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Nuclear Disarmament After the Cold War. Part 4: Archives of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 2006–2008 In February 2008, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Global Summit for a Nuclear Weapon Free World at London’s City Hall. This was followed by many other events, including a special Easter Monday demonstration at Aldermaston. This update covers the anniversary initiatives, annual reviews, press releases, minutes, newsletters, leaflets and other publications of CND for the period 2006–2008. Key issues include: US missile bases in Europe; the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons; the campaign against depleted uranium; criticisms of nuclear power; the ‘Troops out of Iraq’ campaign; ‘Don’t attack Iran’ demonstrations; and protests against the war in Afghanistan.

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ADAM MATTHEW PUBLICATIONS Contact information: Pelham House, London Road, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 2AA, England. Phone: +44 (1672) 511921; fax: +44 (1672) 511663; email: info@ampltd.co.uk. African Missions: Papers of the Mission of the United Presbyterian Church from the National Library of Scotland This microfilm publication concentrates on the African missions of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland and contains all incoming letters from missionaries in Africa sent to the UPC Foreign Mission Committee between the years 1874–1928. The letters are divided into the following categories:
• Letters from missionaries in Nigeria and the Gold Coast, 1919– 1928 • Miscellaneous letters concerning West Africa, 1919–1925 • Letters from missionaries in Kaffraria, 1885–1908 • Letters from missionaries in North Kaffraria, 1883–1904
DOI: 10.1515/mfir.2009.001

• Letters from missionaries in Natal 1874–1909 • Letters from missionaries in South Africa, 1919–1928

This collection includes 17 reels of microfilm. Indian Newspaper Reports, c1868–1942. Part 8: Punjab 1896–1924; Sind 1936– 1939; Burma 1938–1942; Bihar and Orissa 1920 These reports document Indian social and political events, urban and rural conditions, criticisms of the British government, popular protest and the development of nationalist feelings. There is considerable focus on the growing mass appeal of Gandhi’s non-violent boycotts. Key topics featured from this period are:
• Gandhi’s growing political influence and the launch of nonco-operation. • urban and rural unrest • the growth of the first suburbs • the All-India Muslim League • the impact of the First and Second World Wars upon India • trade, agriculture and living standards

HARALD FISCHER VERLAG Contact information: POB 1565, 91005 Erlangen, Germany; phone: +49 9131 205620; email: info@haraldfischerverlag.de; web: http://www.haraldfischer verlag.de Library of the “Woman Question” in Germany The collection Library of the “Woman Question” in Germany contains 12 installments published from 1998 to 2005. Each installment contains 500 works 3

This collection includes 25 reels of microfilm.

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with a total of about 75,000 pages. Starting in 2007 additional titles to the collection have been provided in supplementary installments. Supplements one and two are now available. With the set called Historical Sources of Women’s Liberation Movement and Gender Issues, begun in 1991, Harald Fischer Verlag has pursued the goal of making the comprehensive German-language literature of the women’s movement and gender issue available for use. The previous editions focused on the reconstruction and new publication of periodicals. Now, with the Bibliothek der Frauenfrage, much material will be included that this earlier concept could not take into account. Above all, the Bibliothek der Frauenfrage will specifically include writings of the following three kinds: monographs; miscellanies; and parts of periodicals which can no longer be accurately placed in their order of appearance.

minutes of board meetings and discussions of the major issues confronting the medium during a crucial period in its development. The subjects covered deal not only with internal organizational, thematic and ideological matters, but also with external trade relations. This collection from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) includes 8 reels of microfilm. Also available online in IDC’s Primary Sources Online.

PRIMARY SOURCE MICROFILM Contact information: phone: 1800-444-0799; email: gale.sales@ thomson.com. Civil Rights and Social Activism in the South Series 2: The Legal Battle for Civil Rights in Alabama As the scholarship of the civil rights movement continues to evolve, the study of community organizations and activities become more important for understanding the struggle for racial change. This collection consists of selected portions of the records of attorney Vernon Z. Crawford and the Blacksher, Menefee and Stein law firm whose work represents a significant contribution to the shape of the United States civil rights movement in the 20th century. This new microfilm series will be of interest to researchers in political science, history, law, and other fields as an opportunity to examine essential primary documents surrounding several ma-

jor civil rights cases tried in Alabama during the past four decades. Documents include legal documentation, complaints, petitions, requests, depositions, handwritten notes, correspondence, exhibits (maps, plans of school buildings, population diagrams), and surveys relating to cases on the following: discriminatory juror selection, civil rights violations (police harassment and brutality), discrimination in employment, school desegregation, and minority vote dilution. This collection has been filmed from the holdings of the University of South Alabama Archives, and includes 43 reels of microfilm. Series 3: James Dombrowski and the Southern Conference Education Fund James Dombrowski was a southern white Methodist minister and intellectual who was active in the African American civil rights movement from the 1940s through 1960s. This collection consists of his correspondence and papers as leader of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, 1941–1948, and executive director of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1948–1966. These interracial civil rights organizations were instrumental in laying the groundwork for the success of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Included are letters from colleagues at Emory University and Union Theological Seminary, exchanges with Reinhold Niebuhr, and drafts of Dombrowski’s dissertation and other written works. Prominent correspondents include Albert Einstein, Lyndon Baines Johnson, John F.

IDC PUBLISHERS Contact information: Brill/IDC Publishers, P.O. Box 9000, 2300 PA Leiden, The Netherlands; Phone +31(0)71 5353500; Fax +31(0)71 5317532; email: info@ idc.nl; web: http://www.idc.nl. The Soviet Cinema: Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923–35 The documents in this collection cover the period when state monopoly control over the Soviet cinema industry production, distribution and exhibition was being established. They include 4

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Kennedy, and Aubrey Williams. Also included are materials collected by Frank Adams for an unpublished biography of Dombrowski, including additional correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, notes, and diaries. This collection includes 17 reels of microfilm. The Ford Administration and Hispanic America: Office Files of Fernando E.C. De Baca Originally appointed as deputy special assistant for Hispanic Affairs, in July 1974 by President Nixon, President Ford elevated Fernando E. C. De Baca to Special Assistant to the President for Hispanic Affairs in September after President Nixon’s resignation. The function of DeBaca’s historic role as the first Hispanic Special Assistant was to advise the President on the needs of Spanish-speaking Americans and to promote the President’s programs within the Hispanic community and the federal government. In addition, through the Office of Public Liaison, he provided liaison for Hispanics requesting government assistance. The collection includes material on his efforts to oversee and promote the President’s policies in the federal government, especially in areas of federal employment opportunity, presidential appointments of Hispanics, and minority business programs.. There is documentation on his participation in the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking Persons (CCOSSP), and his lobbying efforts for its extension, as well as for the Voting Rights Act and bilingual education ap-

propriations. Material is widespread in this collection on De Baca’s energetic outreach and shared goals with Hispanics and major Hispanic organizations through conference participation, speeches, correspondence, visits and telephone calls. His well-documented publicly stated views were sometimes controversial and in contrast to the President’s, such as his endorsement of blanket citizenship for illegal aliens, statements about Cuban refugee attitudes and an Army depot layoff affecting a local Hispanic labor force. This collection includes 13 reels of microfilm. Holocaust and Records of Concentration Camp Trials This new collection provides unique, and never published, documents on the investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Nazi concentration camp commandants and camp personnel. Documents include: correspondence; trial records and transcripts; investigatory material, such as interrogation reports and trial exhibits; clemency petitions and reviews; photographs of atrocities; newspaper clippings; and pamphlets. Documents on several concentration (and later extermination) camps and sub-camps are represented in this new collection, including Mauthausen, Dachau, Belsen-Bergen, Buchenwald, Treblinka, Sobibor, etc. Mauthausen documents include: 33 lists of Mauthausen victims arranged by nationality and compiled by the U.S. 3rd Army from death certificates, notifications of next of kin, death books, and hospi-

