HPSSS Online is a web resource that makes the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System accessible to researchers and students worldwide for the first time.
The Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System is a collection of some 700 interview transcripts conducted with refugees from the USSR during the early years of the Cold War. A unique source for the study of Soviet society between 1917 and the mid-1940s, it boasts vast amounts of one-of-a-kind data on political, economic, social and cultural conditions. Access to the HPSSS Online resource is unrestricted. A guide to using the project has also been posted on the site that details the methodological limitations and possibilities of this online resource at some length: http://hcl.harvard.edu/collections/hpsss/working_with_hpsss.pdf