Over its more than two decades of existence the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives has grown to
be not only one of the largest international archives of Communism and The Cold War but also an
internationally recognized research center and an important player in the cultural life of Budapest.
Not everybody is aware, perhaps, that the Archives is a professionally independent organizational unit of
the Central European University, and has made a substantial contribution to the development of the local
and international prestige of the University. This timeline recalls the milestones of the activity of the
Archives, highlighting its organic relationship with the Central European University.