Cold War International History Project (Woodrow Wilson Center)

The Cold War International History Project
Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004


Tel. + 1 (202) 691-4000



The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of integrating new sources, materials and perspectives from the former "Communist bloc" with the historiography of the Cold War which has been written over the past few decades largely by Western scholars reliant on Western archival sources. It also seeks to transcend barriers of language, geography, and regional specialization to create new links among scholars interested in Cold War history.

Cold War Interests: 

The CWIHP Digital Archive contains newly declassified historical materials from archives around the world — much of it in translation and including diplomatic cables, high level correspondence, meeting minutes and more — and is freely accessible to all. The historical documents presented in the ever-expanding Digital Archive provide fresh, unprecedented insights into recent international history. By making new sources available and easily accessible, the Digital Archive serves to deepen and enrich international scholarship, history education, and public policy debate on important global issues and challenges.
Throughout the year, CWIHP hosts academic conferences, book launches, workshops, and seminars. CWIHP also publishes a series of Working Papers, e-Dossiers, and the CWIHP Bulletin to disseminate new findings, views, and activities pertaining to Cold War history. It supports a fellowship program for young historians from the former Communist bloc countries to conduct archival research and study Cold War history in the United States.