The Documentation Center provides the essential raw material for advanced research on the history and current affairs of Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet republics. In addition to its collection of periodicals from the USSR, FSU and Eastern Europe, advanced computer equipment, database software and internet connections offer researchers access to global information networks

The Documentation Center serves both academic and public interests by encouraging research, disseminating information and providing advice to governmental institutions. It seeks to provide a congenial home for immigrant scholars, and to improve the academic quality of the research pursued at the Center.