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Weapons of Mass Destruction, The Top Secret History of America's Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare Programs and Their Deployment Overseas, is an online collection containing over 2,600 formerly classified U.S. government documents, many of them classified as Top Secret or higher. The collection covers the period from the end of World War II to the present day and includes unpublished reports, memoranda, cables, intelligence briefs, classified articles, PowerPoint presentations, military manuals and directives.
The collection content was brought together from the U.S. National Archives, ten U.S. presidential libraries, the NATO Archives in Brussels, the National Archives of the UK, the National Archives of Canada, and the National Archives of the...
U.S. Intelligence on Asia, 1945-1991, is a online collection providing students and researchers with declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in the Far East during the Cold War (1945-1991). Particular emphasis on: China, North Korea, and North Vietnam, but also covers: Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. The resource is comprised of 4,281 documents across 25,000 pages.
Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations (1959-) is the Vertical Archive of the Casa de las Americas, Part 1, "Casa y Cultra". The resource holds articles, newspaper clippings, cable messages, interviews, and conference memorabilia collected from 1959 onward which collectively document the activities of the institution both in Cuba and outside of it. The archive is comprised of 45,000 documents covering almost 60 years of cultural relations between Revolutionary Cuba and abroad.
Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a full-text, searchable database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China's long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. The collection is comprised of several publications, including: Peking Gazette, Indo-Chinese Gleaner, Canton Register, Chinese Repository, and the North China Herald.
17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection contains the collection of newspapers from John Nichols (1745-1826). This collection over 150,000 pages of printed text gathered from the newspapers that span over 100 years of history.
Through a partnership with the Bodleian Library, Gale has digitally scanned each page of this collection.
The Manchurian Collection from Brill is an online database of The Manchurian Daily News, founded in 1908 in the wake of Japan's victory in the war against Russia. The Manchurian Daily News and the associated titles in the collection consistute a record of Japanese policy on Manchuria and the Manchoukuo project. The collection includes the full run of the title from 1908-1940.
The SHAFR Guide Online, An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1600, is an annotated bibliography of historical work covering of U.S. foreign relations. It was created by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and is comprised of 30 chapters covering all eras in U.S. history and all geographical areas of the world. Sources from the collection include: government documents, biographies, monographs, book chapters, journal articles, web sites, and others.
The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepequez (1587-1991) spans over 400 years with concentration on the national era, particularily 1824-1948. The collection documents (correspondence, annual reports, statistics, letters, litigation) are mostly copies from the Archivo General de Centroamerica in Guatemala City. The Collection is comprised of ten series.
Gale's Digital Scholar Lab is a cloud-based research tool "that enables students and researchers to apply natural-language processing tools and raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources collections in a single research platform." This resource is a tool that can be used for data mining and digital scholarship.
The Digital Scholar Lab is currently in testing with universities and is scheduled for full release in early 2018.
Part of the World Newspaper Archive, created by CRL in partnership with Readex, African Newspapers, Series 2 (1835-1925) provides access to 40 newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content features English- and foreign-language titles from countries including Algeria, Angola, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, and Uganda.
The West Indies: slavery, plantations and trade, 1759-1832 provides access to 9,122 pages of Jamacian material in the Slebech papers.
Slavery in Jamaica, records from a family of slave owners, 1686-1860 provides access to 6,139 pages of Papers relating to the Jamaican estates of the Goulburn family of Betchworth House.
Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865 provides access to 28,202 pages on the anti-slavery and pro-slavery movement in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Slave trading records from William Davenport & Co., 1745-1797 provides access to 1,890 from The papers of William Davenport & Co., 1745-1797.
Slave trade records from Liverpool, 1754-1792 provides access to 2,970 pages from Records relating to the slave trade at the Liverpool Record Office.
British officers' diaries from World War 1, 1914-1919 provides access to 13,041 pages in 5 volumes of diaries from soldiers during The First World War.
Military intelligence files: Land, Sea & Air, 1938-1974 provides access to 73,344 pages in 12 volumes of military movements and intelligence reports covering Italy, Germany, Japan, Russia, and more.
Life under Nazi rule, reports by anti-fascists in occupied Europe, 1933-1945 provides access to 2 volumes of Anti-fascist publications of the International Transport Worker's Federation, 1933-1945.
Hitler's Army, Nazi Germany at war and the Nuremburg trials, 1925-1956 provides access to 18 volumes of David Irving's private research collection.
Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709 provides access to 10,219 pages of Papers of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies, 1694-1709.
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