Government, Politics & Law

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

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Archives Unbound

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


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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.

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Federal Digital System
FD Sys
Fed Sys
GPO Access

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

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Bills, laws, government reports, GAO Reports, Public Papers of the Presidents
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The Worcester Philippine History Collection


In 1914 Dean C. Worcester donated his extensive collection of Philippine books and manuscripts to his alma mater, the University of Michigan. Since Worcester’s initial donation the Philippines collection has grown to include over seventeen hundred printed and manuscript items as well as photographs documenting many aspects of Philippine history. Particular emphasis is placed on the period between 1899 and 1913, when Worcester served as a member of the United States Philippine Commission and as secretary of the interior for the Insular Government of the Philippine Islands.

In addition to the Special Collections Library, significant holdings related to the Worcester Philippine History Collection can also be found at the Bentley Historical Library, the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, and the Kelsey Museum of Archeology

Listed below are the archival collections that belong to the Worcester Philippine Collection at the University of Michigan's Special Collections Library. The two Worcester collections begin the list, which is then ordered alphabetically by attributed author, or where there is no author, by the title of the collection.

Dean C. Worcester Papers 1834-1915
5 boxes consisting of manuscripts and typewritten correspondence, articles, reports, primarily documenting Worcester’s activities as a member of the U.S. Philippines Commission and Secretary of the Interior of the Philippines, 1899-1913. For Mirlyn record click here.

Worcester Family Papers, c. 1740-1940
Approximately 8 linear feet consisting primarily of handwritten correspondence and sermons. Also included is a variety of ephemera including photographs from the Worcester and Conant/Bonney branches of the Worcester Family, newspaper clippings, legal documents, pamphlets etc. 

Wedding Photo of General and Mrs. Emilio Aguinaldo with original inscription and signature of Emilio Aguinaldo
This collection consists of 1 folder containing a typewritten signed letter from Aguinaldo to Horace F. Lyons (1931), a wedding picture of Emilio Aguinaldo signed by Aguinaldo, and a handwritten document which according to the typewritten letter is a copy of the 1898 Philippine declaration of independence.  For Mirlyn record click here.

H.H. Bartlett Collection, c. 1899-1916
1 box consisting of typescript copies of articles and reports concerning political and military events and social issues.

Belgian Missionaries in the Philippines. Correspondence, 1913-1920.
Collection consists of 3 folders of letters written in both Flemish and French by Belgian missionaries in the Philippines, D.M. Hortense and D.M. Ursula of the convent of the Belgian Sisters located in Baguio, Banguet, Philippine Islands. Includes 4 printed programs, 2 manuscript pocket notebooks and 1 photograph.

Robert and Willard Clark. Letters from the Philippines to family in New York, 1903-1910
Consists of a collection of 40 handwritten letters, dated 1902-1906, written by Willard and Robert Clark (brothers) in the Philippines. For Mirlyn record click here.

Captain Harry M. Dey Papers: Philippine-American War in Leyte and Samar 1899-1901
1.25 linear feet consisting of handwritten field reports, official documents, 309 photographs and other ephemera. For Mirlyn record click here.

Journal of N.W. Cameron, Elkton, Md., U.S.A. : [manuscript]
Collection consists of  5 volume Diary of N.W. Cameron, Tagbilaran, Bohol, P.I. 1901 Aug. 15-1904 May 9. Span the duration of Cameron's stay in the Philippines. The first entry, written while on board the "Thomas", is a retrospective account of events beginning with his departure from Maryland on July 17, previously written in a journal that was stolen. For Mirlyn record click here.

Donn V. Hart Letters from Manila, Philippines, 1950
This collection consists of 1 folder containing 150 items including photographs. The collection is primarily comprised of Typewritten with impressions of Hart's first trip to the Philippines, which began in Yokohama (Japan), descriptions of the different provinces of the Philippines, and stories of interactions with politicians, hacienderos and local farmers. For Mirlyn record click here.

Charlotte Klopp Heilbronn ephemera and images of Manila and Baguio. 1915-1939
This collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, type and handwritten letters, and other ephemera. This collection was gifted to Special Collections by Heilbronn’s Niece in 2000.

Parker Hitt photograph collection
Collection consists of seven albumen cabinet cards with portraits of Parker Hitt from infancy through adulthood. From Hitt's tour of duty: seven panoramic photographs of the Mindanao countryside; and fifty photographs depicting members of the Tausug (Moros), sites and buildings of the area in and around Agusan, Lanao, Marawi, and Panta (Pulau, Indonesia), soldiers and officers. For Mirlyn record click here.

Charles D. Keller Diary, 1944-1946
Consists of a 120 page manuscript diary, dated 1944-1946, written by Corporal Charles D. Keller (Tank Commander, Company B, 727th Amphibious Tractor Battalion), who served in the South Pacific. There are 3 small photographs lose inside the diary. Also included in a leather case containing Keller’s “Discharge Service Record” for his honorable discharge.  For Mirlyn record click here. 

