Government, Politics & Law

Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

Digital archive of records documenting U.S. and British relations with a variety of Asian Nations. The collection contains U.S. State Department consular and diplomatic records; British Foreign Office political correspondance; missionary correspondance and journals; and socio-economic journals. Collections in the archive include: 

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11679
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Cold War: Voices of Confrontation and Conciliation

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This archive contains 6,000 pages of oral histories from the "behind-the-scenes" decision and policy makers answers a wide range of popular and academic questions surrounding this long period of political and military tension:

  • What scientific and technological developments fueled the arms race that characterized the Cold War?
  • What new institutions were created by the Cold War, and how were existing institutions reshaped by it?
  • How did the Cold War condition society and culture?
  • How did it shape the foreign policies of the U.S. and the Soviet Union?
  • What did--and does--"the end of the Cold War" mean for citizens in the United States and the former Soviet Union? 

Source Library: Private Collection of Jim Thebaut

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11675
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Evangelism and the Syria-Lebanon Mission: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1869-1910

Alternative Titles
Evangelism & the Syria-Lebanon Mission
Archives Unbound
Description

Evangelism and the Syria-Lebanon Mission: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1869-1910 provides invaluable content on social conditions in Greater Syria and Lebanon and on efforts to spread the Christian gospel during the nineteenth century.  Documenting the church’s educational, evangelical, and medical work, these are records mainly of incoming correspondence from the mission field and outgoing correspondence from the Board headquarters.

This archive contains 20,455 pages of primary source documents including:

  • Correspondence
  • Minutes of meetings
  • Receipts of sale and inventories of supplies
  • Diary accounts
  • Annual reports on mission work
  • Personal and field reports including information on the number of newly-organized churches, ordained ministers, and church members

Collection in the archive:

Board of Foreign Missions Correspondence and Reports, 1833-1911: Syria-Lebanon Mission

Source Library: Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1869-1910
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11673
Access
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Liberation Movement in Africa and African America

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

Digital archive of 11,513 pages that documents the FBIs surveillance of the African Liberation Support Committee (ALSC) and the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (A-ARPR) from 1970-1985. A variety of materials comprise this collection, including:

  • FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, NYC, Baltimore, New Haven, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Kansas City, and Cleveland.
  • Intercepted correspondence
  • Ephemera from NGO support groups 
  • Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses
  • Newsclippings and articles
  • Copies of handbills, pamphlets, and newsletters
  • Witness statements
  • Extremist Intelligence Section reports
  • Domestic Intelligence Division reports and memoranda
  • Transcriptions of wiretaps, typewriter tapes, and coded messages
  • Speech excerpts
  • Transcripts of conversations

Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Headquarters Library

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1970-1985
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11671
Access
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In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This digital archive contains 37,091 pages of briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings, published between 1983 and 1994, that document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (NCAIDS). Documents were sourced from the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.

The archive is comprised of four series that support research in the history of medicine, American studies, public policy, government and politics, social history, human rights, and sociology.  The four series include:

  1. Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic, 1987-1988
  2. Briefings and Transcripts of Hearings and Meetings, 1989-1992
  3. Press Coverage and Reports, 1989-1993
  4. Reports on AIDS from External Institutions and Government Agencies, 1983-1993

Of particular interest to researchers is the Commission's final report entitled AIDS: An Expanding Tragedy, which serves as a summary of the Commission's activities and includes a detailed chronology of its activities and provides an extensive list of all hearings, site visits, reports, and publications related to the Commission.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1983-1994
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11667
Access
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We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This archive includes 4,285 pages sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library. Included are surveillance reports, chronologies, witness statements and more. These materials provide unique (and in some cases recently declassified) insight into the Freedom Rides, the Kennedy administration and the segregated South.

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1961
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11659
Access
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America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations - Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This archive offers 20,117 pages of FBI reports dealing with every aspect of antiwar work carried out by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) from 1967-1975. Researchers will also find reports on surveillance of other antiwar groups and individuals, with an emphasis on campus groups like Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Communist organizations.

The archive’s wide range of activist-written position papers supports research in political science, American history and radical studies. In many instances these papers were open letters to the broad antiwar movement, incorporating topics such as sexism and racism in the movement, the struggle for amnesty, and the debate on pacifism as a strategic tactic. The anti-imperialism  controversy, an ever-present debate in the movement, pervades numerous position papers.

This archive contains numerous reports, newsletters and position papers, as well as an FBI overview on the leading antiwar organizations during the Vietnam War era and surveillance of national and steering committee meetings where decisions and elections took place. America in Protest also includes legal cases revolving around constitutional rights, wiretapping and civil rights. Plaintiffs included students, veterans and activists who sued on the grounds that their civil liberties were infringed upon.

Collections in the archive: 

  • America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations, Part 1: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, 1968-1975
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1967-1975
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11657
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

Digital collection of documents related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's widespread investigation of those deemed politically suspect. Contains 88,021 images sourced from the FBI Library. This collection includes: 

COINTELPRO: Black Nationalist "Hate" Groups 

FBI File on A. Philip Randolph

FBI File on Adam Clayton Powell

FBI File on the Atlanta Child Murders (ATKID)

FBI File on the Black Panther Party, North Carolina

FBI File on the Committee for Public Justice

FBI File on Elijah Muhammed

FBI File on the Highlander Folk School

FBI File on the Klu Klux Klan Murder of Viola Liuzzo

FBI File on Malcolm X

FBI File: MIBURN (Mississippi Burning)

FBI File on the Moorish Science Temple of America

FBI File on the Murder of Lemuel Penn

FBI File on Muslim Mosque, Inc.

FBI File on the NAACP

FBI File on the National Negro Congress

FBI File on the Organization of Afro-American Unity

FBI File on Paul Robeson

FBI File on the Reverend Jesse Jackson

FBI File on Roy Wilkins

FBI File on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

FBI File on Thurgood Marshall

FBI File on W.E.B. Du Bois

FBI Investigation File on Communist Infiltration of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

FBI Surveillance File: Malcolm X

FBI Investigation File on Marcus Garvey

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1920-1984
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11637
Access
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Statista

Description

Statista includes ready-made statistical charts, graphs and tables on marketing, demographics, communication, technology, politics, health, leisure and public opinion polls.  About 20 percent of the data in Statista comes from government sources like the World Bank and the U.S. Census.  The rest comes from industry, marketing, and trade groups. The tables, charts and graphs can be downloaded as images or into Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel.

Type
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11589
Access
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Subjects

FDsys

Alternative Titles
Federal Digital System
FD Sys
FedSys
Fed Sys
GPOAccess
GPO Access
Description

Replaces GPOAccess as the digital repository for United States government publications and documents. 

Type
Catalog
Database
Directory
Search Engine
Coverage
Bills, laws, government reports, GAO Reports, Public Papers of the Presidents
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11517
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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