The indispensable publication is the Bibliography of the AHSGR Archives and Historical Library, Greeley, Colorado 1976 (Lincoln, Nebraska: AHSGR, June 1976), compiled by A. Giesinger, E. S. Haynes, and M. M. Olson with E. Fromm—an annotated listing of the more than 550 books, articles, and manuscripts in the library.
Note: Except for very rare items, all materials are available through interlibrary loan.
Another large number of manuscripts concern the history of German colonists in Russia/USSR (in the Ukraine, along the Volga, and in Siberia), their emigration, and their new life in the U.S. (Many have been "published" by the authors themselves in very limited editions.)
Some holdings are unpublished M.A. theses and doctoral dissertations. Many are photocopies of documents or publications (often excerpts) held elsewhere. These items include a marriage register from the New Saratovka Church Book, 1765–1804, photocopy, lists of colonies in Russia (with their locations, founding dates, and population statistics), and some privately-recorded phonograph records of Russian-German songs.
The archives also include more than 30 maps of interest. 4 show places of origin of Black Sea Germans in Germany (genealogical maps); 3, migration routes; 14, the original mother colonies of the Russian-Germans; and 6, the areas of the world where Russian-Germans currently live. There are also 3 charts on Russian-German history and a map of Russian-German settlements iu the U.S. and Mexico. Most of the historical maps cover both the 18th and 19th c.