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Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX)
Africa Development Data Explorer (ADDaX) provides access to reference data from 54 African economies. According to East View Information Service, data is collected from local and regional African sources as well as international sources.
American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996
American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1940-1996 provides access to CIA monitored, recorded and translated news from newspapers, magazines, books, government statements and radio and television broadcasts that covered American racial issues and race relations in the United States. It includes commentaries on African-American history, the Civil Rights movement, Hispanic-American history, and Asian-American history.
Content for this collection is primarily sourced from the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports and the...
American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution
American Studies: the colonisation of North America and the American revolution is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). This series includes the following collections:
America in records from colonial missionaries, 1635-1928 American prisoners of war, 1812-1815 American records in...
Archives of Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II
Archives of Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II provides access to approximately 700,000 pages of unpublished manuscript records that document the causes, effects, and responses to refugee crises across the world immediately before, during, and shortly after World War II. Government records, refugee agency files, and correspondence reveal the hidden history of those uprooted within and across national borders as well as the relief, resettlement, and repatriation efforts that followed. This archive can be searched by nationality and ethnicity, country fled, and settlement and resettlement destinations.
Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946
Asia at war, World War 2 as described by USPG missionaries, 1914-1946 provides access to 7 volumes and 823 pages covering the Society for The Propagation of the Gospel missionaries in Asia during World War 2. MAP reports, that "this collection is derived from the 'X Series' records of the USPG which are held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford."
British Online Archives: Twentieth Century Political History
British Online Archives: Twentieth Century Political History is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP).
The British industrial revolution: mills and education
The British industrial revolution: mills and education is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). This series includes the following collections:
Bolton's mills, how the spinning mule changed the textile industry, 1672-1929 Bristol shipping records: imports and exports, 1770-1917...
China and the Modern World: Diplomacy and Political Secrets
China and the Modern World: Diplomacy and Political Secrets provides access to records from the Political and Secret Department, the Burma Office (created as a separate entity in 1937) and the Military Department. This collection includes: intelligence and diplomatic mission reports, correspondence, official diaries, memoranda, pamphlets, gazetteers and maps
Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations
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.
The Data.Gov Data Catalog provides open and free access to 186,613 datasets aggregated by the U.S. government featuring geospatial and demographic information.
Declassified Documents Reference System
Declassified Documents Reference System is a digital collection of U.S. government documents. It includes original documents from the the White House and a variety of U.S. government agencies, such as: the CIA, FBI, Defense Department, Justice Department, National Security Council, State Department, and Commerce Department and International Trade Administration.
Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)
Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) provides access to declassified U.S. government documents from 1945-2013. The resource now includes 48 collections consisting of approximately 120,000 indexed documents focusing on national security topics, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. Intelligence after 9/11, and the Vietnam War.
The collection contains policy documents including presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, email, confidential letters and other secret material.
DocumentCloud is a platform and tool to help journalists share, analyze, annotate, and publish source documents to the open web.
All DocumentCloud is open source and available on Github.
Electronic Records Archives (ERA) System
The Electronic Records Archives (ERA) is NARA's digital repository system for federal agency records management. ERA provides workflow support for transactions that occur between NARA and its agency customers to process and preserve electronic records. Agency records management staff use ERA to draft new record retention schedules for records, submit those schedules for approval by NARA, request the transfer of records in any format to NARA for accessioning or pre-accessioning, and submit electronic records for storage in the ERA electronic records repository. The repository is a digital archive that complies with all laws and regulations that apply to Federal, Presidential, and Congressional records. ERA also makes certain unstructured...
Early State Records
Early State Records, contains a compilation of the microfilm collection Records of the States of the United States of America that was created in the 1940's.
Included in the original project were: constitutions, the debates of constitutional conventions; statutes and early versions of compiled laws; journals and debates of the legislative bodies of the thirteen original states; administrative, executive, and court records; local, county, and city records; broadsides; records of the Native American nations; and newspapers covering British Colonial America and post-Revolutionary development. The entire collection totals roughly 2,500,000 pages or images (approximately 1900 reels including at least one supplement.)
East India Company
East India Company is a digital collection of the official records of the East India Company (1595-1858) and the India Office (1858-1947) held at the British Library. Adam Matthew is digitizing the IOR archive over the next five years in conjunction with the British Library, .
This collection will include the charters and minute books of the East India Company and the minute books of the post-1858 governing agency, the Council of India.
The modules are as follows:Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947 Modules II and III: Factory Records for South Asia, South-East Asia, China, Japan and the...
Freedom of Information Archive
A web-based digital archive and accompanying analytical tools, developed by the HistoryLab Project at the Department of History, Columbia University,of declassified records and documents obtained from the U.S. and other national governments through freedom of information act requests and other means.
Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule
Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule is a thematic series contained as a sub-set within the digitized archival content known as British Online Archives (BOA), distributed by Microform Academic Publishers (MAP). This series includes the following collections:
Colonial Africa in official statistics, 1821-1953 Colonial Law in Africa, 1808-1919 Gambia under colonial rule, in Government...
The Guatemala Collection
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.
Making of the Modern Law (MoML)
Making of the Modern Law (MoML) series includes:MoML 1: US & UK Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 MoML 2: US Sup. Ct. Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 MoML 3: Trials, 1600-1926 MoML 4: Primary Sources I, 1620-1926 MoML 5: Primary Sources II, 1700-1970 MoML 6: Foreign, Comparative, International, c. 1600-1926 MoML 7: Foreign Primary Sources I, 1600-1970 MoML 8: Foreign Primary Sources II MoML 9: Papers of American Civil Liberty Union
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