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Earl Gregg Swem Library

CIA Cartography

Categories: History,Maps/Geography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ciagov/collections/72157674854602812/

Provides access to recently declassified maps from the 1940s through the 2000s that relate to major historical events.  From the Cartography Division of the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 17: Part 1: Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v17p1/pdf/frus1977-80v17p1.pdf

One of three parts to be devoted to affairs in Africa.  This volume covers relations of the Carter Administration with Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti.  The conflict in the Horn in 1977-78 was one of the first foreign policy challenges for the administration.  From the State Department

 

Contingent Election of the President and Vice President by Congress: Perspectives and Contemporary Analysis

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,History,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40504.pdf

Describes what would happen (and what has happened twice in the past) if no presidential candidate won a majority of the electoral votes and the role of the House and Senate in such cases. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Kaine Email Project @ LVA

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Virginia Issues

http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/kaine/

Provides access to emails generated during the governorship of Tim Kaine.  An ongoing project.  From the Library of Virginia

 

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs: Alternate site: CIA’s Electronic Reading Room

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/0001254908

Search blog by publication title: Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation to find links to all previously issued volumes in series on CIA’s Electronic Reading Room site.

 

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

https://nsarchive.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/cia-bay-of-pigs-v51.pdf

Long withheld 1984 5th part of the Central Intelligence Agency’s history of what went wrong at the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961.  Volumes 1-4 were previously released.  The CIA claimed a “deliberative process” privilege for the volume, an internal investigation, but changes in the FOIA require release of drafts if they are more than 25 years old.  Posted by the National Security Archive.  Previous volumes in the CIA’s Electronic Reading Room

 

LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History

Categories: History,Sex Issues

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/tellingallamericansstories/lgbtqthemestudy.htm

Describes the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative of the National Park Service, provides a broad social history of LGBTQ in America, and discusses the archival and architectural preservation of LGBTQ history.  From the National Park Service

 

One Hundred Years of Current Employment Statistics: Busting CES Myths

Categories: History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/one-hundred-years-of-current-employment-statistics-busting-ces-myths.htm

Discusses some of the most common misunderstandings about the Current Employment Statistics survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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