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North American City Reports
North American City Reports preserves the full text of surveys, budgets, statistical records, case studies, planning documents, training manuals, policy guidelines, reports, and news from the five hundred largest cities in North America. It also includes select materials from hundreds of related agencies and non-governmental organizations. With more than 200,000 documents, it provides a new and typically unmined source for observing policy in action.
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
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Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II provides access to approximately 700,000 pages of unpublished manuscript records that document the causes, effects, and responses to refugee crises across the world immediately before, during, and shortly after World War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.
Religions of America
Religions of America provides access to more than 660,000 pages of manuscripts, pamphlets, newsletters, ephemera, and visuals that follow the development of religion in North America.
VoxGov Federal is a platform that aggregates a broad range of official and ephemeral information resources issued by U.S. Federal Government agencies and and individual representatives. VoxGov Federal focuses on the regulatory process (lawmaking, rulemaking, and compliance). Though much of the information aggregated by VoxGov Federal is available in VoxGov's core product (VoxGov for Education), this distinct platform adds significant regulatory content and offers a different lens on government process.
National Security Archive Virtual Reading Room
The National Security Archive's Virtual Reading Room provides access to a collection of primary-source documents the National Security Archive has published. Documents in the collections include documents on major topics in international affairs. NSA has secured these documents through Freedom of Information and declassification requests to more than 200 offices and agencies of the U.S. government.
As of November 2018, the Virtual Reading Room provides access to 3778 documents.
Research Source (Adam Matthew)
Research Source is a platform that provides digital access to collections selected from the microfilm collection of Adam Matthew Publications. Collection modules will be organized by region or theme and will be released over a three-year period (2018-2020).
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.
Weapons of Mass Destruction Primary Source Collection
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
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
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 SHAFR Guide Online
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
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.
Slavery: supporters and abolitionists, 1675-1865
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 trade records from Liverpool, 1754-1792
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.
Military intelligence files: Land, Sea & Air, 1938-1974
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.
World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War: as reported by an Ambassador, 1863-1939
World War 1 and the Spanish Civil War: as reported by an Ambassador, 1863-1939 provides access to 37,288 pages in 8 volumes of Papers of Sir Esme Howard, 1863-1939.
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."
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...
The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indies
The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indies 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:American slave trade records and other papers of the Tarleton family, 1678-1838 Antigua, slavery and emancipation in the records of a sugar plantation, 1689-1907 Scottish trade with Africa and the West Indies in the early 18th century, 1694-1709 Slave trade...
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