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Sputnik and the Space Race: 1957 and Beyond

Primary Sources

A number of primary source materials related to the Soviet launch of Sputnik are available to researchers, some of which have been digitized and can be accessed through online repositories

Digitized Primary Source Materials

These digitized primary sources include primary documents and a news clip of the Sputnik launch.

Primary Source Materials in Print

The following materials include links to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. These resources may also be available locally, or through your library's interlibrary loan (ILL) department.