tal records found at the camp at the time of liberation; and trial transcripts- U.S. v. Friedrich Kurbel, et al., regarding sub-camp Gros-Raming; U.S. v. Wlasislaus Dopierala, regarding sub-camp Gusen I; and U.S. v. Heinrich Schmitz, et al., regarding subcamp Ebensee (also includes information on the Fingerleiden detail at Ebensee and the Melk transport from Gross-Rosen and Wolfsberg, sub-camps Brettstein, Wiener-Neustadt, and the SS special sub-camp Hintzen. This collection includes 32 reels of microfilm with guide. The Papers of Gerald R. Ford and Foreign Affairs, Part 1: National Security Advisor’s Files Section 1: Presidential Country Files for East Asia and the Pacific (21 reels) This collection documents relations between the United States and countries of eastern Asia and the Pacific Ocean, and address regional issues as well as issues specific to individual countries. The collection includes materials prepared for and by the National Security Adviser and National Security Council staff. Memoranda, reports, briefing papers, schedule proposals, and telegrams make up the bulk of the collection. Many significant foreign policy events are covered: the wars and their aftermath in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos; seizure of the Mayaguez and subsequent investigations into the administration’s handling of the incident; and the normalization process with the People’s Republic of China. Other major topics are 5

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U.S. military bases and the presence of American troops, especially in Thailand, Philippines, Diego Garcia, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Korea. General topics covered throughout the collection include trade, arms transfers, mutual defense agreements, and meetings between American and foreign leaders. Section 2: Presidential Correspondence and Conversations with Foreign Leaders (16 reels) This collection includes two subseries of the National Security Advisers Files: Presidential Correspondence with Foreign Leaders, 1974–1977, and Memoranda of Conversations, 1973–1977. The Presidential Correspondence with Foreign Leaders, 1974–1977 consists of a mix of routine and substantive letters and telegrams exchanged between President Ford and leaders of sixty-four countries. Substantive exchanges address such topics as Angola, the British financial crisis, economic summit meetings, Middle East peace process, OPEC, Cyprus, South Vietnam, NATO, and Soviet influence in Africa and Asia. Supporting materials, including memoranda, notes, and letter drafts, round out the collection. The collection consists primarily of letters, many of them originals, sent by foreign leaders to President Ford and copies of letters and messages sent by President Ford to foreign leaders. Many folders contain supporting materials used in drafting President Ford’s letters and telegrams. The Memoranda of Conversations, 1973–1977 consists of transcript-like records, and the notes from which they were pre6

pared, of President Nixon’s and President Ford’s conversations with heads of state and foreign officials, senior intelligence and national security officials, American ambassadors, Cabinet members, members of Congress, and other distinguished foreign and American visitors. The memoranda of conversations (memcons) cover a wide variety of foreign affairs and national security topics, including the Middle East peace process, EastWest relations, NATO and Europe, normalization of relations with the People’s Republic of China, Angola, foreign aid, arms control, energy, foreign, economic affairs, investigations of the intelligence community, and more. Section 3: Saigon Embassy Files from Ambassador Graham Martin (8 reels) Graham Martin’s communications with Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft deal primarily with implementation of the ceasefire, violations of the ceasefire, the question of aid to South Vietnam and congressional relations centered around that issue, contacts with South Vietnamese officials, and the deterioration of the “peace” and the eventual evacuation of South Vietnam by the Americans. Many of the cables relate to diplomatic relations with other countries regarding the situation in Vietnam, including the Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia, France, and the members of the International Commission of Control and Supervision in Vietnam. The cables range from topics as specific as arrangements for the evacuation of certain individuals to philosophical discourses by Martin on the history

of U.S. involvement in Vietnam and his role in it. Peter and Edith Chang Papers Peter Chang (his name also rendered as Zhang Xueliang, and Chang Hsueh-liang) was born in Manchuria in 1901 and died in Hawaii in 2001. After his father Chang Tso-lin (Zhang Zuolin), a leading war-lord known as the Old Marshal, was assassinated in 1928 by the Japanese, Chang took his place as the Young Marshal, becoming one of the most powerful military figures in China. In 1930 Chang became Deputy Commander in Chief of the Chinese Armed Forces. In 1933 he traveled to Europe. Upon his return to China, Zhou Enlai convinced him of the need for the Nationalist and Communist Chinese to present a united front against Japan. On December 4, 1936, Chiang Kai-shek, the Nationalist leader, met with Marshal Chang in Xian, ostensibly to plan a campaign against the Communists due to begin on December 12. Chang arrested Chiang Kai-shek, an event that became known around the world as the Xian incident. Two weeks later, Chiang agreed to work with the Communists in fighting the Japanese and was freed. After the Xian incident Marshal Chang might have chosen to join the Communists. Instead he surrendered to Chiang Kai-shek who placed him under house arrest. This was his status for the next fifty years, even after the Nationalists fled to Taiwan taking Chang with them. Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, documents, artwork, cal-

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ligraphies, study materials, photographs, published materials, and clippings, detailing the various stages of the life of Peter and Edith Chang are contained in this collection This collection from the holdings of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Columbia University in the City of New York includes 55 reels of microfilm.

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Obtain pricing information for the following UPA collections by contacting CIS Customer Service toll-free (in the USA and Canada) at 1-800-638-8380, or send an e-mail message to academic info@lexisnexis.com. From outside the USA and Canada, call 1-301-654-1550 or send an email message to academicinter national@lexisnexis.com. The Gerald R. Ford National Security Files, 1974–1977, The Middle East and South Asia, Presidential Country Files The Gerald R. Ford National Security Files on the Middle East and South Asia cover twenty-two countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trucial States, Turkey, and Yemen. The collection is organized in alphabetical order by the name of the country. The crisis in Lebanon, including the assassinations of Meloy and Waring, and the decision to

withdraw U.S. personnel, is covered in this collection on the Middle East and South Asia. The Lebanon and Syria files in the collection contain the most extensive documentation on this crisis. The Egypt and Israel files also refer to events in Lebanon and the Syrian military presence, as well as the negotiations surrounding the end of the Yom Kippur War. The oil embargo and oil prices are important topics in the files on Saudi Arabia. The files on Cyprus, as well as those on Greece and Turkey, focus on the negotiations to resolve Cyprus partition crisis. The collection consists of NSC memoranda, State Department telegrams, and other correspondence and reports from the highest levels of the U.S. diplomatic apparatus. These files show the important role played by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft during the Ford years and the farreaching impact of the ArabIsraeli conflict on U.S. relations with almost every country in the Middle East. Other major topics in the collection are military assistance and arms sales from the U.S. to countries in the region, OPEC and oil prices, and the impact of the Cold War. Another interesting theme that can be found in many files are the two presidential transitions of the Ford years – the transition from Nixon to Ford in August 1974, and then the transition from the Republican Ford to the Democratic Jimmy Carter in 1977. Microfilmed from the holdings of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this collection includes 20 reels of microfilm.

Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency. Part B: Criminal Case File, Series 3: “K”-”N” This installment includes files on 30 different cases dating from 1873–1940, arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the case or criminal. Two famous cases in the long and colorful history of the Pinkerton’s are included in the collection: the work of agent James McParland in infiltrating the Molly Maguires, and Allan Pinkerton’s role in thwarting the 1861 assassination plot against Abraham Lincoln. The largest single case file in Series 3 covers the gang led by the bank robber Joseph Killoran. Individual folders within the Killoran file cover twenty-seven different bank robberies he was involved in between 1883 and 1906. In the United States, thisincluded robberies in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. From 1903 to 1906, he also committed robberies in Vienna, Austria; Brussels, Belgium; and Paris. The file on Joseph Killoran also contains a section of documents on twenty-four individuals that the Pinkerton’s believed had worked with him in some of the robberies. The other case files in Series 3 focus on bank robbers and train robbers. The bank robbers covered in Series 3 include George Leonidas, Sophie Lyons, Frank McCoy, Rufus Minor, Langdon Moore, and Dan Noble. Train robbers in this series are A. E. “Old Bill” Miner and Sherman W. Morris, as well as a file on Merchants Union Express Com7

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pany regarding a robbery committed by Charles Bullard and Isaac Marsh on the Hudson River Railroad. This collection includes 11 reels of microfilm. U.S. Council of Economic Advisers during the Ford Administration The microfilm collection is available in four parts. The first two parts are the files of Chairman Greenspan. President Richard M. Nixon appointed Greenspan to the CEA but Greenspan did not become chairman of the CEA until September 1974. He held this post until January 1977. Part 1: Alan Greenspan Files – Correspondence, 1974–1977 (32 reels) Part 1 consists of Greenspan’s correspondence with the White House, federal agencies, internal CEA correspondence and general correspondence. Part 2: Alan Greenspan Files – Subject File, Economic Policy Board Meetings, Speeches and Statements, and Engagements and Meetings, 1974–1976 (23 reels). Part 2 consists of four different sets of materials: material Greenspan received from the White House, federal agencies, or private businesses; agendas and minutes of Economic Policy Board meetings; statements by Greenspan; and materials pertaining to meetings Greenspan attended. Topics covered in Parts 1 and 2 include energy policy, inflation, the federal budget and federal regulations, 8

taxation, and economic indicators and the general state of the U.S. economy. Part 3: Gary L. Seevers Files, 1973–1975 (20 reels) Gary L. Seevers served the CEA as a staff economist from 1970 to 1972 and was a CEA member from July 1973 until April 1975. Some of Seever’s files actually come from the Nixon years. Seevers’s files consist of correspondence, memoranda to the President, papers related to meetings attended by Seevers, and an administrative file. Major topics covered in Part 3 include employment, national financial conditions, energy issues, inflation and price controls, transportation, housing starts, and agricultural commodities. Part 4: William J. Fellner and Paul W. MacAvoy Files, 1973–1976 (31 reels) Part 4 consists of the files of members William J. Fellner and Paul W. MacAvoy. Fellner was a CEA member from October 31, 1973 until February 1975 while MacAvoy became a member in June 1975, leaving the CEA in November 1976 to join the faculty at Yale University. Fellner’s small file consists of correspondence, speeches and statements, and subject files. MacAvoy’s files include a subject file; correspondence with the White House and federal agencies; notes, papers, and reports from meetings and conferences; and general correspondence. Energy matters, inflation, regulatory reform, and agricultural problems are again a major focus in Part 4.

Women in the U.S. Military: Correspondence of the Director of the Women’s Army Corps, 1942–1946 This collection, filmed from the records of the War Department at the National Archives, documents the women who joined and served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC, known as the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps [WAAC] from May 1942 until July 1943) during World War II. The collection consists of the correspondence of Oveta Culp Hobby, WAC director from 1942 through 1945, as well of her successor Westray Battle Boyce, who led the WAC from 1945 through the remainder of the collection’s coverage in 1946. Every topic of importance to the WAC is covered in the correspondence, with an emphasis on issues such as recruiting, public support for the WAC, personnel matters like discipline and conduct, and race. A large file in Part 1 of the collection covers recruiting for the WAC and enlistment requests by individual women. Other branches of the U.S. armed services, especially the Navy (WAVES) and Coast Guard (SPARS) had already granted full military status to their women’s branches prior to 1942 and therefore the WAC had trouble recruiting sufficient numbers of women into its ranks. The WAC, consequently, devoted significant time to recruiting, and the collection includes extensive correspondence on recruitment and enlistment as well as advertising materials.

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The WAC also enjoyed the support of numerous women’s organization and other civic organizations, reflected in the correspondence received by Director Hobby. Organizations highlighted in this section include American Association of University Women, American War Mothers, American Women’s Voluntary Services, Inc., Daughters of the American Revolution, Southern Negro Youth Congress, United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO), Women’s Military Services Club, Inc., and Women’s Overseas Service League. Personnel matters are covered in Part 2 of the collection. These records provide researchers with information on codes of conduct under which WAC personnel were expected to operate. Documents include investigation reports and exhaustive witness testimony transcripts. Among the topics covered are alleged violations for abuse of alcohol, being absent without leave (AWOL), or sexual misconduct. A file of courts-martial contains additional material related to discipline. Other topics covered include race and discrimination, with a focus on African American and Japanese American women; education, particularly at army service and technical schools as well as staff colleges; supplies and equipment; assignment of WACs to Asia, the Caribbean, and Europe; the perception of WACs by male military personnel; and the evolution of the Women’s Army Corps after World War II from 1946 through 1948. This collection includes 130 reels of microfilm in six parts.

ONLINE COLLECTIONS
ADAM MATTHEW DIGITAL The American West This digital project, sourced from the Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, brings together a wide variety of materials including:
• Over 300 manuscripts – ranging from the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon, and a twelve page letter of General Custer, to the logbook of a cattle trail driver and the Hinman papers describing the overland trail to California and the Gold Rush. • Broadsides – a host of extremely rare or unique ephemeral material including advertisements, claim certificates, photos, wanted notices and news-sheets – all of which are superb visual resources. • Maps – an important and underutilized resource for teaching the American West – partly due to their size and unwieldy nature – partly due to their rarity. • Rare printed works – the Graff collection includes many unique or extremely rare items – ranging from extra-illustrated volumes and association copies to city directories and pamphlets and leaflets.

The material continues right up to the 1930s. Particular subgroups of material featured include captivity narratives, emigrants’ guides, travel journals, records of entertainments, brand books, store catalogs, city directories, town histories, pulp fiction and early journals and newspapers. India, Raj and Empire In 1615, Britain signed a treaty with the Mughals to permit the East India Company to establish ‘factories’ or trading posts in cities such as Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). Over the next 240 years this trading relationship became a political relationship as the ‘Company’ gained control over Bengal and other territories as a result of successive wars. The rebellion of 1857 prompted a further change, as India came under direct rule from the British Government. This situation lasted until 1947, when India and Pakistan were granted independence. This complex and fascinating history is brought to life through the large and diverse South Asian holdings of the National Library of Scotland. The 18th and 19th centuries are especially well represented in manuscript sources that document social and urban history, trade, wars, agriculture, Indian and Imperial politics, and travel. The Nixon Years, 1969– 1974 Top level Anglo-American discussions and briefing papers dominate this project. There is also a wealth of material on social conditions, domestic re9

The main themes covered by the project are: Native Americans; Pioneers, Hunters and Explorers; Mining and the Gold Rush; The Mormon Exodus; Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Cattle Ranchers; Railroads, Transportation and Urban History; Outlaws, Vigilantes and the Law; Agricultural Development; The Imagined West; and Borderlands.

