- The Blavatnik Archive
The Blavatnik Archive is a non-profit foundation founded in 2005 by Blavatnik to promote cultural heritage and support primary resource-based scholarship and education.
The Archive is dedicated to preserving and disseminating primary resources that contribute to the study of 20th-century Jewish and world history. The Archive is particularly focused on World War I, World War II, and the interwar period.
Following an initial acquisition of 10,000 Judaica-themed postcards and 74 posters in 2005, The Archive has expanded the thematic scope of its holdings and range of media within its collections. Major additions were made through the Veteran Oral History Project (2006–2014), and the 2014 acquisitions of 52,000 World War I postcards; 22,000 National Socialist Party ephemera; 5,000 World War II ephemera; and over 1,300 Leningrad Siege postcards.
Currently, the Archive’s holdings total over 113,000 items, including video interviews, postcards, photographs, posters, drawings and illustrations, diaries, letters, official documents, leaflets, periodicals, and books.