History (General)

Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals

Description

This collection contains the periodicals that have been accumulated by the Austrian anarchist, historian and collector Max Nettlau (1865-1944), together with a number of later additions, held at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The collection provides a richness of documentation pertaining explicitly to the formative anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist episode (1890-1920) in the history of Latin American labor movements. 

The collection consists of 971 Latin American anarchist and labour periodicals, organized by country, and contains numerous rare, and in many cases unique, titles.  Included, among many others, are the Argentine periodicals La Protesta, La Vanguardia and Acción Obrera; the Brazilian O Exempio, Jornal do Povo and Battaglia; the Chilean Voz del Mar; and the Mexican Ariete, Redención Obrera, Revolución Social and El Sindicalista.
 
The texts may be searched and images of the documents viewed. Most were scanned from microfilm.
 
Number of journals: 971 

Number of images: ca. 216.000 

Languages used: Spanish, Portuguese, some Italian, German and Dutch

Countries of publication: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Surinam, and Uruguay 

Type
Database
Images
Newspaper(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30934
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History of Afghanistan

Alternative Titles
Sirāj al-tavārīkh
Sirāj al-tawārīkh
Description

Translated and edited by R. D. McChesney and M. M. Khorrami

The most important history of Afghanistan ever written (originally written in Persian), Sirāj al-tawārīkh or The History of Afghanistan. It was commissioned as an official national history by the Afghan prince, later amir, Habib Allah Khan (reigned 1901-1919). The author, Fayz Muhammad Khan, better known as “Katib” (The Writer), was a scribe at the royal court. For more than twenty years, he had full access to government archives and oral sources and thus presents an unparalleled picture of the country from its founding in 1747 until the end of the nineteenth century. The roots of much of the fabric of Afghanistan’s society today—tribe and state relations, the rule of law, gender issues, and the economy—are elegantly and minutely detailed in this immense work.

Full-text searchable with links to the original Persian text to be added in the future.

See the User Guide for advice on how the online edition compares to the print with respect to page numbering, footnotes, and layout. See the Preliminaries for advice on the transliteration scheme employed.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30922
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Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1980

Description

Sources from The National Archives, Kew - the UK government's official archive

·         1919-1929, Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International

·         1930-1937: The Long March, civil war in China and the Manchurian Crisis

·         1938-1948: Open Door, Japanese war and the seeds of Communist victory (forthcoming)

·         1949-1956, The Communist Revolution

·         1957-1966, The Great Leap Forward

·         1967-1980, The Cultural Revolution

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30900
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China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

Description

Includes unique manuscript material drawn chiefly from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the British Library in London. Additional library and archival collections that are represented include Cambridge University Library, the Church Missionary Society Archive, the National Archives at Kew, and Duke University, among others. The collection includes letters, diaries, missionary periodicals, maps and drawings, and other documents to facilitate research into diplomatic and missionary interactions, as well as events related to business, trade, and tourism. Notable events such as the Macartney Embassy, Opium Wars, Taiping Rebellion, Boxer War, Great Leap Forward, Nixon visit, and more are represented by the documents included.

Type
Database
Coverage
1793-1980
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30898
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Hamparzoum Arzoumanian Papers, 1896-1910

Description

The close to 500 documents in the Hamparzoum Arzoumanian Archives in the Special Collections Library of the University of Michigan span the years between 1896 and 1910. These documents vary from 1 to 14 pages in length, and are very diverse in character. They include family documents such as travel documents, birth, marriage, naturalization and death certificates, in memoriam notices, photographs, postcards, personal correspondence and correspondence with members of the Hunchakian Party, and circulars and communiques of the party, newspapers and newspaper clippings, and other printed matter.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30892
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Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949)

Alternative Titles
民国时期中文期刊全文资料库
Description

This fully-searchable database covers approximately 10,000,000 articles in over 25,000 titles of periodicals published between 1911 and 1949 in China.  Language: Chinese.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30872
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Michigan Law School History Collection

Description

The Michigan Law School History Collection is comprised of resources relating to the history of the University of Michigan Law School. Included in the collection are the following materials held by the University of Michigan Law Library and/or the Bentley Historical Library: Alumni Directories (published in 1908, 1914, 1974, and 1976), Class Directories and Reunion pamphlets (various classes 1873-1933), some Law School Yearbooks.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30870
Access
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History Vault Immigration

Description

A large collection of primary source documents including case files, investigative reports by agents, documents by groups advocating or opposing immigration laws and practices, and correspondence.

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 1: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1906-1913

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 1: Supplement: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1898-1941

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 2: Mexican Immigration, 1906-1930

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 3: Ellis Island, 1900-1933

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 4: European Investigations, 1898-1936
 
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 5: Prostitution and White Slavery, 1902-1933
 
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 6: Suppression of Aliens, 1906-1930
 
Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration
 
 
Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30747
Access
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Chinese Newspapers Collection, 1832-1953

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection, PQHN, CNC, Historical Chinese Newspapers
Description

Searchable access to the backfiles of 12 English language newspapers, published in China during the period from 1832-1953. Each newspaper is reproduced with full page images, digitized from microfilm. The titles in this collection are listed below and may be searched in combination with the other ProQuest Historical Newspaper titles. These titles may also be searched as part of the ProQuest News & Current Events collection, which brings together current and historical newspaper content.