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forms, trade, culture and the environment. These files allow scholars and researchers the opportunity to assess, from a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, Nixon’s handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration’s notable achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and impeachment. Many files focus on foreign policy issues:
• the Vietnam War and Paris Peace Talks • China – Nixon’s 1972 visit ended 25 years of isolation between the US and the People’s Republic of China and resulted in the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1979 • the Middle East – massive aid for Israel, reorientation of US policy, developing relations with moderate Arab regimes culminating in Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s expulsion of Soviet advisors in 1972 and Nixon’s Middle East tour of 1974 • the regularization of relations with the Soviet Union, including Annual Summits • Anti-Ballistic Missile and Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties • the return of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty

tive American policy; the war on cancer; and New Federalism – aid for small businesses and welfare reform.

feet of a significant cross section of the Archives’ holdings, primarily the papers of artists, architects, critics, dealers, and curators.

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Access the following collections at: http://libraries.adelphi.edu/ special/digital.php. The Adelphi Digital Yearbook Collection: The Oracles This collection includes yearbooks from 1959 to 1973, with additional volumes added over the next several years. Ruth St. Denis Digital Collection Ruth St. Denis (1879–1968), a major figure in modern dance, founded the Adelphi Dance Department in 1938. This collection includes correspondence, the Adelphi Bulletin from 1938, and a selection of Marcus Blechman’s portraits of St. Denis.

BAYERISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK Access the following collections at: http://www.digitalcollections.de. Catalogue of Incunabula The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek holds the world’s richest collection of incunabula. The collection comprises approximately 19,900 copies of 9,680 editions. This project encompasses the digitization of one copy of each incunabula edition held by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and is financially supported by the German Research Foundation. The Musical Works of Franz Liszt This collection presents the 34 volumes of the Carl Alexander edition from the music collection of the BSB, supplemented by the first editions of two oratories (‘The Legend of St. Elisabeth’ and ‘Christus’).

ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART, SMITHSONIAN Collections Online The papers of painter Oscar Bluemner (1867–1938) recently became the sixty-fourth fully digitized collection added to the Archives of American Art’s Collections Online (http://www.aaa. si.edu/collectionsonline) website. Collections Online now provides access to nearly 575,000 images, totaling over 400 linear

• relations with specific countries in Latin America

BRITISH LIBRARY Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust The moving and often disturbing testimonies of Jewish migrants and refugees to Britain, many of whom survived Nazi concentration and labour camps, are available at http://sounds.bl.uk/.

There is also significant coverage of Nixon’s domestic policy initiatives such as: the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency; the extension of the Voting Rights Act and liberal action on Civil Rights; the reorientation of the Federal Na10

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This collection includes over 440 hours of sound recordings from 66 oral history interviews. Topics covered include:
• Anti-Semitism before the Second World War • Pre-war refugees and the “Kindertransport” • Ghettos and concentration and labour camps • Survival in hiding • Resistance and liberation • Searching for family in the aftermath • Building a new life in Britain • The legacy of the Holocaust

CLAREMONT COLLEGES DIGITAL LIBRARY Access the following collections at: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont. edu/. Sacred Text Conference Archives The First Annual Conference of Religions in Conversation in 2007 was an exploration of passages addressing relationships with insiders and outsiders, and points of inclusivity and exclusivity, within the Sacred Texts of six groups: Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, LDS/Mormonism, and Hinduism. This collection includes videos of the six presentations. Scripps College 19th and 20th Century Photographs This collection includes works by numerous notable photographers: Diane Arbus, Anne Brigman, Julia Margaret Cameron, Gregory Crewdson, Jack Delano, Roger Fenton, Francis Frith, Arthur Kales, David Octavius Hill and Roger Adamson, Russell Lee, Margrethe Mather, John Jabez Mayall, Emily Pitchford, and Edward Weston.

//via.library.depaul.edu/vhc/) is organized into three sections: Vincent de Paul (1581–1660); Vincentian Journals; and Vincentian Organizations.

DUKE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Access the following collections at: http://library.duke.edu/ digitalcollections/. Americans in the Land of Lenin: Documentary Photographs of Early Soviet Russia More than 700 photographs from the papers of Americans Robert L. Eichelberger and Frank Whitson Fetter document daily life in the Soviet Union (1919–1921 and 1930).

CENTER FOR HISTORY AND NEW MEDIA Children & Youth in History This site (http://chnm.gmu.edu/ cyh/) includes more than 200 annotated primary sources focused on children and youth throughout world history. A variety of case studies (e.g., “Play in Tokugawa Japan”) feature selected primary sources and how they can be used in the college classroom. Making the History of 1989 This collection (http://chnm.gmu. edu/1989/) provides access to hundreds of primary sources (government documents, images, videos and artifacts) on the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989. Video interviews with scholars, teaching modules, and case studies provide contextual information.

American Song Sheets This collection includes approximately 1800 broadsides and song sheets from nineteenthcentury America. The American South and the Civil War are particularly well documented, with more than 100 Confederate broadsides in the collection.

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Vincentian Heritage Collections Vincentian studies encompass the life and times of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581–1660) and Saint Louise de Marillac (1591– 1660) and their legacy of service to the poor. This collection (http:

Michael Francis Blake Photographs Michael Francis Blake opened one of the first African-American photography studios in Charleston, South Carolina. This collection includes more than 100 portrait photographs of men, women, and children taken between 1912–1934. 11

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Vica Nazi Propaganda Comics The Nazi-controlled government in German-occupied France produced the Vica comic during World War II as a propaganda tool against the Allied forces. This collection includes three issues: Vica au Paradis de l’U.R.S.S, Vica contre le service secret anglais, and Vica défie l’Oncle Sam. William Emerson Strong Photograph Album The Strong photograph album contains 200 cartes-de-visite (card photographs) mostly published in the mid-1860s. Subjects include officers in the Confederate Army and Navy, officials in the Confederate government, famous Confederate wives, and other notable figures of the Confederacy. EMORY UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Voyages: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database This database contains thousands of names of ship owners and ship captains, as well as the African names of and personal information about 67,004 captives who were found on board slave vessels detained by naval cruisers attempting to suppress the slave trade in the nineteenth century. This data set provides a rich source for historical reconstruction of the history of the African peoples in America. The details of the 34,941 voyages facilitates the study of cultural, demographic, and economic change in the 12

Atlantic world from the late sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Access Voyages at: http://www.slavevoyages.org/. EUROPEANA Europeana (http://www.europea na.eu/portal/) links users to more than two million books, maps, recordings, photographs, archival documents, paintings and films from national libraries and cultural institutions of the EU’s 27 Member States. Over 1,000 cultural organizations from across Europe have provided material for Europeana. FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY Digital Image Collection The Folger’s Digital Image Collection offers online access to over 20,000 images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection, including books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, art, and more. Images are available in high resolution and users can show multiple images side-by-side, zoom in and out to see fine detail, view cataloging information when available, export thumbnails, and construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches. Access: http://www.folger.edu/ template.cfm?cid=3077. FOOTNOTE.COM AND THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES World War II Collection The World War II collection includes the first-ever interactive version of the USS Arizona Memorial. Similar to the Vietnam

