About the archive

    Our archive collects important documents, objects, and images of informal culture in Eastern Europe in a large scale. It makes collections accessibl e which originally were published in Samizdat (Russian: author’s edition), thereby bypassing censorship . Among them are writings , photographs, and artworks by human rights activists, writers, artists, and scientists from the former Soviet Union, Poland, former Czechoslovakia, GDR, as well as Hungary. Our library provides around 50.000 volumes of the humanities and social sciences from and about Central and Eastern Europe after 1945/1953.

    More information can be found on the FSO website.