Humanities

Liberation Movement in Africa and African America

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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
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Federal Surveillance of the Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño

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Federal Surveillance of the Partido Independentista Puertorriqueno
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Federal Surveillance of the Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño, a digital archive of 10,083 pages, highlights the FBI’s efforts to disrupt the activities of the largest of the Puerto Rican independence parties, Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño, and compromise their effectiveness. A variety of materials comprise this archive, including:

  • FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of FBI offices including San Juan, New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, and New Haven
  • Excerpts from intercepted correspondence
  • Justice Department memoranda, correspondence, and analyses
  • Newsclippings and articles
  • Copies of handbills, pamphlets, and newsletters
  • Extremist Intelligence Section reports
  • Speech excerpts

This collection also includes documents made available from the U.S. Army and Intelligence and Security Command.  These documents include materials from:

  • 771st Military Intelligence Detachment
  • Headquarters U.S. Army Forces Antilles
  • U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Division
  • 1940s Military Intelligence Division reports

There are a few materials from the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Many of these documents have been very recently declassified (November-December 2010 and April-May 2011).

Source Library: Federal Bureau of Investigation Library and U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1941-1982
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11669
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In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994

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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
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Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons, 1936-1945

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This digital archive consists of 5,747 images of items originating from prisoners held in German concentration camps, internment and transit camps, Gestapo prisons, and POW camps, during and just prior to World War II. Most of the collection consists of letters written or received by prisoners, but also includes receipts for parcels, money orders and personal effects; paper currency; and realia, including Star of David badges that Jews were forced to wear.

This collection comprises several subsets, including:

  • Concentration Camps Correspondence, 1936-1945
  • Internment and Transit Camps Correspondence, 1940-1944,
  • Gestapo Prisons Correspondence, 1942-1943
  • Prisoner of War (POW) Correspondence, 1940-1945
  • Receipts for Parcels, Money Orders and Personal Effects, 1940-[ca. 1945]
  • Paper Currency, 1940-1945
  • Realia, [ca. 1939-1945]

McMaster University

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1936-1945
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11665
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Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life

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Japanese American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day to Day Life
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Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers: Perspectives on Day-to-Day Life offers rare first-person accounts and seldom-heard voices. It contains 24,838 pages of articles published by interned Japanese-Americans between 1942 and 1945.

The 25 newspapers presented here are sourced from the Library of Congress. Many of the titles in this archive are complete or substantially complete. Editions have been carefully collated and omissions are noted. Although articles in these files frequently appear in Japanese, most of the papers are in English or in dual text.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1942-1945
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11663
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Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910

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Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910 supports research in religious studies, African studies, women’s studies, international affairs and anthropology. Letters that served as reports from the field describe the indigenous peoples and cultures, tribal factionalism, cultural differences and mores, and the many problems and achievements of the work. The archive includes 39,986 pages of diaries, letters and other first-person accounts written between 1835 and 1910 that track missionary efforts across a continent. Documents in this archive were sourced from the Library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia.

Collections in this archive:

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

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11661
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We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961

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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
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America in Protest: Records of Anti-Vietnam War Organizations - Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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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
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American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893

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American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society archive of Missionaries’ Letters, 1833-1893 is a archive of letters to and from the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.  Their letters describe native peoples and cultures, tribal factionalism, relations with the U.S. government and the many problems and achievements of their work. Included are 40,238 pages sourced from the Library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia.

This archive includes discussion of aboriginal and post-contact Native American culture and provide a wealth of data on tribal ways and personalities. Primary-source coverage of Native American tribes includes Apache, Blackfeet, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Navajo, Nez Pierce, Seminole, Sioux and many more.

Collections in the archive:

  • American Indian Correspondence: The Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1833-1893
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11655
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Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993

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Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993 offers primary source documents relating to the demonstrations and their aftermath: public mail, memoranda, reports, cables, meeting notes, news clippings and much more. This archive was sourced from the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and contains 19,137 pages created between 1989-1993.
 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1989-1993
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11649
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