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Materials of research interests in the areas of Canada, the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean at the British Library.

U.S. History. British Library Collections Beats Bibliography. Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. The Search for a Northwest Passage. Spanish American Independence. Americas Collections Blog. As a historian I get very excited about old letters, diaries, account books and inventories – but once in a while there are other ‘records’ that trump almost everything else.

Americas Collections Blog

I had one of those moments this week when I returned to George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Over the past six years I have been many times to Washington’s estate in Virginia (just south of Washington DC) – first to research my book Founding Gardeners and then to give talks about the book. By now I go there to see the changes in the gardens (of which there are many, such as the fabulous restoration of the Upper Garden) and to meet my friend Dean Norton who is the Director of Horticulture there. Dean always makes a huge effort to entertain me – for example, by taking me out on the Potomac in a boat or letting me drive around the estate with a gator [A John Deere utility vehicle, not a reptile - ed.].

Last Wednesday’s visit, however, was one of the most memorable. It took four days to take the giant down – with a crane. Guides and Bibliographies - Americas Collections Blog. On this page we list the various guides and bibliographies produced by Team Americas and other Library colleagues.

Guides and Bibliographies - Americas Collections Blog

Please contact us if you need help finding materials for your work. A list of American Studies electronic resources available in our Reading Rooms Remote e-resources, which you can access away from the library. This is a trial service. Using the Canadian Collections. US Government Documents in the BL. Nixon [Virtual] Library. The Nixon Library makes available almost 50 million pages of documents, over 300,000 photographs, thousands of motion pictures and videos, and the Nixon White House Tapes.

Nixon [Virtual] Library

The Library is working toward making more of this massive collection available to the researcher via the Internet. You may read online digitized documents, view online photographs, search the Library's many finding aids, and listen to the President's voice. Document Collections New Document Releases Nixon White House Tapes Recordings Online Exhibits Photo Gallery Photo Gallery Presidential Timeline.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. The National Security Archive. UNREDACTED. CIA FOIA - Overview. The World Factbook. The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The World Factbook

We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours.

By fax:(571) 204-3800(please include a phone number where we may call you) Declassified Government Documents. Declassified Government Documents About Declassified Documents | Security Classification | Guides | FOIA Information | Collections at UC Berkeley | Internet Collections and Indexes | Presidential Libraries About Declassified Documents Documents may be classified for many reasons - issues of national security or privacy.

Declassified Government Documents

A popular misconception is that when a document is declassified, it is somehow systematically made available to the public, for example, distributed to depository libraries. This is most often not the case. A highly-publicized document is published as a part of an investigation. Office of the Historian US State Dept. Foreign Relations of the United States 1861-1960 University of Wisconsin. The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication.

Foreign Relations of the United States 1861-1960 University of Wisconsin

The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office. FRUS begins with the administration of Abraham Lincoln in 1861. There are two cumulative indexes covering 1861-1899 and 1900-1918. Declassified/Released Document Collections.

Keystone Pipeline Project Ronald Reagan’s June 12, 1987 Speech at the Brandenburg Gate Korean Air Flight 858 February 15, 2006 draft memorandum by Counselor of the Department Philip Zelikow Re: The McCain Amendment and U.S.

Declassified/Released Document Collections

Obligations under Article 16 of the Convention Against Torture Frequently Requested Contracts Rwandan Declassification Collection Colombian Declassification Collection Venezuelan Declassification Collection. U.S. Department of State FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States contains material that was compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

It includes volumes covering the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. As subsequent volumes are published, they will be added online. The United States Code. Technical info. US Data. US Government Printing Office - FDsys - Home.