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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946

Categories: Asian Americans,Civil/Human Rights,History,Japan

https://www.loc.gov/collections/japanese-american-internment-camp-newspapers/about-this-collection/

A collection of newspapers produced by Japanese-Americans who were relocated to internment camps on the West Coast during World War II.  The issues cover community events, information about the camps and the relocation process, and include editorials.  From the Library of Congress

 

National Archives Announces a New Model for the Preservation and Accessibility of Presidential Records

Categories: Govt Information,History,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2017/nr17-54

Press release which describes partnership with Obama Foundation which will digitize all unclassified presidential records, which will then be housed at existing NARA facilities for better access and preservation.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/269507.htm

Latest releases, covering years 1912-1918 with three supplemental volumes on World War I and three on Russia from 1918, in the ongoing effort to offer a complete series of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, 2016

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Iran

https://fas.org/sgp/advisory/state/hac2016.html

Reveals that the long-awaited Iran Retrospective volume, covering events at the time of the overthrow of the Mossadegh regime, now has “no timetable for its release.”  The original Iran volume of the Foreign Relations series, released in 1989 made no mention of CIA covert action, which led to legislation requiring the FRUS to be a “thorough, accurate, and reliable” documentary history of U.S. foreign policy.  From the State Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History

https://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/publishingcoops

Announces a partnership between the National Archives through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to plan and build a sustainable system for the publication of digital editions that will make historical records available to the American people.  Planning grants will be awarded to create Digital Edition Publishing Cooperatives.  From the National Archives

 

Rosenberg Grand Jury Transcripts

Categories: Communism,Crime/Justice,Govt Information,History,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.archives.gov/research/court-records/rosenberg-jury.html

Features the release of the last remaining sealed grand jury testimony, that of William Danziger, in the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, convicted of spying for the Soviet Union in the early 1950s.  From the National Archives

 

A Brief History of Attorney General Recusal

Categories: Crime/Justice,History

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/recusal.pdf

Lists 15 occasions since 1989 that U.S. Attorney Generals have recused themselves from cases and the reasons for the recusals.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Scalia Vacancy in Historical Context: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,History,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20170301_R44773_2c46982ffb0b6558a9044351969803d6a27cba70.pdf

Discusses the issues around the vacancy on the Supreme Court, the longest since 1861, caused by the death of Justice Scalia in February 2016.  From EveryCRSReport.com

 

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