International Studies

Correspondence from German Concentration Camps and Prisons, 1936-1945

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910

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Archives Unbound
Description

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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China Relations, 1989-1993

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Records of the Persian Gulf War

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This archive consists of documents from several White House Office of Records Management Subject File categories and the Staff and Office Files. They chronicle the Bush White House’s response to the political and military crises in the Persian Gulf:

  • White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) Subject File categories contains correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, and brochures from the general public, Congress, and the Bush administration
  • WHORM Subject File categories CO072 and CO083 contain documents concerning Iraq and Kuwait, respectively
  • Another large segment related to this subject is WHORM Subject File National Defense ND016 (Persian Gulf War)
  • Staff and Office Files contain correspondence, memoranda, and publications maintained by individual staff members and offices

A significant amount of material consists of files of the National Security Council (NSC). These documents deal with topics such as:

  • the inspection and elimination of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction
  • diplomatic efforts to create the Gulf Coalition
  • U.S. policy towards Iraq prior to the conflict
  • U.S. efforts to assist Kurdish refugees
  • military operations in the Persian Gulf Theatre

The archive includes 49,569 pages, created in 1990-1991 and sourced from the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.

 

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1990-1991
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11647
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963: Records of the U.S. State Department Classified Files

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Archives Unbound
Description

The documents found in this archive are drawn from the U.S. State Department Central Classified Files. These files are the definitive source of American diplomatic reporting on worldwide political, military, social and economic developments in the 20th century. The archive contains a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats, including: special reports on political and military affairs; studies and statistics on socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; court proceedings and other legal documents; full texts of important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; voluminous reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers; countless translations of high-level foreign government documents, including speeches, memoranda, official reports, and transcripts of political meetings and assemblies. Documents are arranged topically and chronologically, on crucial subjects such as political parties and elections, unrest and revolution, human rights, government, labor, housing, public health, religion, industry and much more.

Collections in the archive:

  • Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations Between the U.S. and Afghanistan, 1930-1963
  • Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs:  Afghanistan, 1945-1949 and 1960-1963
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1945-1963
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11645
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Witchcraft in Europe and America

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description

This archive on witchcraft includes texts dating from the 15th century to the early 20th century. The majority of the material concerns the so-called "classic period" of the 16th to 18th centuries. In addition to these classic texts, the archive includes:

  • Anti-persecution writings
  • Works by penologists
  • Legal and church documents
  • Exposés of persecutions
  • Philosophical writings
  • Transcripts of trials
  • Exorcisms

The majority of these texts, sourced from the Cornell University library, are in Latin, English and German, although there are also selected items in French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch and Spanish.

Collections in this archive: 

  • Witchcraft in Europe and America
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1500-1930
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11641
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Archives Unbound

Description

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the middle ages forward- from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth century political history. Collections can be cross-searched or searched individually. For a complete list of available collections, see: http://go.galegroup.com/gdsc/i.do?v=2.1&u=umuser&pg=collections&it=browsecollections&p=GDSC&sw=null

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11635
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Online (catalog & sample testimonies only)

Alternative Titles
USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
Shoah VHA
Description

Available to the general public, this version of the Visual History Archive provides access to the full metadata covering 52,000 interviews found on the Visual History Archive. Users can search the archive in a number of ways including name, experience, place and language. In addition, a select number of English language testimonies are available for viewing. To view testimonies not included in this sample set, see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive, www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/27807

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11541
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art

Alternative Titles
ICAA Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art
Documents of Twentieth- century Latin American and Latino Art
Description

This archive provides access to primary sources and critical documents tracing the development of twentieth-century art in Latin America and among Latino populations in the United States.Documents include writings by artists, artistic movements, critics, and curators from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The archive may be searched by keywords or browsed by descriptors.

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
20th century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11519
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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