Russia 1917-1922: Revolution, Civil War and Repression
The Labour History Archive & Study Centre at the People’s History Museum contains a rich collection of documents relating to the early years of Bolshevik rule. A selection of the most interesting material has been turned into a unique teaching resource aimed at students taking the new History A-level.
The resource is designed to be used alongside an archive based research session, where students will get the opportunity to study the original documents with the museum’s archivists. The documents cover key aspects of the period between 1917 and 1922, including the October Revolution, the Civil War, the famine of 1921 and the repression of opposition.
For all students of Russian history, the experience of handling authentic documents will bring the period to life, helping them to develop their analytical skills and extending their knowledge through rarely seen documents. For students planning to continue their history studies at university, these activities will give them invaluable archive experience. The resource can also be used by history students currently at university.
Tutors booking an Archive Research Session will get a copy of the full teaching resource on a pen drive. A sample of resources can be found below:
Please contact the Learning Team for further details.
Russia 1894-1941 (AS Y249, A-level Y219)
Russia and its Rulers, 1855-1964
Sent out approximately every two months.