George Kennan typed Copy of letter of U.S. military's use of water-torture on Philippine prisoners, dated Jan 14, 1902.
This collection consists of a single letter from George Kennan to Mr. J. Leroy Smith. For Mirlyn record click here.

Charles J. King Letters, 14 manuscript letters to Grace Shaw, 1901-1903
This collections consists of 14 handwritten letters from Charles J. King of Co. D, 1st Regiment, United States Marines, from Cavite, Luzon to Miss Grace Shaw of Massachusetts. Letters include extensive accounts of combat on the Samar in late in October and early November 1901. For Mirlyn record click here.

Maria C. Lanzar-Carpio Dissertation, 1928
4 items including a typescript carbon copy of Lanzar-Carpio’s doctoral dissertation, titled “The Anti-Imperialist League” (University of Michigan, 1928), along with 3 letters to Lanzar-Carpio. For Mirlyn record click here.

Frederick E. Lennon Spanish-American War Diaries
This collection consists of two manuscript diaries, totaling 218 pages dated November 3, 1898-November 5, 1899. Lennon covers in detail his military service from leaving San Francisco, the year he spent in the Philippines, to his return home. For Mirlyn record click here.

Arthur J. Lowell: Letters, 1900 February 14 to 1901 January 10, Baliuag, Philippine Islands, to Iva Hutchinson
Consists of 10 letters from Arthur Lowell to Iva Hutchinson and 2 from Will Hutchinson to Iva Hutchinson. For Mirlyn record click here.

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McCaskey Family Correspondence, Philippine Islands, 1899-1906
This collection consists of 16 handwritten letters by the McCaskey Family during the years of 1899-1906. The primary writer of the letters is General William Spencer McCaskey writing to his wife back home.  For Mirlyn record click here.

Cicil McRaynolds small Archive relating to the Spanish-American War in the Philippines
Consists of one folder containing the type and hand written correspondence of Cicil McRaynolds I. Also included are some newspaper clippings. For Mirlyn record click here.

Manila (Philippines) collection [1896-1900?]
Collection consists of 16 albumen prints depicting buildings, bridges, rivers and the port of the city of Manila during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Also included are several pictures of outlying farms, prisoners of the Revolution of 1896, and one of a Chinese street barber and ear cleaner. For Mirlyn record click here.

Manila (Philippines) and environs [ca. 1900-1935]
Collection consists of 22 hand-tinted albumen prints and 9 tinted (hand-colored?) slides. For Mirlyn record click here: PrintsSlides

Miscellaneous Manuscript Additions, 1916-1937
1 box consisting of single items (letters, reports, and documents) concerning the history of the Philippine Islands.

Miscellaneous Manuscript Additions
This is a collection of miscellaneous manuscripts that have been added to the Worcester Philippines collection over the years.

Miscellaneous Print and Manuscript Materials
This collections consists of printed and manuscript materials from the Philippines, mostly from the 1950s and 1960s.

George R. Osborn Letters to parents, 1900. Pertaining to Spanish-American War.
This collection consists of one folder of handwritten letters from George R. Osborn (a solider) to his parents on the topic of the Spanish American War. For Mirlyn record click here.

John J. Pershing Reports on expeditions to Lake Lanao
This collection consists of two folders containing typed reports, prepared by John J Pershing. The first is of an expedition along the West shore of Lake Lanao from Camp Vicars to Marshui (May 15th, 1903). The second is a typed report on an earlier expedition along Lake Lanao on Febuary 20th, 1902.

Samuel N. Petersen Diary, 1899 May 15-Oct. 14, Philippines
This collection consists of the diary of Samuel N. Peterson (Company A, Battalion of Engineers). For Mirlyn record click here.

Philippines Cartoons and Photographs
This collection consists of four framed pictures and a poster. The poster is for a gallery show in 1980, there is an image of the Price of Wales from 1922 visiting the Philippines, a French political cartoon with the words “Aux Philippine Le troisième larron,” a second French political cartoon listing southeast Asian islands off as though they were menu items, and an image of the Prince of wales from a polo match held in honor of his 1922 visit.

Photo albums associated with naval hospitals in the Philippines
This collection consists of two photo albums with over 175 gelatin silver prints, most in Kodak postcard format, all of which describe the tour of the USS Relief, a hospital naval ship. For Mirlyn record click here.

Dorothy A. Sims Letters and photos, Philippines, 1938-1941
This Collection consist of 7 letters and cards, type and handwritten, plus two photographs. The letters were written by Dorothy A. Sims, a missionary in the Philippines at All Saints Mission, Bontoc, Mountain Province. She gives excellent information and details of her work with children there. For Mirlyn record click here.

The David J. Steinberg Philippines collection, 1899-1995
Collection contains 8 linear feet of research materials, both original documents and photocopies, which pertain to Steinberg's career in the study of Southeast Asia and the Philippines. They are divided into eight series: Correspondence, which contains letters to and from Benigno Aquino, Douglas MacArthur, Manuel Roxas, and Jaime Cardinal Sin, to name a few. For Mirlyn record click here.

