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Earl Gregg Swem Library

“Gavel-to-Gavel”: The Watergate Scandal and Public Television

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Govt/Business Scandals,History

An online exhibit which includes the evening rebroadcasts of the Watergate hearings by public television, a cast of characters identifying the main figures, as well as the impeachment hearings which followed.  From the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, the Library of Congress and WGBH.


The CAESAR, POLO, and ESAU Papers

Categories: China,Communism,History,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

A series of declassified documents relating to analyses of Chinese and Soviet internal politics and relations from the 1950s through the mid-1970s.  From the Central Intelligence Agency


U.S. Reports

Categories: History,Supreme Court/courts

More than 225 years of Supreme Court decisions are now available online.  More than 35,000 cases originally printed in the Official U.S. Reports volumes.  Covers Volumes 1-542 of the bound series.  From the Law Library of Congress.


End of Term Web Archive: U.S. Federal Web Domain at Presidential Transitions

Categories: Govt Information,History,Presidency

Now covering presidential transitions from 2008, 2012, and 2016 covering some 50,000 records.  Hosted by the California Digital Library and the Internet Archive


James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers

Categories: History,Presidency

The digitized papers of Buchanan, representative and senator from Pennsylvania, secretary of state and 15th president and those of his niece who served as his White House hostess, cover the period 1825 to 1887.  From the Library of Congress


Release of Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

Press release which announces the release of digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. spanning the years 1888 – 1899 covering events that took place between 1886 and 1889.  From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State


The Current Population Survey—Tracking Unemployment in the United States for Over 75 Years

Categories: History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Historical review of the major developments and changes in the Current Population Survey since the 1930s, especially with regard to its major function—the measurement of unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XLII, Vietnam: The Kissinger-Le Duc Tho Negotiations

Categories: History,Vietnam

Includes a complete set of the memoranda of conversation between Kissinger and North Vietnamese Politburo member, Le Duc Tho.  Covers the evolution of U.S and Vietnamese negotiating positions, the agreement on the Accords, and how the aftermath failed to lead to a political settlement of the war.  From the State Department


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