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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Collection of Presidential Briefing Products from 1961 to 1969

Categories: Headlines,History,Presidency,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 2,500 declassified President’s Daily Briefs from the Kennedy and Johnson administations. The PDBs were highly confidential documents, summarizing daily intelligence and analysis on national security issues usually for the President, Vice-President, Secretaries of Defense and State, and National Security Adviser. From the Central Intelligence Agency FOIA Electronic Reading Room


Sudan: A Country Study

Categories: History,Sudan

Last addition to the Area Handbook Series, this volume replaces the 1992 volume for Sudan. Covers the history, economy, society, government and politics, and national security of the country. From the Library of Congress


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXIII, Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1969-1972

Categories: Egypt,Foreign Affairs,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

Focuses on the efforts of the Nixon Administration to broker an Egyptian-Israeli peace settlement but covers other aspects of U.S. relations with Middle Eastern countries.  From the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVIII, Middle East Region; Arabian Peninsula

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Middle East Conflict

Documents the Carter Administration’s approach to the Middle East region at the end of the 1970s.  From the State Department


Newly Released Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

The newly digitized volumes include material from the WWI era and post WWII, including The Lansing Papers, 1914-1920, Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the U.S. for 1915 and 1916, and Foreign Relations volumes for 1946 and 1947.  From the State Department


Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurements, Trends, and Drivers

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

U.S. agricultural output more than doubled between 1948 and 2011, with growth averaging 1.49% per year.  This report looks at the factors behind that growth and whether such growth is expected to continue.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 1: Documents on Mexico; Central America; and the Caribbean, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

Covers U.S. diplomatic policy toward this region during the Nixon/Ford administrations.  Part 2 will cover the nations of South America.  From the State Department


Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

Latest release of volumes in the Foreign Relations diplomatic series, formerly available in print, now also available online as part of a public/private partnership.  The latest digitized volumes cover events in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  From the State Department


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