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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Freedom Now Project: Images from the Summer of 1963, Farmville, Va.

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,History,Virginia Issues

Introduces a series of photos from 1963 civil rights protests in Farmville, Virginia on behalf of desegregating restaurants and movie theaters.  Contains link to photo display on Flickr.  From Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Vol. XXI, Cyprus; Turkey; Greece

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Greece,History,NATO,Turkey

Provides documents on U.S. foreign policy toward the eastern Mediterranean region during the Carter Administration.  Focuses on trying to reunify Cyprus, restore Greece to the NATO military alliance, and to end the arms embargo directed against Turkey.  From the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume XXXV, National Security Policy, 1973-1976

Categories: China,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

Focuses on the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, especially with regard to the USSR and China.  Also covers the role of intelligence in the policy process and the CIA’s secret mission to raise a Soviet submarine which had sunk in the Pacific Ocean.  From the State Department



Brazil Marks 50th Anniversary of Military Coup

Categories: Brazil,Defense/Military,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 16 declassified documents that reveal planning in the Kennedy Administration to create a “coup climate” to encourage the Brazilian military to overthrow the Goulart regime.  From the National Security Archive


U.S. National Archives Web Site Uploads Hundreds of Thousands of Diplomatic Cables from 1977: A Step Forward for On-Line Research in International History

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

Presents a small selection of links to declassified documents and publicizes how the National Archives and Records Administration has made available thousands of declassified State Department telegrams covering the 1973-1977 period.  From the National Security Archive


Iran-Contra: Lawrence Walsh’s Contribution to History

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,History,Iran,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of eight documents recalling the scandal which rocked the Reagan administration and led independent counsel Lawrence Walsh to comment on the obstructions to the investigation thrown up by the White House, the Justice Department, and the intelligence agencies.  From the National Security Archive


Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia

Categories: Asia,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Russia

Looks at the historical and economic background to the crisis in the Ukraine and examines claims that the actions by Crimea, which has declared independence from the Ukraine, are compatible with international law.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/16.


Historical Tables 2015: Budget of the U.S. Government

Categories: Govt Finance,History,Statistics

Provides data on budget receipts, outlays, surpluses, deficits, and federal employment over a lengthy period, usually from 1940 to date.  From the Office of Management and Budget and GPO’s Federal Digital System


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