Terry Martin, the George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies at Harvard University, conceived of the project. The “English-Language Primary Sources” section of the website is a reproduction of an earlier bibliographic project of Professor Terry Martin (visit here), with contributions from David Brandenberger, Katia Dianina, and Mark Baker.
Yipeng Zhou, A.M. in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, Harvard University, is in charge of implementing the project. He created all resource databases and designed the website.
Part of the open-access primary sources database was built by Sophia Horowitz, Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, based on a draft guide completed by Olga Kuzmina in 2018.
Svetlana Rukhelman, Librarian for the Davis Center Collection for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Fung Library, Harvard University, and Anna Rakityanskaya, Librarian for Russian and Belarusian Collections at Widener Library, Harvard University, provided valuable guidance for the project.
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University sponsored the project, with support from the Harvard History Department. We would especially like to thank Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director of the Davis Center, Maria Altamore, Director of Administration and Finance of the Davis Center, Suma Baidya, Finance Associate at the Harvard History Department, and Kimberly O’Hagan, Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Division of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, for their help and support.
The project received crucial technical support from the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Library. In particular, we would like to thank Jeremy Guillette and Matt Cook for their assistance.