Trial access: Soviet Woman & Cumhuriyet Digital Archives

Trial access to the Cumhuriyet Digital Archive has been extended to 26 February. We are grateful to the publisher East View Information Services for this extension of access at this time. Cumhuriyet is Turkey’s oldest daily and leading opposition newspaper. For the original blog post on this trial please see here.

Trial access has also been enabled to the Soviet Woman digital archive via this link until 26 February.

Established in the aftermath of WWII in 1945, the magazine Soviet Woman proclaimed on the cover of its first issue its fundamental mission: “A magazine devoted to social and political problems, literature and art…” Published initially under the aegis of the of Soviet Women’s Anti-Fascist Committee and the Central Council of Trade Unions of the USSR, it began as a bimonthly illustrated magazine tasked with countering anti-Soviet propaganda by introducing Western audiences to the lifestyle of Soviet women, including their role in the post-WWII rebuilding of the Soviet economy, and their achievements in the arts and the sciences. Originally published simultaneously in Russian, English, German and French, the magazine went on to add more foreign language editions aimed at reaching an even wider audience both in the West and elsewhere to balance the Western narrative about the Soviet Union in these countries with a pro-Soviet ideological counterweight.

The Soviet Woman digital archive contains all obtainable published issues from the very first issue, comprising more than 500 issues and over 7,500 articles.

The Soviet Woman digital archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, and features full page-level digitization, complete original graphics, and searchable text, and is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.

Please tell us what you think about these archives by completing the trial feedback form here. Thank you

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