Open Society Archives

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.

62 Films from 37 Countries Shown at Verzio 13

The 13th edition of Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organized with the support of Blinken OSA Archivum November 8-13 showcased 62 films from 37 countries in four cinemas. The festival attracted over 5,000 viewers. Within the framework of the festival and with the support of CEU’s Visual Studies Platform (VSP), DocLab production workshop “The Roads to Integration” took place at the new CEU Mirabaud Media Lab.

Blinken OSA Launches Website on 1956 Hungarian Refugees

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives launched its new website on the 1956 Hungarian refugees in the United States today. The website contains still unexplored or lesser known material, including text documents and photographs,  from the archive of the International Rescue Committee at the Hoover Institution and the relevant collections of the National Archives and Records Administration of the US.