Stereograph cards from the Spanish American War
Collection consists of 23 cards depicting US troops, activities and geography in the Philippines. Published by Strohmeyer and Wyman, sold by Underwood and Underwood. For Mirlyn record click here.

Everett E. Thompson Papers, 1900-1901
This collection consists of 134 letters and postcards written to Thompson from the Philippines and other East Asian locations; 98 letters to Thompson from friends and colleagues; from the United States. 1 manuscript map of Cavite, Batangas; 10 items of ephemera, printed; and 275 photographs, taken by Thompson.

Herbert Welsh Papers, 1895-1913
765 items including correspondence and documents relating to efforts of the Anti-Imperialist League opposing American imperialism in the Philippines. For Mirlyn record click here.

Tiffany Williams papers, 1893-1986
1 box consisting of primarily typewritten reminiscences of Williams’s experiences as a military officer in the Philippine Constabulary. For Mirlyn record click here.

Erving Winslow Anti-Imperialist League Papers, 1903-1922
597 items and 5 bound volumes including correspondence, mainly Winslow’s outgoing letters and letters to him from members of the League’s executive committee, government officials, and representatives of public interest groups. The bound volumes are minute reports from meetings of the league from 1898-1920. For Mirlyn record click here.

World War II damage in Manila, 1940s. Photo album
This collection consists of 1 photo album containing 80 small photos (approximately 5cm. x 7cm.) and 12 larger photos (7cm. x 11cm.). Most images have brief captions. For Mirlyn record click here.

Luke Wright Papers, 1883-1911, bulk 1900-1906
Collection includes correspondence, household budgets, invitations, letters of reference, documents, clippings and photographs reflecting aspects of Wright’s diplomatic career in the Philippines, Japan and the United States. The bulk of the collection covers Luke and Katherine Wright's lives during their appointment to the Philippines, 1900-1906. Of particular interest are letters from Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and Leonard Wood. For Mirlyn record click here.

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CQ Press Electronic Library

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CQ Political Contact Suite

Collection of directories, encyclopedias and guides on US politics and policy from CQ Press.  Includes Washington Information Directory.  

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Data-Planet Statistical Datasets

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ProQuest Data Sets
ProQuest Datasets
Data Sets
formerly called LexisNexis Datasets
formerly called ProQuest Statistical Data Sets
ProQuest Statistical Datasets

Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, private companies, and intergovernmental organizations. Create maps and reports from data you select from over 640 datasets.  Subjects include health, crime, population, finance, industry, and marketing.

Data is available for the world as a whole or for selected countries. Data for the U.S. are shown by state, often by county, sometimesby census tract and zip code. Time series data may go back several decades.

Data sources include the U.S. government, the World Bank, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Mergent, and Standard & Poors.

The University Library has Datasets Basic Subscription, which does not include EASI Market Planner, IMF data or data from the U-M China Data Center.  U-M China Data Center is available from China Data Online.  IMF data in IMF eLibrary Dat

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International, US, state and local statistics.
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Clark Library Government Information Collection

The Clark Library Government Information Collection includes statistics, reports, legislation and policy from all levels of government.  Government documents are housed in several different libraries on campus and are findable in Mirlyn and through our Research Guides.

The University of Michigan Library is a depository for publications of the State of Michigan, United States Government, Government of Canada, United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and European Union. In addition to the depository collections, the Library subscribes to the publications of several international agencies, including the OECD, World Bank, IMF and WTO. Subject coverage of the collection ranges from policy and economics to health and environmental studies.
Depository libraries provide local, no-fee access to government information in a non-partisan environment with professional librarians available to assist users. Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program in 1813 to ensure that government information is accessible to the American public. Since then, depository libraries have safeguarded the public’s right to know by collecting, organizing, preserving and maintaining access to information. The University of Michigan Library was designated a federal depository library in 1884.
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government information. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Please feel free to contact a government information librarian with a question or to schedule an appointment. The phone number is 734-764-0410 and email address is

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Washington Information Directory


The Washington Information Directory has more than 10,000 listings for members of Congress, Congressional committees and subcomittees, organization charts, and contact information for NGOs.  Browse by topic to find information on internships.

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International Country Risk Guide

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Four datasets from the International Country Risk Guide comparing political, financial and economic risk for countries worldwide for the period 1984-2009:

Table 2B Composite Risk Ratings, Table 3B Political Risk Points by Component, Table 4B Financial Risk Points by Component, Table 5B Economic Risk Points by Component.

Data sets can be downloaded to Excel.

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Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict

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Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict
Elsevier Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict

The 2nd edition of Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict provides timely and useful information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life. Building on the highly-regarded 1st edition (1999), the Encyclopedia is an essential reference for students and scholars working in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies, and for those seeking to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for social justice and social change. Covering topics as diverse as Arms Control, Peace Movements, Child Abuse, Folklore, Terrorism and Political Assassinations, the Encyclopedia comprehensively addresses an extensive information area in 225 multi-disciplinary, cross-referenced and authoritatively authored articles.

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