  • North China Herald (1850-1941)
  • Canton Times (1919-1920)
  • China Critic (1939-1946)
  • The China Press (1925-1938)
  • China Weekly Review (1917-1953)
  • Chinese Recorder (1868-1940)
  • Chinese Repository (1832-1851)
  • Peking Daily News (1914-1917)
  • Peking Gazette (1915-1917)
  • Peking Leader (1918-1919
  • Shanghai Gazette (1919-1921)
  • Shanghai Times (1914-1921)
Type
Article Index
Database
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30728
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The Savings and Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989-1993

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description
Date Range: 1989-1993 (there is a small amount of material from 1981-1988)
Content: 11,657 images
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library

Detailed Description

The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s included the failure of 747 savings and loans (also known as thrifts). The ultimate cost of the crisis has been estimated to have totaled around $160.1 billion, about $124.6 billion of which was directly paid for by the federal government via a financial bailout under the leadership of President George H.W. Bush—that is, the American taxpayer provided the funding for the bailout, either directly or through charges on their savings and loan accounts and increased taxes—which contributed to the large budget deficits of the early 1990s.

The deregulation of savings and loans (S&Ls) gave them many of the capabilities of banks, without the same regulations as banks. S&Ls could choose to be under either a state or a federal charter. Immediately after deregulation of the federally-chartered thrifts, state-chartered thrifts rushed to become federally chartered, because of the advantages associated with a federal charter. In response, states such as California and Texas changed their regulations so to be similar to federal regulations. More important, however, was the hazard of insuring already troubled institutions with public dollars. In the view of a savings and loan president or manager, the trend line was fatal over the long haul, thus to get liquid, the institution had to take on riskier assets, particularly land. When the real estate market crashed, the savings and loans went with it.

In an effort to take advantage of the real estate boom and high interest rates of the late 1970s and early 1980s, many S&Ls lent far more money than was prudent, and to risky ventures which many S&Ls were not qualified to assess, especially regarding commercial real estate. L. William Seidman, former chairman of both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Resolution Trust Corporation, stated, "The banking problems of the ’80s and ’90s came primarily, but not exclusively, from unsound real estate lending."

This publication provides a unique perspective on the unfolding S&L crisis and the federal government’s response. There are materials on the various causes, including deregulation, congressional attempts to "band aid" the "festering" S&L problem, and federal efforts to prop-up failing S&Ls, implementation of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, federal seizure and liquidation of insolvent thrifts, prosecution of S&L management for fraudulent lending practices, and congressional support for a bailout.

This publication encompasses the recently declassified/released records from two manuscript collections: the Savings and Loan Crisis and Savings and Loan Crisis: Richard Breeden Records. These documents are not available in any other online or microfilm product.

The Savings and Loan Crisis collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, studies, analyses, testimony, talking points and news clippings from the White House and various staff offices and agencies. A sampling of the various records includes—

• White House Office of Records Management Subject Files on Legislative Leadership Meetings

• White Office of Cabinet Affairs files on S&L deregulation; HR535; Schumer Amendments; "Toward a Safer America—Attacking Savings and Loan Institution Fraud"; and the S&L Strategy Group.

• White House Counsels Office files: banking and Savings and Loans; Lincoln Savings & Loan and the Keating 5; Executive Privilege and Will Ball; Savings and Loan Crime Bill.

• White House Office of Legislative Affairs files on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Meeting - Economic Policy Committee and Task Force on the Thrift Industry; Office of Thrift Supervision Directory; Bipartisan efforts on Savings and Loan crisis.

• White House Office of Policy Development files on S&L failures and the James Pinkerton Files on the Savings and Loan Ceremony.

• White House Office of Public Liaison files of Leigh Ann Metzger and the Public Liaison Files on the Savings and Loan Bailout.

• Bush Vice Presidential Records: White House Staff and Office Files on Task Force on Regulatory Relief; Thrift Portfolio Test, Powers, and Regulation; and the National Savings and Loan League.

• Office of Consumer Affairs: federal records on Savings & Loan Rescue; the Thrift Bill, 1989; and the Office of Thrift Supervision.

The second collection, Savings and Loan Crisis: Richard Breeden Records, contains congressional, lender, and constituent correspondence together with White House and Administration memoranda concerning the Thrift Restructuring Bill, QTL (qualified thrift lender test), background on banking problems, Congressional testimony, and credit union and thrift industry views on S&L restructuring. Subject File FG134 (Federal Home Loan Bank Board) contains information of resignations and appointments to the federal Home Loan Bank Board, Freddie Mac Board, and Housing Finance Board, proposed S&L bailout plans, Congressional testimony concerning S&L’s, and Congressional correspondence concerning appointments and oversight of various financial boards.

Publisher’s Note: This collection comprises the FOIA Requests 1999-0550-F and 1998-0356-F, filed by the George H.W. Bush Library. All available documents, including those subsequently-opened and interfiled at the time of scanning, have been included. There are a very small number of individual documents that remain classified or unprocessed. "Document Withdrawal/Redaction Sheets" have been included in this collection. These withdrawal/redaction sheets itemize documents that have been withdrawn due to either national security or privacy restrictions, by the staff of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1989-1993
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30690
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