The following resources will help you when researching your individuals for the Cuban Missile Crisis project as well as for gathering background info on the crisis itself.


Audio Files/Transcript of crisis

The players of the crisis

Primary source documents from the crisis

Cold War Virtual Archive (lots of primary sources)

National Security Archive (minute by minute account of the crisis

JFK Library-Missile Crisis

State Department declassified information

Library of Congress
Translated letter from Krushchev to Kennedy sent during the Crisis.

Avalon Project

For more info from the Russian Perspective. This will require some digging around but there is a lot here.

Wilson Center

Detailed analysis of documents released from the Russian archives regarding the crisis.

More russian documents

Primary Source link

The following print resources, which we have in the library, will provide much needed information from the Russian perspective on the CMC:

Allyn, Bruce J. Cuba on the Brink: Castro, the Missile Crisis, and the Soviet Collapse. New York: Rowman
& Littlefield Publishers, 2002.

Dobbs, Michael. One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Krushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War.
New York: Vintage, 2009.

Fursenko, Aleksandr; Naftali, Timothy. One Hell of A Gamble W.W Norton & Co., New York: 1997.

Gribkov, Anatoli I. Operation Anadyr: US and Soviet Generals Recount the Cuban Missille Crisis. New
York: Edition Q, 1993.