War Memorial project that Footnote.com released in 2008, the USS Arizona Memorial is a fully searchable digital image of the national monument. The USS Arizona Memorial allows Footnote.com users to search for people they know by simply typing in a name. The image viewer will zoom in to the specific area of the wall where that name appears. By placing the cursor over the name, users can access an interactive box featuring additional information about the sailors including a place to contribute photos and stories about that individual. For a limited time, Footnote. com is providing free access to their National Archives WWII collections at: http://go.foot note.com/wwii/. GALE Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part II includes nearly seven million pages of all-new content from close to 50,000 new titles. As the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) – the underlying bibliography for the “ECCO” collection – has continued to uncover new works and editions and as source libraries have reported new holdings, Gale has continued its digitization operations, bringing previously inaccessible scholarly material to students and to researchers. Part II also offers a new user interface with the following enhancements:
• Research Tools section for undergraduates with contextual essays and chronology

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• Image Gallery, Most Popular Searches and Key Documents sections • Citation generator and export functionality • Expanded download email features and

• Keyword in Context feature from within the results list

GOOGLE LIFE Photo Archive This collection (http://images. google.com/hosted/life) offers millions of photographs from LIFE’s photo archive. Users can search the collection, or browse by decade or broad topic.

(the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and the space programs of Russia, Japan, China, India, the European Union and others. Also included in these archives will be images created by the various private space programs that are allowing private citizens experience space travel. Access: http://www.internationa lspacearchives.com.

alongside current collections to enhance discovery and use across disciplines. More information about this project is available at: http://www.jstor.org/page/info/ participate/other/britishPam phlets.jsp.

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY Access the following collections at: http://www.kchistory.org/.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY – PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS LIBRARY Neil Matthew Photograph Collection This collection provides a photographic documentary of scenes and places from the perspective of Neil E. Matthew, a professor of the Herron School of Art at IUPUI. His photography, as described by its creator, is “the painter as photographic tourist.” More than 2200 photographs in this collection depict the landscape and buildings seen during his travels. Access: http:// indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/NM photos/.

Robert G. Askren Photograph Collection The 300 images from the Robert G. Askren Photograph Collection depict Kansas City buildings, parks, streets, important events, local personalities, and landscapes. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Kansas City Sanborn maps, 1895 and 1896 updated to 1907, as well as images of more than 200 maps from its General Map Collection.

ILLINOIS DIGITAL ARCHIVES University of Illinois at Springfield Oral History Collection This collection includes more than 700 interviews with people from a variety of backgrounds: World War II prisoners of war; farm families; coal miners; captains and workers on river boats; women’s rights activists; Illinois legislators and politicians; members of churches and service clubs; and teachers in rural one room schools. Access: http:// w w w. i d a i l l i n o i s . o r g / c d m 4 / browse.php?CISOROOT=/uis

KENTUCKIANA DIGITAL LIBRARY JSTOR 19th Century British Pamphlets Project This project, created by the Research Libraries UK (RLUK) and funded by the JISC Digitisation Programme, provides online access through JSTOR to more than 16,000 British pamphlets from the 19th century held in UK research libraries. JSTOR will make these pamphlets searchable William B. Keightley Oral History Project The William B. Keightley Project contains interviews with Bill Keightley about his life and experiences as the equipment manager for the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team from 1962 until his death in 2008. Keightley talks about the basketball coaches he served under, players he interacted with 13

IMAGE FORTRESS International Space Archives The photos, films and video in the archive originate from a variety of sources including NASA

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over the years, and he reflects on changes to the game of men’s college basketball. Access this collection at the Kentucky Digital Library (http://kdl.kyvl. org/). LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA The Early Chinese Canadians, 1858–1947 This site includes historical photographs, government documents and letters, and a 1918 film of a Chinese funeral procession in Victoria, B.C. Access: http://www.collectionscanada. gc.ca/chinese-canadians/indexe.html. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY America’s West: The Owens Valley of California Photographs and other materials from the J. D. Black Papers, Loyola Marymount University document the American West in the Owens Valley of California from 1875 to 1930. The collection depicts the people of the valley and their rural way of life centered on small towns, farming, ranching, and mining. Of particular note are photographs of the water wars of the 1920s between Los Angeles and the Owens Valley. Access: http: //digitalcollections.lmu.edu/ jdblack.html. The Changing Face of Southern California: A History in Postcards This collection (http://digitalcoll ections.lmu.edu) includes more 14

than 300 postcards from the Werner Von Boltenstern Postcard Collection and other postcard collections of the Department of Archives and Special Collections.

Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library at the University of St. Thomas A collection of catechism materials from Christian religions translated into Dakota and Ojibwe in the 1800s by missionaries. (Note: These are in the native language, not English, and include a collection of writings on temperance by Archbishop John Ireland and Monsignor Joseph Reardon.) Minnesota Geological Survey A collection of the maps by the Survey of Minnesota going back into the late 1800s and spanning the decades since, all with information important to understanding the geology and geography of Minnesota.

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Holy Rosary – Red Cloud This collection features selected photographs primarily from the Red Cloud Indian School of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The images include people, places, and events involving Oglala Indian children, youth, and adults; Jesuits; lay teachers; and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity. A few images of Native Americans from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota (Brulé Indians) and elsewhere in the United States are also included. Access: http://digitalmarquette.cdmhos t.com/HRM/index.html.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND Bartholomew Archive The Bartholomew Archive is documents the history of the Edinburgh-based firm of map engravers, printers and publishers, John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. It is one of the most extensive cartographic archives available for research in a public institution. Access: http://www.nls.uk/ bartholomew/index.html Great Reform Act Plans and Reports, 1832 Detailed maps and reports of 75 towns in Scotland for the purposes of implementing the Reform Act (Scotland) of 1832.

MINNESOTA DIGITAL LIBRARY Minnesota Reflections The following collections have been added to Minnesota Reflections (http://reflections.mnd igital.org/): Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis Architectural drawings, pencil sketches, and three blueprints of construction of the Basilica.

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Access: http://www.nls.uk/maps/ towns/reform/index.html

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND Life and Works of William Butler Yeats This online exhibition includes more than 2000 interactive elements as well as an interactive biographical timeline of Yeats life. Access: http://www.nli.ie/ yeats/.

lection was compiled by Henry B. Kümmel, Director of the New Jersey Department of Conservation and Development and State Geologist. Mr. Kümmel served as secretary for Gov. Silzer’s “Morris Canal Commission” of 1923, and also as general manager of the Morris Canal and Banking Company after it became an agency of state government. The series includes many photographs taken during the 1923 commission’s study, and others showing the state’s dismantlement of the canal and improvement of retained property. Henry B. Kümmel Collection: Photographs of the Delaware and Raritan Canal This series includes 39 views of the Delaware and Raritan Canal taken during the period 1935–1936. The collection was compiled by Henry B. Kümmel, State Geologist and Director of the New Jersey Department of Conservation and Development, which administered the canal after it was acquired by the State in 1934. Nearly half of the views included show repairs to the Feeder Canal at or near the Prallsville Lock in Delaware Township, Hunterdon County. Hunterdon County – Birth Certificates of Children of Slaves The records in this series are the direct result of “An act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery” passed by the New Jersey Legislature in 1804. This law pronounced every child born to a slave mother after 4 July 1804

“free” at birth, but bound as a servant to the owner of the mother until the age of twentyfive for males and twenty-one for females. This collection includes images of original (usually signed) birth certificates submitted to the Hunterdon County Clerk during the period 1804–1835.

