Estonian and Baltic Studies

Subject librarian

About the Estonian and Baltic Studies collection

Stanford Libraries' collection of Baltic books, periodicals, and manuscripts focuses on the occupation, resistance, freedom, and recovery (i.e. post-1991 transformation) of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and highlights the countries’ connections to Finland and the other Nordic states. With more than thirty thousand titles, this is one of the largest collections in the United States on the history, culture, literature, and current geopolitical and socio-economic challenges of the Baltic region. The collection is curated by Stanford Libraries' Associate Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies.

Stanford Libraries maintains a program of events, exhibits, and projects around its Baltic materials to raise awareness for Baltic studies on and off campus. We also actively collaborate with institutions and organizations on and off campus in the field of Baltic and Nordic-Baltic studies by conducting collaborative projects, organizing events, and exchanging ideas regarding collection development.

Featured collections

  • Kogu me lugu: digital video interviews, 2014

    Explore this collection of oral history interviews with members of the Estonian diaspora who have lived under or fled from the Soviet and/or German occupation in Estonia.

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  • Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom Key Artifacts Collection, 1939-1991

    The collection includes digital files of two hundred artifacts that represent key holdings of the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom (Tallinn, Estonia), which document the Estonian experience during a pivotal period in the history of the Baltic States and modern Europe.

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  • Museum of the Occupation of Latvia audiovisual archive, 1994-2014

    This collection comprises digital copies of videotaped oral-history interviews with Latvians and other nationalities living in Latvia who lived under or fled from the Soviet and/or German occupations in Latvia or who migrated as a result of acts committed by these regimes. 

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Further resources

Last updated June 12, 2024