2) Which of these source materials were translated, from which language to which, and why?
3) Construct a timeline of the major events in samizdat publishing, and see where the featured items fit in. Are there any from much earlier or much later than expected?
4) Plot the featured items on a map of Eastern Europe, and make a note of where the text originated (perhaps in another language or format), and where it was read. What is the farthest that a single text has traveled?
Visit a local archive that contains material about your neighborhood/town/city/county. What information can you find about local, self-published materials? Were there any small-circulation magazines, newspapers, or ‘zines that were locally produced? Who was their audience and what kind of subculture or association did they address? When did they cease publication and why?
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