Karlag camp document, 1939: The report describes unsatisfactory conditions in Akmolenskoe's Special Department of Karlag. One of the serious issues was the lack of food provision.
Karlag camp document, 1939: This lengthy document reports on situation in Karagandinskii Corrective Labor Camp in 1939. It describes the social, political, criminal, and gender composition of the Karlag inmates; living conditions in Karlag; the situation with guards; and recommendations towards Karlag's advancement.
Karlag camp document, 1939: The document discusses the ways of conducting searches among prisoners, including that armed guards are prohibited from conducting a search.
Karlag camp documents, 1937: The document requires action by the camp administration to stop the spread of venereal diseases among prisoners. Thus, one of the orders is to separate men and women who lived together in common barracks.
Karlag camp document, 1937: The document discusses how to isolate venereal patients from healthy camp inmates. It stresses that there was a significant increase in venereal diseases in Karlag camps.
Karlag camp documents, 1936: The document concludes that as a result of new arrivals to camps, living conditions seriously worsened. Some Chiefs of Departments allowed overcrowding and bedbugs. and women with babies lived in unsatisfactory conditions.
Photograph of the "wall newspaper wall" in the first section at the White Sea - Baltic Sea Canal Camp. It includes a number of propaganda elements, including a poster of the "Friends of Lice," and caricatures of idlers and "fake shockworkers." Lice were an omnipresent source of discomfort for many of the prisoners in the camps.
Black and white photograph of shockworkers and two officials from the Belomorkanal Camp visiting the forest in Valdai posing in front of a banner that reads: "Labor in the USSR is a Matter of Honor, Glory, Valor and Heroism."