Wende Museum

Address: 
5741 Buckingham Parkway
Suite E
Culver City, CA 90230
United States
Contact: 
Kate Dollenmayer
Phone: 
310-216-1600
Twitter username: 

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

The Wende Museum collects artworks, artifacts, and personal histories that record daily life, creative expression, and political developments in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the Cold War period. The collection comprises a variety of media including design objects, works on paper, ceramics, paintings, sculptures, posters, furniture, textiles, photographs, films, videos, sound recordings, books, periodicals, and archives. Special projects and collections relate these artifacts to Los Angeles history and its residents, including Cold War Culver City, documenting local historical sites from the Cold War, and From Red State to Golden State: Soviet Jewish Immigration to the City of Angels, an intergenerational oral history project and documentary film. We are also the repository for the oral histories collected by the Albanian Human Rights Project, a Los-Angeles-based organization dedicated to collecting, filming, and preserving the testimonies of Albanians who were politically imprisoned or interned from 1944-1991 during Albania’s communist regime.

Regions covered: 
Eastern Europe, Soviet Union, Russia, East Germany, GDR, DDR, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Albania, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Management

Catalog System: 
Mimsy XG object database; accession number records
Digital Formats: 
digital images, digital video files, digital audio files
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
Yes