SEVENTEEN MOMENTS IN SOVIET HISTORY was funded by a generous educational development grant from the National Endowment for Humanities
(NEH). The project was directed and created by James von Geldern (Macalester College) and Lewis Siegelbaum (Michigan State University). Since 2007, Kristen Edwards (Menlo College) has collected materials for the website from the Hoover Archives and Stanford Libraries and she participated in the 2008 project to update website design. The website underwent a complete redesign in 2008, thanks to a research grant from Macalester College
and private donations. Our website designer, Christian Meister, greatly improved navigation, search tools, music box, and overall functionality. Users will also appreciate the larger images and videos.
The original designer of the site was Krzystof Karski and the project was developed in collaboration with MATRIX, a center devoted to the application of new technologies in the humanities and social sciences, which hosts the site. The site benefited from the work and advice of a number of people. Dean Rehberger and Bartek Plichta of Matrix offered valuable advice for the organization of the tangle of Soviet history into a coherent and useable web site. Important work in developing materials for the site was performed by Emilia Simeonova of Macalester College, and Ward McKee and Meredith Roman of Michigan State University.