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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XLI, Global Issues II

Categories: Africa,Environment,Foreign Affairs,Health/Medical,History,Population/Census

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1981-88v41/pdf/frus1981-88v41.pdf

The documents in this volume focus on seven global issues: law of the sea, human rights, African famine, AIDS, international population policy, whaling, and the ozone layer.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1917-1972, Volume VI, Public Diplomacy, 1961-1963

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Germany,History,Vietnam

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1917-72PubDipv06/pdf/frus1917-72PubDipv06.pdf

Another in a series of retrospective volumes designed to improve coverage of public diplomacy in the period from World War I to the 1970s.  This volume focuses on the management of public diplomacy during a series of crises involving the Cold War including the Bay of Pigs invasion, construction of the Berlin Wall, early involvement in Indochina and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Release of Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/12/276343.htm

Press release announcing and providing links to the digitized versions of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. volumes for 1900-1911.  The releases will continue on a quarterly basis until all FRUS volumes have been digitized.  From the State Department

 

Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/abraham-lincoln-papers/about-this-collection/

An online collection of more than 20,000 documents comprising 62,000 images as well as transcriptions of about 10,000 documents.  Represents an upgrade from the original collection placed online in 2001.  From the Library of Congress

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVII, Part 3, North Africa

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History,Libya

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v17p3

Documents the Carter Administration’s efforts to promote peace and stability in the Maghreb including normalizing relations with Algeria and Libya, and serving as an honest broker in the regional dispute over the Western Sahara.  From the State Department

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

Categories: Congress,Govt Information,History,Laws/Regulations

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb_gpo/_crecb

The digitized bound volumes now stretch back to 1891.  From GovInfo and the Government Publishing Office

 

Confederate Symbols: Relation to Federal Lands and Programs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,History,Veterans

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44959.pdf

Focuses on federal agencies that administer assets or fund activities in which Confederate memorials and references to Confederate history are present.  Discusses the agencies’ policies concerning such symbols, recent legislative proposals, and issues for Congress.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

JFK Assassination Records, 2017 Additional Documents Release

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/2017-release

Covers the release of nearly 3,000 additional documents, mostly from the CIA and FBI, related to the assassination of President John Kennedy.  The release was mandated by the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act.  A few additional documents are scheduled to be released next spring.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

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