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Cold War Archives in the Decade of Openness

A conference co-sponsored by
the Library of Congress and
the Department of Defense

June 28 & 29, 2000
The Library of Congress
Dining Room A
Madison Building
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540

Wednesday, June 28

  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm      REGISTRATION
  • 2:30 - 4:30 pm
THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN MILITARY ARCHIVES COLLECTION AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Collection contents, subject areas, and special features

Chair: Alfred Goldberg
Historian, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Poland: Ronald Bachman
Area Specialist, Library of Congress
Hungary: Kenneth Nyirady
Reference Librarian, Library of Congress
Romania: Grant Harris
Reference Specialist, Library of Congress

  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND RECEPTION

Introduction: James H. Billington
Librarian of Congress

Speaker: Walter B. Slocombe
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Thursday, June 29

  • 9:30 - 11:30 am

CENTRAL EUROPEAN MILITARY ARCHIVES IN THE DECADE OF OPENNESS

Chair: BG John Sloan Brown
Director, U.S. Army Center of Military History

Poland: COL Andrzej Bartnik
Director, Central Military Archives
Hungary: Dr. Jolán Szijj
Director, War History Archives
Romania: COL Alexandru Oca
Chief, Military Archives of the Ministry of National Defense

  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm

COLD WAR DOCUMENTATION PROGRAMS

Chair: Robert S. Litwak
Woodrow Wilson Center

Mark Kramer
Harvard University
Thomas Blanton
National Security Archive
Vojtech Mastny
National Security Archive and Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research
Christian Ostermann
Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center
Pavol Salamon
Open Society Archives
John E. Haynes
Library of Congress

For more information contact:

John Van Oudenaren, Chief
European Division
Library of Congress
First Street and Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4830
(202) 707-4543
[email protected]

Alfred Goldberg, Historian
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Suite 5000, Rosslyn Plaza North
1777 N. Kent Street
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 588-7890
[email protected]

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