Recently added to the Library of Congress website: the papers of President James Garfield. The Garfield collection includes approximately 80,000 items, mostly dating from 1850 to 1881. Garfield’s papers include correspondence, diaries, speeches, records of his Civil War military service details of a disputed election in 1876. The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of […]
Now available: The United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919 Published in 1948, this 17 volume set contains key documents, maps, and records for the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) from the start of the American involvement in World War I through the to the armistice. See volume 10 for the peace agreements. Congressional record for 1917 has […]
Hungarian Uprising of 1956 was a nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. 1956 Hungarian Revolution Collection maintained by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Cold War International History Project is a fabulous site with many full text declassified […]
This great site provides free access to a wealth of images drawn from the collections of VCU Libraries, Union Presbyterian Seminary Library, Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Simmons College Library, University of Mary Washington Libraries, Baylor University Libraries and The Valentine. They are of great value for historians of American civil […]
A new project which aims to create an online archive of official US documents about Taiwan, The materials obtained from the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will construct a history of Taiwan from a US perspective, they will include declassified CIA documents, economic surveys and diplomatic reports. Materials mainly in Chinese. The site […]
It is now possible to search issues of the US Congressional Record (which comprises the debates and proceedings of the United States Congress and the history of Bills and other legislation) from the 1940s (volume 87) onwards via the official gov.info website. This includes the Second World War, the Marshall plan and the Cold War. Also recently […]
Useful reference tool on membership and policies: includes statistics. Also worth exploring the online library has treaties and reports from 1949 onwards.
New from the collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library a brilliant new digital library offering free online access to primary source documents. They include include telegrams, memos, cables, and CIA communications addressing the invasion of Czechoslovakia, […]
A great resource developed by Swansea University. It lists all major speeches for Conservative, Labour and Liberal/Liberal Democrat Party leaders from 1895 onwards. Where possible transcripts are available. The site also offers guidance on studying political rhetoric.
The official website now contains early committee documents from 1949-1959, press releases from 1961 onwards and over 300 full text books. These provide insight into the history of the organisation, military and security alliances and the NATO perspective on international crises. A good example is post-war Berlin situation