NEW YORK 3Rs ASSOCIATION New York Heritage NewYorkHeritage.org is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others who are interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of historical New York State. The site provides access to more than 160 distinct digital collections that reflect the long history of New York State. These collections represent a broad range of historical, scholarly, and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, newspapers, books, and more. Access: http://www.newyork heritage.org.

NATIONAL YIDDISH BOOK CENTER / INTERNET ARCHIVE Stephen Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library The National Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish books and share their content with the world. More than 10,000 titles are now available through the Open Content Alliance. Access: http://www.archive.org/ details/nationalyiddishbookcen ter.

NEW JERSEY STATE ARCHIVES Access the following collections at: http://liberty.state.nj.us/state/ darm/links/imgcollections.html. Henry B. Kümmel Collection: Morris Canal Photographs This series consists of 93 views of the Morris Canal taken during the period 1923–1937. The col-

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Freedom House Photographs Freedom House, founded in 1949 by African American social workers Muriel S. and Otto P. Snowden, has been a force for neighborhood improvement, 15

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good schools, and harmony among racial, ethnic, and religious groups in Roxbury. This collection includes more than 2,000 photographs and negatives from Freedom House in Roxbury, most dating from the period 1950–1975. Access: http:// digitalcollections.lib.neu.edu.

environs of the Princeton University campus in the form of picture postcards. Featuring both monochrome and color postcards, the bulk of the collection ranges in date from 1900 through the 1960s.

READEX PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Access the following collections at: http://diglib.princeton.edu/. Block Prints of the Chinese Revolution This collection of 30 poster-like block prints of the 1911 Chinese Revolution documents the visual portrayal of the struggle of Han Chinese versus the Manchus during the 1911 overthrow of the Qing Empire. Lorenzo Homar Collection The Lorenzo Homar Collection consists of drawings, prints, and posters, reflecting the wide range of work by this Puerto Rican graphic artist and calligrapher. Included are drawings from his army days; design drawings of Cartier jewelry; caricatures; and over 90 posters he created for various exhibitions, conferences, and performing arts events. Princeton University Historical Postcard Collection The Historical Postcard Collection documents the buildings and 16 African American Newspapers, 1827–199 Readex has announced that it will release African American Newspapers, 1827–1998 in fall 2009. The collection will include 270 newspapers published in 36 states. Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY) – the first African American newspaper published in the United States – the titles in this collection will include The Colored Citizen (KS), Arkansas State Press, Rights of All (NY), Wisconsin Afro-American, New York Age, L’Union (LA), Northern Star and Freeman’s Advocate (NY), Richmond Planet, Cleveland Gazette, The Appeal (MN) and hundreds of others from every region of the United States.

and San Francisco Bulletin. Providing strong coverage of Civil War-era politics and society, these fully searchable newspapers contain front-line military reporting by some of the best journalists of the 19th century, wide-ranging editorial views, local and national news articles, advertisements and more. For official perspectives, The Civil War provides more than 50,000 documents published by the U.S. government, including “The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies,” “Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion” and the “Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America.” The Civil War also offers revealing glimpses into 19th-century American culture – including the struggles of soldiers and the families they left behind – through song sheets and thousands of other scarce materials printed between 1840 and 1877.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1941–1974 In 2009, Readex will begin providing online access to Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports published between 1941 and 1974. To be full-text searchable for the first time, FBIS Daily Reports, 1941–1974 will offer online access to international news and broadcasts from around the world on topics ranging from the Axis alliance and colonialism in Africa to the new Islamic

The Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction The Civil War includes more than 150 newspapers published in towns and cities of all sizes throughout the United States, including such historically significant titles as the Baltimore Sun, Charleston Mercury, Dallas Weekly Herald, Milwaukee Sentinel, National Intelligencer, New Orleans Picayune, New York Herald, Philadelphia Inquirer

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countries of the Middle East and the Vietnam War.

SPANISH MINISTERIO DE CULTURA Archivo Rojo This extensive collection of photographs from the Spanish Civil War was originally used by the Republican government to denounce the civil war and its consequences for the population of Madrid. After the war it became a tool for repression to identify Republicans depicted in the photographs. Access: http:// pares.mcu.es/ArchivoRojo/ inicio.do.

tices and methods over a period of more than a century, from Tennessee immigration in the 1830s to the Depression era of the 1930s. Documents in the collection reflect the earliest authors and record keepers’ materials that promoted immigration for the purpose of agricultural life and encouraged various crop production based on diverse natural resources and advances in the “technology” of nineteenth-century farming.

The Tennessee State Guard Brigadier General Jacob McGavock Dickinson, Jr.’s, Tennessee State Guard scrapbook comprises part of the Jacob McGavock Dickinson (1851–1928) Papers, 1812–1946. The scrapbook consists of 181 pages of material, from which many of the images depicted within this Tennessee State Guard database have been derived. Among these images are photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons and maps. The scrapbook, maintained by Dickinson’s staff, primarily represents the activities of Middle Tennessee units. This collection also includes materials from the Governor’s papers of Prentice Cooper, Governor of Tennessee, which provide a clearer understanding of State Guard activities across Tennessee as a whole from 1939 to 1945.

Tennessee in World War I The 90 photographs in this collection have been selected from the Frierson-Warfield Papers and Karl Kleeman World War I Photographs, and provide an American perspective on the Western Front during World War I. Major Frierson of Maury County, Tennessee, was not long arrived in France when he was put to work commanding the 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, 30th (Old Hickory) Division.

TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES The following collections have been added to TeVA (Tennessee Virtual Archive): http://tslateva.state.tn.us. Beautiful Jim Key Beautiful Jim Key, an Arabian Hambletonian horse, was owned by Dr. William Key, a selftrained, African-American veterinarian (and former slave). Key performed for nine years around the country during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to large crowds at expositions, world’s fairs, schools, and other venues. Nineteenth Century Agricultural Resources These images illustrate the development of agricultural prac-

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Diplomatic Conference This website provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly. This collection includes documents from conferences in the 1960s to the 1990s. Access: http://untreaty.un.org/cod/ diplomaticconferences/index. html. 17

Tennessee Centennial Exposition Images The Tennessee Centennial Exposition was held in Nashville from May 1 until October 30, 1897, although the state’s actual centennial occurred in 1896. The 60 images in this collection primarily depict the array of buildings and individuals involved with this celebration, but also include ephemera such as a rare cyanotype of a building at the fair’s Vanity Fair.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES – CENTER FOR MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES Catalog of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts This catalog offers a straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web. It links to nearly 1,000 manuscripts by 193 authors in 20 languages from 59 libraries around the world. Access: http: //manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT THOMAS J. DODD RESEARCH CENTER New Haven Railroad Valuation Maps The Interstate Commerce Commission created the track maps to account for the value of the property owned by the railroad. This collection includes almost 1000 digital images of track maps of the New Haven Railroad, the predominant railroad line in southern New England from 1872 to 1969. Access: http: //images.lib.uconn.edu/. UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG LIBRARIES Basic Law Drafting History Online Basic Law Drafting History Online (BLDHO) is an online resource providing information and materials from the drafting history of Hong Kong’s constitution, The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of 18

