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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

 

Congressional Record Bound Edition

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

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/crecb/155_crecb

Adds the years 1911-1921 to the coverage online of the final or permanent edition of the Congressional Record.  From the GovInfo site of the Government Publishing Office

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIV, South America; Latin America Region

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v24

Covers Argentina and the Latin America Region, a portion of what will be Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1977-1980 Latin America.  This portion was given priority in the declassification process, as part of the National Security Council-led Argentina Declassification Project.  The focus is on the human rights situation during the period of the military junta government in Argentina.  From the State Department

 

Ulysses S. Grant Papers

Categories: Defense/Military,History,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/ulysses-s-grant-papers/about-this-collection/

As the new biography of Grant by Ron Chernouw appears, the Library of Congress posts the papers of the former president.  Includes some 50,000 items from the period 1843-1885: speeches, writings, correspondence, military reports, financial records and more.  From the Library of Congress

 

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