Cold War History Collections

Find out more about the Cold War History Collections in the IHR Wohl Library. We collect historical sources and guides to finding and using sources. This page shows examples from our collections.


The IHR Wohl Library holds a significant amount of material relating to the Cold War period within the International Relations collection. The collection covers a broad timespan and encompasses a diverse range of source material. Memoirs, diplomatic correspondence, theses, biographies and political journals all offer a wealth of fascinating material on the subject of the Cold War. 

Highlights from the Collections

Online Resources

Please note that access to these resources is available onsite at the IHR, or offsite for staff and students of the IHR only. 

Other Collections

Within IHR library

Browse collection guides to find material relevant to your particular area of interest. Additional to the International Relations collection, some others that are relevant include:

Other libraries, archives, organisations

Further Help

Contact us if you would like help on finding or using our collections, or if you have any comments or suggestions about the content of this guide. We are happy to help.

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