China. BLDHO is a joint project of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law and the University of Hong Kong Libraries. Four databases are currently available for free public access. “Drafting Materials” includes almost 900 documents prepared or used by various official bodies and individuals from 1985 to 1990, when the Basic Law was drafted and promulgated, and from 1990 to 1997, when preparations were made for the resumption of sovereignty. “News Coverage” provides access to newspaper articles about the meetings of official committees and sub-committees from 1985 to 1990. “Legco Database” collects the relevant debates in Hong Kong’s legislature from 1986 to 1991 concerning the Basic Law and drafting process. “Textual History” provides the draft versions of each article in the Basic Law together with official commentary where available. Access: http://sunzi1. lib.hku.hk/bldho/home.action. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Jon Cohen AIDS Research Collection This collection consists of AIDSrelated material that Jon Cohen amassed while writing the book, Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine. Largely focused on AIDS vaccine research, the collection spans 20 years and contains conference materials, meeting agendas and minutes, promotional materials, scientific reports and numerous government materials. This early release of the digital collection includes 590 digital objects, while the full release

will feature over 6,000. Access: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/ cohenaids/. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH LIBRARIES Access the following collections at: http://www.library.pitt.edu/ libraries/drl/. Bruce Disbach-American Steel & Wire Company Photograph Collection This collection includes 126 photographs depicting the construction of the American Steel & Wire Company building, equipment, worker housing construction, and the Donora environment between 1915 and 1917. Progress Photographs: William Penn Hotel, 1914– 1916 Two photographs document the groundbreaking ceremony held on July 7, 1914. Twelve photographs document the excavation process. Fourteen photographs document the actual construction of the steel-framed hotel. The photographs in the album were taken every two weeks to show construction progress. The last photograph in the album is dated March 11, 1916. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE LIBRARIES Thompson Brothers Digital Photograph Collection This collection offers photographs the Great Smoky Mountains by James and Robin Thompson, the most prominent

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photographers in Knoxville from the 1920s through the 1940s. The digital images in the Single Images collection are taken from the Thompson Photograph Collection at the McClung Historical Collection of the Knox County Public Library and the Albert G. (Dutch) Roth Photo Album, 1925–1937 (MS2584) of the University of Tennessee Special Collections Library. The digital images in the Albums are taken from the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library Archives of Harvard University and Tutt Special Collections of Colorado College, respectively. Access: http://dlc.lib.utk.edu/thompson/ thompson_main.htm. Volunteer Yearbooks The Volunteer Yearbook offers a unique visual and literary history of the University of Tennessee through the eyes of the students. The yearbook was first published in 1897 and has appeared annually ever since, with the exception of the 1918 interruption of school activities by World War. Access: http:// yearbook.lib.utk.edu/ UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LIBRARIES The Architectural Legacy of Herbert Miller Greene Herbert Miller Greene built more than ninety projects throughout Texas and other U.S. cities, and founded one of the oldest continuously-operating architectural firms in Texas. This collection includes 139 images depicting 42 projects. Access: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/ exhibits/greene/index.html.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON LIBRARIES Early Advertising in the West Early Advertising in the West includes over 450 print advertisements published in local magazines, city directories, and theater pamphlets from 1867 to 1918. The collection is categorized into thematic groups and features advertisements about health care and hygiene products, liquor, tobacco, machinery, manufacturing, transportation, fashion, food and household goods and local tourism. Due to the lack of government drug inspection and regulation during this era, patent medicines and medical treatments such as tonics, tablets and electrical body belts are well represented. Access: http://content.lib.washin gton.edu/advertweb/index.html U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE Federal Digital System (FDsys) This system gives users a onestop site to authentic, published government information. FDsys allows GPO to receive information from federal agencies in all three branches of government and create a repository for permanent, public access. More than 154,000 documents are currently accessible, with additional documents being added daily. FDsys offers multiple search capabilities for users: searching by Congressional Committee, a Member of Congress, keyword and date. FDsys will replace GPOAccess in mid-2009, and re-

leases with additional functionality will occur throughout the next several years. Access FDsys at: http://fdsys.gpo.gov.

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Global Music Archive: Digital Collection of East African Recordings The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas. The GMA’s first database, the Digital Collection of East African Recordings, consists of over 2,000 discrete musical performances recorded by an East African ethnomusicologist, Centurio Balikoowa. Access: http://www.globalmusicarchive .org/.

VADS (VISUAL ARTS DATA SERVICE) Peter King Archiv This digital archive includes more than 1100 images of Peter King’s sculptures in a wide variety of materials as well as his works on paper, film puppets, and memorabilia. Access: http: //www.vads.ac.uk/collections/ PKA.html.

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Joseph McGarrity Papers In addition to correspondence, books, and newspapers, this col19

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lection includes. photographs of Joseph McGarrity, the McGarrity family, photographs and plates of Irish and Irish American leaders, as well as images of Realia from Joseph McGarrity or collected by him.. Access: http:// digital.library.villanova.edu/.

ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES The Research Library’s Role in Digital Repository Services This report identifies key issues surrounding repository development, describes strategies that libraries are using, and analyzes trends in the user, technology and policy environments. Strategies for service deployment, such as building partnerships within and between institutions, are also covered. The report focuses on repository services generally, rather than concentrating on repository technologies or content. Repository services include services to authors, contributors, and users, particularly of university-created content. Some examples of repository services provided by research libraries include longterm archiving and migration of content, dissemination and access management, metadata and format management, search and discovery tools, publishing, data mining, etc. Access: http://www. arl.org/bm~doc/repositoryservices-report.pdf.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW – PENCE LAW LIBRARY Washington College of Law Historical Collection This rich collection documents the history of the first law school founded by women for women. Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma M. Gillett founded the Washington College of Law in 1896. Access: http://www. aladin.wrlc.org/gsdl/collect/wcl/ wcl.shtml.

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION / ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES A Guide for the Perplexed: Libraries and the Google Library Project Settlement This document by Jonathan Band provides an informative summary of Google’s settlement with the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and the Authors Guild. Access: http: //www.arl.org/bm~doc/googlesettlement-13nov08.pdf. 20

National Science Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Library of Congress, the Joint Information Systems Committee of the United Kingdom, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the National Archives and Records Administration. This interim report places economic sustainability in a digital preservation context, reviews the literature on the economics of digital preservation, and includes testimony from 16 digital preservation experts. In reviewing this synthesis, the task force identified a series of systemic challenges that create barriers to long-term, economically viable solutions. The Task Force’s final report, due in late 2009, will include practical recommendations for sustainable economic models to support access and preservation for digital data. Access the interim report at: http://brtf.sdsc.edu/biblio/BRTF_ Interim_Report.pdf.

DIGITAL PRESERVATION COALITION What’s New in Digital Preservation Compiled by Najla Rettberg, this excellent current awareness source is divided into four sections: “News from Organisations and initiatives,” “Specific themes” (e.g., “Tools and standards”), “Other publications,” and “Events.”. View the latest issue (September– ecember 2008) at: http://www. dpconline.org/graphics/whats new/issue19.html.

BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE ON SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL PRESERVATION AND ACCESS Sustaining the Digital Investment: Issues and Challenges of Economically Sustainable Digital Preservation The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access was launched by the

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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT LIBRARIES Digital Project Staff Survey of JPEG 2000 Implementation in Libraries In the fall of 2008, David Lowe and Michael J. Bennett conducted a survey of JPEG 2000 implementers (and potential implementers). Survey results (http:// digitalcommons.uconn.edu/libr _pubs/16/) may be downloaded as a standalone .xls spreadsheet file, or viewed in html through zip file extraction.

conformance. In addition, she provides sample data dictionary entries for a simple semantic unit and a container unit. Appendices include a list of all PREMIS semantic units, an object example, and a glossary of terms. Access: http://www.loc. gov/standards/premis/under standing-premis.pdf.

stitutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. See the conference web site for more information: http://www.jcdl2009.org/.

CONFERENCES
EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES, September 27 – October 2, 2009, Corfu, Greece This conference covers a wide range of topics, including conceptual views of digital libraries; user interfaces; metadata schemas; digital curation; digital archiving and preservation; legal issues; semantic web issues; multilingual information retrieval; Web 2.0 technologies; and evaluation of digital libraries. See the conference web site for more information: http:// www.ecdl2009.eu/.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND REPORTS
DIGITAL LIBRARY FEDERATION FALL FORUM This forum covered a variety of digitization topics: digital humanities collaboration; assessment activities for Aquifer’s American Social History Online; exposing digital resources to search engines; the djatoka JPEG 2000 image server; best practices for shareable metadata; the Library of Congress Flickr Pilot Project; a usability study of the Harvard Geospatial Library; and digital preservation. Access: http://www.diglib.org/forums/ fall2008/2008fallprogram.htm.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS For the Common Good: The Library of Congress Flickr Pilot Project The report details how the Flickr project has increased awareness of collections in the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division and sparked creative interaction with them. It has also given Library staff experience in social tagging and Web 2.0 community input and cast the Library in a leadership role for other cultural and government communities exploring Web 2.0 possibilities. Access: http://www. loc.gov/rr/ print/flickr_report_final.pdf. Understanding PREMIS This concise document (26 pages) by Priscilla Caplan provides an informative overview of the PREMIS preservation metadata standard. Caplan covers data dictionary conventions, the PREMIS data model, and the three requirements for PREMIS

JOINT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES, June 15–19, 2009 – Austin, Texas Since 2001, the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has served as the major international forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries,” including (but not limited to) new forms of information in“ON THE RECORD”: A FORUM ON ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND THE PRESERVATION OF NEWS The Winter 2008/2009 issue of Focus on Global Resources includes summaries of presentations and discussions held at this forum. Access: http://www.crl. edu/focus/toc.asp. 21

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WORLD LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CONGRESS: 74TH IFLA GENERAL CONFERENCE AND COUNCIL The IFLA conference proceedings include numerous papers from presentations on digital preservation and mass digitization projects. Other relevant presentations included “The Release of Canada’s Historic Census” and “Through the eyes of Louis Shotridge: sharing Alaska’s native Tlingit history a digital archive project at Penn.” Access these papers at: http://www.ifla.org/ IV/ifla74/Programme2008.htm.

related to digitization are listed below. See the press release for additional information: http:// www.neh.gov/news/archive/ 20081218.html. Bibliographical Center for Research Project Title: Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives Project Description: The implementation of workshops on digital preservation designed specifically for leaders of collaborative digital library programs. Ithaka Harbors, Inc. Project Title: Case Studies on Sustainability for Digital Resources in the Humanities Project Description: A cooperative agreement between NEH and Ithaka to perform two case studies on the topic of longterm sustainability for digital scholarly projects. University of Illinois at Urbana Project Title: The Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science Project Description: Endowment for three staff positions in the Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science and support for faculty workshops and other programs. University of Virginia

University of Washington Project Title: Digital Humanities Commons Project Description: Endowment to support faculty and student fellowships and graduate courses on digital humanities, other humanities programs, and a part-time research assistant. NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION (NHPRC) In November 2008, the NHPRC recommended $2.15 million for 23 projects in 13 states and the District of Columbia for preserving and publishing historical records. The following projects involve digitization. American Institute of Physics Project Title: Digitizing the Samuel A. Goudsmit Papers Duke University Project Title: ROAD 2.0: Digitizing Outdoor Advertising Railroad Commission of Texas Project Title: Digitizing Historical Oil & Gas Hearing Files University of Florida Project Title: America’s Swam: The Historical Everglades Project University of Iowa Project Title: Henry A. Wallace Digital Collection Project University of Minnesota Project Title: Digitizing the Historical Records of the American Social Health Association

2008 NATIONAL DIGITAL FORUM: CREATING VALUE IN A DIGITAL NEW ZEALAND PowerPoint slides from presentations on Flickr, digitization standards, digital preservation, the digitization of special formats (maps, Chinese publications, and television programs), and open source options for digital archiving. Access: http:// ndf.natlib.govt.nz/about/ forum2008.htm

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $15.7 million in grant awards and offers to 248 successful applicants. Grant awards that are 22

Project Title: High Performance Computing for Processing and Analysis of Digitized 3D Models of Cultural Heritage Project Description: Consultation with the staff of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center on the creation of highly accurate three-dimensional models for the study of art and architecture.

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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
OMEKA 0.10B RELEASE The Center for History and New Media, in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, has announced a major new release of its Omeka web publishing platform, version 0.10b. Omeka 0.10b features:
• Free and open source publishing suite for scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, and cultural enthusiasts • Unqualified Dublin Core structure is interoperable with existing digital collections systems.

• Data migration tools: Coming soon for popular content management systems

See the Omeka web site (http:// omeka.org/) for more information.

the University of Michigan to OCLC. See the press release for more information: http://www. oclc.org/us/en/news/releases/ 20096.htm.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AND OCLC PARTNERSHIP The University of Michigan and OCLC have announced that they have formed a partnership that will ensure continued public access to open-archive collections through the OAIster database, and will expand the visibility of these collections to millions of information seekers through OCLC services. Launched in 2002, OAIster uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) to provide a portal to open archive collections. OAIster now includes over 19 million records contributed by over 1,000 organizations worldwide. Under the partnership, OAI ster.org will continue to function as the public interface to OAIster collections, through funding provided by OCLC to the University of Michigan. Later in 2009, metadata harvesting operations will transfer from

DIGGING INTO DATA CHALLENGE Digging into Data Challenge (http://www.diggingintodata. org/) is an international grant competition sponsored by four leading research agencies: the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) from the United Kingdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) from the United States, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) from Canada. Applicants will form international teams from at least two of the participating countries, and will address how scale affects humanities and social science research. For instance, they may answer the question, “what do you do with a million books?” Winning teams will receive grants from two or more of the funding agencies and, one year later, will be invited to show off their work at a special conference.

• W3C, 508 standards compliant • Improved exhibit building • Element sets for institutionspecific metadata sets • Web 2.0 functionality: Syndicate content with RSS/ATOM feeds; tag items with keywords; personalize favorite items; invite users to share in content creation. • Plugins: geolocation, bi-lingual sites, user-created content, document browsing, batch uploading, or build one to suit project needs. • Themes: easily choose, modify, or build your own site design.

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