Open Society Archives

Blinken OSA Library Records Integrated into CEU’s Library Catalog

In a joint initiative with the CEU Library to better serve the CEU community and the broader public, the records of the Donald and Vera Blinken Open Society Archives’ extensive collection of periodicals, films, and reference books related to the Cold War, Communism, international human rights and the archival profession are now available through the CEU Library catalog.

Blinken OSA Launches Teacher Training Program

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives launched its first Teacher Training Program for Hungarian high school history teachers, entitled Scopes and Constraints in 20th Century Hungarian History, with accreditation for five years granted by the Hungarian Ministry of Education.

New Photo Gallery of 1956 Hungarian Refugees in the US Now Available

A new photo gallery documenting how Hungarian refugees were treated from their arrival to their eventual resettlement is now available on Blinken OSA’s website Hungarian Refugees in 1956.

Blinken OSA Research Fellow and CEU Alumna Sarkisova Publishes "Screening Soviet Nationalities"

"Screening Soviet Nationalities: Kulturfilms from the Far North to Central Asia" (I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2017), by Blinken OSA Research Fellow and CEU alumna (HIST) explores how filmmakers sought to create a cinematic map of the new state by portraying its land and peoples on screen i

Blinken OSA Issues 2015 Annual Report

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives has released its 2015 Annual Report in a new digital format, with an in-depth view of the archives' diverse activities. Year 2015 was marked with significant changes in the life of OSA as the institution was renamed following the pledge of generous donation by Vera and Donald Blinken.