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ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Alternative Titles
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistical Abstract of the US
Stat Abs
Historical Statistical Abstract
statabs
Description

Digital collection of the Statistical Abstract of the United States starting in 1878. Tables can be searched and data downloaded into csv files. 

Type
Statistics
Coverage
1878 to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11913
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International Studies Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
International Studies Online
Wiley International Studies
Encyclopedia of International Studies
Description

This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. Includes over 400 signed articles on all aspects of international studies.  Published in print in 12 volumes in 2010.  Edited by Robert A. Denemark, this work is a product of the International Studies Compendium Project and is published in association with the International Studies Association.

Includes topic areas such as peace studies, diplomacy studies, foreign policy analysis, global development and environmental studies.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11841
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Legal Information Reference Center

Alternative Titles
Legal Info Ref Ctr, LIRC
Description

Database containing hundreds of legal self-help and reference books from publishers like NOLO.  Includes downloadable forms for all 50 states.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11739
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British Politics and Society

Alternative Titles
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th century collections online
NCCO
Description

The British Politics and Society archive of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) contains primary source documentation that enhances a greater understanding and analysis of the development of urban centers and of the major restructuring of society that took place during the Industrial Revolution. The archive is composed of a number of individual collections, drawn together from a variety of sources.

Collections in this Archive

Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Nineteenth century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11681
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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
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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
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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
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